Legal Options for Accidents on Dangerous Roads in Ohio

While a crash can happen on any road, certain dangerous byways and intersections account for disproportionate rates of accidents and fatalities in Ohio. In the event you’ve been in a serious car crash because of someone else, contact our Ohio vehicle accident attorneys right away to discuss your legal options.

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Various factors can make certain roads more dangerous than others. Traffic volume, location, and the way in which they are constructed can all affect the rate of accidents on roads. The Ohio vehicle accident attorneys at KNR are familiar with the most dangerous roads in Ohio. We represent people who have been injured throughout the state. If you have been involved in an automobile accident, contact us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to find out how we can help you.

Ohio has the 10th largest roadway system and the 5th largest traffic volume in the country, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). ODPS reported that someone is injured in a car accident every 5.2 minutes in Ohio, and there were 302,307 recorded car accidents in 2015 alone.

Certain Roads are More Dangerous than Others

The stretch of U.S. Highway 24, which stretches from Toledo to Fort Wayne, Ind. was named one of America’s 10 most dangerous roads by Popular Mechanics magazine. The most problematic section of the 77-mile stretch is an area west of Defiance, Ohio, which is known as “Dead Man’s Curve” due to the number of head-on collisions involving motorists straying across the center lane into oncoming traffic. The state completed a project to expand the two-lane highway in 2012 in an attempt to address safety concerns.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) surveys traffic accident data every year in order to identify the most dangerous urban and rural intersections and freeways. This allows ODOT to prioritize roadways that most need improvements.

One of the most dangerous urban intersections in northeast Ohio is Cleveland’s five-way intersection at East 55th Street, Woodland Road, and Kinsman Road, which averages nearly 52 car accidents per year, based on data from ODOT.

Injuries Can Be Severe

Regardless of where an accident occurs, the unfortunate reality is that most car accidents could be prevented if drivers followed the rules of the road. When a driver speeds, is impaired or distracted or otherwise drives in an unsafe manner, the results can be devastating.

Motor vehicle crashes are leading causes of fatal and non-fatal injuries in Ohio each year. Injuries suffered in car accidents can differ greatly depending on the severity of the crash. Common injuries include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Disfiguring scars
  • Tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries

How the Car Accident Lawyers at KNR Can Help You

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

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of income
  • Physical pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium, which means the effects your injury had on your relationship with your spouse

The experienced attorneys at KNR know how to develop a personal injury claim to maximize compensation. Call us to deal with the legal issues while you focus on recovery.

Call the Ohio Car Accident Attorneys

It is important to have an experienced and skilled Ohio car accident lawyer by your side when dealing with the insurance claims process. Your lawyer can gather evidence and negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best outcome available or take your case to court if negotiations break down.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our team of lawyers have helped countless motor vehicle accident victims obtain compensation for their injuries. As one of the largest personal injury firms in Ohio, we have more than four centuries of combined legal experience. We have secured countless favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we are ready to put our resources to work for you.

Our firm offers no fees unless you recover compensation for your injuries. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options with one of our Ohio vehicle accident attorneys.

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