A great number of car accidents are being caused by distracted drivers in Ohio and elsewhere. Victims of distracted drivers can be left with serious injuries and harm and need help with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages and more.
Legal protections can help when victims of motor vehicle accidents are left with unexpected injuries, medical bills and the stress and emotional harm. Texting while driving is illegal in Ohio and may be used as evidence of negligence. It is a secondary offense for adults, which means distracted drivers can only be cited if they are pulled over for another violation. If this deterrent does not work, distracted drivers may still be liable to victims for the harm they have caused.
Distracted driving is any behavior that removes the driver’s focus and attention from the roadway. When drivers are distracted, they can miss things and cause car accidents, which can result in devastating consequences victims can be left paying for. Personal injury claims can hold distracted drivers accountable and help compensate victims for the harm they have suffered.
Victims of distracted drivers and their families can face a long and challenging recovery process and may be unable to work during it. As a result, it is essential for them to be familiar with the legal resources available when they have been harmed by a distracted or negligent driver. An attorney can help victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered at the hands of a distracted driver.