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Use of headphones can lead to being a distracted driver

Ohio drivers are keenly aware of the dangers that are inherent on the road, particularly in today's world with the number of people who are texting and driving. However, it is not simply the matter of using a smartphone or other device that is resulting in a car crash. New versions of old items can cause a danger as well. An example is headphones. A large number of people are using these items - many of them wireless with advanced sound capabilities - while behind the wheel of their car.

Drugs believed to have been a factor in auto accident

The risk of a Cincinnati driver under the influence causing an auto accident is significant. It can lead to a person being severely hurt and worse. While many of these crashes are automatically thought to be alcohol-related, drugs are also a problem that is growing in frequency. A car accident victim can be a pedestrian, a bicyclist or another driver. After an accident, it is important that a full investigation be conducted to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor so the victim can use it as evidence if he or she would like to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Ohio ranks high in auto accidents and dangerous drivers

When it comes to a car accident in Ohio and throughout the country, the circumstances are often viewed as the key factor in how and why it happened. For example, maybe a driver was under the influence or driving recklessly. However, there is value in looking at the various statistics for a car crash in individual states and across the U.S. overall. A recent study by a shopping site that consumers use to find insurers has declared that drivers in Ohio are the 17th worst in the country. For those who have been injured in a car accident and faced medical expenses or lost a loved one to a fatality, this information can be of value when considering a legal filing.

Icy road conditions lead to crashes in Ohio

The falling snow may be pretty to look at from the windows, but those who are trudging through the snow, either on foot or on the road, understand the dangers involved with the snow. The weather affects not only road conditions but our reaction time to those changing conditions as well, and those who are unable to respond appropriately may cause tragic car accidents.

Distracted driving on the rise in Ohio

Distracted driving is dangerous and can have serious consequences for victims and their families. A smashed Ohio Highway Patrol (OHP) car sits outside of a patrol post in Ohio as a reminder of the dangers of distracted driving. A police officer was injured in the accident when a drunk driver, also suspected of distracted driving, hit him during a routine stop. According to the OHP, distracted driving is up by 39 percent. In addition, distraction-related accidents are also on the rise and have increased by 11 percent. Between 2014 and 2015 13,261 distracted driving-related accidents were reported that resulted in 39 fatalities.

Common injury after crash can become chronic

Many Ohio residents know the discomfort associated with a headache. The persistent throbbing of the head that prevents a person from being able to complete even the most basic of tasks. Now imagine living with that pain, stiffness and headache for weeks, if not months, on end. That is what people suffering from catastrophic injuries such as whiplash after a car crash have to deal with.

Elements of a negligence claim

When Ohio residents are involved in a crash that was caused by someone else, it is common for their loved ones to claim that the other driver 'acted negligently'. Though negligence may mean irresponsibly in plain English, it has very important legal connotations that can affect the course of one's personal injury case against the driver who caused the crash.

Gathering evidence quickly essential in multi-vehicle crashes

Losing a loved one wreaks havoc on the lives of family members. Not only does it take an emotional toll on the family as they try to come to terms with their loss, but it also takes a financial toll as medical bills and funeral expenses pile up. In addition to this, if the person who died was the breadwinner of the family, it creates a financial hole that can cause additional pressure for the family.

Multi-vehicle accident kills one in Ohio

A car accident can take place in the blink of an eye, but the repercussions can last victims and their loved ones a lifetime. A multi-vehicle crash in Ohio left one person dead and another two with catastrophic injuries for which they were airlifted to a hospital to receive medical treatment.

Who is liable in a car crash with a rideshare driver?

Generally, when two vehicles are involved in a car accident, insurance policies exist to cover the injuries suffered by the parties. Either the car accident victim's own insurance policy will cover the incident, if the other motorist is uninsured or underinsured, or the insurance policy of the driver who caused the accident will provide coverage. But as ride sharing becomes more and more common in Ohio as well as the rest of the country, the question that arises is this: Who is liable when one is in an accident with a rideshare driver?

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