It is not against the law in Missouri to text on a cellphone while driving. Police will not pull texting drivers over, so long as they are driving acceptably. It is important to note that in the state of Kansas, texting and cellphone use while driving is illegal for those under the age of 21. In either case, when a driver’s texting causes an accident or becomes a distraction, and innocent people are harmed because the driver had to get in one more message, the consequences can be severe. Let one of our Kansas City texting accident lawyers help you to get the compensation you need.
Injured people have the right to demand compensation when they are injured because of simple negligence. They have the right to demand even more when the driver’s behavior crosses the line into willful indifference to the safety of others. And courts have ruled that willful indifference is exactly what texters are demonstrating. Plaintiffs, therefore, have the right to ask for punitive damages, to teach the texter a lesson, and to send a message to the community that willful indifference is not acceptable here.
If you have been injured because someone insisted that texting was more important than your life and limb, you have the right to seek compensation, including punitive damages.
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