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Nahon, Saharovich, & Trotz

Nashville Texting While
Driving Accidents

Champions for the Injured
Corey and Alex
National Law Firm with Local Roots

There are a number of dangers associated with texting while driving. If you have been injured by a texting motorist in Nashville, it is critical to speak with the premier team at NST Law.

Driving around Nashville, it’s common to see people who are driving while distracted. Unsurprisingly, those who do not give the operation of their vehicle their full attention are more likely to cause accidents, especially in congested areas like Broadway and 12 South.

At NST Law, we’ve seen the financial and personal devastation that distracted driving can cause in Nashville. Because of this, our legal team believes that all accident and injury victims deserve reliable representation. 

Victims of personal injuries often experience skyrocketing medical costs, personal losses and many related financial expenses. Fortunately, a knowledgeable Nashville tort lawyer can help you pursue the compensation that you are rightfully due. 

If you have been injured after being hit by a texting driver, contact the Nashville car accident attorneys at NST Law. You should not be stuck with the costs and losses from a motor vehicle accident that a distracted driver caused.

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Understanding Texting While Driving Accidents in Nashville

Nashville is home to more than 670,000 Tennessee residents. And because of the many historic sites and attractions, millions of people visit Nashville each year. 

With so many people visiting and residing in the city, the roads in Nashville are often packed with traffic. As such, motor vehicle collisions are common. 

When drivers are distracted, the probability of a crash increases drastically. Maybe you were navigating the constant construction on Broadway, and you got rear-ended by someone watching the workers. Maybe you were driving past Vanderbilt University, and someone pulled out of campus while on their phone and ran into you.

Busy areas like these are common locations for collisions, but distracted drivers make Nashville’s roads even more dangerous. 

Some of the most common examples of distractions for motorists include: 

  • Using a cell phone to talk
  • Texting or using a tablet
  • Listening to loud music with headphones or earbuds
  • Drinking or eating
  • Applying makeup or shaving
  • Reading books or newspapers

Unfortunately, efforts by law enforcement to deter such behavior aren’t always successful. Tennessee state law prohibits holding a cell phone or texting while driving, for example, but many motorists violate these statutes every day.  

As a result, Davidson County saw more than 23,800 distracted driving crashes between 2010 and 2020. If you have been hit by a distracted driver in Nashville, you are not alone. 

Make sure to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney following your car accident. You may be able to recover significant compensation for the costs and losses you experienced.

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What is the statute of limitations for Nashville distracted driver claims?

A statute of limitations is a legal time limit determined by state law. When you have been injured in an accident, you must file a claim before the statute of limitations has passed. 

Failing to file in time will result in the dismissal of your distracted driving accident claim. When you have been hit by a texting driver, you will need to file a legal claim within one year of the accident.  

Those victims who take too long to pursue a claim will be unable to recover the financial compensation that they need.

What can a car accident attorney do?

Even if you know that a distracted driver is the cause of your car accident, you may be uncertain about how to proceed. Speaking with a personal injury attorney will give you the best chance of securing the monetary repayment that you deserve. 

Filing a distracted driving claim is a complex and difficult process, but a personal injury lawyer in Nashville can help.

The knowledgeable legal professionals at NST Law will oversee the following procedures: 

  • Speaking with eyewitnesses to the incident
  • Securing related medical records and police accident reports
  • Drafting and filing required paperwork
  • Negotiating with the relevant insurance provider
  • Consulting with experts and specialists, if necessary
  • Collecting evidence to bolster your claim
  • Filing a lawsuit if needed 

You should not have to handle the complexities of a Nashville car accident claim. Victims of personal injuries should be focused on their health and physical recovery, not on the requirements of a civil legal case.

Types of Compensation

The term for financial compensation paid to victims of accidents and injuries is damages. In most Nashville car accident claims, victims can pursue two categories of damages: special and general damages.

Special Damages

Special damages are payments that compensate victims for their direct monetary losses. In distracted driving accident claims, some of the most common special damages include compensation for: 

  • Medical bills
  • Anticipated future care costs
  • Lost income and foregone wages from missed work
  • Vehicular repair or replacement
  • Decreased ability to earn income 

Let a skilled attorney calculate the value of special damages in your car accident case.

General Damages

This type of monetary payment compensates accident victims for the intangible harm they experience. Often, general damages function as repayment for: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Loss of quality of life 

It can be challenging to determine the value of general damages in a collision case. That is why you should consult with one of the knowledgeable attorneys at NST Law.

Who could be liable for my injuries?

Determining who is responsible for your car crash is one of the most important steps when filing a legal claim. A skilled attorney will review the facts of your case and help you learn who can be held accountable.  

In distracted driving accident claims, the person who failed to pay attention is usually at fault. However, other parties may hold partial blame for your accident or injury.  

Liability is determined on a case-by-case basis and is dependent on the specific circumstances of the claim.

When to Contact a Lawyer

In the moments after a collision, it is critical to ensure that everyone gets medical attention. Even if you believe that you are unharmed, you should still seek a medical assessment. 

Once you have attended to your physical safety, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney. A personal injury lawyer can guide you through the appropriate steps following a car accident

Texting while driving is incredibly dangerous. It is important to hold negligent parties accountable when they have caused harm.

Cost of a Lawyer

Most accident victims are concerned about the cost of legal representation. But when you hire NST Law, you pay no fees until you win. This ensures that our attorneys will fight diligently in your best interests.

What makes NST Law the best choice?

For more than 30 years, our compassionate legal professionals have fought on behalf of injury victims. When you have been harmed in Nashville through no fault of your own, you deserve justice. 

Our sterling track record has resulted in more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts. We will not rest until we secure the financial compensation that you deserve from your Nashville texting driver accident claim.

Contact NST Law Today

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If you have been hurt in a crash, you should begin pursuing damages as soon as possible. Contact the skilled team at NST Law to fight for the money you need. 

Our friendly staff will gladly arrange a no-cost legal consultation to discuss your accident. Reach out to the legal professionals at NST Law today!

Corey and Alex

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

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Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-551-5279

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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."

Client Successes

$3,000,000.00

Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.

$2,200,000.00

Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.

$1,500,000.00

Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.