Accidents Caused By Cell Phone Use: There Are Consequences
Few activities are more dangerous than dividing your attention between a cell phone and the road while you are driving. This is the reason we have a civil justice system, to address the behavior of distracted drivers who injure innocent people.
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 people injured in cell phone and driving accidents 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 Cell Phone And Driving Laws
Distracted driving has become a leading cause of traffic accidents. Our traffic laws are slowly catching up with the epidemic of cell phone use on our roads.
Under a new law that went into effect in Ohio on March 1, 2013, driving while texting is a primary offense for all drivers, meaning that police officers do not need a reason to pull you over and issue a ticket. It is illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to use a cell phone for any reason while driving, even if the car is sitting at a light or stuck in traffic. Kentucky also bans driving while texting for all drivers and any use of a hand-held cell phone by drivers under the age of 18.
Even if cell phone use is not illegal, it can be an important factor in determining liability for an accident. Jurors do not like it when drivers bent over cell phones cause accidents that injure or kill other people. As a result, they can award significant damage awards to the victims.
Our attorneys often request cell phone records to determine if the other driver was using his or her cell phone at the time of the accident.
Contact Us Today For Answers
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with our cell phone car accident attorneys, we invite you to call 513-838-4562 in Cincinnati, or 888-469-6437 in Kentucky or 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.