Distracted Driving Accidents
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At Sanders.Law, we are passionate about holding negligent drivers responsible for their actions in court. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving was responsible for 3,477 fatalities and more than 390,000 injuries in 2015 alone. If you or a loved one have been injured by a distracted driver, our Kansas City car accident lawyers will help you file a claim to seek justice from those responsible.
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Types of Distracted Driving
There are a variety of distractions that can take a driver’s focus away from the road. These fall into 3 broad categories: visual, manual, and cognitive distractions. Visual distractions include anything that takes your eyes off the road, and manual distractions include things that take your hands off the wheel. Using a cell phone, eating a sandwich, putting on makeup, fiddling with A/C or radio controls, and reaching for a purse or wallet count as visual and manual distractions. On the other hand, cognitive distractions take your mind off of driving.
Types of cognitive distractions include:
- Having an argument with a passenger
- Thinking about work or family issues
- Using voice-to-text technology to send a text message
Even if your hands are on the wheel and your eyes are on the road, you may still be distracted by mental thoughts. This puts you at risk for a crash. While driving, it is important to maintain complete focus on the road, and to keep both hands on the wheel so you can help prevent an accident.
Understanding the Dangers of Distracted Driving
Distracted drivers are unable to recognize hazardous situations in time to avoid a wreck. For example, if you are looking at your phone or searching your purse for something, you may not notice that a light has turned red, or that someone has pulled into your lane. Drivers owe a duty of care to others on the road. This means they have the responsibility to choose not to drive while distracted. If you were injured by a distracted driver, our legal team will conduct an investigation and represent you throughout the process.
Our Kansas City Car Accident Attorneys Are Here to Help
With years of experience in the personal injury field, Sanders.Law provides aggressive representation on behalf of clients. We use tailored legal strategies in each case. From start to finish, our Kansas City car accident lawyers will analyze your situation and discuss your options for pursuing a favorable outcome.
Call our office today at (816) 844-6938 to speak with one of our compassionate attorneys.