Car Accidents Archives

How We All Benefitted From SUV Rollover Lawsuits

Not long ago, SUV rollover lawsuits were filling the dockets at an alarming rate. While auto-safety improvements are still necessary, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that the automakers quickly shored up safety defects in SUV and light-truck models.

1 In 3 Accident Victims Does Not Get Correct Medical Treatment

Have you ever wondered why one car accident victim may get transported to one hospital while another victim goes to a different one? Why one may be flown to a hospital and the other taken by ambulance?

Traffic Deaths Decreased In 2013; Does It Further A Trend?

caraccident1.jpgThe U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its 2013 data on traffic deaths, revealing an improvement from the prior year. Nationally, 32,719 people died in crashes in 2013, a 3.1 decrease from 2012 (33,782 fatalities).

Impaired Driving Awareness: About More Than Alcohol, Drugs

The holiday season brings out the worst in driving behavior. Mix winter conditions with stressed out drivers - many of whom have been drinking alcohol - and you have a recipe for a bad accident.

Bad Early-Winter Driving? Psychology Plays A Big Role, Says Expert

winterdrivingtruck.jpgEver wonder why it seems people drive better in a February snowstorm than one in December? Is this phenomenon simply in your imagination because you are impatient about how early-winter snow impacts your travel time?

Ohio’s electronic communication ban seeks to curb car accidents

On June 1, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a law into effect aimed at reducing car accidents by banning the use of electronic communication devices while driving. Known as House Bill 99, the law went into effect Aug. 31, 2012. Currently, it is illegal for any person under 18 years of age to use an electronic wireless communications device in any capacity while they are behind the wheel.

What does comparative negligence mean in an Ohio car accident?

Prior to 1980, car accident laws in Ohio were pretty straightforward. If you are at fault in any way during a car accident, you were barred from making any claim for compensation against the other driver. Just to put that into perspective and illustrate the unfairness of that law, consider a car with a broken tail light that is rear-ended by a speeding driver. Under the pre-1980 rules, the driver with the broken tail light may have been considered partially at fault for that accident and thus barred from recovery.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit after a car accident?

Ohio state law considers a wrongful death as any death caused by another person by a wrongful act or neglect. Ohio law also contemplates that if that injured party were still alive one would likely file a claim against the person liable for one's harm in order to recover compensation for their damages.

Multiple vehicle car accident on elevated highway

On August 2, a multiple vehicle car accident occurred on a stretch of elevated highway connecting Covington, Kentucky, with Cincinnati, Ohio. According to a police report, the accident happened around 12:15 p.m. on the upper deck of a section of the Brent Spence Bridge in Kentucky.

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