Texting & Driving Accidents

Injured by a texting driver? Call (314) 684-8285!

While smartphones and cellphones can provide many benefits, they also bring many downfalls and dangers. In 2011, more than 1.3 million crashes were the result of cell phone use. That is a shocking number, especially as more and more people find themselves suffering injuries due to distracted drivers.

If you have been hurt due to a driver who was texting behind the wheel, you may be entitled to compensation! At DeFeo & Kolker, LLC, our Missouri car accident attorneys have successfully obtained more than $100 million dollars for our clients in verdicts and settlements. With our three decades of experience, we are prepared to help with your car accident case!

Dangers of Texting While Driving

Though many studies and reports have been released regarding the dangers of texting while driving, many people continue to do it. Why? Oftentimes, people believe that texting is such a short distraction that it doesn't really take their eyes off the road for a significant amount of time. However, reports show that within just five seconds, the estimated minimum amount of time your attention is taken off the road to text, you can travel the length of a football field if you are going 55mph. Even if you were going slower, you would still cover a significant amount of distance without ever looking at the road in front of you. This is why so many accidents occur due to texting and driving.

If you have suffered any of the following due to a distracted driver, call on us:

  • Head injury
  • Neck or spine injury
  • Back injury
  • Loss of limb
  • Paralysis
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Head trauma

We understand how frustrating it can be to be hit and injured by a texting driver. You should not have to suffer due to another driver's negligent and reckless behavior! Our personal injury lawyers have helped clients throughout Missouri fight for the compensation they deserve. We can help you after a texting and driving accident, too!

Contact Our Firm Today to Discuss Your Case with Our Compassionate Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys