With the long weekend that comes with Memorial Day, many drivers may have found themselves on the road, looking forward to either going away for the weekend or enjoying the extra weekend night. Drivers may have press a little harder on the accelerator to get to their destination faster or gotten behind the wheel after having a little too much alcohol and think they may get away with it. But unfortunately, the National Safety Council estimated that more than 300 drivers would not get away with it, as total traffic fatalities for this month alone are expected to be 3,073 with more than 300 coming from the Memorial Day weekend. Another 46,300 were expected to suffer injuries in an accident during the weekend, traditionally considered the start of the summer.
Ohio car accident victims usually have a lot to deal with. They have to try to recover from their injuries and come to terms with an accident that might have even left them suffering from a permanent disability. Holding the negligent party accountable for their actions is one way Ohio victims can receive compensation to help cover their medical bills so they can focus on rehabilitation. However, what happens when the irresponsible driver tries to escape responsibility by running from the scene of the crime, as the driver tried to do in the post from last week?
The legal process is designed to protect victims who have been harmed by others such as in a car accident. A deaf man was recently sent to the hospital with injuries he suffered in a car accident in Cincinnati. According to Cincinnati law enforcement authorities, the car that hit the man fled the scene of the accident following it. The 41-year old victim hit the windshield of the driver's vehicle as he was trying to cross the street. The 29-year old driver allegedly fled the scene after striking the man. Police officers discovered a vehicle with a cracked windshield nearby that police believed hit the man. The police report indicates alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. The driver has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault.
When Ohio residents begin their vacations to an out of state destination, they may find themselves at the rental car counter, filling out forms and answering questions related to the type of car and insurance coverage they would like for their rental car. People are asked whether they want basic coverage or additional as well and a study has shown that 42 percent of people renting a car were either thoroughly confused or had only a rough idea about insurance.