Texting while Driving: Why It Should Wait and Why It’s So Dangerous

Texting behind the wheel takes dangerous driving to another dimension. Driving safely requires a driver’s utmost attention, and drivers who are texting pay approximately zero attention to the task at hand. If a texting driver causes you to be injured, an experienced Kansas City car accident attorney can help.

The Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving is exceptionally dangerous, claiming 3,142 lives in 2019 alone. They go on to share, however, that texting is the most alarming distraction there is. Distractions break down into three basic categories, including:

  • Those that engage your vision
  • Those that engage your thoughts
  • Those that engage your hands

As we can see, texting manages to marry all three in one monster distraction. According to NHSTA, when a motorist takes the average of five seconds that is required to read or compose a text, that driver essentially drives blind for about the length of a football field (when traveling at highway speeds). 

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Discuss Your Concerns with an Experienced Kansas City Car Accident Attorney

The knowledgeable Kansas City car accident attorneys at Krause & Kinsman Law Firm dedicate their practice to helping clients like you get the compensation they deserve. We’re here for you, too, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 816-307-2763 for more information today.

FAQ

What is my claim worth?

Your claim is specific to the details involved, which means there is no way to put an exact value on it ahead of time. Its value, however, will be based on the strength of your evidence and the extent of the damages you’ve suffered. 

What damages can I seek? 

You can seek all of the following damages in your car accident claim:

  • Property damage to your car
  • Your medical costs
  • Your lost earnings
  • Your pain and suffering

How much will my attorney charge? 

Your car accident attorney will work on contingency, which means that he or she will be paid a prearranged percentage of your settlement or court award (and won’t be paid at all if you don’t prevail with either).

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