Car Accidents

Every day across Ohio, nearly 300 people suffer injuries in auto accidents. For many of these people, the personal costs can be devastating. If you’ve been injured in a crash or collision, you may be able to recover financial compensation and damages.

In Ohio, an individual responsible for causing a motor vehicle accident can be held financially liable for the consequences of that accident. As an accident victim, you can seek damages not only for your out-of-pocket costs, which can easily exceed the responsible person’s own annual income, but also for any psychological or emotional pain you suffered.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another motorist, an attorney at the Rothchild Law Office can help you with your case.

Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

Most vehicle crashes in Ohio are preventable. In fact, driver error accounts for about 87 percent of crashes and an overwhelming 95 percent of all fatal crashes statewide. The most common causes of auto accidents include following too closely, failing to yield, driving at unsafe speeds and improper lane changing.

Although driver error is the No. 1 cause of car accidents, there are a number of factors that often contribute to a crash or collision, including vehicle design and maintenance, road design and driving conditions.

Vehicle Design And Maintenance

A vehicle’s design can often contribute to the severity of a crash. For example, SUVs and minivans have a higher center of gravity than standard passenger cars, which makes them more prone to rollover accidents. Design flaws, although potentially dangerous, cause far fewer accidents than poor vehicle maintenance. A well-maintained vehicle with a solid brake system, good tires and a well-adjusted suspension will be more controllable in an emergency and better equipped to avoid collisions.

Road Design

In about one-third of all serious crashes, a roadway’s design or condition was a contributing factor. Research shows that careful design and maintenance, which includes well-designed intersections, road surfaces and traffic control devices, can significantly reduce the number of car accidents.

Road Conditions

Environmental factors including rain, snow, high winds and lighting often contribute to crashes. Standing water and ice on roadways, for example, can cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle.

Call us today at 513-579-8900 or contact us online. We offer free consultations and you pay nothing unless we recover compensation in your case.