As discussed in last week’s post, determining fault in a car accident is one of the first steps that need to be taken after the injuries have been assessed. As mentioned previously, simply knowing or pointing the finger at someone is not enough -- evidence in the form of eyewitness statements or police reports may be required in order to demonstrate actionable fault. But several factors can complicate determining fault and therefore settlement offers, such as if there were multiple vehicles involved in the crash or if the injured Ohio driver filing the claim also contributed to the crash.
Car accidents in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio are a sad part of life. They can happen due to a reckless driver, a driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, through negligence and for many other reasons. When they happen, they can be severe and result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Those who have been involved in or lost a loved one in an auto accident need to get their bearings soon after the crash has happened to be able to make the important decisions that must be made after such an unfortunate occurrence.