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 (800) 556-4769. I will do everything in my power to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve after your accident.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.