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Eating and drinking is a known cause of distracted driving

Drivers in Ohio and across the country can be distracted in a multitude of ways. While the common issues that can lead to a distracted driver is use of a smartphone, texting and other activities with the device, drivers can also be distracted by eating and drinking. Research has been examining the numerous issues that lead to a distraction and eating and drinking is a notorious problem. For those who are in car accident, a factor to consider as its cause is whether the other driver was doing this.

Ohio car accident victim with eight children dies

When there is a fatal car accident in Ohio, the aftermath can cause numerous different problems for the family left behind. This can include not being able to make ends meet, having to deal with the emotional aspects of the death and more. This is particularly true when there are children left behind. After automobile accidents, the family needs to make certain that it takes the necessary steps to pursue compensation through a legal filing.

Demographics and pedestrian-car accident rates in Ohio

Research into various kinds of accidents is constantly being conducted by government agencies and independent groups to determine why they happen and how they can be reduced or prevented. Pedestrian accidents are prominent in these studies. In Ohio, the number of pedestrians who are killed in a car accident ranks just beyond the middle for the U.S. Even that is too many. Understanding the demographics and reasons why these incidents occur is fine, but those who have already had a loved one suffer catastrophic injuries and die as a car accident victim while walking should be aware of the numbers so they can consider a legal claim for compensation.

NHTSA study shows rise in car accidents continues

Given the number of negative aftereffects of a car crash like medical costs, lost time at work and even death, Ohioans and those across the U.S. should keep track of the statistics of these incidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatalities on the road increased by approximately eight percent over the first nine months of 2016 from that same period in 2015. This is a continuation of the rise that has been in place for several years. The agency says that this coincides with the rising number of drivers who are on the road for longer periods of time.

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.

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