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Alcohol-related accident proves fatal for Ohio motorcyclist

We have lots of control over our lives, or so we believe. While the day-to-day decisions may be within a person's realm of control, there are many external factors that can impact not only a person's day, but also the rest of their life. Other people generally are the driving force behind incidences in which a regular day can turn into a nightmare. Recently, a motorcyclist was involved in an accident and Ohio State Patrol released some findings in the suspected alcohol-related accident.

What do I do if I am injured by a drunk driver?

When an Ohio resident has been injured by a negligent driver, such as a drunk driver, a personal injury legal claim for damages may help them recover compensation for their damages. A personal injury claim for damages can involve litigation or settlement and it is important to understand both. When victims realize the extent of their injuries from a drunk driving accident, they may have many questions they need answers to.

Ohio State Patrol reports on drunk driving accidents in the state

Different legal protections are available to victims of drunk driving accidents and their families. The Ohio State Patrol recently reported that the number of car accidents that involved a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs numbered 39 during 2017 in one Ohio County north of the Hamilton County area. Overall, for District 2, which includes parts of Hamilton County, 807 car accidents were reported that involved a driver that was under the influence. In addition, authorities reported that driving under the influence of drugs and distracted driving were on the rise.

Government report suggests reducing legal blood-alcohol limit

About one-third of all traffic fatalities since 1982 are attributable to alcohol-impaired driving, according to a new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report suggests that the number of traffic fatalities may be reduced by changing the legal blood alcohol concentration percentage from .08 percent to .05 percent. Some Ohioans agree with the report's suggestion, while others express concerns.

Drunk driving accidents and the holiday season

The holiday season is now upon us here in Hamilton County. During the holiday season, many people enjoy getting together with friends and celebrating. These get-togethers often involve alcohol and while most people are responsible when it comes to their drinking, occasionally a driver makes a bad decision and drives after they have been drinking.

Drunk driving accidents in Hamilton County

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 3,637 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver in Ohio from 2003 to 2012. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that car, truck, pedestrian and motorcycle accidents in Hamilton County remain a major public safety concern.

The problem with taking prescription meds and driving

When a Cincinnati resident thinks of an accident involving an impaired driver, they may have in their minds the classic image of someone who has obviously had too much alcohol to drive a vehicle safely yet still chooses to get behind the wheel.

The deadly epidemic of impaired driving in the United States

With the last holiday of the summer, Labor Day, approaching quickly, now is a good time to take a look at the deadly effects of drunk driving in the United States and how it affects millions of Americans each year. A look at statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding impaired driving shows some very disturbing facts about the problem.

Intoxicated driver causes multi-car crash in Cincinnati

It seems like every week drivers who should not be out on the road are hitting the streets and jeopardizing the safety of not only themselves and other passengers in their car, but anyone else out on or near the roads. Such was the case recently when a driver under the influence of heroin was traveling on southbound Interstate 75 near the Western Hills Viaduct in Cincinnati, Ohio, and crashed into a semi-truck as well as another vehicle.

Ohio judge orders drunk drivers to install ridesharing apps

While most people know that drunk driving is dangerous and against the law, there will always be those who think they are above the law or even that they are better drivers after having a few drinks, and will drive while intoxicated. Unfortunately, even if a person is charged with drunk driving, many will continue to drive drunk in the future, causing accidents that injure or kill others.

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