According to data available from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, we can see that traffic accidents occur on a regular basis in and around the Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Columbus areas. During the latest reporting year of data, there were nearly 300,000 total vehicle accidents across the state. Out of these incidents, there were more than 74,000 total injuries and 1,041 total fatalities. In the aftermath of a car accident, victims are often left with devastating injuries, and they need an avenue to secure compensation from negligent drivers.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, when a truck collides with a traditional vehicle, it can leave drivers and passengers with devastating injuries. All too often, large truck crashes occur due to the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company.
Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of those who are on their premises. Property owners should regularly inspect and maintain all parts of their premises and implement proper training protocols for employees. Slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe floor conditions are the most common cause of premises liability cases, but any unsafe property condition can cause serious injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 800,000 people seek medical treatment for dog bite injuries each year in the United States. Dogs have incredibly powerful jaws, and a bite can lead to severe soft tissue damage, damaged ligaments and muscles, severed arteries in veins, and more. In many cases, dog bite victims are left with severe disfigurement and scarring, and dog owners should be held accountable in these situations.
Data from the Ohio Department of Transportation found that there were more than 3,500 total motorcycle accident injuries during the latest reporting year across the state. These incidents led to nearly 2,700 total injuries and 156 fatalities. Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, they are incredibly vulnerable to accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers. Motorcyclists often sustain injuries that lead to permanent disabilities.
As technology has become more prevalent in our lives, the number of distracted driving crashes has increased. During the latest reporting year in Ohio, the DOT says that there were thousands of distracted driving incidents that led to serious injuries and fatalities. Texting while driving is incredibly dangerous. This type of behavior not only includes sending and receiving text messages, but browsing social media, taking selfies, and looking up information on the Internet. Even something as simple as checking a GPS device can lead to a serious accident.
According to the National Council on Aging, one out of every 10 people over the age of 60 will experience some form of elder abuse each year in the United States. Unfortunately, much of this abuse takes place inside nursing homes at the hands of negligent or abusive staff members. Nursing home abuse and neglect occur in various ways, including physical and sexual abuse, emotional and psychological abuse, financial abuse, as well as a neglect of basic necessities such as medical care, food, water, basic hygiene, and more.
Our personal injury attorneys are capable of handling every type of personal injury case. This includes defective product cases, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and more. Anytime the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity cause harm to you or a loved one, our personal injury attorneys in Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Columbus will be ready to help secure the compensation you deserve.
Because every personal injury case is under a time constraint, it is important to get well-informed legal advice from an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. We are aware that your case is unique and will give it undivided attention. Contact us today for a free consultation, so we can explain all of your rights to you and protect your interests immediately.