Texting Accidents

Nearly every U.S. state has either passed some form of text messaging ban for drivers or is considering such a ban. This signals widespread recognition of a problem that some studies indicate rivals drunk driving in the dangers it presents.

In Kansas, texting while driving is banned by law. In Missouri, it is banned for drivers under the age of 21. Even with the creation of these laws, many drivers still insist on using their phones to text while driving. Simply talking on a cell phone while driving is very dangerous and contributes to a large number of accidents in our region every year.

At Ankerholz & Smith, we aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of those injured by distracted drivers. With more than 25 years of experience each, our attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies and know how to build winning cases. To schedule a free initial consultation to talk with our experienced Overland Park cell phone accident attorneys, please call 913-800-6071 or contact our law firm online.

Proving Driver Distraction

If you or your loved one has been injured by a driver who was texting or talking on a cell phone, our attorneys will work hard to prove it. Texting while driving is viewed as gravely irresponsible and the law may provide the injured person with increased compensation because of it. This is important, considering that:

  • Cell phone use leaves a record that can be used evidence in a car accident case - a fact recognized by insurance companies and their lawyers.
  • Jury members' attitudes toward texting while driving and other dangerous distractions often reflect their own negative driving experiences, along with growing public awareness of this serious hazard.

By showing that a driver was texting or talking on the phone when the accident occurred, we can gain valuable leverage in negotiations with insurers. If the insurance company still refuses to provide a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to a jury.

Contact an Overland Park Distracted Driver Attorney for a Free Consultation

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries and legal options with a skilled Kansas and Missouri personal injury lawyer, call 913-800-6071 or contact our law firm online.