Victims of a car accident in Ohio or their loved ones may have heard the term "negligence" thrown about with respect to their crash. While individuals may understand that negligence has something to do with holding the other party responsible, they may not fully grasp what the legal term means. Negligence is a legal term that refers to any careless behavior that either causes or contributes to an accident. If a car accident occurs because someone failed to stop at a red light, then that person was probably negligent for violating a traffic law and causing the accident.
Enjoying alcoholic beverages responsibly is an activity in which many adults like to participate. However, it is when poor choices are made regarding alcohol when accidents can happen. These situations are made that much more dangerous when alcohol and automobiles are mixed, sometimes causing tragic drunk driving accidents. Recently, much discussion has been had on possible methods of dealing with these offenders, as a new DUI bill in Ohio is being thoroughly examined and, in some cases, criticized.
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.
Self-driving cars: The next big hurdle in auto accident law.
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.
Yes, you read that caption right, a woman was recently cited for causing three separate drunk driving accidents within three hours of each other. While this may sound amazing, the woman, in fact, admitted that she was responsible for the three crashes.