Distracted Driving


Distracted Driving, Canton Injury Lawyers

Attorneys Richard & Jason Eshelman have represented hundreds of clients over a span of 40 years in the Northeast Ohio area. We’ll make things right when you’ve been injured as a result of another's negligence.

Our practice is limited to the representation of people, not insurance companies. Our years of experience make us a serious force, widely respected by insurance companies. The result is the ability to obtain top dollar settlements for our clients. We can help if you or someone you love is hurt due to:

  • Distracted Driving Accidents
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  • Dog Bites
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Work Place Injury
  • Hazardous Products

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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving, canton injury lawyers

The definition of distracted driving can include just about anything that would take your mind off operating your motor vehicle in a responsible manner. But we will focus more on driving a motor vehicle while engaged in a specific activity, one that involves the use of a cellular phone or other electronic device. We call this Gadget Distracted Driving.

Hand-held Devices

With the advent of hand-held devices, gadget distracted driving has become a serious safety issue. Cell phones are the number one reason for distracted driving. Talking or texting while driving is unacceptable. Both take your attention away from operating your vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. At times resulting in a serious accident.


The AAA Foundation says: federal estimates suggest that distracted driving contributes to 16% of all fatal accidents, approximately 5000 deaths every year.

April-Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April was distracted driving awareness month. You can read more about distracted driving at the National Safety Council website.

Ohio Law

Ohio has passed legislation to ban text messaging by all drivers no matter their ages. Ohio was the 39th state to pass this law. Drivers under the age of 18 are banned from using a cell phone for texting and talking while driving. Persons over the age of 18 are banned from texting but can talk while driving. However, in either case the person operating the motor vehicle is 100% responsible for the safety of their passengers and the people and property around them.

Employers Also Have A Responsibility

If you own a business that requires your employees to be on the road such as sales people, truck drivers, delivery services, you know the increased liabilities inherent with distracted driving. Commercial vehicles usually have an inferior visibility than passenger vehicles coupled with distracted driving you can see the increased potential for a serious accident. Many businesses are implementing a distracted driving policy. Nationwide Insurance understands these challenges and has published some helpful information for businesses that must have drivers on the road. You can read the article here.

Get The Proper Legal Help

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was the result of distracted driving and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorney's at the Eshelman Legal Group have the experience you will need to obtain the largest possible settlement for your case. Your initial consultation is free. We will determine if your case has merit. We will help and guide you on what needs to be done and what information needs to be gathered. We will also let you know who you should talk to and not talk to. If you talk to the wrong person(s) and say the wrong things you could defeat or hinder your case. Keep in mind the insurance adjusters all work for the insurance companies. They do not work for you, it is their job to get you to settle quickly and for the least amount possible. The Eshelman Legal Group works for you, not the insurance companies. It is our job to get you the largest possible settlement. We know what needs to be done, We know Ohio injury laws. We are well respected with the Ohio court system and the insurance companies. We have been practicing personal injury law for over 40 years right here in NE Ohio.

Don't Wait

Ohio has strict time limits on how long you can wait before you file your case. If you wait to long, you will forfeit your case completely. It is in your best interest to contact the experienced lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group to see if you actually have a case. Remember, your initial consultation is free and we do not get paid unless we win your case.

Ask yourself this question… Who does the insurance adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.

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