Car Accident Statistics in Erie County

Nov 19, 2018 Car Accidents    Legal Blog

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

While car crashes occur every day in Ohio, this does not make them any less devastating if it happens to you. The most common type of car crash involves vehicles colliding with each other. However, single cars crash into buildings, trees, or signage all the time. In addition, cars can strike pedestrians, or people riding bicycles. No matter the exact cause, a car accident has the potential to do long-lasting harm to anyone involved. Erie County knows this all too well; despite efforts to improve roads, signs, and vehicle safety features, recent statistics show car accidents in Erie County remain a prevalent issue.

If you’re injured in a car wreck due to another drivers negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your:

  • Bodily injuries;
  • Medical expenses; and
  • Lost wages, if you cannot work due to your injuries.

Don’t let the financial strain of injury be a burden. An experienced attorney may be able to help you recover the necessary compensation. Contact the Cleveland car accident lawyers with Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away and schedule a free consultation.

Fill out the online form or call (216) 658-1330 today.

A Significant Percentage of Erie County Crashes Are Fatal

So far in 2018, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has investigated 447 crashes in Erie County. This number may seem small, relative to other parts of the state. But keep in mind, Erie County is a fairly small area when compared to other counties in Ohio.

Proportionally, the car accidents in Erie County are taking place among a smaller population. They also take place within a smaller area than accidents occurring in larger counties. This means that while there are fewer total crashes in Erie County, the number of accidents is still cause for concern.

Perhaps even more concerning is the number of those crashes that have been fatal. Of the 447 crashes investigated in Erie County, six have resulted in someone’s death. As with the total number of crashes, six fatal accidents may not sound like cause for alarm. When examined proportionally, six fatal crashes may elicit a little more concern; that number is similar to other counties with larger areas and populations.

Fatal Crashes Are More Likely to Occur in Rural Areas

Of the six fatal crashes Erie County has seen in 2018, only one occurred in an urban area. The rest happened in rural communities. Two of these accidents involved people operating a vehicle while intoxicated. No Erie fatalities have occurred thus far as a result of collisions with commercial vehicles. One such accident involved a motorcycle.

Erie County Continues to Address Traffic Safety

Erie County officials have continued their efforts to decrease the number of accidents and fatalities. Last year, over 80,000 pieces of literature were distributed throughout Erie County. The purpose of these materials was to increase awareness and knowledge of traffic safety. Additionally, over 140 local consultants were brought in to address issues like traffic safety, especially among the youth.

If You Were Injured in An Erie County Car Crash, Contact KNR

The best way to recover compensation for the injuries sustained in a car accident caused by no fault of your own is to find an experienced lawyer in your area. If you were injured by a car crash in Ohio, contact Kisling Nestico, & Redick to review your options. Chances are you have enough on your plate following your accident. The physical damage and vehicle repairs can cause you emotional and financial distress. An Erie County car accident attorney from KNR can help you pursue everything you are entitled to.

To schedule your free, no-risk consultation, call (216) 658-1330 or reach out online today.