Distracted Driving Accidents

The term distracted driving can apply to many situations. These days, it is used to describe people who are driving while texting or talking on their cellphones. However, there are many other forms of distracted driving that can include anything that requires drivers to remove their eyes from the road, even for a second. The bottom line, and the reason that governments at all levels are concerned, is that distracted driving causes accidents and injuries.

In the past few years in Ohio, more than 30,000 accidents have occurred from distracted driving, resulting in more than 8,000 injuries.

Putting our many years of legal experience to work for you

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by distracted driving, you may be able to take legal action. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our accident attorneys have more than 50 years of experience handling serious injury cases and have filed thousands of lawsuits on behalf of injured clients.

If you suffered serious injury in a car accident because of distracted driving, contact us today. We invite you to talk with our lawyers to learn how we can help. Call us at 1-440-252-0445 or 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446). We are available 24/7/365 to take your call.

Examples of distracted driving

If distracted driving is not limited to cellphone use and texting while driving, what is it? Our attorneys handle cases involving people injured because of all types of distracted driving, including:

  • Eating
  • Applying makeup or shaving
  • Reading
  • Turning to speak with someone in the rear seat
  • Tuning the radio
  • Reaching into the glove compartment
  • Trying to retrieve something dropped on the floor
  • Putting coordinates into a GPS
  • Using an app while driving
  • Using FaceTime while driving

Many jurisdictions, including Ohio, have enacted or are in the process of enacting laws against many forms of driving while distracted. Some have included hands-free devices in those laws in their efforts to reduce injury and death. Automakers are beginning to install hands-free devices in their vehicles, but studies show that drivers are still distracted by these devices. Being hands-free does not solve the problem.

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