Serving the Metro Area and the State of Missouri
No one should be surprised to learn that distracted driving causes many accidents. We have all encountered drivers who are not paying attention. When a driver's lack of concentration rises to the level of negligence, he or she may be held liable for accidents and injuries that result.
At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., our attorneys help clients recover compensation after being injured by distracted drivers. Over the years, we have helped many clients receive awards and settlements that allowed them to rebuild their lives after motor vehicle accidents, including those caused by distracted drivers.
Call 816.421.6868 to schedule an initial consultation. We have obtained substantial settlements and jury verdicts for clients across the K.C. metro area, including those involving distracted drivers in Missouri and Kansas.
Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents
Drivers face many distractions, and it is their responsibility to operate their vehicles safely despite interference from:
- Watching a GPS
- Tuning the radio or an iPod
- Eating or drinking
- Looking at children and other passengers in the rear seat
Car drivers are not the only source of distracted driving; studies show that over-the-road truckers who text or talk on cellphones are more likely to have accidents. And because they are distracted, they are less likely to take evasive measures or apply the brakes quickly.
Such distractions can easily cause rear-end accidents because drivers are momentarily unaware that traffic ahead of them has stopped. Accidents in construction zones as a result of distracted driving are also common. Drivers in construction areas need to remain alert to frequent changes in the roadway, something that is more difficult when they are distracted by fighting children or a ringing cellphone.
We invite you to contact us if you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver. Our personal injury lawyers will learn about your case, discuss your options and guide you through the legal process. Call us in Kansas City at 816.421.6868.