Texting & Driving Accidents in Nashville
Were You Injured by a Distracted Driver?
A distracted driver has a significantly higher chance of causing an accident.
If a driver of a car or truck is texting, talking on a cell phone, or
using a cell phone or PDA in some other capacity, it puts other drivers
and passengers at risk of serious injury and wrongful death. At Kinnard,
Clayton & Beveridge, our attorneys have extensive experience helping
injury victims throughout Tennessee and neighboring states. We have the
experience, skill, and resources to handle complex personal injury cases
involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
The Dangers of Texting & Driving
Texting while driving is dangerous and Tennessee lawmakers have taken note.
In 2009, Tennessee banned text messaging while operating a motor vehicle,
making it a Class C misdemeanor.
The following statistics about texting while driving accidents come from
a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute:
- Driving while dialing a cell phone increases the likelihood of a crash
or near-crash by 280%
- Driving while talking on a cell phone increases the likelihood of a crash
or near-crash by 130%
- Driving a truck while texting increases the likelihood of a crash or near-crash
by more than 2300%
This study—and others like it—tell us that driving while distracted,
whether through cell phone use or another reason, puts innocent lives
at risk. Our lawyers at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge are committed
to helping injury victims and holding careless drivers accountable. We
have successfully handled numerous car accident cases and have the resources
to fully investigate the causes of car accidents. We can help you protect
If you were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, our
firm can help you fight for full and fair compensation. Call (615) 933-2893 or fill out our online form to request a free, detailed consultation.