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Assisting clients with assessing fault in car crashes

As discussed in last week’s post, determining fault in a car accident is one of the first steps that need to be taken after the injuries have been assessed. As mentioned previously, simply knowing or pointing the finger at someone is not enough -- evidence in the form of eyewitness statements or police reports may be required in order to demonstrate actionable fault. But several factors can complicate determining fault and therefore settlement offers, such as if there were multiple vehicles involved in the crash or if the injured Ohio driver filing the claim also contributed to the crash.

Cincinnati woman dies in auto accident involving 3 cars

Car accidents in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio are a sad part of life. They can happen due to a reckless driver, a driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, through negligence and for many other reasons. When they happen, they can be severe and result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Those who have been involved in or lost a loved one in an auto accident need to get their bearings soon after the crash has happened to be able to make the important decisions that must be made after such an unfortunate occurrence.

How does drowsy driving affect car accidents?

Due to many successful awareness programs, most drivers in Ohio know about the dangers of drinking and driving. They also know about the hazards associated with driving and texting at the same time. However, there is one common cause of both car and truck accidents that often is overlooked -- drowsy driving.

Speed and impairment believed to be factors in fatal car accident

For Cincinnati people who are injured in car crashes and the loved one who are left behind after a fatality, the reality of the situation hits hard. As much as Ohioans try not to think about it, auto accidents can occur at any time for a multitude of reasons both incidental and due to recklessness or intoxication. They can result in catastrophic injuries, extensive hospital stays and even death. Often, the only solace to take is by seeking compensation through a legal filing.

Pedestrian suffers fatal catastrophic injuries in bus crash

In Cincinnati and throughout Ohio, an auto accident can happen without warning and cause injuries and death. These can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from a negligent driver to a driver under the influence to a motorist acting recklessly. There are many other possibilities. With auto accidents and the potential for catastrophic injuries, those who were affected need to be fully aware of the long-term damage they can face in the aftermath. It is important that they understand the process for receiving compensation for an accident through a lawsuit.

Traffic fatalities rose in 2015 from previous years

Even though car accidents have generally been declining over the past few decades, in Ohio as well as the rest of the country, the last two years have seen a surprising and unfortunate increase in crashes. Though the official numbers have not been released yet, so far the Ohio Highway Patrol has recorded an unfortunate 1073 deaths on the roads in 2015. The number of traffic deaths is expected to keep rising, as the final numbers will be available somewhere in March. This is the second time in a row that traffic deaths have risen in Ohio-in 2014 the number went up to 1008 from the 990 in 2013.

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