Tennessee Injury Attorneys Representing You after an Accident Caused By a Distracted Driver
Inattentive drivers can be menaces on Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, TN roads
Even before smart phones and navigation systems, drivers did not always pay attention to the road ahead. Eating, drinking, smoking, and other distractions have been around since cars first came into existence, but now we also have to worry about drivers using their phone while driving and other technology-related distractions as well. Taking your gaze and your mind off the road for even a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Distracted drivers are serious hazards to cautious drivers everywhere.
The Sevierville distracted driving attorneys at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC are aggressive advocates for the rights of car accident victims. For the last two decades, we have helped families just like yours in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and throughout Tennessee take back control of their lives after a serious car crash. We fight to get you the maximum compensation possible for medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
Texting and driving
It may seem harmless: take your eyes off the road for just a second reply to a short message. But some studies say that texting while driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving. One study from Car and Driver magazine compared reaction times between intoxicated drivers and drivers on their cell phones. These are the results:
- Unimpaired: .54 seconds to brake
- Legally drunk: add 4 feet
- Reading e-mail: add 36 feet
- Sending a text: add 70 feet
Sound scary? It is. If a driver who was texting caused an accident and you were injured as a result, our Tennessee auto accident lawyers can pull the phone records of the other driver to help prove he or she was texting at the time of the accident. Such evidence helps build a solid case against the defendant.
Other types of dangerous driving distractions and their consequences
Our Tennessee lawyers are here to prove that a driver was distracted when he or she struck your vehicle. We will look for evidence that the vehicle’s operator was:
- Talking on the phone
- Fixing her makeup
- Adjusting the radio
- Talking to the car’s passengers
The consequences of these distractions are catastrophic. Drivers who are not paying attention can cause:
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe crashes
- Wrong-way accidents
- Crashes involving stationary objects
Your injuries may range from herniated discs to suffering internal bleeding. In the most tragic situations, a loved one may have perished at the hands of a distracted driver. Our compassionate Sevierville wrongful death lawyers can help you get justice for the deceased if someone you loved died in a car crash.
A Sevierville auto accident lawyer is here to help after a crash caused by a distracted driver
Distracted driving is no laughing matter—especially when it puts you and your family at risk. If you were injured in an accident, contact Delius & McKenzie, PLLC right away at 865-428-8780 or complete our contact form. Our team of dedicated trial attorneys serve clients in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.