Texting and Driving


Texting while driving a car is reckless and dangerous and this act can lead to car wrecks, truck wrecks, and other sorts of accidents.

In 2010, Tennessee made texting while operating a car illegal. The law says that drivers cannot text or email while operating their motor vehicle. Drivers are also not allowed to read or search the web. This ban includes mobile phones, tablets, and laptop computers. It is important to remember that this law includes drivers who are stopped at traffic lights… even this is against the law.

If a driver causes a car wreck or truck accident while they are texting or playing on their phone, they may also face criminal negligence charges in Tennessee. If that car wreck leads to property damage or injury, the driver might be found liable and be forced to pay compensation. In the terrible event of a death resulting from a driving texting while driving, they may be sued for a wrongful death.

If you or someone you love have been injured in a Tennessee car wreck or truck accident and you believe that cell phone use or texting may have been a contributing factor to the accident, you need an experienced Knoxville personal injury accident attorney to fight for your rights as the accident is investigated.

The lawyers at Hotz and Associates of Knoxville have over 50 years combined experience handling car accident cases. We have the strong experience you need working with local police departments, investigators and insurance companies. We have obtained several multi-million dollar awards for injury victims in the East Tennessee area.

If you or someone you love have been injured, you owe it to yourself to contact us today. The consultation is always free and we don’t get paid unless you get paid. What do you have to lose? Call a trusted car wreck, truck wreck, personal injury attorney in Knoxville, TN today. Hotz and Associates. We know your rights, we fight for your rights.