Texting Ban for Teen Drivers

Texting Ban for Teen Drivers

Texting Ban for Teen Drivers

Texting bans for teen drivers have been shown to reduce distracted driving and potentially save lives. Research indicates that implementing such bans can lead to a decrease in car accident fatalities among teenage drivers. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, states with texting laws in place experienced a 2.3 percent drop in overall car accident fatalities for drivers of all ages. Moreover, the bans were most effective when officers were permitted to enforce the law proactively, leading to a 3 percent reduction in traffic fatalities. This data suggests that texting bans can promote road safety and safeguard teen drivers from distracted driving.

Texting Ban Law

 Research has shown that texting bans can decrease car accident fatalities among drivers of all ages. Proactive enforcement of these laws is particularly effective in reducing traffic fatalities. With the success of texting bans for teen drivers and the recent Hands-Free Law in Tennessee, it’s clear that addressing distracted driving through legislation is crucial. Full implementation of texting bans nationwide could significantly promote road safety and prevent accidents caused by texting and driving.

The Hands-Free Law, also known as the Hands-Free Act, which aims to reduce distracted driving by prohibiting handheld electronic devices. This law makes it illegal for drivers to hold a phone or other electronic devices to make a call, use any app, or read or write a text while their vehicle is in motion. The law allows for using hands-free technology, such as Bluetooth or voice-command features, to make calls or send messages while driving. Implementing this law is part of ongoing efforts to improve road safety and reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted driving in Tennessee.

All states’ texting bans aim to reduce distracted driving by prohibiting drivers from texting while their vehicle is in motion. It makes it illegal for drivers to hold a phone or other electronic devices to make a call, use any app, or read or write a text while driving. The ban allows for using hands-free technology, such as Bluetooth or voice-command features, to make calls or send messages while driving. Proactive enforcement of these laws is particularly effective in reducing traffic fatalities.


The Problem Remains

Even though these bans show that progress is possible, Queener Law understands that no amount of distracted driving is acceptable. Until texting while driving is completely eradicated, accidents such as those seen in McMinn County, Tennessee, will continue to occur. NBC affiliate WRCBtv Chattanooga reports that a 17-year-old boy was allegedly texting as he drove on State Route 39. He drifted into the oncoming lane, occupied by a McMinn County deputy, and failed to notice because he was engrossed with his phone. The two vehicles crashed head-on with enough force to push the deputy’s vehicle back nearly 10 feet. The deputy suffered broken ribs and damage to one of his ankles. 

Dangerous accidents will likely continue to occur until drivers learn to focus on driving. Those who have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver should contact Henry Queener for assistance with seeking compensation for their injuries.

Queener Law Files Product Liability Lawsuit Against Amazon

Queener Law Files Product Liability Lawsuit Against Amazon

Queener Law Files Products Liability Lawsuit Against Amazon

Queener Law has filed a product liability lawsuit against Amazon due to a defective mobility scooter that caused a fire in a man’s home. The man sustained injuries and significant damage to his home. Queener Law intends to hold Amazon and its co-defendants accountable for the defective product. The lawsuit against Amazon was filed on April 25, 2024, in Tennessee Middle District Court. The case is 3:24-cv-00516, Waller v. Amazon.com Services, LLC.


Your Rights As A Consumer

As a consumer, you have several rights that protect you in the marketplace. These rights include the right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be heard. These rights protect you from defective products, misleading advertising, and unfair business practices. If your rights as a consumer have been violated by something you have purchased, you may be entitled to legal recourse.



  • What if I receive counterfeit goods from Amazon?
    Counterfeit goods violate Amazon’s policies and your rights as a consumer. You may be entitled to a refund or replacement and, in some instances, additional damages.
  • How long do I have to sue Amazon?
    The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit against Amazon can vary based on the nature of your claim and jurisdiction. It’s crucial to act quickly to protect your legal options.
  • Can I take legal action against Amazon without a lawyer?
    While it is possible to sue Amazon without legal representation, navigating the complexities of the law and Amazon’s legal team can be challenging without professional guidance.
  • What are the potential outcomes of suing Amazon? Depending on the nature and success of your lawsuit, outcomes can range from monetary compensation to product replacements or policy changes within Amazon


About Queener Law

Queener Law has supported accident victims and consumer rights for more than 30 years. With offices in Tennessee and Kentucky, Queener Law has proudly risen to prominence as one of the most successful personal injury and consumer advocacy law firms in the southeast. Queener Law also boasts a national presence in Denver, Colorado, specializing in practices ranging from product liability and personal injury to aviation accidents. Queener Law’s long history of success has resulted in millions recovered for clients and an unbeatable team of inventive, innovative, and experienced attorneys and paralegals. Visit Queener Law to learn more.


Don’t Fall for a Quick Check from the Insurance Company

Attorney Henry Queener

Attorney Henry Queener

To car insurance companies, it makes more business sense to pay out a minimal settlement amount rather than work with you to resolve your claim. Insurance adjusters may try to coax car wreck victims into settling their claims quickly with low-ball offers or quick checks. Having your claim open costs the insurance company time and money. Bottom line: Don’t fall for a quick check from your insurance company. It may cost you later.

Unfortunately, what most car wreck victims don’t understand is this:

When car wreck victims sign a quick check, they have entered a binding contract representing themselves. They have settled both their bodily injury and property damage claim for one lump sum.

Often, car wreck victims will start seeing unresolved issues, like unpaid medical bills. They may begin to receive collection notices for past medical bills for which they are responsible. Their health insurance company may refuse to pay due to injuries sustained in a car wreck. Their medical treatment may be more intensive than initially thought.

When car wreck victims represent themselves, they may find themselves in a trap they didn’t know existed with car insurance companies. Even a minor accident with minor injuries can result in a financial downfall when uninformed decisions are made. Hiring a personal injury lawyer like Henry Queener will ensure that car wreck victims get the best outcome. Let our highly experienced legal team work for you while you focus on recovering.

Contact Queener Law today for a free consultation.



Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Wreck

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Wreck


Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Wreck

How Much Does It Cost?


Hiring a personal injury attorney after a car wreck should be the first thing you do. With Queener Law, you’ve got a great team who’s going to work for your best interest against the insurance company. When we take your case, we handle everything. We gather evidence and hire experts to prove your case. When finish your medical treatment, we gather medical records and bills to submit to the insurance company.

Don’t try to figure out the rules of the crazy insurance game by yourself when you can have a team of professionals that know how these insurance companies work.

All you need to do is focus on your medical care so that you can get back to where you were before the car wreck happened. Hiring Queener Law after a car wreck allows you to not worry about dealing with lost future earning capacity or the reduced ability to earn a living for yourself and your family. Remember, the insurance adjuster only wants to close your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. This could be very detrimental to your physical, mental and financial health.

Leave it to Queener Law to play the car wreck game and take care of the insurance companies for you.

We work on a contingency basis, meaning that we handle all the upfront costs and only get paid when you receive a settlement. This depends on the amount of the settlement and case expenses. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and with any question.

What happens after a car wreck in snow and ice?

The icy road time of year is here.

Car wrecks in snow and ice happen in the mountains, on highways, and even on your way to work.

Drivers have important duties when driving in snow and ice. All drivers have a duty to drive at a safe speed for the conditions, even if that means going well below the posted speed limit. Drivers also have a duty to maintain control of their vehicle, even if they hit an icy patch. And equally importantly, drivers must follow at a safe enough distance to stop without hitting the car in front of them, regardless of the road conditions.

When people get in car wrecks in snow and ice, the at-fault party almost always blames the weather.

They say it’s the ice’s fault they crashed into you and caused you injury. That’s not how the law sees it. When a driver hits you during snow and icy conditions, they are still responsible for the injuries and damage they cause.

At Queener Law, we regularly represent people who have been injured in car wrecks in snow and ice.

The injuries from these types of wrecks can be severe and long-lasting. We will ensure that the insurance company for the responsible party takes accountability. The team at Queener Law will get you compensated for the harms and losses you suffered because another driver failed in their duties.

Queener Law Colorado Wins Trial Against Starbucks

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Queener Law wins trials.

After nearly four years of fighting, Queener Law won a jury verdict in Arapahoe County, Colorado, against Starbucks.

For years, Starbucks Coffee Company knew that its roof and downspout leaked onto the sidewalk. In the colder months, the water on the sidewalk froze solid, covering the entire corner of the pavement. Customers walked across that pavement to get to their cars after spending money on coffee and tea at Starbucks. Employees complained. Customers fell and were injured. Yet Starbucks did nothing to fix it.

Sometimes Starbucks threw ice melt on the sidewalk. Sometimes they shoveled it. Most of the time, they did nothing.

In 2019, our client stopped at Starbucks to get tea on his way to a business meeting. When he was walking back to his car, he came around the blind corner and stepped on the sheet of ice. His feet flew out from under him and he landed on his back and outstretched arm. He tore his shoulder and suffered multiple, severe injuries to his spine. Our client went to the emergency room and a series of specialists. He had shoulder surgery, spinal procedures, and years of rehabilitation.

What did Starbucks do? Nothing. They did not make an incident report. They did not offer to pay his medical bills.

Starbucks offered him a $50 gift card and their well wishes.

It took our client nearly $200,000 in medical debt to get his shoulder fixed and his spine back to the point that he could still work. His spinal injuries are permanent and he will never be the same. But all Starbucks offered him was that $50 gift card.

Queener Law’s history shows our team wins trials.

We took the case on his behalf and pushed Starbucks to take accountability.

During the litigation, Starbucks’ representatives testified that Starbucks maintains “a culture of safety,” but admitted that nothing was done on the day our client fell to treat the ice, warn customers, or make it safe. Nothing. Their team of attorneys created false scenarios about our client, claiming he was faking his injuries, exaggerating his losses, and maybe didn’t even fall in the first place. The Starbucks team tried any and every tactic they could to avoid taking responsibility.

At trial, our team showed video from the scene of the fall. We called our client’s doctors in to testify that not only are his injuries real, they are permanent. We had an economist testify about the financial hardships Starbucks’ negligence caused him. The proof was clear.

The Arapahoe County jury returned a verdict quickly and clearly.

They found that Starbucks was negligent and responsible for our client’s injuries. Their six-figure verdict put our client back on the road to recovery.

We are beyond grateful to our client for trusting us with his case and to the jury for bringing justice.

When Queener Law litigates cases, our team wins trials. We see justice done or we don’t quit pushing.