Lucas County Car Accident Attorney
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 1,054 people tragically lost their lives and thousands more were injured in car accidents in a single year in Ohio. With more and more people on the road, the rate of car accidents occurring across the state has steadily increased, leaving victims and their families to struggle not only with painful injuries, but also mounting medical bills and unpaid household expenses. Fortunately, injured parties can collect compensation to cover their medical bills and other losses by filing personal injury claims against the responsible individuals in court. To learn more about filing your own claim for damages, please contact one of our Lucas County car accident attorneys today.
Most Dangerous Types of Car Accidents
Although all car crashes can cause serious injury, some kinds of accidents are notoriously dangerous, including:
- Head-on collisions, which can usually be linked to distracted driving, falling asleep at the wheel, or driving while intoxicated;
- Rollover accidents, which often occur when a top-heavy vehicle is struck from the side and can leave injured parties trapped under collapsed roofs;
- Multi-car pile-ups, which involve collisions between a number of vehicles, leaving victims to suffer multiple impacts from different directions; and
- T-bone collisions, which usually occur in intersections and involve one vehicle striking the side of another car.
These types of accidents tend to have particularly devastating consequences for drivers and passengers, as it is much more likely that occupants will sustain catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Crushed or broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Internal bleeding or organ damage;
- Spinal cord injuries; and
Treating injuries of this severity is not only painful and difficult, but can also be expensive. Fortunately, those who are able to demonstrate that someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct caused their accident can collect damages compensating them for both past and future medical expenses.
Successful plaintiffs are eligible to recover damages compensating them for economic losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage, as well as losses that are more difficult to quantify, such as pain and suffering and loss of future income. These types of damages are often awarded in especially serious accidents or where an at-fault party exhibited a complete disregard for the safety of others on the road. In most cases, this includes reckless or intoxicated drivers, or manufacturers who were aware that one of their vehicles had a serious safety defect, but ignored test results and failed to notify the public or issue a recall. A driver’s employer can also be required to pay a portion of an injured party’s damages. This is especially common in cases where the negligent driver of a semi-truck collided with a passenger vehicle, causing serious injuries.
Call Today to Speak With an Experienced Lucas County Car Accident Attorney
To discuss your own accident-related injuries with an experienced attorney, please call Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC at 419-241-5500 today. Initial consultations are conducted free of charge, so please don’t hesitate to call or contact us online.