PERSONAL INJURIES CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE AND WHEN THEY DO THE DAMAGES CAN BE SEVERE.
disability. If you are injured because of another party’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.
WHAT CAUSES CAR ACCIDENTS?
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Bad weather might make it impossible for a driver to see hazards in the roadway, causing him or her to collide with another vehicle or a stationary object. A driver might suffer a seizure or fall asleep while driving. Poorly designed or maintained roadways can cause accidents, too, by putting drivers in dangerous situations or damaging their vehicles. Another culprit of car accidents is vehicular malfunction.
When a driver fails to take the necessary precautions to protect him- or herself and other drivers from harm, driver negligence is to blame. Driver negligence can take many forms, such as:
- Driving recklessly;
- Driving drunk;
- Using a cell phone or tablet while driving; and
- Driving aggressively.
When a negligent driver causes an accident that injures another driver, a pedestrian, or a passenger of another vehicle, he or she may be held liable for the victim’s damages. Ohio is a fault state for car accident claims, which means that the negligent party’s insurance provider must pay for the victim’s damages.
It is possible to file a personal injury claim against a vehicle manufacturer or a government or business entity of the car accident was due to a vehicular malfunction or a poorly maintained roadway.
HOW CAN I BE INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
WHILE PERSONAL INJURIES ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ACCIDENTS, THEY ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF ANOTHER PERSON’S RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT CONDUCT.
There are many ways you can be injured in a car accident. A few of these include:
- Sprains and strains;
- Tissue and organ damage;
- Broken bones;
- A traumatic brain injury; and
An injury sustained in a car accident can have severe complications. For example, a cut from the falling glass shards of a windshield could become infected and a traumatic brain injury can leave you paralyzed.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Most importantly, stay calm. If you or anybody else needs emergency care, call 911 to have paramedics sent to the scene.
Then, take photographs of the accident. Take as many as you feel are necessary to sufficiently show what happened. Call local law enforcement to have an officer come to the scene and once he or she is there, file an official police report.
Do not leave the scene without the following:
- A copy of the official police report;
- Contact information for all witnesses to the accident; and
- The other driver’s insurance information.
After leaving the scene, seek medical attention as soon as you can to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and begin your treatment in a timely manner
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM IN A CAR ACCIDENT
If you were injured in a car accident because of another party’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Groth & Associates to set up your initial legal consultation with us.