Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
Named for the salt licks in the area, Licking County, Ohio is part of the greater Columbus, OH Metropolitan area. Its county seat is Newark and is home to attractions like The Dawes Arboretum, Newark Earthworks, Wildwood Park, and the Buckeye Lake Museum.
Licking County is the third-largest county in Ohio by land area, and with such a wide space, it is no stranger to car accidents. If you sustain an injury in a Licking County car accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your losses. Contact our highly skilled Columbus car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick.
Call KNR today at (614) 487-8669 or online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation to review your options.
Fatal Car Crashes in Licking County
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports up-to-date statistics on the fatal car accidents that have occurred in Licking County. Out of the 17 fatal crashes that have occurred in 2018 so far, 14 of them have taken place in rural areas while three were in urban environments. Five car accidents in Licking County involved drunk driving while three were commercial related, and two collisions had to do with motorcycles.
So far, there have been less fatal crashes in Licking County in 2018, than in 2017 when there were 29 and 2016 when 19 occurred. Hopefully, most drivers in the area will refrain from speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and do their part to keep this year’s number of fatal accidents down.
Specific 2018 Car Accidents in Licking County
Here’s a closer look at some of the most serious car accidents that have happened in Licking County this year:
A Two Vehicle Crash in Liberty Township Led to One Fatality
In October 2018, a two-vehicle accident occurred between the intersection of Northridge Road and Concord Road in Liberty Township. An Infiniti driver was traveling southeast on Concord Road and failed to yield at the stop sign. He hit a Ford, and both vehicles slid off the intersection. This accident resulted in one injury and one fatality.
Pickup Driver Killed in a Crash on US-62
In May 2018, the driver of a passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on U.S. 62. When he tried to make a left hand turn on Beech Road, a pickup truck, which was also traveling westbound clipped the vehicle. After the pickup truck rolled multiple times, the driver was pronounced dead.
Steps to Take After a Licking County Car Accident
After a Licking County car accident, you may be stressed out and unsure of what to do. Follow these steps to protect your rights.
- Call 911: If the police have not arrived at the scene of the crash, call them. This will ensure that a police report, which outlines the details of the accident will be filed.
- Collect information: Ask all drivers involved in the accident for their names, phone numbers, and insurance details. It’s also wise to write down their license plate numbers.
- Photograph the scene: Use your smartphone or a regular camera to take photos of the accident scene as well as any vehicle damage and injuries you sustained.
- Visit the doctor: Seeking medical attention right after the crash occurs is vital. It can help you recover efficiently and provide you with medical documentation that will be useful if you file a car accident claim.
- Don’t admit fault: Rather than saying “I’m sorry,” or admitting fault. Remain neutral when speaking to the police or other drivers involved in the crash. Admitting fault can hurt you down the road, especially if the crash was actually someone else’s responsibility.
- Contact a Licking County car accident lawyer: If you’d like to determine liability and find out whether you can recover compensation for your damages, consult a Licking County car accident lawyer.
Involved in a Licking County Car Crash? Call Kisling, Nestico & Redick
If you suffer from an injury in a Licking County car accident that you believe was not your fault, reach out to the Licking County car accident lawyers with KNR as soon as possible. We may be able to assist you in collecting compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Call KNR at (614) 487-8669 today or complete our online form to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.