Distracted driving is the leading cause of car wrecks today. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data from 2013 reveals that car crashes involving distracted drivers killed 3,154 people in the United States and injured at least 424,000. Therefore, lawyers in Tennessee frequently handle lawsuits and personal injury claims arising out of auto accidents that involve distracted driving.
Texting while driving is the most common form of distracted driving. Research has shown that drivers are 23 times more likely to have a car wreck when texting while driving.
Texting while driving has been against the law in Tennessee for the past five years. However, there have been approximately 90,000 auto accidents involving distracted driving in Tennessee since the ban against texting while driving went into effect.
Contact lawyer Patrick D. Witherington if you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash caused by a distracted driver. We can help protect your rights and make sure that you are fairly compensated.