We recently wrote a post about teenage drivers and the high percentage of serious injury and death they cause each year on the roads and highways of Ohio. Now, new state law targets drivers who are younger than 18 years of age in an effort to make them and the highways safer.
The victim in a car accident caused by a negligent driver could have a right to sue for compensation if he or she suffers a serious injury. If the evidence shows that a motorist drove in a manner that was below the standard of care expected of drivers, the fact that the driver was a police officer should not make a difference as far as liability for injuries caused to another person.
Teenagers and young adults are taking to the roads in record numbers, and the accident statistics reflect it. According data collected by the Ohio Department of Transportation, young drivers accounted for 32 percent of deaths related to a car accident and 39 percent of all serious injuries.
No matter where you go in the United States, drinking and driving is illegal. But each state has its own qualifications of drunk driving, and they also have their own consequences. Ohio takes the safety of its motorists very seriously and has strict laws regarding this sort of behavior.
Getting injured while you are shopping can be a scary situation. You may not be familiar with the surrounding area, and besides, you came to the store expecting to be in a safe environment. This kind of situation falls under premises liability law, and it is important to know your rights if this happens to you.