Cape Girardeau Texting While Driving Accidents
Car Crash Attorneys Helping People Injured in Cape Girardeau, MO
In Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties, drivers owe other drivers as well as pedestrians, cyclists, and others an obligation to drive safely. When drivers fail to uphold this responsibility, there can be disastrous consequences. Many collisions occur due to texting while driving, which numerous studies have revealed can affect drivers in a way that is comparable to the effects of alcohol. If you or a loved one has been injured in a texting while driving accident that was caused by another driver in or near Cape Girardeau, you should contact one of the Cape Girardeau car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. As a large regional personal injury law firm, we are comprised of over 30 knowledgeable attorneys and upwards of 120 committed support staff members. In addition to our resources, our firm has upwards of 30 years of experience representing auto accident victims throughout the South.
Pursuing Damages for a Texting While Driving Accident
Texting while driving, which is a form of distracted driving, can lead to devastation wherever it takes place. Let us say, for example, that you are driving on Interstate 55 near Central High School, which is located at 1000 South Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703. In the lane next to you is a driver who is texting on her phone. Due to being distracted by her cell phone, she does not notice that she is veering out of her lane and into yours. Within seconds, she crashes into the side of your vehicle and causes you to suffer significant injuries.
After the collision, you are rushed to Saint Francis Medical Center – located at 211 Saint Francis Drive, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703 – to have your broken bones, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, and head trauma treated. Your injuries require surgery, but after the surgery and a period of recovery, you are feeling better. However, you have missed several weeks of work and accrued pricey medical bills. In order to avoid being the person stuck with paying for your injuries and losses caused by another driver’s negligence, you should retain an experienced auto accident attorney in the Cape Girardeau area to assert your rights and fight to recover damages on your behalf.
When it comes to obtaining compensation after such an accident, you will likely have to establish the negligence of the other driver by proving that your injuries were caused by the defendant breaching a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you, also referred to as the burden of proof under Missouri law. Your injuries also determine the damages to which you may be entitled. If you have suffered monetary losses, such as lost wages and medical bills, you may be awarded economic damages. For intangible losses, such as mental anguish, loss of consortium, and disfigurement, you may be awarded non-economic damages.
Consult an Experienced Auto Collision Lawyer in Cape Girardeau About Your Case
Most of us have heard the cautionary stories on the news about texting while driving accidents, but what many of us do not hear is how many of those victims must undergo months of grueling physical therapy and even several surgeries to return them to a state that is similar to that of how they were prior to their accident. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we fight for victims of car wrecks in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Hayti, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with an auto accident attorney. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.