Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers St. Louis
Experienced Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys protecting St. Louis and Missouri Residents
Distracted Driving Accidents are a preventable and needless type of accident. When someone is driving, their full attention should be directed towards driving safely and protecting themselves and other passengers in the vehicle. Unfortunately, with the popularity of cell phones, texting apps, and other distractions that technology can bring, it is easy for drivers to become distracted and take their eyes off the road. When you or someone you care for has been the victim of a distracted driving accident, you need legal expertise to ensure that you receive the legal compensation and recovery that you deserve. The Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law have years of experience successfully litigating cases for the victims of distracted driving, and can protect your interests in this trying time.
When a distracted driving accident happens, you need an accident attorney who has experience and success litigating such cases, and results absolutely matter in distracted driving accident cases. Knowing the most recent laws and Missouri statutes regarding distracted driving, texting and driving, and other forms of distracted driving can be the difference between you receiving a full recovery for your injuries and losses or losing your case because of an obscure technicality. Christopher R. Dixon is a trial lawyer who has had incredible success defending the rights of those who have been injured due to the negligent actions of distracted drivers. He is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. When Chris takes your distracted driving accident case, you can be sure that you or your loved ones are going to receive the best in legal care and guidance throughout your case.
What Actions can be labeled as Distracted Driving?
While Texting and Driving is the most common form of distracted driving, it is not the only form. DMV.org defines distracted driving as “driving while not fully paying attention to the road.” While this definition is simple, the actions that involve distracted driving are far more common than you think, you may even do some of them. Here is a list of distracted driving actions:
- Using or reaching for your phone.
- Taking your eyes off the road to change the music or radio station.
- Using an app on your phone.
- Checking your GPS or a map.
- Taking a photo or “selfie”.
- Checking an email or posting to social media sites such as Facebook® or Instagram®.
- Eating and drinking or preparing food.
- Putting on makeup, taking off clothing, re-arraging clothing.
There is never a good reason to take your eyes of the road, to use your phone while driving, or any of the other reasons on this list. While you are driving your eyes should be on the road and your hands should be on the wheel. The safety of you, your passengers, and the other drivers on the road depends upon your diligence while driving. If you’ve been the victim of distracted driving accident and the other driving was doing one of the actions on this list or another action you would label as distracted driving, you need a car accident lawyer who is experienced in litigating distracted driving cases. Contact the distracted driving lawyers of Dixon Injury Firm today to begin your road to recovery.
Statistics for Serious Injuries Involving Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving is incredibly dangerous. Over 80% of drivers agree that texting and driving and other forms of distracted are dangerous, but nearly half of drivers continue to do so anyway. In 2012, nationally, 421,00 people were injured in crashes involving distracted driving, which is more than the population of St. Louis. For St. Louis, the statistics for serious injuries involving distracted driving are as follows,
- For 2013, St. Louis Accounted for 223 Cases of Distracted Driving,
or 4.56% of the state-wide total.
- For 2014, St. Louis Accounted for 225 Cases of Distracted Driving,
or 4.87% of the state-wide total.
- For 2015, St. Louis Accounted for 172 Cases of Distracted Driving,
or 3.81% of the state-wide total.
Distracted Driving is preventable, and inexcusable. When you or someone you care for has been the victim of another driver’s negligent actions, you need an accident attorney who knows how to litigate a distracted driving claim. The Dixon Injury Firm can and will protect you through your texting and driving accident claim.
Fatalities Involving Distracted Driving
While most distracted driving accidents results in severe or serious injuries, fatalities can unfortunately happen. For the state of Missouri, between 2013-2015 there were 267 deaths that occured due to distracted driving accidents. Those deaths occurred from actions that are completely avoidable and unnesecary while driving. Here is the breakdown of how distracted driving affects different age groups.
- Ages 66+ Accounted for 19.85% of Total Fatalities involving Distracted Drivers, numbering 53 for 2013-2015
- Ages 15-20 Accounted for 14.98% of Total Fatalities involving Distracted Drivers, numbering 40 for 2013-2015
- Ages 31-35 Accounted for 08.99% of Total Fatalities involving Distracted Drivers, numbering 24 for 2013-2015
- Ages 56-60 Accounted for 08.61% of Total Fatalities involving Distracted Drivers, numbering 23 for 2013-2015
- Ages 36-40 Accounted for 07.49% of Total Fatalities involving Distracted Drivers, numbering 20 for 2013-2015
- Ages 21-25 Accounted for 07.12% of Total Fatalities involving Distracted Drivers, numbering 19 for 2013-2015
- Ages 26-30 Accounted for 06.37% of Total Fatalities involving Distracted Drivers, numbering 17 for 2013-2015
While most accidents involving distracted drivers are of the 66+ age range and those between 15-20, distracted driving is still fatal for those between the ages of 21-60, and this age range is where most drivers will have children or other passengers in the vehicle. Any action that takes your eyes from the road is an unsafe action. Don’t do it! Your life and your loved ones lives depends upon it. Practice safe driving. In the event that you or someone you care for has been the victim of a distracted driver, you need to protect your rights. The Car crash attorneys of Dixon Law have succesfully fought and won distracted driving cases before, and can do so again for you. Call or Contact the car crash injury attorneys of Dixon Law today to begin your road to recovery and justice.
Experienced and Succesful Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers for St. Louis and Missouri
When choosing a distracted driving accident lawyer to defend your rights and interests, success and experience matter. You need to know that your lawyer is up to date on the most recent St. Louis and Missouri law statutes, and that they can approach your case from several different angles to ensure that every aspect and facet of your accident or case can be brought to light. Chris Dixon of the Dixon Injury Law Firm does just that. Chris has had incredible success litigating car crash accident cases in St. Louis and Missouri, look for yourself HERE!
The Missouri Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from an distracted driving accident, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable St. Louis distracted driving accident attorney can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I choose the St. Louis Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a distracted driving accident lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens and their families who have suffered because of distracted driving accidents.
Chris Dixon – “I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.”
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a distracted driving accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need distracted driving accident legal guidance, or want to know what a can do for you, call or contact the St. Louis Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your distracted driving accident case today.