Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff Archives

Brain injuries are common after motor vehicle crashes

Whenever you drive or ride on a motor vehicle, you're taking a minor risk that you could be in an accident. After all, traffic accidents happen every day in Ohio. Sometimes, people walk away from crashes unscathed. Others may experiencing bruising, cuts, broken bones, spinal injuries or even worse.

Injured in a car accident? Be sure to get witness statements

A car accident can happen when you least expect it. For example, imagine driving along on your daily commute to the office. You take the same route every day, stop at the same café for a latte, and you even park in the same spot in the employee parking lot. Usually, your commute is uneventful other than the occasional squirrel running into the road, that is, until that one day when it is not. You were involved in a car accident in an intersection. The other driver ran a stop sign and T-boned you on the passenger side.

How an attorney helps with insurance issues after a car crash

You've been faithfully paying your motor vehicle insurance premium for years, maybe even decades. When you experience a serious accident and injuries as a result, you expect that your insurance provider will cover the injuries. It's important to remember, however, that insurance companies want to limit the financial impact of an accident by reducing their liability. This financial incentive can result in denied claims, months of delay and hassle or even ridiculously low settlement offers.

Avoid jeopardizing your rights after a car accident

Sooner or later, most Americans will be involved in a car accident of some kind. Whether a serious multicar crash or a low-speed fender-bender, a collision can have a widespread impact on your life. Your health and well-being are of utmost importance, of course. Yet your finances may also be on the line. Injuries are costly, and you could end up missing work.

Commercial truck accidents can drastically alter your life

You've always been a good driver, or at least not a dangerous one. You watch for traffic, merge carefully, and even if you occasionally speed, you do so in safe driving conditions. Sometimes, however, no matter how hard you try to stay safe on the road, someone else causes an accident.

Proving fault in your car accident case

You were following your morning routine. You woke up, got ready for work, had breakfast and made your daily stop for coffee. Just as you were making a right turn into the parking lot of the café, you were suddenly t-boned by the car that had been behind you.

Avoid these 4 mistakes if you're ever in a motorcycle accident

As a seasoned rider, you know that every time you get on your motorcycle, there are risks. The vast majority of those risks come from other drivers - specifically, drivers who don't see you. When most drivers pull up to an intersection or make a left turn, they aren't looking for motorcycles. They're watching for other cars (if they're paying attention at all). Likewise, on multilane roads, many don't bother to check their blind spots or keep track of bikers around them.

Why watching out for drunk drivers should be your No. 1 holiday priority

Festivities and awkward family gatherings aside, holidays are hazardous for American motorists. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there's no deadlier time of year when it comes to drunk driving accidents. In December 2015, for instance, some 840 souls were lost in DUI crashes, which was around eight percent of that year's total.

Road safety secrets: 5 simple tips for staying safe around semi-trucks

Most drivers, cyclists and pedestrians know that road safety isn't something you can take for granted. What many overlook, however, is that passive hazards - like potholes and bad weather - aren't the only dangers to look out for. In 2014, large commercial vehicles were involved in 12.2 percent of all fatal accidents and 7.8 percent of nonfatal crashes on U.S. roads.

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