Distracted Driving: The New Menace On The Roads

Tennessee roads are plagued by a new menace, a new killer — distracted driving. Numerous studies in the past decade have shown that texting while driving, especially, is just as dangerous and just as lethal as drunk driving.

One such study, conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, concluded that a truck driver was 23 times more likely to cause an accident while texting than while paying attention to the road.

Whenever a driver takes his or her eyes off the road, everyone in the path of the vehicle and inside the vehicle is at risk. Common sense tells us to pay attention while operating a car, truck or other motor vehicle. Ignoring common sense for the sake of convenience is negligent and reckless. Many victims in Tennessee and northern Mississippi have been seriously injured or lost their lives at the hands of distracted drivers.

At The Gold Law Firm, our Memphis-based attorneys represent victims of distracted driving accidents with compassion and dedication. Whether you were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by texting while driving, cellphone use while driving or any form of distracted driving, our lawyers can help you pursue full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Representing Injured Drivers And Passengers

We hold distracted drivers accountable for:

  • Texting
  • Using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat or other social media
  • Watching videos
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Operating a GPS device
  • Applying cosmetics
  • Eating
  • Reading

If you were injured as a passenger in a car driven by a distracted driver, you can file a personal injury claim for compensation. There is no better witness to a distracted driver than a passenger in his or her own car.

We understand that this can be a tough decision if the driver was a friend or family member. We can help you make an informed decision following a comprehensive discussion about your legal options and financial needs, many of which you may be able to obtain financial compensation for through the driver's insurance company.

Consult An Attorney At The Gold Law Firm For Free

Schedule your consultation with one of our lawyers today by email or by calling us at 901-303-8619 or 800-610-9622.

You pay no attorney fees unless we secure a favorable outcome in your case.