Distracted Driver Causes Fatal Crash
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Distracted Driver Causes Fatal Crash

by | Nov 1, 2018 | Vehicle Accidents

Last month a Northland woman was fatally struck and killed in a vehicle accident. The 85-year-old woman was driving her Ford Escape when the vehicle was struck by a Dodge Charger. Alena A. Albright, the woman killed, was taken to the hospital but her injuries were too severe.

Police say that the driver of the charger “took his eyes off the roadway to pick up his drink.”

At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we know that vehicle accident can be devastating for so many people. We also know that they often happen due to the careless or reckless behavior of other drivers.

When you need an auto accident lawyer in Kansas City, our qualified and experienced team is ready to step in to get the compensation you deserve.

Statistics For Missouri

For the latest reporting year in the state, there were:

  • 158,015 total vehicle crashes
  • 947 people killed in crashes
  • 57,811 people injured in crashes

Vehicle accidents can lead to a wide range of outcomes. While we hope that there are no injuries in an accident, we know that is often not the case.

Even minor injuries can lead to medical bills that are more than we can afford. For major injuries, the expenses can become outrageous. Consider the following serious injuries that can occur in a vehicle accident:

In the best-case scenario, these injuries will result in emergency medical procedures. Unfortunately, these injuries often require a person to undergo rehabilitation to make a full recovery. If a person is disabled, whether for the short or long-term, they may not be able to return to work.

Will insurance cover all of the medical expenses as well as lost income?

Why They Occur

In the story above, we see how simply taking our eyes off the road for a second can cause an accident. Distracted driving, whether reaching for a drink or sending a text message, is dangerous.

We also know that drunk drivers pose a major threat to everyone in and around the roadways, from other vehicle passengers to pedestrians.

There is no doubt that speeding is still a number one cause of vehicle accident injuries and fatalities. People do not think speeding is a big deal, but it is negligent driving behavior.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, we want to help. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need. We will work to secure:

  • Coverage of your medical expenses
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages

Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties involved so you can focus on healing. When you need a Kansas City car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 816-941-8949.