NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — The month of April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Keith Williams, Founder, Keith Williams Law Group, is urging those who have been injured or whose loved one has been injured or killed as the result of another’s distracted driving to obtain legal assistance as soon as possible.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month is held every April to help educate drivers on the dangers of being distracted behind the wheel. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), eight people are killed and hundreds are injured each day as a result of drivers taking their eyes off a road — even for a few seconds.
A report from AmTrust Financial found that 6% of all drivers involved in a traffic fatality were not paying attention to the road and one in every four crashes was caused by a distracted driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted drivers fall into three groups: visual (focusing on a cell phone, mobile device or touchscreen on the dashboard instead of on the road); manual (driving without keeping their hands on the steering wheel); and cognitive (their eyes may be on the road, but their mind may be thinking of something else besides driving).
“Too many accidents and fatalities on the road have been caused by drivers who were checking their cell phones, not controlling the steering wheel or mentally preoccupied by something else,” Mr. Williams says. “If you were seriously injured or your loved one was hurt or killed by a distracted driver, seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney immediately.”
Mr. Williams has dedicated his practice of 28 years to helping people and their families in accident, injury and wrongful death cases. He has tried hundreds of cases and obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Some of the more substantial verdicts include a $14.6 million verdict for an injured motorcycle rider and a $6.2 million verdict for a car accident victim that is believed to be the largest verdict ever in Sumner County, Tennessee.