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.
Rear-End Collision $224,619 Verdict
An elderly woman was traveling from Chicago to Florida for a family vacation when the vehicle she was in was rear-ended by a Defendant driver. Plaintiff suffered a broken collar bone with significant pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
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.
Injury & Property Damage $425,000 Settlement
Our Nashville auto accident lawyer handled a car accident settlement for a 70-year-old man hit by a young girl who failed to yield the right of way in Nashville, Tennessee, resulting in a car crash with moderate property damage.
Severe Injuries & Property Damage $3.0 Million Verdict
Plaintiff was cautiously and carefully traveling on a two-lane rural road when he saw a camel suddenly come onto the roadway toward his vehicle. Despite evasive action, the camel charged his vehicle causing a significant crash and causing Plaintiff to suffer severe injuries and property damage.
Head Injury $1.0 Million Settlement
Using his knowledge as a brain injury attorney and Nashville car accident lawyer, Nashville attorney Stanley A. Davis made sure his clients got their deserved justice for a serious closed head injury sustained in a car accident.
Back Injury $250,000 Settlement
A young woman in her 30s was injured when she was rear-ended by a Defendant driver. Liability was clear in this case. Plaintiff had conservative treatment for a short period of time and was unable to continue care because of the lack of funds and insurance coverage.
Shoulder Injury $182,000 Settlement
The Plaintiff was rear-ended in a minor property damage crash and had initial treatment for approximately one month. Although the Plaintiff continued to experience problems, he did not elect to undergo surgical treatment until approximately three years following the crash for a tear in his shoulder.