In 2009 5,474 people died and an estimated 448,000 people were injured in accidents involving distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving accidents in 2010 resulted in 416,000 injuries and 3,092 deaths. There are about 1,200 injuries and 15 deaths caused by distracted drivers daily, as estimated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oliver Law Office protects the rights of people injured and the family members of those hurt and killed in vehicular accidents caused by another person’s carelessness and lack of regard for others.
If you believe distracted driving is the cause of an accident that injured you or a family member, you need the best representation you can get. As a recognized distracted driving attorney in Columbus Ohio and the Columbus Metro Area, Jami S. Oliver will help you get the fairest and maximum compensation you deserve for all the medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income and all the other damages that such an accident has cost you.
Misplaced overconfidence and disregard for caution, especially by young drivers, can lead to an increased number of distracted driving accidents with cases such as:
- Texting and calling someone on the cell phone while driving
- Taking a “selfie” while driving
- Eating and drinking while driving
- Applying make-up while driving
- Talking, fooling around or arguing with a passenger while on the wheel
- Tinkering with electronic devices in the car like the radio CD, MP3, DVD player, GPS
Texting in Ohio
Texting and calling on cell phones are becoming one of the leading causes of distracted driving injury for the entire country. Ohio and other states have provided measures to discourage the use of cell phones while driving. Ohio Law prohibits texting while one is driving, and accidents caused by such distracted driving means that the offending driver may be civilly liable for the injuries and damages he or she causes.
As one of the leading lawyers in the Columbus Metro Area with more than 20 years’ experience and outstanding service to clients, Jami S. Oliver has many resources at her disposal in investigating, determining and proving the cause of a distracted driving accident. She will look at CCTVs, talk to witnesses, look at text and cellular phone records, re-create the accident, and look at other electronic devices that might have caused the accident. And more than anything, she will fight for your rights. Request a consultation now! Call 614-220-9100 to schedule an appointment.