Texting is an easy way to stay in touch. Texting can also be extremely dangerous, even while simply crossing the street. A recent scientific study found that texting while crossing the street significantly increases the chances of a pedestrian texting accident. Specifically, pedestrians texting are four times more likely to be hit by a vehicle while crossing the street than non-texting pedestrians, according to research conducted by the Youth Safety Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Injures involving texting happen all the time in Missouri and Kansas. Pedestrians get injured while texting. Motorists texting while driving cause serious auto accidents. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s reckless behavior, take action. Contact a Missouri personal injury lawyer who means business. Contact Castle Law Office of Kansas City. Renowned throughout Missouri and Kansas, the Kansas City, MO personal injury attorneys at our law firm have a well-earned reputation for their knowledge, experience and tireless work ethic. We know what it takes to win and we will fight vigorously to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Don’t leave your future to chance. Contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer dedicated to getting results. Contact Castle Law Office of Kansas City.

Pedestrians put themselves at risk every time they walk on the street. More than 59,000 pedestrians are injured each year in accidents. In 2009, a total of 4,092 pedestrians were killed in auto accidents, according to the latest statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.

Texting while driving plays a large role in why distracted drivers cause pedestrian accidents. A Nationwide Insurance study showed that 20 percent of drivers on the road are texting while behind the wheel. This figure jumps to 66 percent for drivers 18 to 24 years old.

Serious accidents demand serious attention. Choose a law firm you can trust to put your interests first. Choose Castle Law Office of Kansas City. We’re on your side.