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Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is automatically associated with texting-and-driving – and rightly so – but distraction can be anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the complex task of driving. It is incredibly risky behavior, as our Ohio car accident lawyers know, placing not only the driver in danger but also passengers and everyone else who shares the road.

Teens and younger drivers are at especially high risk, with the NHTSA reporting approximately 11 percent of those killed in crashes dying in one involving driver distraction.

Our dedicated injury lawyers can formulate an optimal legal strategy to maximize your chances of success in securing a favorable settlement or verdict.

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Distracted Driving Is Illegal in Ohio

In 2018, Ohio passed House Bill 95, which significantly changed the laws regarding distracted driving. Previous to the passage of this law, Ohio Statute 4511.204 made it illegal to operate a vehicle and use a cell phone simultaneously. However, under that law, a police officer would have to prove that the driver was texting with a cell phone.

Under the new law, a law enforcement officer would not need to prove that a driver is texting or distracted by a cell phone, but rather that any moving violation has occurred and that the driver was somehow distracted at the time of the violation.

If you have suffered any personal injuries due to another driver causing a car accident due to distraction, you have rights to compensation for your injuries. However, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit with respect to your injuries.

This deadline, also known as a statute of limitations in the Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10(A) generally allows you two years to file your claim from the time of the accident. Therefore, if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligent behavior of distracted driving, contact us and build a strong case for you to receive the compensation you deserve.

Texting especially is targeted in the bulk of anti-distracted driving campaigns for two reasons:

  • It encompasses all three kinds of distraction (visual, manual, and cognitive);
  • It has become widespread (more than three-quarters of Americans have smartphones, including 92 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds – one of the most at-risk driving cohorts, according to the Pew Research Center).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates nearly 3,500 people die annually in distracted driving accidents.

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When distracted driving causes a crash, The Durst Law Firm’s auto accident attorneys in Ohio can help you fight for compensation. It is important to hire the best injury attorney you can find because distracted driving is not as easily proven as, say, drunk driving. Unless the offending motorist has admitted to it, establishing driver distraction often requires extensive investigation.

It is not always necessary to prove driver distraction to win your case, but it can help bolster the assertion that the defendant driver was not using a reasonable degree of care – an essential element to proving negligence and recovering damages.

Our injury attorneys in Ohio are committed to helping victims of distracted drivers obtain just compensation for their injuries.

Contact the team at Durst Law Firm Today!

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligent behavior of distracted driving, the attorneys at Durst Law will help you create a strong case for you to receive the compensation you deserve.

Call an attorney who fights for victims of distracted driving. Call The Durst Law Firm at 513) 621-4999.

When you work with the Durst Law Firm, you can expect us to:

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Provide you with the support and guidance you need during this very overwhelming time.

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Actually listen to what you have to say and use your side of the story as the foundation for our investigation.

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Conduct an exhaustive examination into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding your case.

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Gather and scrutinize relevant evidence (police reports, witness accounts, footage, etc) as we work to determine causation, fault, and liability.

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Take care of all communication with interested parties, including insurance providers.

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Work to disprove or minimize the effect of any claims that you share responsibility for the crash.

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