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Texting and Distracted Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly 3,000 traffic deaths occur each year in accidents involving a distracted driver.  As auto accident lawyers, the attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have seen firsthand how quickly a distracted driver can become a deadly driver.

Driving While Distracted is Negligent

When drivers take to the road, they have a duty to drive reasonably and focus their attention for the safety of other motorists.  Engaging in any non-driving activity that has the potential to distract the driver is negligence.

Non-driving activities and distractions that frequently cause motor vehicle accidents can include:

  • Texting
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Sending email
  • Using apps on an electronic device
  • Operating a navigation device

Distracted driving is not limited to use of cell phones or electronics.  Distracted driving injuries can be caused by any non-driving activity, including:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Smoking
  • Looking for an item in the vehicle
  • Other passengers
  • Taking one’s hands off the wheel
  • Adjusting air conditioning or radio

Ohio law prohibits texting while driving for all drivers, and further prohibits any use of an electronic wireless communication device for any purpose among drivers under the age of 18.  Many cities in the Greater Cleveland area and throughout Ohio prohibit the use of cell phones while driving.  Despite all of this, distracted drivers continue to cause motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, and wrongful deaths.

As one of Ohio’s top personal injury law firms, the attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have the experience and resources to investigate, pursue, and prove that a distracted driver should be held liable for your injuries.  Operating throughout the state, our team works tirelessly fighting for you so that receive the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.

Distracted drivers are negligent drivers.  If you or a loved one were injured as the result of a distracted driver, contact Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA now to discuss how we can help you receive compensation for your injuries.