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Distracted Driving

Missouri Attorney Protects Your Rights After a Distracted Driver Accident in St. Louis

Helping those injured in accidents caused by cell phone use

It’s easy to forget how dangerous driving really is. Because most of us aren’t involved in car accidents regularly, we don’t spend much time thinking about what we are doing. There isn’t much protecting riders from serious injury in the event of an accident. For this reason, it is essential that drivers always pay full attention to the road and keep distractions to a minimum. The Guirl Law Firm represents those who have been hurt by distracted drivers in Missouri. If you have been injured by a driver on a cell phone or any other electronic device, our St. Louis law firm can help.

The dangers of cell phone use while driving

Cell phones have invaded every part of modern life. We expect that people will answer whenever we call, and often we feel obligated to answer our phones no matter what. Unfortunately, this has led to a rise in the use of cellular phones by Missouri drivers.

Operating a vehicle while using a cell phone is never safe. The simple act of having a conversation reduces your ability to focus on the road. Holding a phone or looking at it is even worse. In the time it takes to read a text message, a car driving at highway speeds will have traveled the distance of a football field. Missouri law does not ban the use of cell phones while driving. Texting while driving is also allowed for drivers 21 years old and above. Although the use of cell phones is allowed, our firm helps bring dangerous drivers to justice. If a driver causes an auto accident while on the phone, we will seek to hold them responsible for your medical costs as well as your pain and suffering. We also provide you with information about what to do after a car accident.

Other types of distracted driving

In 2013, over 3,000 Americans were killed in crashes involving distracted driving. This category includes more than just cell phone use. Drivers are distracted by their GPS, their passengers, their car radio, or even food or drink. Any time a driver takes their attention away from the road, they put everyone else on the road in danger. Our firm seeks to hold these negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

Helping St. Louis accident victims get justice

We have helped victims of accidents caused by distracted drivers get the compensation they need to make them whole. When you are injured by a driver who was paying attention to their phone instead of the road, our firm works hard to get you the maximum possible compensation, including:

  • The costs of past and future medical expenses
  • Money to cover your lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Funeral costs and other wrongful death damages

If you have been involved in a distracted driving accident, we pursue compensation from all possible sources, such as drivers, insurers and trucking companies.

Hire an experienced St. Louis distracted driving accident lawyer to help you get justice

If your St. Louis car, truck or motorcycle accident involved a distracted driver, you may be able to recover damages. At the Guirl Law Firm, we strive to get our clients the largest possible recovery allowed under the law. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our 24-hour toll-free hotline at 314-391-2585 or contact us online.


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