Distracted Driving is Dangerous Driving
Distracted driving is a growing problem in the US with our youngest, most inexperienced drivers being the most serious offenders. According to research at Distraction.gov, 16% of all distracted driving accidents involved drivers under the age of 20.More Than Texting
Texting while driving, cell phone use, changing music on iPods, using a GPS, or eating can all contribute to distracted drivers. An accident caused by a distracted driver is not an accident at all. Before the wreck happened, someone made a decision to concentrate on something other than driving a motor vehicle. The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto represent people like you who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents.
We will subpoena cell phone records, interview witnesses and work with accident reconstruction experts to hold distracted drivers accountable. Text messaging while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited in Tennessee. Drivers with learner’s permits or intermediate licenses are also prohibited from any cell phone use while driving. While talking on a cell phone is not currently illegal for most drivers in Tennessee, such activity can still be used to determine fault in a motor vehicle accident.
Juries are typically tough on people who use cell phones while driving, and they will consider that behavior in determining damage awards. When an impaired driver or a distracted driver causes an accident that injures someone, the driver may be subject to punitive damages in addition to damages for your medical bills, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering.Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto today. We’re happy to sit down with you to discuss your case, advise you on a course of action and answer any questions that you may have – all free of charge. With our contingency fee arrangement, you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. Our offices are conveniently located in West Knoxville with plenty of free parking. Call us at (865) 691-2777 or use the convenient contact form below.