CAR CRASHES CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE AND WHEN THEY DO THE DAMAGES CAN BE SEVERE.
Whether you drive, walk, ride a bike or a motorcycle, take the bus, or hire an Uber, we all have to accept the inherent risks of being on the road with other forms of traffic. Unfortunately, many of the drivers out there are less than courteous and cautious. People nowadays drive as if they are encased in invincible cubes of steel, when in fact those cages of steel are designed to crumple upon impact to lessen the shockwave of a collision, and even the best crumple zones and the most up-to-date safety technology makes an occupant susceptible to injury. The aggressive, high-speed, distracted driving on display, possibly
right outside your doorstep, is a growing epidemic that has been killing roughly 35,000 people or more every year, and injuring millions. If you are one of those victims that has been injured in a traffic collision, or a family member or loved one died in a car crash at the careless or reckless hands of another, you deserve financial compensation. While county prosecutors will see to the traffic or criminal charges of the negligent party, a personal injury attorney will take care of the civil dispute and ensure that you are paid what you deserve. Give one of our car collision attorneys at Groth & Associates a call today for a free consultation and we can begin working on your case at once.
AUTO CRASHES IN OHIO LEAD TO OVER 100,000 HOSPITALIZED VICTIMS PER YEAR
Not only does Ohio have the 10th largest road system in the U.S., but it also has the 5th highest total traffic volume and 4th highest commercial truck volume, according to recent Ohio traffic collision research, Factors Affecting Motor Vehicle Crashes in Ohio. Distracted, impaired, and aggressive driving are the three key factors of almost all traffic collisions and fatalities within the state, and from 2005 to 2007, contributed to 89,000 days of hospitalization, $689 million in medical charges, and 345,718 total hospitalized victims. While there are attempts to remedy the problem through advanced technology, better infrastructure, driver education, and more enforcement, little can be done to prevent these injuries and fatalities from occurring due to the nature of the task: operating a two-ton vehicle alongside hundreds of others at an incredibly high rate of speed takes total concentration, empathy towards others, patience, and the single-minded goal of safety before anything else. This, of course, is not how very many people drive. One minute spent in rush hour traffic will prove that. While the injuries you have sustained cannot be erased with any amount of money, the financial compensation of a personal injury lawsuit or settlement can help with the recovery process and ensure a more stable financial future for you and your family.
TOP CAUSES OF OHIO CAR COLLISONS
WHILE PERSONAL INJURIES ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ACCIDENTS, THEY ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF ANOTHER PERSON’S RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT CONDUCT.
While some crashes are the fault of no one, they are incredibly rare. In the vast majority of crashes, one or more parties caused the outcome; the term accident is not an accurate word for most collisions. While drunk driving accounts for an incredibly high percentage of fatal traffic collisions (nearly one third of total fatalities), distracted driving is the leading cause of crashes. However, other types of human error are also responsible for crashes. To be sure, the most common cause of traffic collisions include;
- Distracted driving;
- Drunk driving;
- Aggressive driving, such as making unnecessarily swift lane changes and erratic movements;
- Impatient driving, which includes right of way collisions caused by pulling out in front of traffic from a side street in attempt to merge; and
- Drowsy driving;
- Irresponsible or inexperienced driving behaviors or maneuvers, such as not slowing down when ice, water, or snow is present on the road surface.
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OHIO DISTRACTED DRIVING BY AGE GROUP AND YEAR
According to data collected by the Ohio State Patrol, distracted driving caused by cell phone use has seen a sharp rise since 2005, particularly among younger age groups. In routine observation conducted by the state patrol, the increase in age group cell phone use marked by visible use of a cell phone while driving:
- In 2005, Ohio state patrol witnessed 0.3 percent of those aged 16 to 24 operating a cell phone while driving; and
- In 2005, Ohio state patrol witnessed 0.1 percent of those aged 25 to 69 operating a cell phone while driving.
Compared to 10 years later in 2014:
- In 2014, Ohio state patrol witnessed 4.8 percent of those aged 16 to 24 operating a cell phone while driving; and
- In 2014, Ohio state patrol witnessed 2.0 percent of those aged 25 to 69 operating a cell phone while driving.
This means that at any given time, at least (and most likely more due to the limitations of the survey), 4.8 percent of Ohioans aged 16 to 24 and 2.0 percent of Ohioans aged 25 to 69 are using cell phones while they drive.
What is My Case Worth and What Damages Will I Be Compensated For?
The compensation you receive from a settlement or personal injury lawsuit depends largely on the injuries you sustain. The more traumatic the injuries, such as paralysis, serious traumatic brain injury, disfigurement, and permanent disability, the more you could potentially receive in financial compensation. You may be entitled to damages associated with medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. To find out what your case is potentially worth, and to begin the process of recovery, contact an attorney at once.
CALL THE EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE NORWALK CAR COLLISION ATTORNEYS OF GROTH & ASSOCIATES TODAY
Were you injured in a car collision? If so, you need experienced legal counsel in order to receive the financial compensation that you deserve. Do not let a large insurance company twist your arm into accepting a low, quick offer. Reaching a beneficial financial resolution
takes time, patience, and an attorney with a proven history of success in litigation as well as negotiation. Feel free to reach out to the Norwalk, Ohio car accident attorneys of Groth & Associates today for a consultation of your case at no charge.