texting drivingIn recent years, distracted driving has become a serious problem on public roads and highways throughout the nation. Each year, thousands of people are injured and killed as a result of distracted driving, which includes eating and drinking, reading, and personal grooming, among other distracted behaviors. Although all forms of driver distraction are inherently negligent and dangerous, few are as concerning as texting while driving.

Singled out as one of the most hazardous forms of distracting driving, texting behind the wheel has been at the root of numerous car accidents throughout the country. This is because text messaging commands the simultaneous manual, visual, and cognitive attention of a driver – creating a crash risk 23 times worse than not texting, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you or a loved one has been a victim of a texting while driving car accident, call the Kansas City car accident lawyers at Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC today.

Missouri Texting While Driving Laws

Because texting while driving has caused so many preventable injuries and wrongful deaths, 41 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws banning text messaging for all drivers. Unfortunately, Missouri is not one of these states. The only texting law in Missouri is one that prohibits drivers under the age of 21 from texting . Although Missouri may not yet have a law that makes texting while driving completely illegal, victims injured in auto accidents caused by a distracted driver still have a right to justice and fair compensation, which is why you still need to hire the Kansas City car accident lawyers at Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC.

All motorists are required to take reasonable measures to keep others on the road safe from preventable harm. Texting is not a reasonable measure for safety. In fact, text messaging while driving is negligent and careless, and any reasonable person should know that it is also incredibly dangerous. Given these facts, injured victims can hold responsible drivers liable for their damages by filing a personal injury claim with our Kansas City car accident lawyers.

Trust the Kansas City car accident lawyers at Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC to handle your case

At Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC, our Kansas City car accident lawyers have helped numerous auto accident victims and their families through the personal injury claim process. Having recovered more than $50 million in compensation for our clients, we are confident that we possess the experience and resources to hold negligent drivers – including distracted drivers – accountable for their failures to keep others safe from preventable harm.

If you would like to discuss your case to learn more about your right to compensation, do not hesitate to contact our Kansas City car accident lawyers by completing a free consultation form or by calling (816) 799-0330.

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Cars and their components must be designed and manufactured to be reasonably safe. Despite the progress made in auto safety over the years, defects still occur frequently and the manufacturers must be held responsible for the severe consequences of those defects. At Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC, we have extensive experience in handling various auto defect cases, including seat belt defects, airbag defects, tire defects, vehicle fires and more.


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If you or a loved one has been severely injured or killed as a result of the negligence of another party or a defective product, you have the right to be justly and fairly compensated for your damages, including pain, suffering and/or emotional distress. The financial burdens of a traumatic personal injury or wrongful death can be heavy, with costly medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity or funeral costs that may put you on the brink of bankruptcy. Trust the experienced personal injury attorneys at Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC to fight for the justice you deserve.


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Prescription drug and device manufacturers are supposed to spend the appropriate amount of time and money determining the safety and effects of what they produce for the market. However, the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry has extensive resources and a strong incentive to protect its bottom line, and is sometimes willing to put the public at risk. The Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC team has the experience and resources necessary to investigate and prove a client\'s claims.


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The Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC team has extensive experience in pursuing large corporations whose negligence has led to preventable, severe injuries and even deaths. These commercial and corporate cases have been litigated in state and federal courts across the United States and the firm has represented people who have been severely injured themselves or have lost a loved one due to the wrongful actions of others. Kuhlman & Lucas has taken on many multi-national corporations aggressively and without fear of failure, and is prepared to handle any case.


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