In Ohio, texting while driving has been a problem increasing in both frequency and severity as of late. The dangers present in this activity cause more and more trouble for other drivers, and people like you can end up being injured because of this recklessness.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) looks into the increasingly prominent impact that distracted driving has on drivers in the modern-day. Unfortunately, a surprisingly large number of drivers admit to using electronic devices while on the road. This can include cell phones for talking, texting, checking emails or social media, or using map-related apps.

Texting while driving is uniquely dangerous, however. This is because it combines all three of the categories that distracted driving falls under: taking your mind, hands, and eyes off of the road. When you concentrate on reading a text, your eyes and mind are focused on the message. Additionally, when you reply, you take your hands off of the wheel.

Some drivers, especially younger ones, feel as though just sending “a quick text” or checking a message has very little chance of getting them in trouble. Unfortunately, even taking your eyes off of the road for just a few seconds can be enough to lead to a crash, especially when traveling at faster speeds.

If you have been injured in a crash with a distracted driver, you may want to seek the aid of an attorney. They can help you figure out how to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.