Chattanooga Distracted Driving Accidents
Motor Vehicle Wreck Attorneys Helping Victims in Chattanooga and the Surrounding Area
In the United States, distracted driving accidents are increasingly becoming a large problem, and Chattanooga is no exception. In fact, the number of distracted drivers on the road in Chattanooga may be downright shocking to residents. Local police departments and Tennessee Highway Patrol officers have issued as many as 100 distracted driving citations in a single day in Chattanooga, and some of those drivers also received speeding citations for speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. That combination of inattentiveness and high speed can be dangerous or even deadly for those drivers and for others on the road. If you have been injured by a distracted driver in Hamilton County, contact the experienced Chattanooga distracted driving accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, and we have over 30 years of experience assisting injured victims like you.
Establishing Your Claim Against a Distracted Driver
As the victim of a distracted driving accident, you likely have a claim against the other driver for negligence in causing your injuries. Negligence claims require victims to establish the legal elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. Under Tennessee law, drivers on the road owe a duty of reasonable care to other drivers. Distracted driving, such as talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, eating, talking with passengers, listening to the radio, or other acts can be used to establish that the driver who caused your accident breached that duty of reasonable care.
Chattanooga Police Department reports, witness statements, phone records, and other information sources can be used to prove that the driver was distracted at the time of your accident. For instance, a witness may be able to testify that he saw the defendant looking down at his phone at the time the collision occurred. If you establish the legal elements of negligence pursuant to Tennessee law, you may be entitled to recover several categories of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly more depending on the facts of your case and your injuries. To understand what you may be entitled to, you should speak with a distracted driving accident lawyer who handles cases in Chattanooga.
Unfortunately, insurance companies that insure at-fault drivers often try to reduce a victim’s recovery by pointing the finger and trying to place some of the blame for the accident on the victim. The reason that insurance companies do this is because Tennessee’s comparative fault rules will bar recovery for any victim who is determined to be 50% or more at fault for the accident. Even if recovery is not completely barred, a victim’s recovery will be reduced by any percentage of fault below 50% that is attributed to him or her. In order to avoid recovering less than you are entitled to, it will be crucial to have a skilled personal injury attorney on your side to argue your side and fight for your case.
Chattanooga Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers Awaiting Your Call
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our attorneys have experience fighting against insurance companies to obtain the compensation that our clients are entitled to. Using that experience, our firm has been able to obtain over $1.5 billion in recovery for our clients in car accident and other personal injury cases. If you have been injured in a distracted driving car accident in Chattanooga, we want to help you recover for your losses as well. We assist personal injury victims across Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our firm today for a free consultation with a truck or auto accident lawyer by calling toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by filling out our online form. We are ready to show you why NST is the way to go for people seeking a distracted driving accident attorney in Chattanooga.