Distracted Driving Accidents in East Tennessee

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer in Johnson City

Morristown Personal Injury Lawyers With More Than 50 Years of Experience

If you have been injured by a distracted driver in an auto accident in Tennessee, there is no reason that you should have to bear the financial burden of costly medical bills, lost time at work, and other resulting complications. Our Morristown personal injury attorneys at The Terry Law Firm will aggressively represent you to recover full compensation for your injuries.

For more than 50 years, we have helped clients in the area recover some of the largest settlements and win some of the largest courtroom verdicts, and are well-prepared to effectively take on your case.

Some of the most common forms of distracted driving include:

  • Texting or talking on the phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Manipulating controls and buttons in the vehicle
  • Other occupants in the vehicle causing distractions

Distracted Driving Caused by Phone Use

Today, with the popularity of cell phones, talking with and texting friends and family is second nature to many people. People can be found talking on phones and sending text messages everywhere – on the street, in grocery stores, in concerts, and even while driving their cars. But responding to text messages at anytime or anyplace can be dangerous.

Texting on a cell phone while driving can be very distracting, and anytime a driver is distracted for even a second or two, the chances of causing a serious accident are high. In fact, a recent extensive study on the impact of texting while driving found that people who send text messages while driving a vehicle are 23 times more likely to be in a crash, or in a near-crash event, than their non-distracted counterparts.

Seeking the Compensation You Need to Recover

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the carelessness of another person or company, our Morristown personal injury lawyers are here to help. We will seek the necessary financial compensation to put you back where you were before the accident. Working on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us any attorney’s fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.

Schedule your free consultation by calling us now at (423) 586-5800.

Car Accidents

How Do I Pay for My Car Accident Injuries?

If you have been involved in a car wreck case, there are generally three (3) avenues for payment of medical expenses. 

  1. The first and most common method of payment is for persons who have been injured to pay for their medical care with their own health insurance. This does not create any problems and, in fact, most of the time this is what we recommend at The Terry Law Firm.
  2. Persons involved in car wreck cases can use something referred to as “med pay” to pay for some of their medical bills associated with their car wreck case. “Med pay” coverage is coverage afforded by your automobile insurance to pay for injuries sustained in the car wreck. 
  3. Occasionally, persons will be on the job working when they are injured in a car wreck. In these circumstances, sometimes it is best to use workers’ compensation to pay for your injuries sustained in a car wreck.  

If one of these methods is not available to you, contact The Terry Law Firm at our Morristown, Greeneville, or Sevierville office.

Will My Insurance Rates Go Up If I Use Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Under Tennessee law, insurance carriers cannot raise your insurance as a result of a person utilizing their uninsured motorist coverage. Tennessee law states explicitly that if you are in an accident that is no fault of your own, your insurance carrier cannot raise your insurance rates due to your use of uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage that you purchased.