According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were 1,054 fatal car accidents in Ohio in 2016 alone. Thousands more sustained injuries ranging from whiplash and concussions to traumatic brain injury and broken bones. Sustaining these types of injuries can leave accident victims unsure of their next steps, financially overwhelmed, and forced to undergo painful medical treatments, all of which can take an extreme physical and emotional toll on victims and their families. Fortunately, those who are injured in accidents caused by another person’s negligence can recover damages to compensate them for their losses, although doing so can be time-consuming and expensive for those who aren’t familiar with the legal processes involved, so if you were recently involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you should strongly consider speaking with a Toledo auto accident attorney who can help you seek compensation for your medical bills and other expenses.
How severe a car accident victim’s injuries are depends on a number of factors, including the following, among others:
Although all of these factors are important, the type of crash that a person was involved in plays one of the biggest roles in how severe an occupant’s injuries are. Some of the most common kinds of car accidents include:
While all of these types of collisions pose a potential risk to those who are involved, some are more dangerous than others. For example, victims of t-bone accidents are more likely to suffer from hearing loss, shoulder injuries, and head trauma than are victims of rear-end accidents, who are generally more prone to neck and spine-related injuries, such as whiplash.
At least one party’s negligent or reckless conduct is almost always at the root of most car accidents. Whether this involves a driver accidentally falling asleep at the wheel, driving while inebriated, participating in distracting activities, speeding, or violating a traffic law, the at-fault party can and should be held accountable for resulting injuries, which could include, but are not limited to:
Treating these types of injuries can be prohibitively expensive, making it especially important for car accident victims to speak with an attorney about filing a claim for damages against the parties responsible for the crash.
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