Distracted Driving Accidents
Trust Our Kansas City Car Accident Attorneys to Help
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted
driving killed 3,477 people and injured another 391,000 in the United
States in 2015 alone. Distracted driving includes anything that takes
a driver’s attention away from the activity of operating the vehicle.
Some examples of activities that could distract drivers include the following:
- Using a cell phone
- Changing the radio station
- Talking with passengers
If you or your loved one are the victim of a distracted driver, don’t
hesitate to speak with one of our Kansas City car accident attorneys as
soon as possible. Our skilled lawyers at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott
are dedicated to providing legal advocacy to those who need it.
Contact us at (816) 867-8611 or
fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation with us today.
Types of Distracted Driving
Many things can distract a person when driving, but some might affect the
outcome of your case. There are three main types of distraction, including
Visual: taking your eyes off the road
Manual: taking your hands off the wheel
Cognitive: taking your mind off the task of driving
Some tasks involve all three types of distraction, such as
texting while driving. However, if something catches a driver’s attention on the road,
such as an altercation or another crash on the highway, he or she may
glance away from the task of driving, preventing him or her from seeing
the car ahead slow down. A driver’s liability may be reduced if
there was an emergency or outside distraction that prevented him or her
from paying attention to the road. Each case is different, and you should
discuss your situation a qualified attorney to determine the strength
of your position as a plaintiff.
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If you want to find out how strong your case is against a distracted driver,
talk to one of our personal injury attorneys today. Our firm has more
than 20 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. We will
be glad to help you navigate the legal process of filing a personal injury
claim so you can recover compensation for your injury and move on with
your life. Let us see how we can help you.
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