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Common Car Accident Injuries

Approximately 90 people die every day in motor vehicle accidents, and another 6,400 are injured, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Although motor vehicles have become increasingly safer over time due to advances in crash avoidance technology, it is estimated that 4.4 million people were injured in auto accidents in 2015. In the event you are hurt in a car crash, reach out to our Ohio personal injury lawyers right away.

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Car accidents are a major cause of injuries and deaths each year. The experienced car accident attorneys at KNR know how to handle the complex legal issues involved in auto crashes. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact them today at 1-800-HURT-NOW so they can deal with the legal details while you focus on recovery.

Motor Vehicle Accidents are Common

Car accidents do not just pose a risk to passenger vehicle occupants. Approximately 47,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes from 2003 to 2012, and 48,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic accidents in 2013. Motorcyclists are also vulnerable to serious injury given that they are around 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash and five times more likely to be injured per vehicle mile traveled.

Car Accident Injuries Can Be Severe

Car accidents can result in severe injuries. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:

  • Neck injuries (e.g. whiplash, which occurs when the neck moves rapidly and forcefully back-and-forth)
  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Laceration
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disfigurement

The Ohio car accident attorneys at KNR know how devastating these injuries can be. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact us to find out how we can help you recover compensation for those injuries.

Various Factors Affect Severity of Injury

With the 10th largest roadway system and the 5th largest traffic volume in the United States, it comes as no surprise that someone was injured every 4.8 minutes in a motor vehicle accident in Ohio in 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). Over 300,000 motor vehicle crashes were reported in Ohio in 2015, which resulted in 1,110 motor vehicle fatalities. Of those fatalities, 31 percent involved an alcohol-impaired driver and 513 of the vehicle occupants killed were not wearing a seat belt.

Most car accidents are preventable, and a contributing factor in the vast majority of crashes is driver error. The leading causes of car accidents in Ohio and nationwide include alcohol-impaired driving, speeding, drowsy driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. When a driver speeds, is under the influence of alcohol, or otherwise drives in an unsafe manner, the consequences can be devastating.

There are many different factors that impact the severity of an injury in a car accident including:

  • Type of collision (rear-end, head-on, T-bone, rollover)
  • Use of a seat belt
  • Vehicle type
  • Age of the driver(s) at fault
  • Cause of the accident
  • Speed of the vehicle at the time of impact
  • Age of the accident victims

Making a Personal Injury Claim

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for losses caused by another driver’s negligence. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of use of property
  • Loss of quality of life

Contact an Ohio Car Accident Attorney

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio personal injury lawyers have more than four centuries of combined experience helping motor vehicle accident victims obtain the maximum available compensation for their injuries. As one of the largest personal injury firms in Ohio, we have significant resources and in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry that we will put to work for you. Our team of skilled personal injury lawyers has helped thousands of accidents victims secure countless favorable settlements and verdicts.

Call us today or use our contact form to schedule your free consultation today. We do not charge any fees unless you receive compensation.

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