Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers in Springfield
Call (417) 855-2022 If You've Been Injured by a Distracted Driver in Missouri!
In America, distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of car accidents. Distracting behaviors like texting, emailing, making phone calls, eating and drinking, and staring at GPS maps cause countless preventable accidents each day on our roads that injure and kill innocent people.
Driving with distractions is a form of negligence, and as such, victims have a legal right to pursue compensation for their losses. If a distracted driver caused your accident and injured you in any way, put Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. on your side.
Our firm can help you recover maximum compensation for damages including:
- Medical costs
- Physician visits
- Lost wages
- Emotional reparations
- Pain and suffering
Call us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation- (417) 855-2022. There are no fees unless we win your case!
How long do I have to file a personal injury case in Missouri?Every state has a time limit for how long you have to file a personal injury claim called the statute of limitations. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is five years from the date the injury occurred or could have been reasonably discovered. If you fail to file your personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires then the defendant will most certainly file a motion to dismiss the case.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers are legal experts dedicated to helping those who have been injured in an accident navigate the complex issues on their road to recovery. They specialize in tort law, protecting the rights of victims and ensuring they receive compensation for their suffering.
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What Is Distracted Driving?
Any action that prohibits a motorist from driving safely is a distraction. There are three classifications of distractions: visual distractions, physical distractions, and cognitive distractions.
Visual distractions take the driver’s eyes off the road. Physical distractions busy the driver’s hands when they should be steering the vehicle. Finally, cognitive distractions cause the driver’s mind to wander from the task or driving.
Is Texting & Driving Illegal in Missouri?
The reason why texting while driving is one of the most dangerous behind-the-wheel distractions is because a person who is texting and driving is engaging with all three forms of distraction. However, Missouri is one of only two states in the nation where cellphone use while driving is legal for adults over the age of 21.
Fortunately for injured drivers, an action does not have to be illegal for it to be considered negligent. To file a claim against the driver who injured you, our team only needs to prove that they acted negligently by not paying attention to the road or traffic changes.
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A History of ExcellenceOur firm was established in 1976 and has a history of obtaining exceptional results. Since opening our firm we have obtained over $7 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.