Car accidents are something that we all fear and dread from time to time. When one becomes a reality, it can be hard to know how to react or how to deal with the aftermath. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a Ohio car accident, you will probably be feeling a wide array of emotions, including anger toward the person that you believe is responsible.
If you believe that the accident that you were involved in occurred because of the actions of a distracted driver, then it is important that you take action in order to make your claim. You may be entitled to damages for the emotional and physical suffering that you endured, as well as coverage for car damages and lost wages.
What is distracted driving?
Distracted driving is an action that leads the driver to take his or her attention off the road. This is very commonly the act of a person using his or her phone while driving, but it could be also changing the car radio, reading, eating and drinking or attending to a child in the back seat. All forms of distracted driving are unlawful if they are not absolutely necessary for the safe operation of the vehicle.
How can I prove someone to be liable for distracted driving?
Even if you saw that a person was using his or her phone while driving, the incident can be difficult to prove. It is important that you seek statements from witnesses at the scene.
If you have been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by a distracted driver, it is important that you take action in order to recoup damages.
Source: FindLaw, "Ohio Car Accident Report Basics," accessed April 13, 2018