Posted: September 1, 2013
Although driving may seem to be a relatively simple task – particularly for drivers who have years of experience, it can be quite involved, and failing to pay attention to the road, even if it’s only for a matter of seconds, can result in serious motor vehicle accidents and injuries. While distracted driving has long been a problem for drivers, who may lose focus on the road to change a radio station, apply makeup or turn around to talk to someone in the backseat of the car, the ever-growing popularity of mobile devices (like cellphones, tablets and GPS systems) has made distracted driving an especially glaring problem.
In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 9 people die in distracted driving-related motor vehicle accidents and at least 1,060 people suffer injuries in these accidents every day in the U.S. The problem of distracted driving and its role in causing motor vehicle accidents has captured the attention of lawmakers and regulators, who are now passing new laws to try to curb certain behaviors (like cellphone use when driving) to try to reduce these accidents and make U.S. roadways safer.
St. Louis Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and are currently in need of a Missouri or Illinois personal injury lawyer, contact the St. Louis motor vehicle accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.