Nashville Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Hurt in a Texting While Driving Accident?
Proverbs tells us that as long as our eyes look directly forward and we keep our gaze straight before us, then all our ways will be sure. Attorney Stanley A. Davis knows many motorists across Tennessee try to follow that advice but can be injured in car accidents caused by a driver who was texting or talking on a cellphone. He can subpoena a negligent driver’s phone records as part of a thorough accident investigation and fight to get compensation for injured clients in personal injury claims.
There are three types of distractions while driving:
- Visual distraction: Something that takes the driver’s eyes off the road
- Manual distraction: Something that takes the driver’s hands off the wheel
- Cognitive distraction: Something that takes the driver’s mind off the primary task
Texting is one of the most dangerous forms of distraction, because it involves all three types of distraction. Other forms of distraction that can endanger other motorists include:
- Adjusting a car stereo
- Eating or drinking
- Reading maps
- Talking to other passengers
- Using navigation systems
- Watching a video
Injuries in Distracted Driving Accidents
Attorney Stanley A. Davis stands up for the victims of distracted driving accidents. He works tirelessly to help individuals who have sustained serious injuries such as broken bones, severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or paralysis receive the compensation they need to recover and move on with their lives. Our lawyer can also file wrongful death claims on behalf of families who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents caused by motorists who were texting while driving.
Is Texting While Driving Illegal in Nashville?
Tennessee law makes it illegal for drivers to send text messages while behind the wheel. Texting while driving is arguably one of the worst driving errors and most common driving distractions. While laws to prevent cell phone use while driving do exist, some drivers do not always follow these laws.
Car accident statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that more than 15 people die and more than 1,200 people suffer injuries every day in car accidents that involve a distracted driver. Teenagers are the age group responsible for texting while driving the most. Teenagers can be dangerous drivers because, along with a higher likelihood of texting while driving, they are also less experienced as drivers.
We treat every client with the utmost compassion and offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a texting and driving accident, contact us today.
Spine Injury $400,000 Settlement
Our Nashville car accident lawyer gained an accident settlement for a middle-aged man who suffered soft tissue shoulder and spinal cord injury in a car accident in Wilson County, Tennessee.
Failure to Yield $1.5 Million Verdict
The victim was injured when the defendant failed to yield the right of way, causing him to suffer a ruptured disc in his lower back. Nashville auto accident attorney Stanley A. Davis prosecuted the claim and obtained this verdict for the victim.
Spine Injury $120,000 Verdict
A woman who was 15 weeks pregnant, with a history of back and neck problems, was involved in a car accident. She had abdominal and spinal pain after the crash. A week of monitoring determined that her unborn child was fine.
Soft-Tissue Injuries $193,500 Verdict
Our Nashville car accident attorney gained a jury verdict for a soft tissue injury sustained in a car accident. This case included close to $20,000.00 in medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and lost wages.
Rear-End Collision $339,163 Verdict
A 33-year-old man was traveling on Charlotte Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 14, 2010. While stopped in traffic, he was rear-ended by the defendant. It was a moderate impact, and his vehicle sustained a significant amount of bumper damage.
Spine Injury $292,000 Recovered
A middle-aged woman was working and traveling in an automobile when she was injured in a Nashville car accident. She suffered a spinal cord injury that required surgery.
Failure to Yield $900,000 Settlement
A middle-aged man was riding with his wife and two minor children on a rural road when a defendant failed to yield the right-of-way causing a moderate impact to occur.
Spine Injury $425,000 Settlement
A middle-aged man was rear-ended by another driver who was not paying attention. He suffered a closed head injury as well as a spinal cord injury. The injured man continues to suffer from loss of memory, vertigo, and headaches.
Rear-End Collision $325,000 Settlement
A young 32-year-old woman was carefully and cautiously proceeding on I-24 in Nashville, Tennessee when she was rear-ended by the Defendant driver. She suffered damages to her shoulder requiring surgical repair and had significant preexisting injuries which were aggravated by this crash.
Drunk Driving Accident $1.0 Million Settlement
A middle-aged female was rear-ended by a drunk driver in an automobile crash on a rural road in Rutherford County, Tennessee, and suffered aggravation of preexisting spinal conditions.