The Federal Government says yes. Drivers easily get distracted while using cell phones. Texting while driving is illegal in Tennessee but merely talking is not. Not now. But talking on a phone can still be careless. Therefore, in every Tennessee personal injury case involving a car accident, I always ask if the at-fault driver was using a cell phone. The answer is yes more times that you would think it should be.
This data has caught up to the Feds. The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that lawmakers create legislation that makes using a cell phone while driving illegal. The Tennessean has reported on their recommendation. You can read that article here.
If you know someone who has been injured in an automobile accident and needs an experienced Nashville personal injury attorney, have them call us at 615-256-8880.