Whether people are happy about it or not, winter is returning to Ohio. This means snow, ice and cold weather. It also means dangerous road conditions that lead to car accidents. It may be a good time to get a reminder about driving in winter weather.
Wrong-way crashes may not happen as often as other types of wrecks, but they often result in catastrophic results. The media may focus on the more sensational wrong-way car accidents that occur on interstates and highways across the country, including those here in Ohio. Sadly, many of these accidents occur on rural roadways that have only a yellow line separating the two directions of travel.
When it comes to emergency responders, most Ohio residents think of them arriving to help after a catastrophe occurs. They arrive at scenes of car accidents, fires and other events in which people need their help and rely on them to take care for them. Often, this is what happens, but sometimes, emergency responders become the victims.
As passengers in motor vehicles, Ohio residents put their lives in the hands of the drivers. In many cases, it does not matter since the group reaches its destination without incident. However, if the driver becomes distracted, the worst could happen, and passengers will have no control over whether car accidents occur.
Car accidents occur all the time, but as fall is ramping up, there are some dangers that you may have forgotten to watch out for. This post will look at different factors that lead to more accidents in the autumn season.
Although collisions between vehicles are not uncommon, not many accidents happen due to debris flying off of automobiles and crashing into others. However, this was just the scenario that took place outside of Dayton earlier this week. The accident occurred on Interstate 75 and involved two vehicles.
During the summer, many Ohio residents take to the roads to enjoy a common American practice: the family road trip. As they pile into their cars, trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles, families undoubtedly pack with them the supplies they will need to make their trips successful. Road trips can take a lot of planning, but when they are undertaken with preparation and care, they can be incredibly fun activities.
Readers of this Ohio-based vehicle accident legal blog may have heard the term, "settlement," with regard to personal injury cases. A settlement is an agreement that the parties to a pending legal matter come to after negotiations.
One of the most frustrating things about car accidents is that many of them are preventable. In fact, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has recently started a campaign to make drivers aware of one particularly common and avoidable type of crash: failure to yield collisions.
Anyone who has tried to work while hungry or tired understands how hard it is to focus when their attention is on something other than their job. All across Ohio individuals struggle with distractions on a daily basis and while in most situations a distraction is only a momentary break from a more important task in some contexts distractions are potentially life-threatening perils.