Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 10, 2012
The Tennessee car accident lawyers at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, a law firm dedicated to representing injured consumers, hereby alerts the public of the statistical trend regarding the number of Tennessee auto accidents that were caused by drivers involved in these crashes being distracted by their cell phones. These statistics compare the number of Tennessee car accidents attributed to cell phone distraction in 2008 to those that occurred in 2011 for the same reason.
Specifically, there were a total of 653 cell-phone related Tennessee car accidents in the year 2008. That number has risen to more than 1,000 in 2011, according to the official records kept by the state government. That represents a rise of more than 350 Tennessee car accidents that occurred because a driver was distracted by a cell phone, or one more Tennessee auto accident per day in 2011 as compared to 2008 based on this cause.
Overall, approximately 1,000 people overall are killed in Tennessee car accidents, and more than 50,000 others are injured. These statistics are also kept by the State of Tennessee and include Tennessee car accidents that occur for any and all reasons. Therefore, the percentage of people who were injured in Tennessee car accidents caused by cell phone distraction has doubled in the previous three years. The Tennessee car accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates ask the public to become aware of this trend and to take precautions to avoid being distracted by a cell phone while driving.
About Michael D. Ponce & Associates
Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.