Murfreesboro Accident Attorneys Help Victims of Distracted Driver Accidents Recover Compensation
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Due to the ever-growing number of mobile devices in use, the risk of being involved in an accident due to the distracted driving of another, careless motorist is greater than ever. It only takes a moment for a distracted driver who is preoccupied with texting or taking selfies, to cause an accident resulting in serious injury, disability, or even death, not to mention thousands of dollars in medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, contact the Murfreesboro accident attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley today. We hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and seek maximum compensation for your injuries.
What are the main driver distractions that cause accidents?
Each year, more than 500,000 people are involved in a motor vehicle crash involving a distracted driver and the number continues to increase. Top sources of driver distractions include:
- Cell phones—Using a cell phone to text, check email, take photos or make calls while driving a motor vehicle can lead to disaster. The National Safety Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently ranked Tennessee as the state with the highest rate of fatal auto accidents caused by drivers using cell phones. In addition, studies have indicated that texting while driving is more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated.
- GPS devices—Although these devices warn drivers they should not plan a route or enter an address while driving, many drivers still do.
- Dashboard controls—Searching for a radio station, changing a CD, scrolling through an MP3 player menu, or even just adjusting the volume on a car stereo can distract a driver. Adjusting the thermostat can also remove a drivers attention from the roadway for those few critical seconds, causing an accident.
- Eating and drinking—A shockingly high number of car crashes are a result of drivers distracted by eating. Thousands of accidents occur when drivers focus more on food than the road. Drinking hot coffee can also pose serious risk if spilled, easily causing the driver to crash.
- Grooming—Shaving, putting on makeup or any grooming activity in which the driver is inspecting themselves using the rear view mirror can cause the driver to lose control and cause an accident.
- Interactions with other passengers—Parents are especially susceptible to distraction when attending to their children while driving, particularly when the child is in the backseat. Dogs can be a distraction as well. And teenaged drivers are prone to distraction when driving with other teenaged passengers in the vehicle.
- Lost drivers—Drivers in a location unfamiliar to them may not be paying sufficient attention to traffic as they scan the passing roadside for signs, street numbers or businesses. “Rubberneckers” driving past accident scenes are also known to pay more attention to the roadside than to oncoming traffic.
If you or a family member have been injured by a distracted driver, it is important to find a Murfreesboro accident attorney with the experience and ability to prove the negligence of the distracted driver.
Seeking rightful compensation for your injuries
Our Murfreesboro accident attorneys strive to raise awareness and educate Tennessee drivers of the dangers of distracted driving, especially texting. We see the injury and damage distracted drivers cause that can easily be prevented by staying focused on the road. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident with a distracted driver, you have a legal right to seek compensation for your injuries, damages, loss of income and pain and suffering. We represent victims injured by distracted drivers in Murfreesboro, Nashville and throughout middle Tennessee.
Experienced Murfreesboro accident attorneys help those injured by distracted drivers
It only takes a split-second for a distracted driver to cause a serious accident, injuring an innocent victim. The accident attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley hold distracted drivers accountable for their negligence. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 615-893-1331 or online.