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Distracted driving raises all kinds of major concerns

Among the big concerns a person may have when out on the roads is that they could be endangered by the conduct of other drivers. In an ideal world, all drivers would behave responsibly behind the wheel. Unfortunately, the world we live in is one in which quite a few drivers act dangerously.

One of the more common types of unsafe behavior out on the roads is distracted driving. There are a range of different distractions a driver could end up turning to when driving. A list of some of the typical types of distracted driving can be seen on our page on distracted driving accidents. It is a sad reality that innocent people sometimes suffer injuries because a driver wasn’t putting their attention where it should be when driving.

Being hurt in a distracted driving accident can raise a whole new set of concerns and worries for a motorist. One of the major worries they may have is if they’ll be able to bounce back from their injuries.

How a person’s recovery from car accident injuries goes can be affected by multiple factors. This includes what resources they have access to to put towards treatment, care and support services during the recovery period.

So, compensation issues can be incredibly impactful ones for those injured in distracted driving accidents. Now, such individuals could end up facing a variety of insurance company tactics aimed at cutting down the amount of compensation they receive. For example, they could face insurance company efforts to try to discredit their claims regarding distracted driving being behind the accident, what sorts of treatment and support they will need for their recovery or how much the support they will need will likely cost. In the face of such tactics, a distracted driving accident victim may find it desirable to have a skilled attorney’s help in fighting the tactics and fighting for the right compensation package for their recovery needs.

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Ben Schmitt

Attorney Ben Schmitt

Mr. Schmitt has over 25 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas, and he has been first chair in over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts. He is recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal, Super Lawyers, Avvo.com and Martindale Hubbell as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.

Matt Mulhern

Attorney Matt Mulhern

Mr. Mulhern has over 25 years of legal experience and a 100 percent success rate arguing before the Missouri Court of Appeals. He has a unique knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies and how they will dispute your injury claim. He practices in both Missouri and Kansas.