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Columbus Distracted Driver Accident Attorneys

Driving while using a cellphone or other portable electronic device to talk or more often text, is a dangerous activity that puts others at risk on the highway. Studies have shown distracted driving can have a similar impact on safe motor vehicle operation as drunk driving.

Too many people, especially the young are unaware of the risks posed by distracted driving. Many equate it with listening to the radio or having a conversation with someone else in the car. But, cellphone use, especially reading or writing a text message prevents a driver from giving his or her attention to the road. In Ohio, drivers under 18 years of age are legally barred from using a cellphone while behind the wheel.

Distracted drivers cause death and serious injury on our roads. They need to be held accountable for the harm they cause. Our Columbus, Ohio, personal injury attorneys can help you if you have been injured or lost a loved one to a fatal distracted driving accident.

We Have Obtained Tens Of Millions Of Dollars For Our Clients

At Colley Shroyer Abraham, we are focused exclusively on delivering the highest-quality personal injury representation to our clients. Our attorneys bring together more than 150 years of combined experience that includes extensive trial experience. We explore every avenue to secure the full compensation our clients deserve. We understand the need most of our clients come to us with. Medical bills, lost wages, and unresponsive or unfair insurance companies can leave people feeling overwhelmed. Our attorneys put your needs first and work tirelessly to help you.

For more information on how we have helped people, turn to our verdicts and settlements page.

Frequently Asked Questions On Distracted Driving

Many questions may run through your mind after being in a car accident due to another driver’s fault. Here are some answers to common questions we receive from our clients.

How can you show that the other driver was distracted during the accident?

Several methods can establish whether the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident. The most crucial method is obtaining witness statements, especially if they were in the same car. They can testify to the driver’s behavior, like using a phone, eating, talking or dozing off.

If available, video footage from traffic cameras or dashcams can be persuasive evidence. In addition, cellphone records may give valuable information by showing if the driver was using their phone around the time of the accident.

What types of proof can support a claim of distracted driving?

Supporting a claim of distracted driving relies on the availability and credibility of evidence. Key types of evidence that can be used include:

  • Physical evidence like tire tracks
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Cellphone records
  • Video footage from dashcams or surveillance cameras
  • Data from the vehicle’s black box (event data recorder)

For example, if the driver was using their phone at the time of the accident, this can be compelling evidence of distraction.

How can Colley Shroyer Abraham determine the worth of my distracted driving accident claim?

At Colley Shroyer Abraham, we can estimate the value of your distracted driving accident claim by considering factors like:

  • Your injury-related medical expenses
  • Your current and future lost wages
  • The value of your property damage
  • The long-term consequences of your injuries

Our experienced attorneys will also assess long-term effects, such as pain and suffering and diminished quality of life.

What should I do if the insurance company denies my claim or offers an unfair settlement?

When insurance companies unfairly deny or devalue claims, an experienced personal injury attorney like those at Colley Shroyer Abraham can try to negotiate a reasonable solution. When reason fails, however, it may be necessary to litigate.

Contact The Columbus Distracted Driver Accident Lawyers Of Colley Shroyer Abraham

If you or a loved one was harmed by a distracted driver, the attorneys of Colley Shroyer Abraham can help you craft a strong case to help you recover the maximum compensation. For a free initial consultation, call 614-678-5072, toll-free at 877-450-2697 or simply contact us online.

We take all cases on a contingency basis, which means that we do not receive any attorney fees unless we win your case.