Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Assisting People in Springfield and Southwest Missouri
Distracted driving is on the rise in Missouri and in the United States. Unfortunately, accidents caused by distractions are also on the rise as people increasingly pay attention to things other than the road. If you are the victim of one driving while distracted then you have a right to be compensated for your injuries, property damage, lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering. Springfield personal injury lawyer Tom Kapstrom regularly handles distracted driving cases in southwest Missouri and is ready to assist you. Contact our office today.
Personal injury attorney dealing with Missouri distracted driving accidents stemming from texting or talking on cell phones
People have a duty to exercise reasonable care when operating a car. Choosing to drive while distracted breaches this duty. Examples of distracted driving, which commonly result in auto accidents, include:
- Texting and driving
- Talking on a cell phone while driving
- Eating and driving
- Paying attention to other media while driving
- Paying unnecessary attention to children or pets in the car
People who engage in these activities are putting others at risk. Fortunately, there are things an attorney can do to prove that someone was driving while distracted. This includes acquiring the other sides cell phone records, along with other information, which can show that someone was paying attention to something other than the road while driving. If you have been a victim of one not paying attention to the road then it is important that your attorney understand how to build a case on your behalf.
Springfield personal injury lawyer Tom Kapstrom assists residents of Missouri who have been injured by a distracted driver. Once retained Tom will immediately issue demands to cell phone providers, the negligent party, and other appropriate entities that all records be preserved. If a complaint must be filed in the Circuit Court then Tom will use discovery (the process by which information is obtained from the other side) to gather evidence that the other party was paying attention to something other than the road. This may include obtaining records of when the person was on their cell phone, when they were consuming other media, and when the person was sending or receiving text messages. It is important that you do not allow this important evidence to slip through the cracks. Call our office today.
Experienced injury attorney assisting people throughout Southwest Missouri
Tom is highly experienced in personal injury law and car accident cases. After graduating law school in 2003 he worked at an insurance defense firm for many years. In this role he regularly conducted the type of discovery that is required in distracted driving cases. This experience also showed him the types of arguments that insurance companies will make in cases such as these. Having a personal injury lawyer who has been through these situations can be invaluable to your case. Contact Tom today for a free initial case assessment.
Tom also handles a number of other case types in Polk, Christian, Stone, and Taney Counties. These types of cases include pedestrian accident cases, lawsuits stemming from bicycle accidents, rear-end collisions, and four-way stop car accidents. Call our office today.