Distracted Driving Accidents
When a driver drives distracted, they are deliberately engaged in another activity when they should be paying attention to the road. Drivers have the obligation to pay attention to the roadway and to drive with the highest degree of care in Missouri. A driver must use that degree of care that a very careful person used under the same or similar circumstances and our jury instruction says exactly that in Missouri.
If a driver is distracted by kids in the backseat, a distracting pet, or is distracted by a cell or mobile phone, iPhone, or other electronic devices they are liable for damages, injuries, and property damage. Other common distractions are when a driver is on an entertainment Electronic device or navigation system, has food to eat or something to drink, interacts with other people in the vehicle, is doing their hair or applying makeup, or is doing anything that takes their attention away from driving, the driver is not using the highest degree of care while driving and is therefore negligent. Driving distracted is negligent in Missouri.
When a driver is distracted, the likelihood that they’ll cause an accident is high. Distracted drivers can fail to stop in time and rear-end you, swerve lanes, go off the roadway, drive in the wrong lane, run red lights, miss stop signs, fail to yield, or drift into oncoming traffic on the highway. If you’ve sustained injuries in an accident and you suspect the cause of your accident was a distracted driver, get in touch with the experienced legal team at Cantor Injury Law.
We at Cantor Injury Law have extensive experience with personal injury claims, especially car accident claims. If you’ve been injured by a distracted driver, you can count on our modern, aggressive, winning team to protect your rights and get you the compensation you need to recover. Cantor doesn’t charge a fee unless you win so you don’t need money out of pocket to hire a great lawyer.
We will manage paperwork, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance on your behalf. If we cannot settle the case for you at full value, Cantor will litigate for you and file your lawsuit. You can leave the legal details to us so you can focus on recuperating. You can rest assured that your claim will be in good hands, and we’ll keep you informed of our progress every step of the way.
When you need a distracted driving accident lawyer, come to Cantor Injury Law. Contact our office in St. Louis, MO, to make an appointment. We’ll go over the details of your case and determine a way forward.