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The latest car accident facts and figures can provide victims insight into the frequency and contributing factors.

The car accident claims process can be overwhelming. Your Cleveland car accident attorney must identify the liable party to demand justice. Understanding the latest Cuyahoga County car accident facts and figures can offer insight into what to expect.

Our personal injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have compiled the most recent Cleveland and Cuyahoga County car accident stats available for 2023, found through the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) OSTATS Dashboard.

If you have questions regarding the cause and fault of your car accident, contact our Cleveland auto accident lawyers to discuss the specific details of your case. For a no-cost, risk-free consultation, call our office at (216) 658-1330.

2023 Car Accident Numbers

In 2023, 9,373 Total Vehicle Accidents occurred so far in Cuyahoga County.

Here’s a monthly breakdown of these crashes:

  • January 2023 – 2,575
  • February 2023 – 2,022
  • March 2023 – 2,366
  • April 2023 – 1,556
  • May 2023 – 854

Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Car Crashes by Severity

Many car accident victims report intense pain, anxiety, and fear in the aftermath. Of the 9,373 Cleveland and Cuyahoga County car accidents that occurred as of May 30, 2023:

  • 19 were fatal
  • 181 involved serious injuries
  • 880 had minor injuries
  • 1,490 had possible injuries
  • 6,803 only involved property damage

Types of Car Accidents in Cleveland

If you’re injured in any car accident in Cuyahoga County, make sure you have a legal advocate to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

While most car accidents are preventable and caused by negligent or reckless driving, there are many causes of collisions. Here are the most common contributing factors to Cleveland area car accidents from January 1, 2018 to May 30, 2023.

Cuyahoga County Car Crash Variables Since 2018

  • Alcohol-Related – 5,316
  • Bicycles – 1,185
  • Commercial vehicles – 7,539
  • Deer – 1,432
  • Distracted Driving – 5,970
  • Drug-Related – 1,507
  • Failure to Yield – 23,738
  • Mature-Related – 58,458
  • Motorcycle Involved – 1,810
  • OVI – 6,098
  • Pedestrian Involved – 2,207
  • Red Light/Stop Sign – 7,636
  • School Bus Related – 513
  • Speeding – 17,932
  • Teen-Related – 16,750
  • Unbelted – 43,613
  • Work Zone – 3,591
  • Youth-Related – 46,422

Officers at the accident scene may not describe the underlying cause in their crash reports. For example, a driver may T-bone another car when running a red light because they fall asleep at the wheel after working a 16-hour shift.

The best way to find out what caused your collision and who is at fault is to contact a dedicated and local personal injury attorney at KNR.

Cleveland Auto Accidents By Day & Time

Car accidents in Cleveland can happen anytime, but certain hours and days are more likely to see severe collisions. When looking at data from the past five years, here are the days and times that car accidents occur most frequently in Cuyahoga County:

Crashes in Cuyahoga County by Day:

  • Sunday – 18,117
  • Monday – 23,066
  • Tuesday – 24,669
  • Wednesday – 25,239
  • Thursday – 25,993
  • Friday – 27,967
  • Saturday – 22,250

Crashes around Cleveland by Hour:

  • 12-12:59 AM – 2.3%
  • 1-1:59 AM – 1.9%
  • 2-2:59 AM – 1.9%
  • 3-3:59 AM – 1.3%
  • 4-4:59 AM – 0.9%
  • 5-5:59 AM – 1.1%
  • 6-6:59 AM – 2.2%
  • 7-7:59 AM – 4.6%
  • 8-8:59 AM – 4.8%
  • 9-9:59 AM – 3.8%
  • 10-10:59 AM – 4.0%
  • 11-11:59 AM – 4.6%
  • 12-12:59 PM – 5.4%
  • 1-1:59 PM – 5.7%
  • 2-2:59 PM – 6.5%
  • 3-3:59 PM – 8.2%
  • 4-4:59 PM – 8.5%
  • 5-5:59 PM – 8.7%
  • 6-6:59 PM – 6.2%
  • 7-7:59 PM – 4.5%
  • 8-8:59 PM – 3.7%
  • 9-9:59 PM – 3.4%
  • 10-10:59 PM – 3.0%
  • 11-11:59 PM – 2.6%

Cleveland-Area Highway Stats

Cuyahoga County highways and interstates often see intense traffic conditions and drivers operating at excessive speeds. For this reason, it is no surprise that Cleveland’s major highways see some of the largest numbers of car accidents:

  • IR-90 – 9,310
  • IR-480 – 6,801
  • US-6 – 6,132
  • US-422 – 5,060
  • US-322 – 4,711
  • SR-10 – 4,170
  • US-42 – 3,825
  • IR-71 – 3,727

Cleveland-Area Car Accident Resources

Whether your injuries occurred along State Road-10, IR-90, or US-422, you likely have many unanswered questions and need legal guidance and support. Here are some of KNR’s most valuable resources for car accident victims in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County:

Contact a Cleveland Car Accident Lawyer

No one is ever prepared to be injured in a car crash. But our Cleveland car accident lawyers will review the details and help explore all your options for financial compensation. If you or someone you love is suffering, do not hesitate to contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick.

With multiple locations across Ohio, KNR proudly serves the Cuyahoga County area and offers 100% free, no-obligation case evaluations. Call (216) 658-1330 to schedule your consultation today.

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