Types of Car Accidents
The law protects you against text message accidents
Texting while driving accidents have become all too common in the Tri-Cities area. Many states, including Tennessee, have created laws that prohibit drivers from sending or reading text messages while driving. But a casual look around any city street or stretch of highway will tell you that the practice is still far too common. Most times, a text message accident involves a rear-end collision in which the distracted driver fails to look up and stop in time. If you or a loved one was involved in a texting accident in Tennessee, contact an experienced attorney to learn about your rights. Meade Law Group is prepared to do all the research of phone records necessary to build a strong case for you if you have been injured in a text message accident. Don’t delay. Call now: (423) 464-7779.
Drivers who text message are a danger to all
Distracted drivers pose a risk not only to fellow drivers but to pedestrians as well, especially in parking lots of sporting events or concerts, where an individual in a crowd may be unable to see an approaching vehicle. Bicycle accidents also may be traced back to a distracted driver who was fiddling with a cell phone. The following factors that might lead a driver to start texting:
- Late for work or appointments and lets the other party know by texting
- Stuck in traffic
- Getting out from a movie or other setting in which the phone was off
- Leaving work and making plans with friends
- Trying to get directions or an address on the way to meet someone
There’s no good reason for someone who is operating a motor vehicle to send a text message or read an email. If an accident happens, the driver can be responsible for someone else’s injuries.
Tips to avoid cell phone distraction behind the wheel
- Don’t pick up when your cell phone rings; let the incoming calls go to voice mail and check the messages when you’re not driving.
- If you do take a call while driving, ask the person to call you back later and hang up.
- If you must talk or text, find a safe place to pull over.
- Be a good role model for your children and show them that it’s unacceptable to use a cell phone while driving.
Injury victims can rely on a Johnson City car accident lawyer
If the negligence of another driver sending a text message has led to your injury, we can help you pursue justice. Contact us right now: (423) 464-7779. There are no legal fees unless you are awarded damages, and the initial consultation is free.