Distracted Driving is More Dangerous than Drunk Driving

Distracted Driving is More Dangerous than Drunk Driving

As a lawyer who has concentrated in representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents for over 27 years, the nature of the crash cases I handle has changed dramatically over the last 8 years. Starting in 2009, I have seen a steady increase in serious injuries caused by distracted drivers, specifically drivers who are using […]

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Distracted Driving Crash Investigations

Distracted Driving Crash Investigations

My law practice, which is concentrated in handling motor vehicle accident cases, has changed dramatically over the last 8 years. Since 2009, I have a steady increase in the number of collisions caused by drivers who I suspect were using a cell phone while driving. However, because cell phone use behind the wheel is rarely […]

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Missouri Distracted Driving Prevention Efforts

Missouri Distracted Driving Prevention Efforts

In October 2016 the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety published “Missouri’s Blueprint – A Partnership Toward Zero Deaths”. While this document addressed quite a few traffic safety priorities, a plan was developed for curbing distracted driving. The plan was well-received as many traffic safety experts believe that cell phone use behind the wheel is playing […]

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Distracted Driving Prevention

Distracted Driving Prevention

There is little doubt that distracted driving has become epidemic in the U.S.  In fact, largely due to studies that show that over 25% of all crashes in the United States are caused by a distracted driver, distracted driving prevention is now America’s top driving safety priority. While the cell phone is responsible for the […]

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Distracted Driving: Corporate Protection

Distracted Driving: Corporate Protection

Distracted driving is a problem for all drivers, including those who drive as part of their work. A program that has been specifically created for this purpose is the Drive by Example Corporate Protection Program. This is a driving safety initiative that has been created to help corporations and businesses reduce on-the-job motor vehicle accidents.

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Distracted Driving Accidents: How to Protect Yourself in Kansas City

Distracted Driving Accidents: How to Protect Yourself in Kansas City

There are many things that drivers do behind the wheel that end up taking their eyes and attention off the roadway. Some of these require a momentary glance away, while other tasks force a driver to divert their eyes and attention for up to 5 seconds. Whatever the case, driver distraction is now becoming epidemic, […]

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How to Prevent Employee Distracted Driving

How to Prevent Employee Distracted Driving

If your business relies on vehicles that are driven by your employees, then distracted driving presents a serious threat to your people, as well as your business. Anytime a driver is manipulating a cell phone to  dial, text, talk, access email or other data, navigate, or access the internet represents at least a 4 times […]

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Kansas City Injury Lawyer To Publish Distracted Driving Accident Ebook

Kansas City Injury Lawyer To Publish Distracted Driving Accident Ebook

Attorney Doug Horn comments on why he thinks distracted driving represents a new universe of risk for motorists in Missouri, Kansas, and across the U.S.  

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Woman Hurt In Overland Park, Kansas Distracted Driving Accident

Woman Hurt In Overland Park, Kansas Distracted Driving Accident

Recently, a retired lady from Grandview, Missouri suffered severe head, neck, left arm, and knee injuries in an inter-sectional collision at 97th and Metcalf Avenue in Ovrland Park, Kansas. The crash occurred in the late afternoon when the Grandview woman was driving northbound on Metcalf ran a red light and violently broadsided the woman’s vehicle […]

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The Distracted Driving Epidemic

The Distracted Driving Epidemic

The proliferation of the cell phone has caused a new epidemic in America. It is more dangerous and even more deadly than those of the past – distracted driving.

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