Every adult remembers the day when they were finally able to get behind the wheel of a car and drive. Learning how to drive a car is one of the first steps towards adulthood, and in a way a step towards freedom. Being able to travel around at will can be considered such a benefit to our society, and many times we take it for granted. With driving come the responsibilities of the road, learning the ways of street and freeways, and the necessary tools to stay safe.
One of the biggest concerns today is the safety hazards that are caused by drivers using cell phones. The moment of distraction from the road is causing the deaths and injuries of thousands of people. In Columbus, Ohio a young 16 year old driving student was involved in a fatal car accident because another driver on the road was texting rather than paying attention to the other cars around him. Daniel Jacobs, 58, was arrested for aggravated vehicular manslaughter and he pleaded guilty knowing that the death of this young victim was his fault. Jacobs is now going to spend three and a half years in prison for his crime.
Dalton Ludwig was learning to drive when his training car was hit by Jacobs who not only was driving and distracted but also claims that his tire exploded. Once the car was hit, Dalton was then thrown into another parked car resulting in his death. Car accidents are unfortunately very common, though that doesn’t mean the families of the victim have to sit back and do nothing. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident, contact the Law Offices of Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan today. This team has years of experience with personal injury cases that involve car accidents, and you deserve legal representation that will fight hard for you!