Determining the cause of a motor vehicle accident is critical to the success of the case. At Rosenblum & Reisman, our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury claims involving truck, car and motorcycle accidents in Memphis and throughout Tennessee. We know the steps that need to be taken to find out what caused an automobile crash. We also know that two of the most common causes are drunk driving and distracted driving.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving is illegal. When someone gets behind the wheel intoxicated, he or she is not merely being negligent. He or she is breaking the law. In these cases, our Memphis drunk driving accident lawyers may work with police to obtain police reports proving intoxication. There may be additional issues as well, such as lawsuits against the bar, restaurant or other establishment that over-served the drunk driver. Furthermore, the victim may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the normal compensation. Punitive damages must be paid by the drunk driver to the victim as an additional form of punishment for the crime.
Our attorneys also handle cases involving driving under the influence of drugs.
Distracted Driving Accidents
All too often, we handle cases in which the negligent driver took his or her eyes off the road for only a matter of seconds, to eat, to put on makeup, to adjust the GPS, to fiddle with the stereo. Of course, the biggest distraction is cellphones. Many motor vehicle accidents are the result of someone talking on a cellphone while driving or texting while driving.
We thoroughly investigate every case. Witnesses may point out that the negligent driver was using a cellphone prior to the auto accident. We may also obtain cellphone records from the negligent driver's cellphone provider that will show when calls and texts were placed. We will find out what happened and we will hold the negligent party accountable.
Have you or a loved one been hurt by a drunk or distracted driver? Call our office at 901-328-9471 or 800-572-8277 (toll free), or send us an email, to schedule a free consultation. All cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we get you compensation.