Texting & Driving Accidents

Car Accident Lawyers Serving Kansas City & the Surrounding Areas

Texting and other smartphone use while driving is a potentially deadly distraction. In fact, distraction-related deaths on America’s roadways account for approximately one-tenth of all traffic accident fatalities each year. In 2016 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 3,450 lives were lost as a result of distracted driving. 391,000 were injured in distracted-related accidents in 2015. We believe that these numbers are even higher.

If you were involved in an accident with a driver who was texting, you have the right to hold them accountable. You should receive a fair payout from their insurance provider for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and all other losses or damages you have experienced. Unfortunately, you may find yourself blamed for the accident. You may be offered an unfairly low settlement by the insurance company.

Let a Kansas City auto accident attorney at Cullan & Cullan fight for your right to fair compensation. Call (816) 253-8606 to get started!

Why Texting While Driving Is Dangerous

What makes texting while driving so dangerous? When a driver texts while attempting to operate a vehicle, all types of his or her attention are affected. This includes:

  • Visual Attention: A driver who is texting must look down at the phone, taking his or her eyes off the road.
  • Manual attention: Texting while driving requires at least one hand and sometimes drivers will take both hands off the wheel while trying to text.
  • Mental attention: When a driver is texting, his or her attention is not on the road. Thoughts are placed on the text instead.

As Kansas City car accident lawyers who are also medical doctors with training in accident reconstruction, we know the ins and outs of traffic collisions. We know just how dangerous texting while driving can be and understand the significant emotional and physical impact this will have on a victim and his or her family. We use this and our legal experience to help our clients recover the highest possible compensation for their injuries.

Call Cullan & Cullan today at (816) 253-8606 for a free, confidential consultation.

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