Dangers of Texting While Driving

One of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving is texting while driving. Most people must look at their tiny keyboards to compose their text messages, requiring them to take their eyes off the road. Consequently, texting while driving is illegal in many jurisdictions. It continues to occur, however, and is a significant cause of motor vehicle accidents.

Representing victims of texting and driving accidents

If you were injured in an accident caused by someone who was texting while driving, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our attorneys handle all types of motor vehicle accidents and have been doing so for more than 50 years. We build strong cases for our clients, using our significant resources to add value to each case.

We know how to obtain the smartphone records of the distracted driver and compare that with the in-car computer records to prove that the very moment the distracted driver was using their phone was the exact moment of the accident. Our on-staff nurses, accident reconstructionists, life-care planners and many other experts and specialists help our lawyers pursue maximum compensation for every client.

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Ohio and other states have passed laws against texting while driving

Evidence reported by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that texting is more likely than cellphone use to increase the risk of crashes. In response to this danger, many states have passed laws that ban texting while driving.

Texting while driving is already illegal in the surrounding states of:

  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Pennsylvania
Ohio recently passed a law making texting while driving illegal.

In some states, municipalities have enacted their own laws prohibiting texting while driving. Some states, however, prohibit cities, counties and towns from developing their own laws.

Whatever the legal situation, texting while driving is almost always found to be negligent. This means that the driver who was reading or entering a text message will very likely be found liable for an accident and resulting injuries.

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