Dangers of Distracted Driving
The three categories of distracted driving – manual, visual, and cognitive – break down into dozens of individual behaviors and actions that pose threats to other drivers on the road every day. A lack of attention to the task at hand greatly increases the chance of an accident. Many Tennessee drivers suffer at the hands of distracted drivers each year – in fact, this behavior is one of the top causes of car accidents nationwide. The personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, work with victims of distracted drivers and can help you discuss your legal options after an accident.
Effects of Distracted Driving
Many distracted drivers believe they can operate their vehicles normally even while distracted, but this is rarely the case. Distracted driving experience a number of dangerous side effects, such as:
- Lessened visibility
- Decreased ability to stop suddenly
- Failure to notice one’s car drifting sideways
- Increased anxiety in other drivers
- Failure to stop for red lights / stop signs
All of these side effects of driving while distracted can suddenly lead to a serious car accident, possibly involving an innocent driver like you. However, an experienced personal injury attorney in Tennessee may be able to help accident victims take legal action against a reckless or distracted driver.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Tennessee
If you have been hurt by a distracted driver, the Tennessee personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, can help you evaluate your legal options for pursuing financial compensation. Contact our offices in Tennessee at 615-277-2765 to learn more.