Two people were seriously injured and five others hospitalized recently after a multi-vehicle accident in Cincinnati. Police said the accident started when one driver was going the wrong way on Interstate 74. Police said they believe alcohol was a factor.
According to news reports, the man was driving the wrong way on the interstate when he struck a car that had five people in it, including two young children. The first car spun out of control and was struck by a box truck and another car.
One of the children was among the most seriously injured in the multi-car accident. The 5-year-old suffered what were described as life-threatening injuries.
The first priority after a multi-vehicle accident is to get everyone to safety and to get emergency medical treatment for anyone who needs it. Any car accident leaves a chaotic scene in its immediate wake, and that is especially true for multi-vehicle accidents.
Unfortunately, for the injured, the effects of an accident can linger on longer after the wreckage has been cleared. Not only must they cope with the pain and other effects of their injuries, but they and their families face enormous medical costs and other damages. If their damages are the result of another driver’s negligence, they can make a personal injury claim to recover compensation.
Arguing for a personal injury claim requires investigating the accident, to show how it happened, and who was at fault. This can be especially tricky in a multi-vehicle accident. A good lawyer will pore through police reports and gather evidence to argue who was at fault. A lawyer can also help the injured calculate their damages in a way that gives a full accounting of how their injuries have affected their lives, and how they will continue to affect them for years into the future.