Posted: January 12, 2012
As a Cincinnati injury lawyer I find it sad that more has not been done to prevent the use of cellphones by car drivers. Recently the Federal transportation Board called for a ban on cell phone use in autos , except in the case of an emergency. This was preceded by recent deadly car crashes. Texting shows a conscious disregard for the high probability of causing a car accident injury. If texting causes a car accident injury it should demand not only compensatory damages but punitive ones as well. But the answer is prevention and criminalizing this conduct will go a long way toward car accident injury prevention. The Ohio legislature has before it a bill to ban texting. but they do not want to ban cell phone use. Either way it's driver inattention and taking your eyes off the road. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4nDhCXoYJo&feature=plcp&context=C3c12266... If anyone injures you in a car accident and was using a cell phone or texting call me right away at 621-2345 for a free car accident injury consult. Mere use of a cell phone does not equal liability , but if the cell phone use caused inattention which caused the car accident you should have a strong case .