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One dead in fatal multi-vehicle crash

Ohio motorists probably know that driving is an inherently risky activity. Not only must people drive responsibly and follow traffic regulations, they must also assume that other drivers on the road are also obeying traffic rules in order to avoid a crash. If two motorists unfortunately get into a crash, there are some elements that might protect them from suffering catastrophic injuries, such as seatbelts and airbags. The whole vehicle itself can protect someone from ending up vulnerable on the road. But, motorcyclists do not have this protection. Their vehicles do not protect them and in a motorcycle accident they can end up hurtling onto the road, without helmets, knee pads or any type of protection from the external elements. This may be why in accidents with motorists, motorcyclists suffer more extreme injuries.

Do you know the difference between uninsured and underinsured?

As our readers may be aware, if someone suffers catastrophic injuries in a car accident or passes away due to the injuries suffered in an accident, the victims or the family members may be able to receive compensation from the negligent driver who caused the serious or fatal car accident. This is done by filing a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver. But, what happens if the other driver, the driver who caused the accident, is not able to pay compensation because they are not insured or they are underinsured?

Report shows anger rampant on roads

Ohio residents are undoubtedly aware of the multitude of dangers that they will face when out on the road. Along with the common reasons why there might be an auto accident, the increased use of technology and other relatively new factors that could lead to distraction are making it riskier to be driving each and every day. However, there is one factor that has always been common and that is drivers who are angry and aggressive on the road. While research is seeking reasons for this and methods to put a stop to it, it will always place people in jeopardy, potentially cause a crash and lead to injuries and death.

Compensation may be available for lengthy medical treatment

If someone is injured in a car accident, the most common type of injuries Ohio residents think of are brain injuries, broken bones and, in some instances, whiplash injuries. Many people probably do not think of burn injuries. However, burn injuries and scars are common. Scars can result from whiplashes, road rashes and even from side or front mirrors. While bones may mend, scars can serve as a permanent reminder for accident victims about the trauma they have suffered in the car accident.

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