Distracted Driving Injury Lawyers
Serving North East Ohio & Columbus
Distracted driving can include just about anything that would take your mind off operating your motor vehicle in a responsible manner. As injury attorneys, we want to focus on driving a motor vehicle while engaged in a specific activity such as the use of a cellular phone or other electronic device. We call this Gadget Distracted Driving.
With the invention of such high tech devices such as the smart phone, gadget distracted driving has become a serious safety issue. Smart phones are the number one reason for distracted driving. Talking or texting while driving is unacceptable. Both of these activities will take your attention away from operating your vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. At times resulting in a serious accident.
The AAA Foundation says: federal estimates suggest that distracted driving contributes to 16% of all fatal accidents, approximately 5000 deaths every year. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes and read this compelling article. LEARN MORE
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The month of April has been declared distracted driving awareness month. You can read more about distracted driving at the National Safety Council website.
Important Ohio Law
Ohio passed legislation to ban text messaging by all drivers no matter their ages. Ohio was the 39th state to pass this law. Drivers under the age of 18 are banned from using a cell phone for texting and talking while driving. Persons over the age of 18 are banned from texting but can talk while driving. However, in either case the person operating the motor vehicle is 100% responsible for the safety of their passengers and the people and property around them.
If you own a business that requires your employees to be on the road such as sales people, truck drivers, delivery services, you know the increased liabilities inherent with distracted driving. Commercial vehicles usually have an inferior visibility than passenger vehicles coupled with distracted driving you can see the increased potential for a serious accident. Many businesses are implementing a distracted driving policy. Nationwide Insurance understands these challenges and has published some helpful information for businesses that must have drivers on the road. You can read the article here.
We'll Make Things Right
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was the result of distracted driving and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorney's at the Eshelman Legal Group have the experience you will need to obtain the largest possible settlement for your case. Your initial consultation is free. We will determine if your case has merit. We will help and guide you on what needs to be done and what information needs to be gathered. We will also let you know who you should talk to and not talk to. If you talk to the wrong person(s) and say the wrong things you could defeat or hinder your case. Keep in mind the insurance adjusters all work for the insurance companies. They do not work for you, it is their job to get you to settle quickly and for the least amount possible. The Eshelman Legal Group works for you, not the insurance companies. It is our job to get you the largest possible settlement. We know what needs to be done, We know Ohio injury laws. We are well respected with the Ohio court system and the insurance companies. We have been practicing personal injury law for over 40 years right here in NE Ohio.
Ohio Has Time Limits
Ohio has strict time limits on how long you can wait before you file your case. If you wait to long, you will forfeit your case completely. It is in your best interest to contact the experienced lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group to see if you actually have a case. Remember, your initial consultation is free and we do not get paid unless we win your case.
The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.