Maryville Car Accident Lawyer
Encased in two tons of steel, safety glass, and air bags, we are often lulled into a false sense of security while driving. Modern cars are so quiet and comfortable inside that it can often feel like we are sitting at home in our living rooms on a Lazy-Boy, yet driving is one of the most hazardous activities that we, as Americans, do on a daily basis. Motorized vehicles cause around 40,000 deaths annually, as well as hundreds of thousands of serious, debilitating injuries. If you are the victim of a traumatic car crash, your injuries and other damages are likely severe, and you deserve to be compensated fairly by the careless driver who caused the collision. Here at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC, our Maryville car accident lawyers will aggressively pursue financial justice on your behalf so that you are not left with six digit medical bills on top of the physical and emotional wounds you now carry.
Determining Fault in a Maryville Car Crash
More than nine out of ten traffic collisions are caused by driver error, meaning that if one or more drivers had been paying more attention, allowed more space between themselves and the vehicle in front, had not been speeding, etc., then the crash would not have occurred. Negligent, or careless, drivers often lie or try to place blame on other parties, and whether they do this or not, the insurance companies of at-fault drivers almost always try to reduce their policy holder’s liability. An experienced attorney can hold the at-fault party accountable, and in most cases the negligent driver engaged in one or more of the following:
- Distracted Driving—Drivers are more distracted than ever due to cell phone addiction. Drivers who talk on the phone, text, or use their devices in any manner are essentially putting their own selfish entertainment above the safety of other road users.
- Aggressive Driving—Aggressive driving includes speeding, driving impatiently, following too close, passing in unsafe places, honking, swerving, cutting others off, and more. Aggressive driving, like distracted driving, is a growing problem.
- Drunk Driving—Unfortunately, Benton county ranks number eight out of 95 counties in the state when it comes to alcohol fatality crashes, according to Tennessee Traffic Crash Data. Drunk drivers are a serious problem here, and the carnage they cause on the roads amounts to nearly one third of all traffic fatalities.
- Drowsy Driving or Falling Asleep While Driving—Sleep is not a priority among most Americans, and nearly half of Americans report not getting enough sleep in the past week, to the point that their fatigue negatively affects their daily activities, according to the Sleep Foundation. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
Call Our Maryville Car Collision Attorneys Todays
Here at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC, we can help you file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver who caused the crash, and assist you in recovering damages including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and more. To talk to an experienced Maryville car crash lawyer today, call 865-457-6440 to schedule a free case evaluation.