Did you know that Missouri is one of the only states that does not have a ban on texting for all drivers? Right now, if you are over 21-years-old, you can text and drive and not get a ticket. However, that may change this year. The Missouri Department of Transportation partnered with AT&T and learned that 9 out of every 10 drivers uses some kind of electronic device while driving.
Let that number sink in for a moment. That is 9 out of 10 people who are distracted at some point and could cause major harm on the roadways. Now, there are proposals in Missouri’s legislature that could ban texting and driving.
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we applaud any efforts made to make out streets safer. We recognize that texting and driving is a concern. We also know that there are other driver errors that also cause major injuries. When you need a Kansas City car accident attorney, you can count on us to secure the compensation you deserve.
The State Statistics
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center does a good job in keeping track of vehicle crashes across the state. For the latest reporting year, we know that there were:
- Head trauma/brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
Not only do these injuries require extensive emergency care, but a victim may also need long-term rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. This only increases the overall costs.
If another person has caused your accident, their insurance should cover all of your expenses, right?
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Insurance companies often put up a fight when it comes to offering a settlement that will cover all of a person’s expenses.
What happens when a car crash victim is unable to work and earn an income for themselves and their family? Will insurance cover these expenses as well?
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you may need to seek legal assistance. Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult and confusing. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Loss of income and benefits
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages