Mobile devices form an important part of the life of most Missouri residents. Unfortunately, not all drivers recognize the dangers of operating such devices while driving a vehicle. Despite campaigns to create awareness of the possible consequences, some drivers continue to make and receive calls while driving, along with texting and accessing social media. A car accident causing personal injury or worse could happen in a split second, when the driver’s attention is on a mobile device rather that the road.
However, even if you suspect another driver of being distracted, how do you prove it? You may benefit from retaining the services of an experienced car accident attorney who will have the resources to obtain the necessary evidence related to the other driver’s mobile device usage. Every automobile accident is unique, and the circumstances of your case will be thoroughly evaluated. If it’s determined that you have a viable personal injury claim, your lawyer will leave no stone unturned in building a strong case.
A distracted driving accident could lead to injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries and severe internal trauma, along with bone fractures. It is not uncommon for such accidents to leave victims with disabilities, or even cause the death of loved ones. The expenses for medical care immediately after the accident, along with the possible need for future medical care and rehabilitation could cause financial ruin. Similarly, the high costs of a funeral or burial could be difficult to cope with while mourning the untimely death of a family member.
If you have suffered personal injury — or lost a loved one — in a car accident that resulted from a distracted driver’s negligence, you are entitled to pursue recovery of damages. Many Missouri accident victims who found the legal process intimidating have benefited from the expertise of a distracted driving accident attorney. By visiting our personal injury website, you may find answers to additional questions about seeking restitution for medical and/or end-of-life expenses, along with any additional financial damages that applicable laws permit.