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Pedestrian fatalities in Ohio on the increase

Over the past several years, many cities around the country have launched efforts designed to improve safety for pedestrians. These programs include things like adding or upgrading sidewalks, reducing speed limits on designated streets, adding speed bumps and more. It seems that Ohio may want to consider some efforts like this as the number of people on foot dying in vehicular crashes has been on the rise.

What are the financial impacts of a crash?

Ohio residents will likely suffer financial losses if involved in a crash. Unfortunately, these losses live long after the damages of a collision. At Klein & Carney, Co., we help individuals understand the long-lasting financial consequences of a devastating accident and why legal help is a good idea.
The short-term financial costs of a crash are typically the first concern when considering the financial implications. Costs may include repairing damages done to the car, medical expenses, and ambulance fees.
However, more severe crashes often raise overall expenses for a victim. Someone involved in a severe accident may be forced to get a new vehicle while incurring high medical bills and unpaid time off work. 

Can a car crash blind you?

As an Ohio driver, you know you face the risk of becoming involved in an auto accident every time you get behind the wheel. After all, it is a well known fact that far too many drivers nowadays choose to drive while distracted by talking or texting on their cellphones. You probably encounter these drivers every day.

Drivers continue to post selfies, despite warnings

Most drivers in America are aware of the dangers involved in using a cellphone while behind the wheel. Yet, many continue to engage in this risky behavior despite warnings of its deadly effects. In 2017, more than 3,100 people were killed in accidents involving distracted drivers and thousands more were injured. If using a hand-held cellphone is not hazardous enough, a surprising number of people take selfies while driving then continue to post them on social media sites. All of this causes three types of distractions: visual, manual and cognitive.

Cuyahoga County fatalities involving alcohol and speed

If you are like most people in Ohio, you are concerned about safety on the roads. The health and future of you and your family is literally on the line every time you ride in a vehicle, walk on a sidewalk or ride a bike. You may choose to drive safely and follow all of the laws but the fact of the matter is that other drivers have the unfortunate ability to choose the opposite path. There continue to be many selfish people who do not want to obey posted speed limits or hand over their keys when they have been drinking.

Traffic accidents involving snowmobiles

This winter, many places in the U.S. have seen unusual weather. Some cities have experienced far higher levels of snowfall than usual, while others have endured brutally cold temperatures. Also, some parts of the country regularly experience severe winter weather conditions and a great deal of snowfall. When these conditions are present, some people may decide to ride a snowmobile alongside the road or even take their snowmobile onto the road. This may be a fun or convenient way to get around, but it can also be dangerous, and many snowmobilers have been hurt in traffic accidents.

How much is an average Ohio car crash settlement?

One of the first things you should know about car crash settlements in Ohio is that average numbers are often not applicable to your specific situation. The cost of your medical bills, lost work and car repairs would probably have the most effect on your particular assignment.

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