Distracted drivers cause more than 9 deaths and more than 1,060 injuries a day in vehicular accidents, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Cell phones are one of the major distractions for a driver. Talking on a cell phone and texting has been outlawed, but some drivers are continuing to engage in both activities. Other driving distractions include eating, applying makeup, and controlling the radio or MP3 device.
In Florida, a driver of a tractor-trailer was distracted by his nude passenger causing an accident with a school bus. The semi was traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour when it rear-ended the school bus. Ten passengers on the bus were injured and transported to a nearby hospital. The bus driver saw the truck coming quickly in her rearview mirror and sped up to minimize the impact.
Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have attorneys licensed in Missouri and Illinois who have handled several distracted driver cases. Our personal injury attorneys have over a century of combined experience and will work diligently to seek justice and recover the compensation deserved. We offer free consultations with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to determine how we can best assist you. Contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver.
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