According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, students at six high schools near Chattanooga, Tennessee, learned about the dangers of texting while driving in October 2011. The students participated in the Arrive Alive Simulator car demonstration at the campus of Miller-Motte Technical College. As part of demonstration, students sat in the front seat of a stationary vehicle and wore virtual reality glasses that simulated them driving down a busy street. Meanwhile, they were asked a question and instructed to type their answer on a cell phone. Navigating through the virtual streets while text messaging, some participants crashed their vehicles and killed other virtual drivers and pedestrians, seeing first-hand how distracted driving can kill others. In addition to the driving simulator, organizers showed the students a film about a fatal car accident caused by a distracted driver.
In Tennessee, texting while driving is against the law. While distracted driving awareness advocates often target teenagers, the problem is more widespread. According to a recent study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 35% of adult drivers admitted to reading or sending a text message while driving in the last month. If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by a distracted driver, do not hesitate to call Memphis auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Corey B. Trotz, one of 26 car accident attorneys at Memphis law firm Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), has handled car accident cases in Tennessee courts for over twenty years.
To prove a defendant driver violated Tennessee law by test messaging at the time of an auto accident, NST lawyers can examine cell phone tower data. NST lawyers may also interview witnesses and ask to speak to local police. If a driver did text or send an e-mail while initiating the accident, your NST lawyer can aggressively fight for maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages. You may be entitled to recover damages for past and future medical bills incurred in connection with the crash, including surgeries, X-rays, and medication. Should your injuries affect your ability to work, you may be entitled to recover damages for lost wages or diminished earning capacity. If a car accident renders you permanently disabled, you may be able to recover damages as well. Your NST lawyer can commission a day-in-the-life video to illustrate the debilitating effects of your injuries to a judge or jury.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, handling auto accidents that occur on Poplar Avenue, Interstate 240, Interstate 55, and throughout the Mid-South. No matter the severity of your injuries, Team NST can handle your case. In the past, Corey B. Trotz and other NST lawyers have fought for auto accident victims with paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain trauma, broken vertebrae, and spinal cord damage. If you have sustained a permanent disability in a car wreck, NST Law can combine knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws with the latest courtroom trends and techniques to aggressively pursue every dollar you are legally entitled to. If you have been hurt in a car accident, call Memphis and Shelby County auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.