The legal process is designed to protect victims who have been harmed by others such as in a car accident. A deaf man was recently sent to the hospital with injuries he suffered in a car accident in Cincinnati. According to Cincinnati law enforcement authorities, the car that hit the man fled the scene of the accident following it. The 41-year old victim hit the windshield of the driver's vehicle as he was trying to cross the street. The 29-year old driver allegedly fled the scene after striking the man. Police officers discovered a vehicle with a cracked windshield nearby that police believed hit the man. The police report indicates alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. The driver has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault.
When Ohio drivers think of distractions on the road while they are driving, the first thing they may think of is using the cellphone, but that is not the only type of distractions drivers face on a daily basis and April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month is the best time for drivers to familiarize themselves not only with the various distractions that exist but also with tips for avoiding them.
As mentioned last week on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog, survivors of a car accident often walk away from the accident with multiple catastrophic injuries and need medical care to treat their injuries. Recovering these medical expenses and other types of damages may be possible in a personal injury lawsuit, if it is demonstrated that the expenses incurred during treatment related to the injury caused by the car accident.
There is no doubt that being involved in an accident is traumatic. When the accident leaves catastrophic injuries that remind the Ohio victim of what they went through, the trauma may be prolonged. Injuries not only require time to heal but also money to get treatment for and not all accident victims have the financial ability to get medical care. In these instances, holding the responsible party accountable for their actions may be one way to get some economic relief to lessen their financial burden.
An increased allure of riding motorcycles among people of all ages is occurring in Ohio and all across the United States. With that comes a greater risk of riders having a motorcycle accident. Riders who are new at the endeavor and those who are experienced riders are all vulnerable to a crash. With a motorcycle accident comes the likelihood of massive medical expenses from the treatment of serious injuries. Research indicates that older people are more vulnerable for serious injuries in a motorcycle accident.
Driving in normal conditions is dangerous enough, but it becomes even more dangerous in the winter weather with icy roads and sleet reducing visibility, as demonstrated by the 30 car accidents that took place recently in the state. Despite precautions, Ohio residents may find themselves involved in an accident with another driver and face not only damage to their vehicles, but also to their person. In some unfortunate incidents, Ohio residents may end up losing a loved one in a sudden car wreck.
When an Ohio resident is injured in a car accident, the last thing they may be thinking of is whether the driver who hit them has insurance or not. But this may be an important question to consider when it comes to holding the reckless driver responsible for their behavior through a personal injury lawsuit.
When there is a motor vehicle accident in Ohio, injured people will face medical expenses. The assumption is that insurance will pay for medical expenses and other costs involved in a crash. However, underinsured or uninsured motorists can be a problem. Many people are unaware of the frequency of drivers who are not properly insured and do not know what to do if they can't get insurance to pay for their medical expenses.
Going through a car accident, whether it is a minor fender-bender or a catastrophic head-on collision, is never easy. People can be seriously injured in car accidents, and in the worst of circumstances they could lose their lives. At times like these, it may be essential for accident victims or their families to pursue compensation that will help them cover the many expenses that follow an accident. Yet what happens if the negligent party does not have car insurance?
Motorcycles are common vehicles in Ohio. People like that they have great gas mileage and are fun to ride. But these perks do not come without risks. Motorcycles provide very little protection for riders and even minor accidents can result in serious injuries for riders.