Ohio is behind most of the country when it comes to laws aimed at protecting citizens from the dangers of distracted driving. Until August, 2012, we did not have restrictions on cell phone use and texting while driving. Even now, the law only applies to texting and in most cases you cannot actually be pulled over for texting while driving, but can receive a ticket for it if you are pulled over for something else. However, if you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, Columbus car accident attorney Anthony Castelli can help you collect the compensation you need and deserve.
Distracted Driving Dangers
Studies have shown that drivers who are on the phone are just as impaired as drunk drivers. That includes hands-free phone use. Unfortunately, we are a long way away from the day when distracted driving carries the same social stigma or criminal consequences of drunk driving.
Cell phone use and texting are far from the only distractions which cause accidents. Other common distractions include:
- Personal grooming
- Eating and drinking
- Reaching for items on the floorboard or in the back seat
- Adjusting the stereo
- Attending to children
- Using GPS
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in Ohio because of a distracted driver, please call Columbus car accident attorney Anthony Castelli at 1-800-447-6549 or submit an online questionnaire. Mr. Castelli has experience representing victims of distracted drivers throughout Ohio and he will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.