A car accident affects not only the parties involved in the accident, but also their loved ones. When a victim is fortunate enough to walk away from the crash with their life, there are a number of other catastrophic injuries that could hamper the car accident victim's and their family member's quality of life for a long time to come-in some instances, even permanently.
As the freezing temperatures continue across the state and affects driving conditions, Ohio drivers should remember to drive extra carefully to avoid car crashes. Icy roads and low visibility come hand in hand with freezing temperatures and can be two facts that cause serious, or even fatal, car accidents. Perhaps they played a role in a series of crashes on the Ohio Turnpike that involved 33 cars, all on the same day.
Ohio drivers may have heard of the term distracted driving many times, but may not be sure what the term encompasses even though thousands of people die or are injured in car accidents across the country involving distracted driving. Any activity that can cause a person to divert their attention from the primary task of driving is considered distracted driving. Texting, using a cellphone, talking to passengers, watching a video, and adjusting a radio are all examples of distracted driving.
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.
The Independence Day long weekend brought everyone out on to the road, either for traveling to other destinations or just to enjoy the weather. Motorcyclists especially enjoy riding through the streets in warmer weather as they feel the wind rushing through their hair. However, in the traffic, it is often easy for Ohio motorists to overlook other vehicles on the road and, in their negligence, crash into motorcyclists.
With Memorial Day approaching, many people may be anxious to get a good start to their holiday by leaving the office early and trying to beat the traffic. Some people may be too anxious however, and in their rush to get wherever they are going they may drive rashly, endangering not only their own lives but also the lives of everyone else on the highway. Last year was the safest year the Ohio State Highway Patrol has ever seen and they are making efforts to make sure this year is even better.
Not much can ease a family's pain and suffering after they lose a loved one in an unexpected car accident. When that car accident is caused by someone else's negligence, the sense of grief is compounded by anger and disbelief over someone else's irresponsibility.
Ohio residents may be aware that older drivers are safer than younger drivers, but how much safer are they? Most baby boomers are turning 65 this year and took driver's education classes around 50 years ago, when the interstate system did not exist and every other driver was not talking and texting while driving. Even though they drive safely, according to experts, there are numerous advantages to relearning how to drive safely as most drivers have changed their driving habits over time.
An accident is a traumatic event for not only all those involved but also their loved ones. This is true even when the two vehicles involved are of approximately the same size but, when a car collides with a motorcycle, the chances of serious injuries, including those causing permanent disability, also increase. A motorcyclist has little to no protection in a motorcycle accident, as most of their body is exposed and many of them do not even wear helmets or other protective gear. Even a low impact crash can cause serious injuries and broken bones for the motorcyclist.
Traveling on major roadways during the late night hours could pose more risks for drivers than during the daytime. Vision is not as clear at night and drivers might be fatigued or even intoxicated. A negligent driver could easily cause a car accident that affects several drivers and passengers. A driver who speeds, texts while drives, fails to signal a turn or lane change doesn't yield or doesn't maintain their lane could be at fault for a serious automobile collision.