Distracted Driving Lawyers in Tennessee
Attorneys at Gilreath & Associates represent victims of auto accidents caused by distracted driving
It wasn't long ago that drivers had few distractions vying for their attention when behind the wheel. But times are different – new and more interactive technologies tempt people, making them more focused on their device and less focused on the road ahead.
Experts say that taking your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds –the average time of sending or receiving a text message– while driving 55 mph is the equivalent of traveling the entire length of a football field – blind!!
Although Tennessee has implemented laws banning texting and driving, as well as all phone usage for novice drivers, the number of auto accidents caused by distracted driving continues to soar. In 2010, an estimated 3,092 people were killed by distracted drivers in Tennessee alone.
Even more are injured every year.
The dangers of distracted driving are real, and the injuries and fatalities that occur because of irresponsible drivers is a growing problem.
You deserve a just compensation.
Call (800) 637-7024 today for a free consultation.
Distracted driving accidents can be caused by:
- Using a cell phone, smartphone, or tablet
- Using a GPS
- Watching a video
- Adjusting radio, IPod, or CD player
But technology is not the only source of blame when it comes to distracted driving. Eating, drinking, grooming, talking to passengers, and reading maps are also common culprits in auto accidents.
Distracted Teen Driving
Young drivers are especially vulnerable to distracted driving, since a combination of inexperience behind the wheel and social pressure to stay connected with peers can lead them to make poor decisions about driving attentively.
Since 2003, more than 227,000 teens have been involved in an auto accident in Tennessee, resulting in 971 deaths and countless injuries. In fact, Tennessee is eighth in the nation for having the most teen driver deaths, and a significant cause of these fatalities has been linked to distracted driving.
Tennessee Auto Accident Lawyers at Gilreath & Associates Represent Victims of Distracted Driving in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and more
Times have changed, and the danger of distracted driving has become a real threat on the road. Receiving expert protection and representation in court is vital if you or your family are involved in an auto accident.
If you are seeking an attorney to handle your case with professionalism, compassion and diligence, Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Gilreath & Associates can help you obtain the compensation you need to address your injuries.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis-based team of attorneys and support staff are highly-experienced in dealing with claims for auto accidents caused by distracted driving, and we will work tirelessly to fight for justice and compensation.