Springfield, Missouri Distracted Driving Attorney
Distracted driving is a fairly new and evolving cause of accidents. When someone texts their friend, or tune the satellite radio, or is so involved in a phone conversation, that they fail to pay attention to the road and negligently cause an accident, they are distracted drivers.
According to the United States government, distracted driving caused 3,328 deaths in 2012 alone. Due to the devastating nature and the increasing frequency of distracted driving accidents, tough laws have been passed for both commercial and private drivers. In some instances, it is not only possible to recover money damages, but it may be possible to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages go beyond recovering for your losses, and are intended to punish the wrongdoer and discourage others in the community from acting in a negligent and reckless manner.
If you or loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver call The Sims Law Firm, LLC. for your free consultation today. I understand that your injuries may prevent you from meeting at my office, which is why I’m happy to meet with you at your home or even the hospital if necessary.