Kansas City Lawyers Holding Texting Drivers Accountable in Accidents They Cause
Experienced Advocacy for Car Accident Victims and Families
Were you hit by a driver who was on a cellphone? Too many drivers take their focus off of the road and vehicles surrounding them to view a text, respond to a message or share a media file on their cellphones and other electronic devices — often to the detriment of innocent drivers who were abiding by traffic laws.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver, our personal injury lawyers at Holman Schiavone, LLC, can provide the knowledgeable, experienced and effective legal counsel you need. We have extensive experience in pursuing full accountability and compensation in car accident claims in Kansas and Missouri. Contact our law firm online or call 816-399-5149 or toll free 816-399-5149 for a * free consultation with our Kansas City texting while driving accidents attorneys.
Distracted Driving Can Cause Serious Accidents
Many states have enacted laws banning handheld cellphone use or texting while driving to cut down on the frequency and severity of accidents caused by distracted driving. In fact, Missouri bans all drivers under the age of 21 from texting while driving, and Kansas bans drivers of all ages from texting while driving. Unfortunately, many people are either unaware of the law or refuse to abide by it and, in a single moment when their eyes are pulled from the road, severe accidents can occur.
Texting while driving — downloading images, viewing media files, and viewing, composing or sending a text message, etc. — can lead to the following types of scenarios:
- A driver fails to notice a change in traffic flow, resulting in a rear-end collision.
- A driver fails to recognize a green light has turned red, causing a t-bone accident.
- A driver makes a careless lane change, side-swiping another vehicle.
- A driver runs over a passenger in a crosswalk.
Accidents involving distracted driving can cause victims to suffer serious injuries, such as fractures, neck and back injuries, head injuries and other serious injuries. These car accident injuries can leave victims with considerable medical expenses and lost wages during the recovery process. Our car accident attorneys help clients ensure they receive proper medical treatment and recover the full compensation they need and deserve following serious auto accidents.