When Drivers are Distracted Behind the Wheel, Tragic Accidents can Result. Let Our Car Crash Attorneys Fight for You.
There are dozens of different behaviors that can increase the risk of a crash and are incredibly dangerous, such as drinking while driving, speeding, or driving while fatigued. While many things have been done to educate people about these dangers and reduce the number of accidents caused by such behaviors, there is one type of dangerous driving behavior that has actually increased in recent years - distracted driving.
When an individual is responsible for a distracted driving accident, he or she should be held liable for any damages that result. If you have been hit by a distracted driver, call our law firm to learn more about your legal options.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving is one of the deadliest driver behaviors, claiming thousands of lives. The NHTSA explains that any activity that takes one’s attention away from the act of driving constitutes distracted driving.
While things like eating while driving, looking out the window at something else, or attending to passengers have been issues since the advent of the car, the uptick in distracted driving accidents is primarily attributable to new technology - cellphones. Texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving, or using a smart device to take pictures, use apps, email, etc. are deadly behaviors in Manchester, Tennessee, and throughout the nation.
If you have been in an accident that would not have occurred but for the actions of a distracted driver, you deserve to be compensated for your harm and the distracted driver should be held liable for your damages. Our lawyers can assist you in proving that the distracted driver was 100% to blame for your crash, and that you suffered damages as a direct result. We will advocate for you in collecting:
Economic damages, like medical expenses and lost wages, and
Noneconomic damages, such as the value of your pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life.
Even if your case seems relatively straightforward--i.e. fault is obvious--working with a skilled lawyer can still likely improve the outcome of your case. Our lawyers will:
Open an investigation into your case designed to prove how the accident happened. This may include hiring accident reconstruction experts, talking with eyewitnesses, and requesting copies of cellphone logs to prove the use of the mobile device while the driver was operating a motor vehicle.
Prove your damages, which means collecting all of your medical bills and pay stubs, hiring experts who can testify to the extent of your injuries, and organizing all information in a compelling manner to present to an insurance adjuster.
Negotiate for a fair settlement, including demanding a damages award, reviewing and rejecting an unfair settlement, and helping you to understand the value of your claim.
Being hit by a distracted driver is terrifying. If you have been harmed in a distracted driving accident, let our experienced Manchester car accident attorneys review your case for free today and provide you with sound legal advice. Call us directly or send us a message now to get started.