Operating any motor vehicle requires training, safety precautions and an understanding of state and federal traffic laws. The same is true whether you drive a motorcycle or a massive commercial vehicle. However, it is the commercial vehicle drivers who can cause the most damage if they fail to operate their vehicle safely and properly.
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.
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.
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.