Ohio Auto Negligence Attorney
Auto accidents in Ohio can be caused a myriad of preventable factors, including intoxicated drivers, truck overloading, reckless operation of a vehicle, excessive speeding, negligent road design, driver drowsiness, defective automobiles, or distracted driving.
Distracted driving accidents may involve instances of texting and driving, drinking and driving, playing with the radio, or drivers occupying their attention on anything else besides the road. When drivers are negligent in the operation of their vehicle and cause an auto accident due to their own distractions, and injure other motorists, they can be liable for damages, injuries and deaths that occur.
Following a serious car accident in Ohio, victims should contact an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer to investigate. Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio auto negligence attorney, well-versed in the science and economic impact such an injury or death has on the victim’s life and family.
Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Texting and driving now kills more Americans than drinking and driving. In 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving accidents included:
- 3,477 total deaths
- 3,196 fatal car wrecks
- 391,000 injuries
Distracted Driving Accidents & Injury
The primary types of distracted driving in Ohio include removing hands from the steering wheel, taking eyes off the road, and focusing attention on anything else other than the road. Common distractions before a car accident can include the following:
- Texting and driving
- Talking on a phone
- Browsing internet
- Eating or drinking
- Talking with passengers
- Looking at self in mirror
- Looking at or adjusting GPS system
- Adjusting radio or music
Distracted Driving Lawsuits
About 14 percent of fatal distracted driving accidents involve a cell phone in use at the time of the crash. Around 660,000 drivers use an electronic device behind the wheel at any given time of the day. It may not be a coincidence that America’s roads have actually gotten more dangerous by some measures. Pedestrian death rates have increased dramatically.
Between 2014 and 2015, the U.S. recorded the largest increase of total auto deaths in decades. In surveys conducted by road safety agencies, drivers admit that they use their phones more than is safe, and agree that their driving behavior could be considered reckless and dangerous.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to an auto accident in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403.
ABOUT THE LYON FIRM
Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
NO COST UNLESS WE WIN
The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.
Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against negligent individuals or companies to obtain just compensation under the law.
WRONGFUL DEATH: DISTRACTED DRIVER
(Brown County, Kentucky): The Lyon Firm was second chair a case involving a driver texting and driving when he crossed the median, killing a father of four. The case was resolved once discovery confirmed the cell phone records proved the texting-related incident. The settlement will pay for the surviving childrens’ education. The driver was likely facing additional criminal charges at the time of the settlement.
(Cincinnati, Ohio): The Lyon Firm was lead counsel in a $495,000 settlement. This case involved a motorcycle operator who sustained fractures of the calcaneus, talus, medial cuneiform, tarsal bones, and tarsometatarsal when a car ignored its driving lane and crossed into his right-of-way. Settlement provided repayment of medical bills of $20,000 and funds for future education to re-enter the work force in a less physically-demanding job.