Cincinnati Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Distracted driving is not a joke. The U.S. government estimates that more than 400,000 accidents annually involve distracted driving. This is a broad category of behaviors in which drivers are not giving the task of driving their complete attention. Behaviors include:
- Cellphone use, including texting
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Disciplining children
Brushing hair, applying lipstick
- Reading, including maps
- Overfocusing on GPS
- Being distracted by a radio, stereo, MP3 or video player
Why Texting Is Dangerous
Texting requires that the driver look away from the road for brief intervals — generally about five seconds. This interval seems very short to the driver, but a great deal can happen in five seconds. In five seconds a car can go 100 yards. If you don’t pay attention, you are posing a danger to those around you.
People feel clever for multitasking until they discover how poorly they are focusing on the road and how little respect they are showing other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Drunk driving, distracted driving and texting accidents cases often go to a jury, which weighs the importance of imposing punitive damages. Our firm is skilled in doing the accident research, providing a logical reconstruction and presenting a case to juries so clearly that only one course of action is reasonable.
Attorney Larry Creach also handles wrongful death claims, in which a loved one is killed in a distracted driving accident, leaving a family to fend for itself.
Call Cincinnati, Ohio, distracted driving accident lawyer Larry Creach at 513-401-7932, toll free 866-481-8015 for a free, no-obligation appointment. Or provide our lawyer with a one-sentence description of your injuries here.