Hit By A Distracted Driver?
Get The Legal Help You Need Today
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9 percent of all fatal car accidents in 2016 were caused by distracted driving (source). In all actuality, this number may be even higher, as it is difficult to know for sure whether a driver is distracted at the time of the accident (and many drivers may lie about this, if asked).
The trial lawyers at Norton & Spencer, P.C., have more than 60 years of experience handling personal injury claims for Missouri vehicle accident victims. We understand what is at stake when you are hit by a distracted driver, whether they were texting and driving or were otherwise distracted by their surroundings. Our primary goal is to secure you the full compensation you need to make a recovery.
Missouri Laws For Texting And Driving
As states struggle to find the most effective solutions to texting and driving accidents, Missouri has taken an approach that targets the most serious offenders in these accidents; banning texting and driving for commercial drivers and drivers age 21 and younger. While the state is taking measures to stop these accidents from occurring, younger drivers are still the worst offenders in texting and driving accidents, and may still put you at risk on Kansas City’s roadways.
Causes Of Distracted Driving Accidents In Missouri
Some common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving (texting while driving, talking on a cellphone while driving)
- Inattentive driving
- Drunk driving
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Negligence by a truck driver
- Defective auto parts or maintenance
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car wreck, we can help you seek maximum compensation to cover all of your accident-related expenses. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
Either way, we are committed to helping you pursue maximum compensation to move forward with your life in a secure financial situation. We represent clients who have been injured in car accidents that happened on I-35, I-49, I-70, I-435, I-470, I-635 and other highways in Missouri.
If you have been injured in a car accident in the Kansas City area, please schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. Contact us by calling 816-454-5800 or reaching out online.