Car Accidents in Kansas City: Texting While Driving

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Texting and driving has become a serious issue for Americans. In a recent study released by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute it was found that truck drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in auto accidents if using their cell phones for texting. It was also found that the risk was considerably higher for those dialing or texting than it was for those simply speaking on their cell phones. Even if the texting driver looks at his or her phone for under 5 seconds, the distance of a football field is crossed if driving at 55 miles per hour - an extreme danger to other drivers and their passengers.

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Take Immediate Action to Defend Your Rights

Tragically, teenagers are particularly at risk when it comes to texting and driving accidents. Many young people cannot seem to stop texting, even when driving. The Missouri Legislature banned texting and driving for those under the age of 21 in 2009. There are a number of proposed bills that would make the texting and driving ban apply to all ages.

Missouri is one out of only six states that allow drivers over the age of 21 to text and drive. Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous activities that any vehicle operator or any age can engage in. Recent studies have shown that driving and texting causes a risk equal to driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Seeking the Compensation You Deserve After Your Accident

If your loved one has recently fallen victim to a driver who was texting at the time of the incident, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. Important evidence may need to be gathered immediately. If you are suffering injuries, loss of wages and physical and emotional pain, you need an experienced attorney at your side that can fight for the compensation you deserve.

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