The number of vehicles in the United States has increased gradually over the past few decades. This leads to a rise in the number of car accidents as well. Accidents might lead to severe physical injuries. It is important to know what you need to do in case you get into an accident.
Every day, almost every one of us gets behind the wheel of a car to do things like drive to work, run errands, take the kids to school or head out on a road trip. Perhaps it's because driving has become such an integral and common part of our lives that we take for granted how dangerous it is. We've all driven by accidents and seen the reports of fatalities on the highway, and some of us have even been struck personally with a tragedy, but somehow the reality of it never sinks in.
Being involved in an accident is an emotional experience. However, when the accident involves an animal, the emotional aspect of an accident can be even more amplified. Occasionally, wildlife is to blame for serious car accidents. However, just as often domestic animals are responsible too. When an unleashed pet causes a car accident, it is important for those injured to understand that the pet's owner may be responsible.
With the Fourth of July over, many parents are looking towards the end of the summer and having their children back in school. One of the last hurrahs before the school year kicks off is Labor Day. Just like many American families did for the Fourth of July weekend, Labor Day will have them back in the car and on the highways for one last weekend away. And while these last weeks of summer are meant to be enjoyed, increased traffic on highways should have families carefully considering their travel plans to stay safe.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident as the result of another individual's negligence, you may be seeking damages for your injuries. To see that your personal injury case is successful, it is crucial to work with an experienced attorney and to take the necessary steps to mitigate damages.
If you have worked on a railroad in your life, you are probably more aware of the hazards of the job, and of trains in general, than the average person. Likewise, if you have a loved one who works on the railways, you have probably heard accounts of near-accidents and enough stories to cause you at least a modicum of concern as your loved one goes off to work each day. It was because of these hazards that Congress green-lit the Federal Employers Liability Act more than a century ago in an attempt to protect the railroad workers.
While drunk driving continues to be the leading contributor of wrong-way crashes on Ohio's state highways, another disturbing factor is moving to the forefront. That cause is suicide, and 2016 has seen what accident investigators believe to be intentional head-on collisions statewide.
Every time we enter a vehicle we perform certain routine steps that demonstrate our acknowledgement of the dangers the activity of driving or riding may present. We snap on a safety belt, and if we are driving, we make take pause to adjust our mirrors and seat. If driving, we then proceed with caution and drive defensively, always aware of the most obvious dangers on the road and hopefully, never let our guard down around unsuspecting dangers such as vehicle blowouts and debris in the road.
All car accidents have the potential to end in tragedies, leaving family members of the victims distraught. In addition to the emotional toll, car accidents can have serious financial implications for victims or the families of fatally injured victims. One recent car accident in Ohio has left five families wishing they could turn back time.
Since 1977, the attorneys at the law firm of Colley Shroyer Abraham have been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of negligence in Ohio. In many cases, we accomplish this by representing the interests of car accident victims as they pursue personal injury compensation. If you suffered injuries in a car crash, we can help you as well.