How Do You Seek Justice From Distracted Drivers?
In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tracked 3,477 lives lost as a result of distracted driving. While texting is a common distraction when driving, it is not the only one. Other distractions include:
- Talking on the phone
- Talking to passengers in the vehicle
- Paying attention to the stereo, entertainment or navigation system
- Lighting a cigarette while driving
- Managing a pet in a car while driving
- Applying makeup
- Adjusting car settings
Each state legislature makes laws regarding distracted driving, and the attorneys at Boren & Boyd, PLC, are up to date on these laws in Tennessee and how they impact the distracted driver cases they handle.
Lawsuits involving distracted drivers are complex, and it is often difficult to establish liability of the driver or the involvement of potential third parties. Our lawyers use cellphone records, witness statements and traffic camera footage. To ensure the availability of this type of evidence, we will request that all evidence be preserved. If it is deemed beneficial and necessary, we will bring in expert witnesses to reconstruct the accident.
When multiple vehicles are involved, the complexity of the case increases because drivers of each vehicle may share liability. In addition, there are times that corporations are deemed responsible along with their employees who may have been guilty of distracted driving. You can rest assured that we will explore every avenue of possible liability in your situation.
We will obtain a copy of police reports, which typically include each driver’s description of what happened. Surprisingly, it is not unusual for the negligent driver to admit to being distracted by a spilled drink or by an accident that occurred on the other side of the highway.
Get In Touch With Us To Learn More
The difficulties in proving liability in a distracted driving case are many, but if you think you have been the victim of a distracted driver in Jackson, once your immediate injuries have been attended to, reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys at 800-727-0622 or 731-300-6207. If you prefer, you can contact our firm via our website.