Texting and driving are a dangerous combination. When you are sharing the road with a driver texting on their cellphone, their inattention can lead to an accident and leave you or someone you love with serious physical injuries. A Columbus texting while driving accident lawyer can help you hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for his or her actions, your injuries, and your financial losses.
From medical bills to lost income to pain and suffering, the financial impact of a car accident should fall to the driver who caused the collision, not to you or to your family. If you are ready to assign liability to the at-fault driver and collect the compensation you are owed, a lawyer in your area might be able to help.
Get the guidance and direction you need to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries. Contact the case review team at the Fitch Law Firm by calling (614) 545-3930.
Texting While Driving Is on the Rise
Driving is a responsibility that requires one’s full attention. Any distraction that shifts your focus can be dangerous for everyone on the road. Texting while driving diverts a driver’s attention from the safe operation of their vehicle and can lead to serious car accidents, vehicle occupant injuries, and fatalities. It is also illegal under Ohio Revised Code § 4511.204.
Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) statistics reported 3,489 distracted driving violations in 2019. The statistics for this year have already surpassed that number. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
When you are ready to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver, a Columbus texting while driving accident lawyer can guide you through the financial recovery process. Call (614) 545-3930 to speak to a member of the personal injury team at the Fitch Law Firm today.
We Can Help Prove the Other Driver Was Texting
Collecting compensation from the at-fault driver means proving they caused the accident. We can help prove the cause of the accident and the effect it had on you physically, emotionally, and financially. We will:
- Read and review crash reports
- Interview witnesses to the accident
- Request at-fault driver’s cell phone records
You do not have to fight for the compensation you need on your own. If you need assistance assigning liability and holding the at-fault driver responsible for the financial impact of the accident, we can help.
Financial Recovery After a Distracted Driving Accident
Each driver who shares the road with other drivers and pedestrians has a responsibility to themselves and to others on the road. When another driver on the road with you is texting and driving and causes an accident, they can be held financially responsible for their actions. Damages you might be eligible to collect from the at-fault driver include:
- Medical care until you recover fully
- Lost wages for the time you cannot return to work
- Pain and suffering and mental anguish
- Physical deformities and disabilities
- In-home medical and household assistance
Financial compensation after a car accident will vary from person to person. Your lawyer can help you determine the types of compensation you are entitled to receive. He can also help you assign an accurate value to your claim that ensures your expenses and losses are fully covered.
We Can Help Negotiate a Favorable Insurance Settlement
The at-fault driver’s insurance company might make you an offer to settle your case outside of court. Accepting or rejecting an insurance settlement is always your decision. Having a lawyer by your side during settlement negotiations, however, can be beneficial. Your lawyer can:
- Accurately assign a value to all aspects of your claim
- Negotiate with the at-fault driver and his insurance provider
- Review the at-fault driver’s insurance policy and its coverage limitations
An insurance settlement can allow you to receive the compensation you are entitled to without the stress and anxiety of a lawsuit. Our team is ready to help you negotiate a settlement that fully covers your expenses and does not leave you with out-of-pocket expenses.
Start Preparing Your Compensation Claim Early
Filing a financial recovery insurance claim or lawsuit can be time-consuming. Start building your compensation claim as soon as you feel ready, because Ohio’s statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing a personal injury claim.
Ohio Revised Code § 2305.10 generally allows accident victims two years from the date of the accident to file a claim for financial compensation. If your physical recovery is difficult or lengthy, or if you are helping a loved one recover from their physical injuries, the time you have to file a claim does not change.
Failure to file your claim on time could result in an inability to file your claim at all. While you focus on recovering, we can start preparing and building your claim. The lawyer who represents your claim for financial compensation will make certain to file it in accordance with the state’s predetermined timeline.
Get Financial Compensation From the At-Fault Distracted Driver
Text messaging is commonplace—most people do it several times a day. As commonplace as texting is, it is illegal to be done while operating a vehicle. Were you or someone you love involved in a car accident because the other driver was texting? If so, you might be able to collect financial compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance company.
A Columbus texting while driving accident lawyer can help you file a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim to recoup the financial expenses and losses your injuries created. Contact the client intake team at the Fitch Law Firm by calling (614) 545-3930 today.