Texting while driving kills or seriously injures hundreds of people in the Greater Cincinnati area each year. If you or a family member has been injured by a texting driver, now is a time when you could benefit from legal advice.
At the law firm of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, in Cincinnati, our lawyers take traffic safety very seriously. In addition to seeking compensation for victims of distracted driving accidents victims in Ohio and Northern Kentucky, our law firm sponsors the No Text Zone, which is designed to make our roads safer by making Cincinnati roads a no-text zone. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Ohio and Kentucky Texting and Driving Laws
Both Ohio and Kentucky ban text messaging while driving. In both states, texting while driving is now a primary offense, meaning that police officers can stop and cite violators they observe texting. Under Ohio's texting and driving law, a first violation could cost drivers as much as $150. For teenager drivers, however, violations may result in a 60-day license suspension in addition to a fine.
Drivers who text can also incur significant civil liability when their behavior causes an accident that injures another person. Our goal is to hold texting drivers and their insurance companies fully accountable for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We represent people in other vehicles as well as injured passengers of the texting driver.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, it's important to contact our attorneys as soon as possible. This gives us the opportunity to investigate the accident while evidence is still available. Our lawyers can request cell phone records to determine if the other driver was using his or her cell phone to text, check email or surf the Internet at the time of the accident. If we can prove the other driver was using his or her cell phone at the time of the accident, that fact can become important evidence in your case.
Texting Accident Attorneys Serving Dayton, Ohio
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with our texting and driving accident attorneys, we invite you to call 513-721-1077 in Cincinnati, or 859-547-3334 in Kentucky or 937-531-7999 in Dayton, Ohio. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer free parking, evening and weekend consultations, and home and hospital visits.