The residents of the Cincinnati area probably know almost instinctively that head-on car accidents are likely to leave people seriously injured or even suffering from catastrophic injuries that will leave them permanently disabled. The seriousness of head-on accidents was illustrated again recently on the north side of the city.
According to a special unit of the Cincinnati police who are assigned to investigate serious accidents, three people were taken to the hospital after two cars collided head-on in the overnight hours. Police described two of the three victims as having “severe” injuries. However, the exact medical condition of the victims was not disclosed.
In addition to causing extensive damage, the problem with head-on collisions is that the vast majority of them are very preventable with a little care on the part of an alert, sober and responsible driver. All one needs to do to prevent the vast majority of these serious accidents is travel in one’s own lane of traffic, which means making sure they heed all road signs, are aware of the flow of traffic generally and keep control of their vehicles to avoid a sudden swerve in to oncoming traffic.
No doubt that the victims of this accident are going to have a long recovery ahead of them, and this long recovery will no doubt be financially costly as well. As the details of the accident unfold, it may become apparent that these victims have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries from a negligent driver. The sorts compensation available include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost income and other expenses, as well as compensation for the emotional toll an accident of this nature takes.
Source: cincinnati.com, “3 seriously hurt in Northside head-on crash,” Jennifer Baker, Sept. 15, 2017