We often receive visits or calls from people who have had a horrible accident happen to them or a family member, but they are unsure whether someone can - and should be - held liable for the resulting injury or death. These situations are often described as "freak accidents," but it is important to understand that rarely are there faultless accidents in the legal world.
A motorcycle collision in Monroe Township seriously injured two people on Saturday. A 43-year-old Cincinnati was riding his motorcycle with a Cincinnati woman, 47, as his passenger when he collided with a Dodge Neon. The female suffered serious head injuries and is fighting for her life.
The recent crash of an Asiana jet in San Francisco shocked the nation. Two of the 307 passengers died in the accident, and many more were injured. The plane crash inflicted great force to the upper bodies of the passengers, who were first flung forward, then backward over their lap belts. Most of the serious injuries involve spinal cord trauma to the neck and back.
A couple was travelling in the middle lane on Interstate 75 North when death stared them down in the unusual form of a tire bouncing across the expressway. The front tire came off a pickup truck on I-75 South, bounced over the divider and right into the path of driver Michael Ramey and his passenger, Alesha Monk. Ramey couldn't avoid the object and it struck the roof on the driver's side.
Three motorcyclists were injured in a recent crash in Walnut Hills. The accident illustrates the risks involved with group riding, where many bikers can simultaneously find themselves in a deadly situation. In the Walnut Hills crash, three riders were hospitalized - one with life-threatening injuries - after an apparent mistake by one of them.