Car Accidents in Kansas City: Texting While Driving
Injured by a distracted driver? Call (888) 880-3157!
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.
Contact our Kansas City auto accident lawyers today for the legal guidance you deserve.
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 currently a number of
other bills that have been proposed but have yet not yet passed, which
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 interests 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.
We have assisted clients with all types of car accident claims, including:
We urge you to
contact us today for a free consultation so that we can advise you as to your best
course of action.