Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
The Cochran Firm - Ohio, is a leading full service, personal injury law firm litigating personal injury cases; car / auto accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and product liability lawsuits, throughout all of Ohio, with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton. The Cochran Firm - Ohio applauds Governor John Kasich and state lawmakers for enacting legislation that will ban texting while driving on Ohio’s roads and highways as of August 30, 2012. However, while the new legislation is a good first step, The Cochran Firm – Ohio believes that much more must be done to protect Ohio motorists from the dangers of distracted driving.
According to The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio has become the 39th state in the nation to ban texting while driving. Ohio’s new texting while driving ban makes texting and use of other portable electronic devices a primary offense for drivers under the age of 18. However, the new law provides for only secondary enforcement for adult violators, meaning police will need another reason, such as speeding, to stop and cite anyone over the 18 for texting while driving. While Governor Kasich and Ohio lawmakers deserve praise for allowing the texting ban to become law, they still have not gone far enough to ensure that more Ohio motorists will not become victims of distracted driving.
Every year, far too many people are injured or killed in Ohio because of distracted driving. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 31,231 motor vehicle crashes were caused by distracted driving in Ohio between 2009 and 2011. These accidents resulted in 74 fatalities and 7,825 included injuries. According to the National Highway Safety Administration 5,474 people died nationally in 2009 in distraction-related crashes – of these, 18 percent involved cell phone use. Governor Kasich, who lost his own parents to a drunk driver, expressed support for tougher legislation when he signed the new texting ban into law this past June. The Cochran Firm – Ohio calls on state lawmakers to strengthen this important legislation by making texting while driving a primary offense for all motorists, regardless of age.
The Cochran Firm – Ohio offers free legal consultations to victims of negligent accidents throughout Ohio, including car accidents and other highway accidents. If you or someone you love was injured because of another’s negligence, it is vital you retain a skilled accident attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a motor vehicle crash or any other accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today by visiting cochranohio.com, or call (513) 381-HURT.
About The Cochran Firm - Ohio
The Cochran Firm - Ohio, is a leading full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cinncinati and Dayton and handles personal injury cases throughout all of Ohio. Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm - Ohio, has established itself as one of the premier personal injury law firms in the United States and has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from car / auto accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and product liability lawsuits. For over 40 years, The Cochran Firm - Ohio's team of highly experienced lawyers continually fight for justice for all it's clients. If you've been injured call Ohio's leading full service law firm "The Cochran Firm - Ohio" today at 513-381-HURT.
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The Cochran Firm – Cincinnati, Ohio
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