We live in a society dominated by electronic gadgets. Tennessee residents, like many others around the world, find themselves immersed in an environment in which many people seem so involved with their newest electronic toy that they forget about everything and everybody around them. News reports on the many car accidents resulting from the new Pokémon-go craze have left many stunned.
Fortunately, should you be involved in a car wreck caused by a person distracted by an electronic device, you have somewhere to turn for help. Our firm has handled, and won, a number of distracted driver cases for our clients. Texting while driving is illegal on Tennessee roads, underscoring the danger of cell phone use while driving. If you, or a loved one, have been involved in an accident in which it is suspected that the other party was distracted, we can provide an evaluation of the facts of the case and advise you of the way forward.
Although society’s preoccupation with cellphones and other similar devices has led to a focus on cellphone use while driving, there are other types of driver distraction. Something as mundane as eating or drinking while driving may lead to an accident causing serious injury. It is important for you, as an accident victim, to make sure that your rights are protected in any case where driver distraction is suspected.
One of the biggest problems faced by Tennessee victims of driver negligence due to distraction is to prove that the other parties involved in the car accidents were in fact using their phones resulting in the accident. Fortunately, with the guidance of the attorneys at Law Offices of Tony Farmer & John Dreiser, phone records can be subpoenaed to obtain evidence of activity at the time of the accident. A visit to the distracted driving page on our website can provide more information.