How Blind Spots Cause Auto Accidents & Who’s at Fault
Posted in: Car Accidents
At KNR, we’ve compiled the latest Columbus area car accident statistics available for 2022, provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) OSTATS Dashboard. (Last updated 1/3/2023*)
We hope you find the following information helpful, and if you have questions or need legal advice after being injured in a crash, contact our Columbus car accident attorneys.
For a free, no-risk consultation, call 1-800-HURT-NOW.
Here is a monthly breakdown of motor vehicle collisions in the Columbus, Ohio, metro area.
21,471 Total Vehicle Accidents
While any car accident can be frightening and stressful, not every collision results in injuries or ends with a tragic loss of life. Of the 21,471 Columbus car accidents that occurred in 2022:
If you or a loved one are injured in any of these accident types, you should consider seeking legal assistance.
The overwhelming cause of preventable car accidents is human error and negligence. And while establishing fault and liability as part of a car accident claim will require evidence, here are the most frequently seen 2022 contributing factors and causes* of Columbus auto accidents:
*It’s important to note that responding officers routinely only document a single factor in an accident, while driver negligence or other careless driving behaviors were the underlying cause. For instance, a driver may have run a red light because they were distracted by their phone or overtired behind the wheel.
The best way to evaluate the nature of your accident and who is responsible is to speak with a knowledgeable local injury attorney.
There’s an adage that the late night and early morning hours of the day are the most dangerous time to be on Columbus roads for fear of impaired drivers. However, since fewer cars are on the road around 2 am, you were still much more likely to get into an accident in 2022 during afternoon rush hour in Columbus.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Friday was the day Columbus drivers were involved in the most car wrecks. Maybe this is because of increased traffic after work or more people going to events around town. Sunday saw the fewest reports of car accidents in 2022.
With their higher speeds, multiple lanes, and higher traffic volume, it shouldn’t be a shock that most Columbus car accidents in 2022 happened on the state’s highways and interstates.
Here are the major roadways in Franklin County, Ohio, with the most accidents:
Whether your Columbus car accident happened on 270 or High St., you probably have questions and need assistance. Here are a few helpful resources if you’re involved or injured in a car crash.
No one thinks a tragic car accident will happen to them until it does. If you or a loved one are hurting after a car accident in the Columbus area, call KNR. Our personal injury attorneys will review your case and explain your legal options for free.
With two locations in the city and the use of virtual consultations, we make discussing your case with an experienced lawyer as convenient as possible. KNR also never charges upfront fees. Our clients only pay when they recover compensation.
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