Texting and Driving: The Leading Cause of Accidents in Ohio

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Texting and driving is now the leading cause of auto accidents in Ohio.  As many as 800,000 people per day text or talk on cell phones while driving.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting and driving is six times more dangerous than drinking and driving.

When a person reads or sends a text, they take their eyes off the road for approximately 5 seconds. Taking your eyes off the road for 5 seconds while traveling 55 MPH is equivalent to driving the length of a football field blindfolded.

Accident occur while texting and driving because of:

  • Slower reaction times
  • Missed lane changes
  • Increased chance of head on collision
  • Increased chance of hitting a pedestrian
  • Increased chance of single-car crashes
  • IT’S ILLEGAL

When you can prove an accident was the result of texting and driving, that driver is always negligent. If you or someone you love sustained a serious injury because of a distracted driver, you have to call me at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will do everything in my power to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve after your accident.

As your Cleveland Ohio accident lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

 

 

 

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Texting and Driving: The Leading Cause of Accidents in Ohio
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We've all heard or read that texting and driving is dangerous, but do you know why texting and driving causes accidents? I've provided facts regarding accident risks resulting from texting and driving... some may surprise you.
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