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Distracted Driving

Ohio lawyers holding distracted drivers accountable

When most people think of distracted driving, they picture drivers who are texting or talking on cellphones. While phones may provide the latest examples of distracted driving, there are many other behaviors and activities that distract drivers.

Accidents can happen when a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for even a second, making distracted driving a serious problem. In recent years in Ohio, more than 30,000 accidents have occurred because of distracted driving, resulting in more than 8,000 injuries.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of a distracted driver, you can rely on the experienced Ohio car accident attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

We can put decades of legal experience to work for you

Our accident attorneys have 50 years of experience helping clients with serious injury cases, filing thousands of claims for compensation. We have the experience, the knowledge and the resources to provide advice and guidance throughout the legal process. We serve clients statewide from offices throughout Ohio.

Examples of distracted driving

Our attorneys have experience with accidents caused by many types of distracted driving in Ohio, including:

  • Changing the radio or stereo
  • Eating or drinking
  • Applying makeup or shaving
  • Reading
  • Turning to talk to someone in the back seat
  • Reaching into the glove compartment or another space
  • Reaching for something on the floor or between the seat
  • Fiddling with a GPS device

Ohio is one many states that have enacted or are considering legislation that makes driving while distracted illegal. Some states allow hands-free devices in an attempt to reduce serious or fatal accidents, and automakers are now installing hands-free devices in vehicles. Unfortunately, studies indicate that hands-free devices still distract drivers. The only way to solve the problem is to focus on driving.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO if you were injured by a distracted driver

You have come to the right place if you are searching for an experienced Ohio car accident attorney with the knowledge and resources to build strong a strong case for compensation. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to schedule your free consultation. You may also contact us online.

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