Dangers of Using a Cellphone While Driving
Almost everyone has a cellphone these days. They are a wonderfully conveniently
way to keep up with modern life and communicate with people while on the
move. However, the problem is they are extremely dangerous to use while
driving. Legislation intended to minimize or eliminate the use of cellphones
while driving is popping up throughout the nation. Legislators and drivers
alike are coming to realize that cellphone use while driving greatly increases
the risk of car accidents.
Consider the following statistics released from the National Safety Council:
- An estimated 1 in 4 car accidents involve cell phone use
- 60-70% of drivers report using a cell phone “at least sometimes”
- 58% of drivers between the ages of 17 and 29 regularly read texts while driving
- Drivers using cell phones look but fail to see an estimated 50% of their
At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, we hold
distracted drivers liable for the damage they cause with their recklessness. Since 1977,
our Tennessee distracted driver attorneys have been representing injured
motor vehicle accident victims, fighting to protect their rights and recover
full and fair compensation on their behalf. If you have been hurt or suffered the
wrongful death of a loved one due to a distracted driver, we can help.
Results of Cellphone Use While Driving
Cellphone use while driving leads to a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents:
If you have been in a car accident, you will likely be contacted by an
insurance company agent. Before giving any statements to the agent, contact
us first, so we can make you aware of your rights. We have a wealth of
experience dealing with insurance companies after car wrecks. We can help
protect your rights and fight for your full and fair compensation.
Request a consultation from our law firm by calling (615) 933-2893.