Nashville Distracted Driving Lawyers
Distracted Driving Lawyers Protecting Injured Victims in the Nashville Area
More than 40,000 Americans died in car accidents in 2016, according to the National Safety Council. This represented a 14 percent increase from just two years earlier–and represented the most deadly year on the roads since 2007. The NSC partly attributed this “dramatic” increase in motor vehicle accident deaths to distracted driving.
Distracted driving refers to driving while engaged in any other activity that takes your attention off the road. This can include anything from looking after children to applying makeup. But the most common distracted driving behavior cited in car accidents is using electronic devices, i.e. talking or texting while driving.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by distracted driving, you need to contact the skilled personal injury lawyers at Bednarz & Bednarz.
Distracted Driving Is Never Okay
You may be reluctant to contact a personal injury lawyer following a distracted driving accident. Perhaps you think people will blame you for the accident and accuse you of taking advantage of the legal system. Just remember, you are the victim, and distracted driving is never okay.
The National Safety Council’s survey revealed 47 percent of drivers are “comfortable” texting while driving. This represents an appallingly cavalier attitude towards motor vehicle safety. It also demonstrates ignorance of the law. Tennessee forbids texting while driving. And drivers with a learner’s permit, regardless of age, may not use cell phones at all while driving, even with a hands-free device.
Let Us Put Over 60 Years Combined Legal Experience to Work for You
Unlike other kinds of negligent driving–i.e., running a red light–distracted driving is not always the obvious cause of an accident. You probably did not see what the driver was doing just before they hit you, especially if you were a pedestrian or bicyclist suddenly knocked down. And your immediate concern is seeking medical attention for your injuries, not asking the driver if he was texting while driving.
The attorneys at Bednarz & Bednarz have represented hundreds of people in the same situation as you. We know how to thoroughly investigate a car accident to determine the cause. Once we know the facts, we can take action. We will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the negligent driver–or in many cases, their insurance company. But if the driver or their insurance company refuses to fully compensate you for your physical and mental injuries, we are prepared to submit your case to a judge and jury.
Bednarz & Bednarz Serves Accident Victims in Nashville and Davidson County
If you have been hurt due to the negligence of a distracted driver, time is of the essence. The longer you wait to contact a Nashville distracted driving accident lawyer, the greater the risk that valuable evidence may be lost. Do not delay. Call Bednarz & Bednarz today at 615-256-0100 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We are proud to represent accident victims in Nashville, Davidson County, Sumner County, and Hendersonville.