Distracted Driving and Fatalities on the Rise

Many traffic accidents are the result of distracting driving. Cell phone usage behind the wheel harms not only you, but other drivers as well. Northland Injury Law has experience in handling these kinds of cases all over the Kansas City area. Let us help you recover what you’ve lost at the hands of a distracted driver.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), over 1,000 people died in Missouri traffic accidents in 2021. Missouri has not surpassed 1,000 deaths since 2006. MoDOT Director, Patrick McKenna says, “These fatalities are unacceptable, alarming, and preventable.” He emphasizes that a lot of these accidents are avoidable and encourages drivers to wear their seatbelts and to not use their cell phones while driving.

MoDOT also reports that more than 2,200 crashes in Missouri in 2021 were attributed to cell phone usage while driving, but distracted driving is often underreported. Read the full article here: https://www.modot.org/node/24910

If you or your passengers are suffering from injuries, lost wages or property damage due to a collision, you need to find a car accident lawyer in Kansas City right away. We can help! Contact us at (816) 400-4878 to schedule a free consultation. Our team will help you, treat you with compassion, and respect you deserve.

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