Number of Crashes Up for Cuyahoga County in 2018, but Fatal Accidents Down

May 30, 2018 Car Accidents    Legal Blog    Wrongful Death

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

The Ohio State Highway Patrol recently released 2018 data related to car accidents and accident-related fatalities throughout the state. So far, Cuyahoga County has seen an increase in car crashes, but a decrease in fatal accidents. If you were injured in a car accident, you should Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We can help you get the compensation you deserve to help you with your full recovery.

Call (216) 658-1330 and schedule a free consultation with an experienced Cuyahoga County car accident lawyer.

Cuyahoga County Crash Statistics

The Highway Patrol Department has investigated 427 car crashes so far in 2018. That is a significant increase over last year at this time when the department had investigated 374 accidents. However, while more crash investigations are being conducted, fatalities from these accidents are lower than last year.

Causes of Car Accidents

Negligent behavior is often the cause of car accidents. Drivers may perform any number of careless tasks behind the wheel, including:

  • Distracted driving. Texting, changing the radio, putting on make-up, and talking to kids or other passengers are forms of distracted driving. Even taking just a moment of your attention from the road can lead to a severe accident.
  • Drowsy driving. Sleep-deprived drivers have slower reaction times. Those who fall asleep behind the wheel can lose control of their cars and crash into a road barrier or another vehicle.
  • Driving under the influence. Like drowsy driving, operating a car after drinking or taking drugs can dramatically reduce your reaction time and impair your vision.
  • Irresponsible driving habits. Drivers who speed, change lanes without signaling, and tailgate the drivers in front of them put themselves and others at a higher risk of getting hurt on the road.

An increased number of drivers can also lead to more accidents. Every year, more licensed drivers are sharing the roadways. Urban areas, which get a lot of traffic from people commuting to their jobs, the grocery store, or their kids’ schools, see the majority of accidents.

Call a Cuyahoga County Car Accident Lawyer to Discuss Your Options

Often, getting into a car wreck leaves you feeling dazed, and the steps to follow can be complicated. If you are hurt, you may be concerned that your injuries will never properly heal, leaving you unable to provide for your family. These difficulties can put a strain on your home life and your overall happiness.

When a wreck caused by a negligent driver significantly alters your life, a Cuyahoga County car accident lawyer can help. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we believe you shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries or worry about expenses after a car accident you did not cause. Our Cuyahoga County car accident lawyers have helped many clients with their matters, and we can help you too.

For a free, initial consultation, contact us at (216) 658-1330.

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