Distracted Driving Accidents

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Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers in Nashville, TN

Our lawyers take on tough cases involving cell phone usage in the car

We’ve all seen the “distracted driver” in action while we’re driving. If the polls are to be believed, a third of us have been the distracted driver at some point or another. At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm in Nashville, we’ve seen first-hand the devastation that can occur when you’re injured by a distracted driver. That’s why our team of personal injury attorneys takes pride in holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

When you’re injured by a distracted driver, you want a lawyer who fights aggressively on your behalf. Let us handle the fight so you can focus on getting well.

What constitutes distracted driving?

There’s been a push both in Tennessee and across the country to ban texting while driving. The truth is anything that keeps a person from focusing on driving counts as a distraction. The more common causes include:

  • Talking on a cell phone, with or without a headset or Bluetooth
  • Using a CB radio
  • Listening to music while using ear buds or headphones
  • Reading a book, newspaper, tablet, smartphone or map while operating the car
  • Eating or drinking
  • Putting on makeup or shaving

Any time you divide your attention between driving and performing another activity, you’re at risk of a car crash. Tennessee has banned talking on cell phones completely for both new drivers and for bus drivers in an attempt to lower the amount of car and truck wrecks related to distracted driving, but many drivers still break those laws every day. When they do, they increase your chance of being seriously injured because of their negligence.

A sobering look at the effects of distracted driving

The National Safety Council’s latest study claims that Tennessee has the most distracted drivers in the country. More than 10% of all fatal accidents in our state are caused by cell phone usage. At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we fight for justice and for compensation for clients who have:

  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries

When these accidents are fatal, we file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of our clients whose loved ones paid the ultimate price.

A car crash can cause untold amounts of physical, emotional and psychological damage. We know how stressful it is when you’re worried about paying the medical bills or losing your job because of your injuries. We are tenacious litigators who stand up to insurance companies that don’t want to pay you the money you need to recover. We work with field experts, medical professionals and law enforcement to build a rock-solid case against the negligent driver who caused your pain and suffering. At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we never stop fighting for you.

Hurt by a distracted driver? Put our experience to work for you

The Nashville-based Rocky McElhnaey Law Firm protects the rights and the futures of people just like you, who were injured by distracted drivers. We don’t stop fighting until we know your future is secure. To schedule a free initial consultation at Nashville’s premier personal injury firm, please call 615.246.5549 or fill out our contact form. We help people throughout Tennessee, including injury victims in Columbia, Knoxville, Kingsport, Memphis, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro and Hendersonville.

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