After a car accident, most people involved can be in a state of shock or experience an adrenaline rush that can make it hard to think. The mental trauma can make it difficult to truly assess the severity of your injuries. It can actually take several days before some symptoms make themselves known. This is one of the reasons why, if you have been in a car accident, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible for an assessment.
Your teen was with you when it happened. A large semi didn't stop, and you were rear-ended. It was fortunate that no one was in front of you. Your vehicle survived the incident, and you both walked away from the crash with moderate injuries.
As a college student, you already face many obstacles on your way to achieving a degree. Not only do you have a great deal of schoolwork to stay on top of, and possibly a job as well, many college students go through school one financial emergency away from everything falling apart.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, also known as UM/UIM is some of the least expensive insurance you can buy, but it is one of the most important parts of your automobile insurance coverage. UM/UIM covers you and your family when they are injured in a car accident by another driver who is uninsured, or who doesn't have enough coverage to pay for the extent of the injuries they have caused. All Ohioans are required to carry automobile insurance, but many simply don't. An even higher number of Ohio drivers simply purchase the state minimum which will not begin to cover the medical costs of injuries you receive in an accident, or the long term ramifications on your life.
People across the country have grown more aware of their personal fitness in recent years. Some people like to take their fitness experience to the next level, exploring dietary supplements that manufacturers might claim will help a person push their limits. But what happens if a supplement pushes a person over the edge? Should the company who makes the supplement be held accountable?
Drivers who fail to follow traffic laws put their lives and those of other drivers and passengers at risk. Such driving errors occur for a variety of reasons. In many cases, car accidents arise when drivers are distracted or simply fail to pay attention. One such accident involving an Ohio man recently resulted in a car accident that sent two individuals to the hospital.
Last fall, as thousands of Ohio State students prepared for their first day of class, one young woman who had planned to start her freshman year instead lay in a hospital bed. The young woman was involved in a serious pedestrian and car accident days before classes were scheduled to start when she was hit by a car while walking.
Truck drivers are expected to exercise a higher standard of care when operating their commercial motor vehicles than other drivers on the road. This is due to the nature of the vehicles they are driving, and, often times, the nature of the loads they carry. Another reason truck drivers are held to a higher standard is that a truck accident can be devastating, not only for them, but also for the drivers and passengers in the vehicles they impact. No matter the severity of the impact on the lives of the truck driver, it is important that they are held accountable, if they are determined to be at fault.
Previous postings in this blog have discussed the tragedy that can ensue following a car accident involving two vehicles that vary greatly in size and power. For example, an accident between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle or a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler can have a tragic outcome. When the accident involves a train and a motor vehicle, the chance of severe harm may increase exponentially.
Two Ohio men are dead after a tragic accident. This was no usual car accident like those that usually involve passenger vehicles or semis. This car crash involved one passenger vehicle and one ATV. The head-on collision caused the death of the 24-year-old and 31-year-old men traveling in the ATV.