Distracted Driver

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
  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Smoking
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Talking to the car’s passengers

The consequences of these distractions are catastrophic. Drivers who are not paying attention can cause:

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 865-280-3686 or complete our contact form. Our team of dedicated trial attorneys serve clients in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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Testimonials

Kim

"When I was faced with the tragic loss of my husband in 2012 and found myself needing an attorney for the first time in my life, I knew immediately that I would be calling on Attorney Bryan Delius. It was a huge source of comfort and a weight lifted off my shoulders to know that Mr. Delius and his staff would treat my case as if I were his only client and take care of me as if I were a family member."

Kim

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2015-09-17T16:02:47+00:00

Kim

"When I was faced with the tragic loss of my husband in 2012 and found myself needing an attorney for the first time in my life, I knew immediately that I would be calling on Attorney Bryan Delius. It was a huge source of comfort and a weight lifted off my shoulders to know that Mr. Delius and his staff would treat my case as if I were his only client and take care of me as if I were a family member."

Christopher and Rebekah

"I can not begin to express how thankful Chris and I are for all of the hard work and dedication put into my husband's lawsuit. You made a difficult and stressful situation so much easier on us both. Chris and I work full time while raising 4 kids and your office understood the importance of expediting our case and getting it resolved in a timely manner...."

Chris and Rebekah

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2017-01-03T14:46:22+00:00

Chris and Rebekah

"I can not begin to express how thankful Chris and I are for all of the hard work and dedication put into my husband's lawsuit. You made a difficult and stressful situation so much easier on us both. Chris and I work full time while raising 4 kids and your office understood the importance of expediting our case and getting it resolved in a timely manner...."

Ronnie Allen

"I was involved in a very serious motorcycle crash and was airlifted to UT Hospital for trauma care and emergency surgery.  Upon release from the hospital a few days later I was informed of my prolonged recovery time and the possibility of never being able to return to my chosen profession. Within a few days of my release the medical bills started arriving.....it was at this point I knew I need the help of a professional, Mr. Delius."

Ronnie Allen

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2015-09-30T10:20:22+00:00

Ronnie Allen

"I was involved in a very serious motorcycle crash and was airlifted to UT Hospital for trauma care and emergency surgery.  Upon release from the hospital a few days later I was informed of my prolonged recovery time and the possibility of never being able to return to my chosen profession. Within a few days of my release the medical bills started arriving.....it was at this point I knew I need the help of a professional, Mr. Delius."

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