Distracted Driving Accident Missouri 2017-09-07T01:44:10+00:00


Virtually everyone has a cell phone with them while driving.  Not only is the cell phone in the vehicle, but it is usually within an arm’s length while we are driving the vehicle.  The question is, how many times are drivers distracted by using their cell phone?  There are many crash statistics available that state distracted driving is the case of more and more accidents in Missouri.

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There are three types of distracted driving:  manual, cognitive and visual.  The most dangerous distraction is texting because it consists of all three types of distractions:

  • manual – your hands are not on the steering wheel
  • visual- you have taken your eyes off the road
  • cognitive- your mind is not concentrating on driving

If something takes your attention from driving it is considered a distraction.  This would include texting, talking on the phone, using a navigation system and eating while driving is just a few examples of distracted driving.

Anything that takes your attention away from driving can be a distraction. Sending a text message, talking on a cell phone, using a navigation system, and eating while driving is a few examples of distracted driving. Any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others.

On personal injury cases that involve distracted driving, we ask for the  jury to award larger sum for damages to send a message that distracted driving will not be acceptable in Missouri to send a message that if you are driving while distracted and are responsible for an accident that you need to be ready to write a big check.

RS Law has the experience necessary to uncover distracted driving in the investigative phase of an injury accident and we use the legal system to hold the responsible party accountable.  Call RS Law today for a free consultation.