St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys
Distracted driving ends lives. The attention of any motorist is usually focused wherever their eye leads them, and any driving trip involves many eye distractions beyond the road. Many serious and fatal car accidents result from drivers who are not paying strict attention to the driving task at hand.
Unfortunately, distracted driving accidents are on the rise. The introduction of the cell phone is the most important reason for this increase, as drivers become distracted by casual conversations and, even worse, text messaging. Statistics show that drivers using a handheld device while operating a vehicle are four times more likely to cause a serious crash.
The numbers are even more sobering for teenaged drivers. A recent online survey of 1,999 teenagers aged 16-19 revealed that 86% had driven distracted despite 84% of respondents admitting that they know the danger. Even worse, 77% of them said that they feel confident that they can safely text and drive at the same time.
The cost of distracted driving in property and human life is staggering. Last year, 6,000 people were killed in head-on collisions, broadside collisions, and other fatal car accidents in Missouri. Investigations into these accidents revealed that most of the negligent drivers were distracted at the time of the crash, usually involving cell phones and other devices. These types of losses are unacceptable given their preventable nature.
Whenever any driver makes the conscious decision to use cell phones and other devices while operating a vehicle, they are engaging in conduct which may be deemed punitive if the resulting accident leads to a loss of property or life. As experienced St. Louis car accident attorneys, we seek justice and reparations for this kind of distracted driving negligence. And the courts support our cause; juries have become more critical of distracted driving lawsuits. Anyone choosing to engage in such behaviors while driving will face stiff penalties for it in a civil court of law.
The attorneys of Zevan and Davidson represent car accident victims in St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois. Since 1991 we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. To discuss your case, contact a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer by calling (314) 588-7200 or by filling out our online contact form.
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