Driving while texting has proven to be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, approximately nine vehicular fatalities are caused by distracted driving and 26% of all auto accidents involve cell phone use. When an individual takes his or her eyes from the roadway for more than three seconds he or she is at great risk for causing an auto accident. Many states have now created laws to prevent these accidents. Drivers are required to use hands-free devices that ensure they are not distracted by their cell phones. Many automakers have also implemented technology to ensure that calls can be received through the vehicle allowing for the hands-free communication. There are thousands of accident that results in injury, damages, and even death that could have been avoided with responsible driving.
Have you or someone you know been injured in an auto accident caused by the actions of another driver? If so, it is imperative that you contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and the maximum compensation is obtained. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, property damages, and pain and suffering. The law offices of Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC located in St. Louis, Missouri have recovered more than $400 million in compensation for their clients. Our attorneys provide personalized service providing our clients with the confidence that their rights and needs are the top priority. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.