We live in a society where people are constantly checking their cellphones or trying to multitask. Unfortunately, many people remain distracted even while they are driving. Each year, distracted drivers cause thousands of accidents. At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC, we’re committed to holding distracted drivers in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee accountable for the damage they cause.
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, or if you were struck while walking or on your bicycle by a distracted driver, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Any activity that causes a driver to divert his or her attention from the road is considered distracted driving. Although drivers have always had to manage distractions, the number and type of distractions continually grow.
A few years ago, for example, the idea of watching a movie or updating your Facebook status while you were driving was unheard of. Now, those are both unfortunately common occurrences. As cellphone use increases, so does the number of distracted driving car accidents. Our attorneys represent individuals who were injured in accidents caused by drivers who were:
- Using a cellphone or smartphone
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading maps or GPS devices
- Adjusting the radio, CD player or MP3 player
If you suffered injuries because another driver was not paying attention to the road, it’s critical to contact an experienced lawyer who can help you receive the compensation you need. Learn more about the representation we provide by scheduling a free initial consultation. Our legal team can be reached by calling (865) 546-1111 or by completing our online contact form.