Could Ohio’s New Distracted Driving Law Affect Your Car Accident Case?
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KNR Legal Blog
Each year, the Ohio Department of Public Safety shares traffic crash statistics with the general public. The organization discovered that 303, 298 traffic crashes occurred on Ohio roads in 2017. Although this was a slight decrease from 2016 when there were 305, 955 collisions, these accidents led to 108, 801 injuries and 1,179 fatalities.
If you or someone you loved sustained an injury in a traffic crash that was the result of someone else’s negligence, contact the highly skilled Ohio car accident lawyers with KNR today.
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In 2017, there were approximately three fatal crashes every day. Drivers who were impaired by alcohol were involved in 3.85 percent of all crashes, and 26.63 percent of all fatalities. It’s surprising that 119, 811 accidents occurred during daylight when road conditions were more visible, and 84,532 took place at night.
More injuries and fatalities occurred in the summer months than the winter months. This is interesting as the winter roads are typically more of a challenge to drive on as a result of the snow and ice. It indicates that most accidents in Ohio happen because of motorist error rather than poor road conditions.
Of the 303,298 traffic crashes that happened in 2017, 87, 484 were rear-end collisions, and 5,594 were head-on collisions. Some of the most common causes of the 2017 traffic accidents in Ohio include:
While not all traffic crashes are avoidable, there are a variety of ways you can reduce your risk of becoming involved in them. Our Ohio car accident lawyers recommend the following:
If you get hurt in an Ohio car accident, reach out to the Ohio car accident lawyers at KNR. We can help you determine liability and may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Call KNR at 1-800-HURT-NOW today or submit a request online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.