Distracted Driving Accidents
The laws governing cellphone usage while driving and texting while driving are becoming stricter in Tennessee and across the country. Numerous studies have provided evidence that individuals talking on a cellphone or texting while driving have a higher incidence of causing accidents and serious injuries in those crashes. If you have been injured by a driver who was using a cellphone, turn to an experienced personal injury attorney.
Experience In Handling Distracted Driving Accident Cases
At the Tennessee law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, our lawyers have years of experience handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases, including those caused by distracted drivers. While distractions have always existed in cars, more people are using their cellphones while driving. These types of car accidents can be serious, as the driver who is using his or her cellphone to talk or text while driving can lose complete control of the vehicle.
We fight for the rights of clients who have been injured as the result of a driver who was texting or using a cellphone while driving.
Common Driver Distractions
Although most cases involving distracted driving now refer to a driver who was talking on a cellphone or texting, there are other types of distractions that might be noticed by an officer, leaving you with a traffic violation. These distractions include:
- Other people in the car (often occurs when there is a car full of teenagers)
- Reading while driving
- Eating while driving
- Listening to headphones
- Putting on makeup while looking in a mirror
Helping You Recover What You Have Lost
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver or a motorist who was texting while driving, schedule a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys and learn about your options. You may be entitled to compensation for losses such as medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages and future earning, pain and suffering.
Call us in Knoxville at 865-522-4191 or send us an email. The faster you contact us, the sooner we can begin helping you with your recovery.