KANSAS DISTRACTED DRIVING
Kansas is one of 47 states to completely ban texting and driving for all drivers. Distracted drivers are causing more accidents than ever before and RS Law will hold distracted drivers accountable for the injuries and losses you may have received in an accident with a distracted driver. Some people feel that distracted drivers are more dangerous and deadly than drunk drivers simply because of the huge amount of people who insist on driving while distracted. According to the United States Department of Transporation, it has been determined that “during daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.”
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Furthermore, the National Safety Council stated that “we must keep our minds of driving and off our cell phones” and they go on to explain that “multitasking is a myth. Human brains do not perform two tasks at the same time. Instead, the brain handles tasks sequentially, switching between one task and another. Brains can juggle tasks very rapidly, which leads us to erroneously believe we are doing two tasks at the same time. In reality, the brain is switching attention between tasks – performing only one task at a time.”
A distracted driver is someone who has taken their full attention off of the responsibility of driving and is guilty of one or more of the following:
- Driving while texting
- Driving while talking on the phone
- Adjusting the air condition or radio
- Reading maps, newspapers or magazines
- Applying makeup, shaving or brushing hair
- Reaching into the back seat to deal with children
- Eating and/or drinking
- Using a navigation system GPS
RS Law personal injury attorney will conduct an investigation to uncover the facts surrounding an accident and will look for evidence of a distracted driver. We can subpoena cell phone records to prove if a device was being used at the time of the accident and we will use this information to prove liability and ultimately hold the distracted driver accountable.
Distracted driving accidents often cause victims to suffer very serious injuries such as concussion, fractures, neck and back injuries and even death. These accidents leave victims with large medical bills and lost wages while they recover from the accident. RS Law will work with you to make sure that you are fairly compensated.