Distracted Driving Accidents in Missouri

St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

There are no two ways around it – distracted driving poses a major threat to everyone on the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are nine fatalities and over 1,000 injuries everyday on American highways due to people who allow themselves to become distracted behind the wheel. Additionally, 20% to 35% of those distracted driving accidents could stem directly from cell phone use.

The problem is so pervasive that if you were recently in a car accident in Missouri, odds are high that a negligent and distracted motorist was to blame. Before too much time passes, contact a St. Louis car accident attorney from our firm so we can discuss your case and legal options.

Collecting Evidence and Presenting Your Case with Confidence

After a traffic collision, it is highly unlikely that the responsible party will admit liability, even if the situation seems to be entirely their fault. Oftentimes, this could be due to the fact that they know that they had been distracted at the time of the collision. With the help of Ochs & Klein Attorneys, P.C., you could be able to determine what they were doing when the car accident occurred and how to use that to your advantage.

There are three forms of distractions that we will want to try to identify:

  1. Manual: Hands off the wheel or gear shift.
  2. Visual: Eyes off the road ahead or failing to check mirrors.
  3. Cognitive: Mind off the task of driving.

Cellphones have become such a large threat to motorists due to the fact that using one, especially to text or browse posts, engages the driver in all three forms of distractions. They are also smart devices, however, that will automatically record and timestamp certain activities. We may be able to analyze text message or call histories to determine if the negligent party was using their cellphone just before they collided with you.

You Deserve Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

Even if you are a seasoned driver, there is little that can be done to defend yourself against the dangers a distracted driver creates. Before anyone tries to put blame on you for “not driving defensively enough,” you need to take action and pursue proper legal recourse. Taking the initiative could make the difference between winning a fair settlement and having to pay for everything out of your own pocketbook. After all, even with a good insurance policy, you might not be entitled to the full amount of coverage.

With our help, we can fight for a settlement or verdict that allows you to successfully pay for:

  • Medical bills
  • Recovery fees
  • Repair costs
  • Missing wages

Our St. Louis car accident attorneys also understand that the event of a devastating car accident can emotionally shake you. When you are traumatized by a traffic collision, you should be compensated for that needless pain. This is why we can also find a way to fight for nominal damages that take your mental suffering into account.

Justice can start today. Call 800.491.1486 to speak to our AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® team.