With all the advantages of technology and cell phones, there are some definite drawbacks as well. Unfortunately, phones have become a major distraction for drivers. Thousands of accidents are caused in Missouri each year by texting and driving, and they are completely preventable. The injuries and deaths caused by this kind of distracted driving are devastating to the person in the accident, and everyone that loves them. At Deputy and Mizell, we want you to know that if you’ve been injured due to a driver texting or using their phone behind the wheel, you may be entitled to just compensation.
Having a personal injury attorney in Missouri that is knowledgeable on Missouri’s texting and phone guidelines is essential to winning your case. Our experienced attorneys at Lake of the Ozarks are well-practiced in handling auto accident cases, including those caused by texting and driving. We know how to build a strong case to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. To learn more about what we can do to help you with a texting and driving personal injury claim, just keep reading.
Don’t Fight It Alone
We know that being in an accident is stressful and overwhelming. Your job is to focus on your healing and recovery, not dealing with a complicated legal case. That is what Deputy and Mizell is there for. Once a client has hired us, we will look into the accident report, speak to witnesses from the scene of the accident, and conduct our own investigation to gain an accurate account of what happened. Based on the facts of your case, we will determine what the other driver and their insurance company owe you and present that to them during the negotiation process.
We May Seek Compensation For:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Injuries and physical pain
- Emotional suffering
We Will Deal With the Insurance Company
It is the insurance company’s job to minimize the amount of money they have to pay you, so they may attempt to use tactics against you to admit fault for the accident. That is why it is very important to obtain an auto accident lawyer in mid-Missouri experienced in dealing with various insurance companies and have them speak on your behalf. Deputy & Mizell will not accept a low settlement. If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, we are fully prepared to take your case to court. If your case should go to trial, you can depend on our seasoned trial attorneys to present a strong case to the jury that shows exactly what you have endured, who is at fault, and what damages you are entitled to.
Missouri’s Cell Phone Use Laws
In Missouri, all commercial drivers and anyone 21 years old or younger, are prohibited from sending or receiving messages on their phone or other hand-held device while driving. There are some exceptions such as if the driver is operating an authorized emergency vehicle or the driver used a hand-held device to report illegal activity, summon emergency assistance, or prevent injury to a person or property. Also, the law does allow hands-free devices to be used while driving. Having an attorney that is knowledgeable about the specific laws regarding cell phone use is essential to building a solid personal injury case for you. Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in a texting and driving accident due to someone else’s negligence, we encourage you to speak to one of our auto accident lawyers. Deputy & Mizell represent clients all over the Lake of the Ozarks area. For expert legal assistance in your texting and driving accident case in mid-Missouri, schedule a free consultation with our accident lawyers. You can reach us by phone at 417-344-8055, toll free at 1-877-532-2191 or by using the contact form on our website. To stay in the loop with future news and information from Deputy and Mizell, please follow us on social media using the links below.
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