When Drivers Text While Driving, Accidents Are Common

Today, the vast majority of Ohio residents own cellphones. Throughout the last decade, as the popularity of cellphones and smartphones has increased, so too has the number of traffic accidents involving distracted drivers. Texting, remains one of the most common and dangerous activities in which drivers throughout the Mansfield area routinely engage and one that frequently leads to accidents, injuries and deaths.

It is illegal to text while you are driving in Ohio. However, it is only a primary offense for teen drivers under the age of 18. For drivers age 18 and older, a police officer can only cite a driver for texting while driving if he or she is first stopped for another driving violation. Unfortunately, laws against texting while driving do not seem to be deterring drivers.

Why Distracted Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers

At The Heck Law Offices, Ltd., we have witnessed the physical and financial devastation that individuals who are involved in texting while driving accidents suffer. Serious injuries lead to long and painful recoveries and tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages. If you are forced to shoulder these burdens after being injured in a car or truck accident caused by a driver who was texting or otherwise distracted, call to speak to an attorney at our firm today.

We are committed to helping you recover the compensation that you need and deserve to make it through and beyond this difficult time in your life. Traffic crashes caused by texting drivers can occur anywhere, including:

  • Stop lights and stop signs — Drivers who are sending or reading texts are more likely to rear-end other drivers causing whiplash, head and other serious injuries.
  • Intersections — Distracted drivers are more likely to run traffic lights and stop signs and may cause T-bone and other collisions at intersections.
  • Highways and freeways — Texting drivers may veer into adjacent traffic lanes or into oncoming traffic.
  • Crosswalks and bike paths — Drivers who take their eyes and attention off of the road to read or respond to a text may fail to see pedestrians who are crossing the street and bicyclists traveling in bike lanes.

An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney On Your Side

Learn more about how The Heck Law Offices, Ltd., can help you obtain a fair settlement in your car accident case. Call our law office today at 866-640-7560 to speak with a lawyer or contact us online. We offer free consultations and only charge a fee if we recover compensation in your case.