Students watched quietly as firefighters freed victims from a car mangled in a drunk driving accident in Ohio and either rush them to trauma centers or cover them with a sheet on the ground. Even though this was a reenactment of a drunk driving accident, students were warned that it could very likely turn into reality if they drove while intoxicated or distracted.
When Ohio drivers think of distractions on the road while they are driving, the first thing they may think of is using the cellphone, but that is not the only type of distractions drivers face on a daily basis and April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month is the best time for drivers to familiarize themselves not only with the various distractions that exist but also with tips for avoiding them.
A car accident affects not only the parties involved in the accident, but also their loved ones. When a victim is fortunate enough to walk away from the crash with their life, there are a number of other catastrophic injuries that could hamper the car accident victim's and their family member's quality of life for a long time to come-in some instances, even permanently.
As mentioned last week on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog, survivors of a car accident often walk away from the accident with multiple catastrophic injuries and need medical care to treat their injuries. Recovering these medical expenses and other types of damages may be possible in a personal injury lawsuit, if it is demonstrated that the expenses incurred during treatment related to the injury caused by the car accident.
There is no doubt that being involved in an accident is traumatic. When the accident leaves catastrophic injuries that remind the Ohio victim of what they went through, the trauma may be prolonged. Injuries not only require time to heal but also money to get treatment for and not all accident victims have the financial ability to get medical care. In these instances, holding the responsible party accountable for their actions may be one way to get some economic relief to lessen their financial burden.