Distracted Drivers

Cleveland Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

Representing the Victims of Auto Collisions Caused by Distracting Drivers

2019 was one of the most dangerous and deadly in Ohio history for drivers and passengers. A primary cause was distracted driving.

Distracted drivers are serious hazards. Not only are they failing to concentrate on their own driving, but they are also unable to monitor other drivers and avoid potential hazards. It is no wonder that accidents caused by distracted drivers are increasing—smart phones, iPods, and texting have added to the list of driving distractions that once was limited to adjusting the radio or turning to speak to a child in the rear seat.

Contact Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP for a free consultation if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a distracted driver accident.

Over $1 Billion Recovered in Verdicts & Settlements for Our Clients

Being distracted by a cellphone is no excuse for putting others on the road at risk. All drivers have a responsibility to pay attention when operating their motor vehicles, and usually it is their insurance company that pays the bill up to their coverage limits. We help make sure that negligent drivers—and their insurance companies—take responsibility for injuries they have caused.

At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we advocate for clients who were injured in car accidents caused by distracted driving. For 70 years, we have helped injured motorists obtain needed compensation, preparing each case as if going to trial. We have represented clients against the largest insurance companies in the United States. Because of our firm's vast experience in personal injury matters, we understand exactly how to prepare each case in pursuit of success.

What Are the Causes of Distracted Driving?

Texting while driving is only one form of distracted driving. There are many ways that a driver can be distracted. Our distracted driving attorneys handle cases that result from a myriad of distracted driving scenarios. If you have suffered injury from a distracted driving accident, our firm’s resources can be utilized to guide you through each step of your case.

We advocate for clients who suffered injury in motor vehicle crashes caused by distracted drivers, including drivers who were:

  • Texting while driving or using other electronic devices
  • Reading
  • Dialing phone numbers
  • Talking with passengers
  • Eating and drinking
  • Grooming, shaving, or applying makeup
  • Changing the radio station
  • Falling asleep

Proving that the other driver was inattentive can result in required investigation and consultation with experts. Our law firm has the resources to determine whether the driver's cellphone was in use at the time of the crash. We also consult with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists when building cases for our injured clients. Because the insurance companies know that we will be thoroughly prepared, they are more likely to offer a fair settlement in hopes of avoiding a trial.

Distracted Driving Among Teens

It is an unfortunate truth that distracted driving is a leading cause of death among teen drivers. It is likely that these teens feel empowered and trust that they are able to multitask by using their phone while operating the vehicle. Their lack of experience combined with the draw to distractions such as text messaging is a combination that can result in destruction. To combat this growing trend, “driving while texting” is now a primary offense for drivers under the age of 18. This means that police officers can pull a young driver over and issue a ticket for texting without needing a separate offense or cause to pull them over.

If you are involved in a teen driver accident due to negligence such as distracted driving, we can help fight for your rights.

Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is recognized as one of the pre-eminent injury law firms in Ohio. We are one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades. We encourage you to contact us if you have been injured or lost a loved one because of a distracted driver.

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You won't know whether it is a good idea to file a lawsuit until you speak with a Cleveland distracted driving accident lawyer. Our Ohio firm offers free, confidential consultations to determine whether you have a distracted driving case. We urge you to consult us as quickly as possible to be sure your claim is filed before the deadline expires.

Clients sometimes think that they have a case, but mistakenly believe that they cannot afford a lawyer. Our law firm takes all injury cases on a contingency basis, and clients pay no attorneys' fees until they receive an award or settlement. In short, you can afford an attorney for a distracted driver claim, whatever your financial situation may be.

Call Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP today at (216) 600-0114.

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