Columbus Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Holding Careless Motorists Accountable for Their Actions
According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 3,000 people are killed every year in motor vehicle crashes that involve a distracted driver, and around 400,000 are injured. These statistics have been steady since 2010, when texting and driving started to become a serious problem on American roadways. The truth is that the number of car accidents can be decreased if everyone behaves responsibly each and every time they get behind the wheel, no matter how short their trip might be.
However, according to additional polls from the NHTSA, 49 percent of drivers send or read texts while driving and 60 percent are comfortable with talking on the phone while driving. Until these percentages drop, devastating auto collisions such as multi-vehicle crashes will continue to occur.
If you were injured by a distracted driver, contact a Columbus distracted driving accident lawyer from Rourke & Blumenthal today at (614) 321-3212.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
It has been argued that texting and driving is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Every time a driver becomes distracted, they take their eyes off the road and lose concentration for up to five whole seconds. In just that amount of time, a traffic collision can occur that leads to debilitating, lifelong injuries, including:
Many people consider themselves to be a safe driver, or at least better than most others on the road. What they might not realize is that texting or talking on the phone while driving is not the only way to become dangerously distracted behind the wheel. Rather, there are multiple potential sources of diversion, each dealing with one or more major factors of distraction, which are:
- Cognitive: Taking your mind off the current task of driving
- Manual: Physically removing your hands from the wheel
- Visual: Looking away from the road (not to check mirrors)
You Should Not Have to Pay for Your Recovery
So, if distracted driving is so dangerous, is texting and driving illegal in Ohio? The answer is complex, but one thing is for sure, no one should have to pay due to someone else's negligence.
At Rourke & Blumenthal, our distracted driving accident lawyers in Columbus firmly believe that no one should have to pay for the consequences of an accident they did not cause. Initial medical treatments, lengthy rehabilitation programs, and property repairs could easily range into the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, when all is said and done. To help our clients avoid such unfair and expensive circumstances, we have made it our mission to provide excellent legal representation that aggressively fights for their rights.
With more than 150 years of combined trial experience and an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, you know you can trust our distracted driving accident attorneys with your auto accident case. We have successfully recovered over $300 million for our clients and would be honored to help you fight for your own fair settlement. Even if the other driver was uninsured or you were injured in a hit and run accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Find out how by talking to our team.
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