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Tupelo Cell Phone Car Accidents

Automobile Crash Attorneys Fighting for Victims in Tupelo

It can be tempting to use your cell phone while driving, especially with the technology we have at our fingertips. You may think making a phone call or sending a quick text is harmless, but it takes even less time than either of those acts to wind up in a motor vehicle collision. A study from Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) found that in 52% of all wrecks, drivers had been on their phones. Cell phone car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been hurt due to another driver’s cell phone use, the Tupelo car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. We have been representing people injured in auto accidents in Mississippi and throughout the South for over 30 years. For those injured victims and their families that we have represented, our firm has proudly recovered more than $1.5 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments.

The Dangers of Using a Cell Phone While Driving

Cell phone use requires your attention. When your attention is not solely on the road while driving, your likelihood of being in a collision skyrockets. Studies have shown that cell phone use while driving quadruples your risk of a car crash. In 2013, texting accidents made up 341,000 of the total number of motor vehicle collisions. Whether you are backing out of your driveway or driving down West Jackson Street, cell phone use while driving can have dire consequences. Even using your cell phone while waiting for the light to turn green at an intersection such as the one at Highland Drive and Main Street can distract you from what is happening and lead you to make a costly mistake.

Severe injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, and whiplash may entitle you to compensatory damages. If your injuries left you wheelchair-enabled and unable to continue your line of work, economic damages may compensate you for the cost of your wheelchair, the installation of ramps, medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Non-economic damages are available to compensate for intangible aspects such as loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. In order to successfully recover damages, you will likely have to prove the negligence of the defendant by establishing that the other driver had an obligation to drive safely, breached that duty of care, and caused your injuries as a result.

If your injuries are noticeably severe immediately following a cell phone car accident, the other driver may panic and blame you for the accident. Allegations of comparative fault can be successfully defended against with the help of a skilled car accident lawyer in the Tupelo area. The State of Mississippi utilizes the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, so if the jury finds you partially at fault for the collision, your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of blame attributed to you.

Call a Skilled Car Collision Lawyer in the Tupelo Area Today

If you have sustained serious injuries in a cell phone car accident, you should contact one of the Tupelo attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional law firm, and our team of 30 attorneys and 120 staff members represents victims throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Tupelo, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. NST is the way to go.

Our Tupelo Office

201 Magazine Street Suite 201
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662-840-9222
Fax: 662-840-7745

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