Have You Been Injured By A Distracted Driver?
Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States. In 2020, more than 3,142 people were killed and an additional 324,652 were injured in accidents involving distracted driving. If you have been in this kind of accident, you are probably frustrated and angry that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence.
We understand. At Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, we have been handling personal injury claims and lawsuits for people in Ohio and Northern Kentucky for more than 50 years. We do everything we can to recover full compensation from the party responsible for your loss.
Injured By A Distracted Driver? Talk To Our Injury Lawyers.
If you were seriously injured in a car accident, you should talk to our attorneys right away. This gives us the opportunity to investigate your accident while evidence is still available and witnesses’ memories are fresh. Depending on the circumstances involved in your accident, you may be eligible for a number of claims related to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Our goal is to hold the person responsible for your accident accountable for his or her actions. We handle distracted driver accident claims involving:
- Texting while driving — No text zone: take the pledge
- Talking on the cellphone while driving
- Distraction caused by the radio or other function inside the car
- Grooming while driving
- Talking to other passengers while driving
- Eating and drinking while driving
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. We 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.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
If you would like to discuss a distracted driving accident injury claim with our lawyers, we invite you to call 513-838-4562 in Cincinnati, 888-469-6437 in Dayton or Kentucky or email our Cincinnati office, Gregory S. Young Co., LPA.
We will arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ask about:
- Free parking at our downtown Cincinnati location
- Appointments available at 10 locations, including nine suburban locations
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Home and hospital visits
- No attorney’s fees unless you collect*
Our satellite offices are located in Mason, West Chester, Tri-County, Blue Ash-Kenwood, Northgate, Clermont County, Florence, Finneytown and Western Hills. Addresses, maps and directions
*Some costs associated with representation may apply.
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