Distracted driving is a constant threat to all on the road. With the prevalence of cellphones today and the need to multitask, crashes caused by a distracted driver are common across Ohio and the U.S.
At The Attkisson Law Firm, LLC, we will pursue justice for you after an accident with a distracted driver. With over 40 years of combined experience, we have a considerable track record of success in recovering significant compensation for our injured clients. We are committed to prioritizing your well-being and ability to move forward from your accident.
Distracted driving is commonly associated with using a phone while driving. However, many other actions also fall under the distracted driving category, including:
Texting or talking on the phone
Eating or drinking
Talking to passengers
Adjusting the radio or GPS system
Failing to pay attention
Becoming distracted by something inside or outside the vehicle
The Ohio Department of Public Safety reported that in 2017, nearly 14,000 drivers crashed on Ohio roads due to distracted driving. Because many drivers are not caught using their phones or becoming distracted behind the wheel, this entitles many to think they are behaving safely, rather than engaging in an action that could cause a serious accident.
There are three root forms of distracted driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): visual, manual and cognitive. Visual includes taking your eyes off the road at any time. Manual means removing your hands from the steering wheel. Cognitive means allowing your mind to wander from the task at hand.
Because Ohio law does not specifically prohibit each form of distracted driving, skilled legal representation is necessary to aggressively advocate for your injuries. Insurance companies will do much to dispute the cause of the accident and the damages you are due. Our attorneys will hit back. We are not afraid to take the case to court to pursue the maximum amount of damages possible.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries that disrupt your life. Get an aggressive lawyer on your side to uphold your rights.
We are located throughout the greater Dayton area. Contact our offices to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us at 937-276-9700 or send us an email.