Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving encompasses many behaviors, all of which increase the likelihood of accidents. Numerous states prohibit various forms of distracted driving because of the proven link between vehicle accidents and texting, phoning and other activities that take drivers' eyes off the road.

If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to take legal action in pursuit of compensation for your injuries, expenses and losses.

At the Columbus law firm of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our attorneys have the resources, knowledge and experience to develop compelling cases for compensation after car accidents. For over 50 years, we have helped clients who suffered injuries as a result of negligent behavior such as texting while driving. Find out how we can help you. Call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO to learn more.

Examples of distracted driving

In the last few years in Ohio, more than 30,000 accidents have occurred from distracted driving, resulting in more than 8,000 injuries and 74 fatalities. Driving while distracted can involve:

  • Texting while driving
  • Using apps while driving
  • Taking selfies or videos while driving
  • Live streaming while driving
  • Tuning the radio or using the GPS
  • Eating or drinking
  • Shaving or applying makeup
  • Reading or looking at a map

Any of these behaviors constitutes negligence that could make the other driver liable for a victim's expenses and losses.

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Distracted driving is not limited to car drivers. Truck drivers and even bus drivers have caused accidents because they were texting or engaged in other distracting behaviors.

If you were injured because a distracted driver caused an accident, talk to the lawyers at Elk & Elk. We will evaluate your situation quickly and discuss your options. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online.