A shocking 20% of all car accidents are caused by distracted driving, according to the NHTSA. In our experience, the percentage is even higher. Smartphones, kids, snacking and more divert the driver’s attention from the road. A driver texting or looking for a phone number on their cell phone is often as dangerous as a drunk driver. If you are the victim of a distracted driving car accident, our St. Louis car accident attorneys can help you find the resolution.
There are countless driving distractions—food, passengers, music and more. Most of these distractions fall into three main categories:
Distracted driving is not always illegal, but the distracted driver will likely be deemed liable for the accident and resulting damage. If the action of distracted driving is so glaring, some juries may even award punitive damages to further punish those drivers whose reckless disregard for others causes serious injuries. Our veteran attorneys have more than 65 years of experience proving fault in distracted driving cases.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a preventable accident, call our firm – the most important step to getting you the outcome you deserve – to discuss your next steps. Since 1949, we’ve helped recover more than $400 million for our clients.