Drivers Distracted by Cell Phones or Texting While Driving
The problem with drivers who have to be "connected" at all times is that they are disconnected from the task of operating a motor vehicle. Cell phone use while driving — especially text messaging — greatly increases the risk of a traffic accident. If you paid the price when a cell phone user caused your injury crash, Bashein & Bashein can help you hold that driver accountable for your compensation.
Our Cleveland personal injury law firm has a proven track record with car accidents involving distracted drivers. Whatever the circumstances of your crash, we keep the focus on the negligence of the person who sacrificed your safety for a text message or chitchat.
Experience matters, especially when your monetary compensation hinges on proving that the other driver was at fault. Our trial lawyers have handled thousands of auto accidents in northeast Ohio. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Cleveland and Akron Texting While Driving Injury Attorneys
A growing number of studies show the dangers of talking, texting, e-mailing or using the Internet on a cell phone, Blackberry, Droid, iPhone, GPS or any handheld device while driving:
- Texting while driving increases reaction time and braking distance as much as a driver who is legally drunk.
- A driver sending or receiving a text message looks away from the road for 4 to 6 seconds at a time — the length of a football field at freeway speed.
- Talking on a cell phone while driving quadruples the likelihood of a crash.
- Even talking on a hands-free cell phone reduces the driver's spatial awareness by one-third.
Bashein & Bashein can subpoena the driver's phone records if necessary, or bring in accident reconstruction or human factors experts who can prove that the distraction of a cell phone caused the crash or contributed to greater injuries.
Once liability is established, our experienced attorneys work closely with clients to detail the damages from your car accident, including medical care, lost wages, lasting disability, pain and suffering, and property damage.
This Was Not an Accident, It Was Negligence
Talk to a Cleveland cell phone car accident lawyer who knows how to build the strongest possible case for your full and fair compensation. Call 216-539-8437, toll free 888-340-5284 or send us an e-mail today to schedule a free consultation.