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Injured in a Car Accident Because of Cell Phone Usage and Texting While Driving?
Are you suffering the effects of a brain injury or spinal cord injury — or the loss of your close family member — because another driver was negligent and used a cell phone while at the wheel? Have you seen a salesman driving around with an open lap top in the front passenger seat? Have you heard that some car manufacturers are considering making wireless internet access available in their vehicles? Have you seen other drivers focused on their dashboard GPS navigation screen, attempting to input data while they are driving?
Technology is a wonderful thing that can make all of our lives easier but it can also be extremely dangerous if not used in a safe and responsible manner. It is amazing how many drivers out there think they can multi task and continue to drive while they text, talk, or input data to their navigation systems or phones.
Research studies have shown that using a cell phone while driving can cause as many accidents as driving under the influence of alcohol. In response to such information and public opinion, a number of states and communities have passed laws prohibiting or limiting cell phone use and/or texting while driving.
We have been involved in a case where an employee driving a commercial vehicle became angry after receiving a text from his wife. While he was attempting to text her back he hit and killed a fellow employee. In prosecuting the claim of the surviving family members it was essential to quickly gather phone and data records. We also worked with the prosecuting attorney’s office who charged this man with a reckless homicide. There are many complicated insurance and privilege issues that can come up during these types of cases. You need attorneys who are on the cutting edge of this new technology and have experience dealing with these issues.
The growing awareness about the perils of cell phone usage while driving may have become very personal for you and your family if you suffered injury or lost a loved one in a car accident. The attorneys at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard can help. An investigation may reveal that the driver of the other car or truck was distracted by a cell phone conversation, a text message exchange or some happening inside or outside the car. This information is key in our pursuit of compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering.
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Whether you were seriously injured or a family member was catastrophically injured or killed in a car crash, please contact a trial lawyer at the St. Louis, Missouri law firm of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard. A thorough investigation may uncover key information such as texting while driving by the driver of the other vehicle at the time of the accident. Se habla español.