Know Your Rights If You Are Injured By A Distracted Driver
Were you injured or was a family member killed when a driver was engaged in distracting activities such as taking cellphone photos or entering an address into a GPS device?
Distracted driving is a major cause of accidents in today’s traffic. Texting and cellphone usage top the list of activities that prevent many drivers from giving their full attention to the important task of driving safely. Safe driving is important for the safety of not only the driver but of the passengers, drivers and passengers in other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. If you or a loved one was the victim of an accident due to distracted driving, our Kansas City car accident lawyer can work to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Is Considered Distracted Driving?
A driver can be considered negligent when he or she becomes distracted by a:
- Cigarette lighter
- Tablet computer device
- Conversation with a passenger
- Fixated gaze at something outside the car
Ultimately, evidence of distracted driving or distracted bicycling may affect the outcome of an injury claim or lawsuit. Mayer & Associates, P.C., an established personal injury law firm in Kansas City, Missouri, primarily represents clients injured through the negligence of others. Determining liability, evaluating injuries and losses, and sorting out insurance issues is the type of challenge our personal injury lawyer regularly takes on. We understand how the system works and what it takes to produce the best outcomes for our clients.
In some cases, the distracted member of the equation leading to a traffic accident is a pedestrian, runner or bicyclist with headphones on and music playing or a cellphone conversation underway. When the pedestrian, runner or bicyclist causes a crash while distracted, this fact may impact injury claims by anyone injured in the crash.
At the time of a crash, the injured person and anyone watching out for him or her will most likely not know that another driver was negligent in this way. That information may come out during a detailed investigation, including a review of cellphone records or testimony from eyewitnesses, or from the police who arrived on the scene right after the accident.
Our Kansas City motor vehicle accident law firm initiates investigations into the causes of our clients’ car crashes. As a result, we are well-prepared to pursue compensation for injured people effectively when distracted driving or drunk driving is a factor.
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One of the things our attorney will look for while evaluating your case is whether someone who was driving distracted caused your injuries. If so, we will use that information to strengthen your case.
To schedule a consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer in Kansas City or Missouri, call 816-692-2877 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We don’t get paid unless we help you obtain a recovery.