Q If it’s legal to use a cell phone while driving in Missouri, am I still eligible for compensation for injuries I received in a St. Louis car accident where this was the culprit?
Just because it’s legal to talk or text on a cell phone while driving in Missouri doesn’t mean that it’s safe. An increasing number of Missouri car accident reports are citing cell phone use (texting in particular) as the cause for numerous crashes.
The driver doesn’t necessarily have to be doing something illegal to be responsible for causing an accident that left you injured. In fact, the driver could have made a simple, honest mistake that led to a St. Louis car accident. No matter how dangerous or innocent the cause, the simple fact is that the driver caused the crash and is therefore responsible for your injuries.
At the same time, you may be able to get an even higher settlement if you can show that the driver did not make an innocent mistake but was actually participating in some type of dangerous behavior just before the crash occurred.
It’s a well-known fact that texting or simply talking on a cell phone can be very distracting and therefore dangerous. However, in order to make a convincing argument that you are deserving of extra compensation because this type of behavior was involved, you should enlist the help of an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney.
The skilled team at Alvin Wolff, Jr., and Associates has successfully acquired compensation in hundreds of car accident cases involving cell phone use. To see how we can best help you obtain compensation, call us today at 877-241-1020. When you call to set up your appointment, don’t forget to order a free copy of our guide: How to Pick a Lawyer.