Cell Phone/Texting Accidents
Distracted Drivers Pose A Threat On Central Ohio Highways, Roads - Protect Your Rights With a Columbus Accident Attorney
To find one of the most dangerous of all Columbus drivers, all you have to do is walk outside your door and watch the traffic passing through your own neighborhood. Within minutes, you're guaranteed to see a distracted driver. It may even be someone you know. They are too preoccupied with a cell phone, texting, music player, navigation system or other mobile device to pay attention to surrounding road conditions. Stopped school bus? Sorry, too busy texting friends to arrange a meeting at the mall. Pedestrian in a crosswalk? Sorry, too busy trying to find the hottest musical tracks on an MP3 player. Stop sign? Sorry, too busy dialing home to make sure the family has everything they need to make dinner.
Distracted drivers who cause accidents must be held accountable. Columbus car accident lawyer Scott Elliot Smith understands how to build a personal injury case that gets results for clients. For a free consultation, call Scott Elliot Smith today at 614-846-1700.
Types of Car Crashes Due to Distracted Drivers
Driver distraction is especially dangerous because the driver usually has little or no time to either apply his brakes or to attempt an emergency maneuver to avoid the crash. That means a full-speed rear-end accident, pedestrian accident or bicycle accident is likely, resulting in severe injuries to the victims. An aggressive Columbus cell phone and texting accident lawyer knows the importance of going beyond the initial police report to investigate the accident. Re-interviewing witnesses who may have seen the distracted driver programming the navigation system while running a red light is essential to the case. An attorney can also obtain cell phone or other records that show whether a mobile device was being used at the exact time of the accident.
Cell phone and texting accidents also are infuriating because they are so easy to prevent - stay off the cell phone, don't text, etc. Too many people, especially teenagers, think they can multi-task while driving. Maybe they don't realize how much ground their car can cover when they take their eyes off the road for a few seconds. Maybe they don't care. Either way, you can make they pay through criminal and civil courts.
How Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer Scott Elliot Smith Can Help You
Scott Elliot Smith knows how to gather evidence that proves the other driver was distracted by using a cell phone at the time of the accident. He builds a strong case to prove negligence. Sometimes this is enough to convince the insurance company it is in their best interests to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. If not, Scott Elliot Smith will fight for you in court.
We are only interested in a resolution of your case that works for you. This means that you should be getting payment for all the medical treatment you need - and will need - for your injuries. It also means that you have been compensated for any income you lost as a result of being out of work. You may have suffered other damages as well.
If you or someone in your family has been involved in a personal injury accident because a distracted driver in Central Ohio was ignoring basic safety rules, call Scott Elliot Smith today for a free consultation at 614-846-1700 or contact us online. If he agrees to take your case, it will be on a contingency fee basis. You owe Scott Elliot Smith nothing until he wins a financial settlement on your behalf.