With the long weekend that comes with Memorial Day, many drivers may have found themselves on the road, looking forward to either going away for the weekend or enjoying the extra weekend night. Drivers may have press a little harder on the accelerator to get to their destination faster or gotten behind the wheel after having a little too much alcohol and think they may get away with it. But unfortunately, the National Safety Council estimated that more than 300 drivers would not get away with it, as total traffic fatalities for this month alone are expected to be 3,073 with more than 300 coming from the Memorial Day weekend. Another 46,300 were expected to suffer injuries in an accident during the weekend, traditionally considered the start of the summer.
Car accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons, but when the car accident could have been prevented, it is even more difficult for victims and their family members to come to terms with their grief. A drunk driving accident is just that - a preventable accident if only the drunk driver had not gotten behind the wheel intoxicated. One way to come to terms with the grief loved ones are going through is for the drunk driver to be held accountable.
Alcohol related crashes are perhaps the most devastating car accidents because they could have been avoided if the drunk driver had acted responsibly and not gotten behind the wheel after drinking. Injuries sustained in a car accident can take months if not years to recover from physically and there is no limit on how long it may take the emotional wounds to heal.
Losing someone unexpectedly in an alcohol-related accident leaves an impact on everyone involved. This includes not just the immediate family members of the victim, but also by the victim's friends and all those who associated with them. This seems to be the case in the tragic death of an 18-year-old high school graduate in Ohio as his friends took to social networks to mourn his death in a drunk driving accident.
A fatal car accident can leave a victim's family emotionally and financially distressed, in addition to wanting answers as to why the accident happened. Family members of the victim may choose to file charges if an investigation reveals negligence, or in a recent Ohio case, drunk driving, contributed to a victim's death.
Life can change unexpectedly in the blink of an eye, and, when these changes happen because of someone else's recklessness, it may be hard for Ohio residents to come to terms with it. This may be what an Ohio woman is facing after she lost a child in a car accident 19 months ago, which may have been caused by drunk driving.
Even though driving is one of the most common behaviors people across the country engage in, it is also one of the most dangerous. This is especially true if there are negligent and reckless people on the road. In those circumstances, a tragic car accident can take place, and the loss suffered in such an accident can rarely be quantified.
The possibility that a car accident will occur is present each and every time someone gets into a car to go somewhere. Residents of Cincinnati are not immune to this. There are many reasons why a motor vehicle accident could occur including driver distraction, medical episodes and issues with the vehicle itself. Sometimes car accidents occur because a driver has consumed too much alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. In any of these instances the outcome can be catastrophic.
Halloween is just a few days away, and that means scary costumes, frightening parties and lots of candy will be flowing in neighborhoods throughout Ohio. While the Halloween holiday is a time for people to have fun by dressing up, going to scary haunted houses and putting up spooky decorations, everyone should be aware of a real safety issue this Halloween.
Drunk driving car accidents can result in very serious injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents continue to happen in Ohio and across the United States. After being injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, many victims wonder how their medical bills will be paid and if they will be able to continue working.