Distracted Driving Accidents

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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
  • Eating
  • 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 the following:

  • 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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