According to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting and driving accidents are on the rise and will likely continue to be a serious concern far into the future. If you were struck by a negligent driver, it is highly possible that they were texting behind the wheel at the time of the collision. Being able to prove that they were willingly distracted by their smartphone while driving is the lynchpin of your car accident claim.
In order to strengthen your case and increase your chances of getting the fair compensation you require, contact Kempton & Russell. Our Sedalia personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and know-how required to take your claim to the next level. To learn more about what we do, you only need to call (660) 722-4115 and request a free initial consultation.
There are countless ways a driver can become distracted, from talking to their passengers to reading a billboard alongside the road. Out of all the distractions possible, it is widely agreed that texting and driving is the worst. This is due to the fact that it engages a driver in all three forms of distractions, as outlined by the CDC.
The three forms of driver distraction are:
Texting combines all three of these distractions into one terrible idea. Texting also never happens by accident. If you can show that the driver who hit you was using their cellphone, you could have the entirety of the liability lifted off you.
When our Sedalia car accident lawyers take on a texting and driving case, the first thing we ask is, “How can we show that the driver was texting?” Sometimes it is as simple as using an admission of guilt the driver said at the scene of the crash. Other cases might involve looking into their data records to get a glimpse at what their phone was processing when the accident occurred. It can be a bit tricky but any effort it is worth it if we know our clients are happier for it.
Injured by a negligent driver? Do not hesitate to contact our team today.
Our Sedalia personal injury lawyers are ready to help you seek justice and financial recovery, no matter how complex your case may be, and no matter who the legal opponent is. Our legal advocates know how to assert clients’ rights against national insurance companies, large manufacturers, and other deep-pocketed opponents, coming away with legal victories for our clients time and again.
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