According to MarketWatch, Protext Mobility, Inc., a developer of mobile phone software and applications, has created DriveAlert, a cell phone application intended to reduce distracted driving. The application, now available for Android phone users, detects when the user is driving and automatically puts the cell phone in â€śDriveAlertâ€ť mode. DriveAlert then blocks incoming phone calls, text messages, and emails and sends an auto-reply message to those who send text messages. In case of an emergency, a driver can override the DriveAlert system to make calls and send messages. DriveAlertâ€™s target audience is drivers under the age of 20 years old, the age group with the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal car crashes in the United States.
Drivers today have more distractions than ever. Typical distractions include car radios, CD players, and GPS devices. Now, drivers can use cell phones in their cars, which can serve as mobile computers. A driver can be tempted to use his smart phone to make calls, send text messages and emails, surf the Internet, or play a game. When a driver looks down at his cell phone, he is not paying full attention to the road. When a driver is distracted, he is more likely to be involved in a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
No matter the severity of your injuries, NST Law can handle your case. Throughout the years, we have represented victims with paraplegia, quadriplegia, broken vertebrae, lost limbs, and brain trauma. To help you recover maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability, your NST lawyer can work to negotiate a pre-trial settlement or file a lawsuit and fight for you in court. NST lawyers have many resources at their disposal to prove your damages and suffering to a jury or judge. For example, NST Law can retain medical experts to document all medical bills incurred because of the car accident, including future physical therapy costs. NST Law can consult with vocational economists to project diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to your position at work. NST Law can also show a jury the crippling effects of a debilitating injury through a day-in-the-life video. Finally, NST Law can retain psychiatric specialists to determine the pain and suffering you experience as a result of the accident.
To speak to a Shelby County car accident attorney at NST Law, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit us at www.nstlaw.com. Texting while driving is illegal in Tennessee, and a Team NST lawyer can examine cell phone tower data to prove a driver violated that law at the time of your crash. By calling NST Law, you can receive a free initial consultation with one of our trained personal injury attorneys. Call today to see if you may be eligible to recover compensation for your car crash injuries.