If a distracted driver caused your car accident in Ohio, you can recover compensation for your damages. You must prove the driver was negligent (e.g., texting while driving) and caused your crash.
If you or a member of your family sustained injuries in a car crash caused by a distracted driver, let the Bressman Law team review your case for free. Call us today at (614) 538-1116 and get help from a car accident lawyer.
Distracted Driving in Ohio
Many people think only of texting or talking on the phone when they hear “distracted driving.” However, engaging in any non-driving activity behind the wheel constitutes distracted driving. This certainly includes texting, talking, or otherwise using a cell phone while behind the wheel. It can also include a wide variety of other activities, including:
- Changing the radio station
- Using a GPS or other device
- Eating while driving
- Putting on makeup
- Talking to children or others in the car
Any activity which takes the driver’s attention away from their primary activity—driving—is a distraction. Even hands-free talking on the phone while driving can be dangerous.
If this distraction causes them to make a mistake on the road, the results can be devastating. Their passengers or the occupants of other vehicles may suffer serious or even deadly injuries in a crash.
If you or a family member was one of these victims, you have the right to hold the distracted driver accountable and pursue compensation for your medical care, lost wages, property damages, pain and suffering, and more.
For a free legal consultation, call (614) 538-1116
Pursuing Compensation in a Distracted Driving Accident Case
To win compensation in a distracted driving accident case, we will need to investigate your crash and prove the other driver was texting and driving or otherwise acted negligently. By proving the driver was driving distracted and caused the crash, we can hold them liable and recover compensation on your behalf.
We will investigate your case, taking steps to identify and analyze all available evidence. Evidence varies from case to case but could include:
- The police report
- Eyewitness accounts of what happened
- Video from any nearby cameras
- Information from accident reconstruction specialists
- Data supplied by other experts
We will also need to collect proof of your damages. This could include:
- Medical bills
- Repair estimates for your car
- Proof of your lost wages
- Receipts from any out-of-pocket costs
- Your medical records
- Information about your condition and prognosis from your doctor
- Testimony from other medical experts about your injuries and prognosis
Let Bressman Law Help Prove Liability for Your Distracted Driving Crash
The team from Bressman Law is standing by to help you pursue compensation in your Ohio distracted driving accident. We have more than 25 years of courtroom experience and hundreds of clients who say we helped them change their financial situation for the better. You can be next. We offer free case evaluations and will fight to ensure your rights remain protected. We will pursue compensation for you, take legal action against the distracted driver who caused your crash and hold them liable.
Act Quickly Before Time Runs Out
Ohio law gives you two years to take legal action after a car accident. To pursue compensation, we need to collect evidence to establish the defendant’s negligence and liability. Get started right away.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an Ohio distracted driving accident, we can help you prove negligence and liability. Give us a call at (614) 538-1116 today for your free case review.