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Ohio car accidents: family injured by speeding car

Ohio motorists do not plan to be in vehicle collisions. When car accidents occur, many unplanned expenses, car repairs and therapy for injuries can result in financial and emotional stress. Some accidents are the result of the action of presumed negligent drivers, and financial compensation can be requested from them in a legal manner, but it is a complex process. One family was recently involved in an accident, and they may be finding the aftermath that follows difficult to manage.

The family of five was traveling through an intersection when their pickup truck was struck by a speeding vehicle. The speeding vehicle was driven by a 31-year-old man with a female as his passenger. The speeding man was apparently fleeing from police when he crashed into the family's truck, resulting in the truck flipping over.

Safe driving of the utmost importance in school zones

Among the people who are impacted by the conduct of drivers here in Ohio are children. Unfortunately, each year, hundreds of young pedestrians become the victims of traffic crashes while out walking in Ohio. State statistics indicate that there have been nearly 3,000 traffic accidents involving pedestrians at or under the age of 18 in the state over the past five years.

Such accidents can put a lot of things at risk for a child, including their life. Last year, 11 people were killed in Ohio traffic crashes involving pedestrians 18 and younger.

As a pedestrian accident victim, do you have a case?

When a large, heavy vehicle hits a person, it can cause significant damage, even if it was a low-speed impact. Pedestrian accidents frequently result in serious injury, and often, these accidents are the result of a negligent or careless driver. If you suffered injuries while walking, it may not be your fault.

Often, the driver of the vehicle will attempt to shift blame for the accident to the pedestrian. In order to effectively protect your interests, you will find it beneficial to take quick action to learn about your rights and take the right steps. It is possible that you have a rightful claim to financial compensation.

Should I pursue wrongful death damages after an accident?

Losing a family member is tough for any family, but it can be particularly difficult for the families left behind to deal with the extensive financial losses that often accompany the sudden loss of a loved one. If your loved one died as the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you could have grounds for a wrongful death claim.

wrongful death action cannot reverse what happened, but it may be an appropriate way to recover the financial losses associated with the death. During a time of grief, the last thing you want to think about is legal action, but you do not have to undertake this course of action on your own.

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