Our Experienced Attorneys Aggressively Pursue Distracted Drivers in St. Louis and Throughout MO
Cell phone users have a reaction time akin to drunk drivers. That's because they're not paying attention like they should; their eyes aren't always on the road. They're distracted. Distracted drivers can cause accidents that result in significant property damage, serious injuries, and even death. While a variety of different tasks can cause a driver to be distracted while behind the wheel, texting while driving is swiftly becoming a leading contributer to distracted driving accidents.
Facts About Texting While Driving
- Cell phone use while driving is ubiquitous. Approximately 660,000 drivers are using phones or other electronic devices while behind that wheel at any given moment in the United States.
- Distracted driving is deadly. 9 people per day are killed in distracted driving accidents. An additional 1100 are injured.
- Distractions increase the likelyhood of an accident by nearly 25%.
These are just a few of the sobering statistics about distracted driving, and texting while driving in particular. There are many others. Younger drivers are statistically more likely to text while driving, in additional to already being at a higher risk for accidents. The average person takes their eyes off the road for 5 seconds when reading or responding to a text. At 55 mph, you cover the distance of a football field in that time.
An Experienced Attorney Can Help Your Family Seek Justice After an Accident
Only increased awareness and education will be able to shift the public’s attitude toward texting and driving. Until that happens, however, accidents will continue to happen and innocent lives will continue to be affected. If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, we want to help you receive the justice to which you’re entitled. Our apporach to prosecuting texting and driving cases is simple: We acquire the cell phone records and prove that the defendant was on his phone at the time of the wreck. We have resolved scores of these cases in our client's favor. Call 314-584-4109 today for a free no-obligation case analysis to learn more.