Rear-End Car Accidents in Ohio: Who’s at Fault?
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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.
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.
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.
After a Licking County car accident, you may be stressed out and unsure of what to do. Follow these steps to protect your rights.
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.