Accidents Caused By Distracted Driving

One of today's worst road hazards is the driver on the cellphone. Texting and paying attention to distractions while driving is a constant threat to not only the driver, but others on the road. One split second of a driver's distraction can cause months of pain and recovery time for those injured.

In Ohio, the risk can be especially high. Here, primary enforcement of our distracted driver law targets only teen drivers. Ohio drivers under 18 suspected of texting or otherwise communicating on a device while driving face a fine and license suspension. The punishment doubles if the teen is caught again. But adult drivers who are texting or reading a text message can't be pulled over unless they're violating some other provision. In contrast, most states have texting bans that they enforce equally across the board, for drivers of all ages.

Texting While Driving Endangers Lives

  • Distractions can involve drivers taking their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel or their minds off the task of safe driving.
  • Texting involves all three acts, making it especially dangerous.

Was The Other Driver Impaired?

While distracted driving continues to grow as a problem throughout the country, drunk driving remains an issue as well. Whether a driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a major factor to be examined. At the Sandel Law Firm, we have the experience to determine whether aggravating factors may have been at play in an accident.

You've dealt with enough pain and trouble. Now, it's time to seek justice by holding the negligent accountable.

Talk To An Advocate For The Injured

If you think you might have a claim for damages after your car accident, don't delay in contacting our personal injury lawyer. Put our legal team to work for you. To schedule a free consultation with me, attorney Kevin Sandel, call toll free 844-SNDL-LAW (763-5529) or 330-666-2889 (ATTY). You can also use the form on this website to email me directly.

We have offices in Akron/Canton and Cleveland.