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Texting is a convenient form of communication that often replaces the need to pick up the phone and actually speak to someone. While texting has its benefits, it comes with one serious drawback.
Texting is a dangerous activity behind the wheel. All too often, people receive texts while driving and answer it right away instead of waiting until they have reached their destination. Despite the fact that texting and driving is one of the most common causes of Ohio car accidents, it can be very difficult to prove.
If you’ve been hurt in an Ohio car accident that you believe was the result of texting and driving, consult our experienced Ohio distracted driving accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. We can help you prove fault and ensure your rights are protected.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today and set up a free, no-risk consultation.
Ohio law states that all “electronic wireless communications devices” for drivers under the age of 18 is illegal. This includes hands-free talking and driving. In 2018, the laws regarding texting and driving changed for drivers over the age of 18. Texting and driving is known as a secondary offense so you can’t be pulled over for texting and driving unless you are committing another traffic violation at the same time.
However, if a police officer has reason to believe you were distracted while driving, you may face a ticket as well as other fines and penalties. If a teenager is convicted of texting and driving, they can face a driver’s license suspension for 60 days and a fine of $150. The suspension increases to a year and the fine becomes $300 for a second offense.
The reality is that proving texting and driving after an Ohio car crash is not easy. However, a skilled Ohio distracted driving accident lawyer can help. Here are some ways a lawyer can uncover that texting and driving played a role in your crash.
Texting and driving is just one type of distracted driving. Sadly, there are a number of other distracted behaviors that prevent drivers from keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Several examples include:
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick
If you’ve been hurt by a driver who you believe was texting at the time, don’t hesitate to consult Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We are dedicated to proving fault and ensuring you are compensated fairly for your damages.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation.