While a collision can occur on any road, particular risky byways and crossroads in Ohio have disproportionately high incidence of accidents and fatalities. If you’ve been in a significant car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact O’Connor, Acciani & Levy as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
Northeast Ohio is a key cross-county transportation corridor as well as a business hub. The huge truck traffic alone creates a significant danger to other motorists. It’s a recipe for disaster when you combine traffic congestion, road construction, winter hazards, and poor highway design.
Despite these concerns, most crashes are caused by human error. Whether it’s a harried commercial driver, a drowsy commuter, or a student texting while driving, O’Connor, Acciani & Levy are experienced at establishing fault and maximizing compensation.
What are the Most Dangerous Roads in Ohio?
Some road segments, such as the “dead man’s curve” intersection of Interstates 77, 71, and 90 in downtown Cleveland, see more accidents than others. Studies have shown that drivers on the following roads are the most likely to experience a collision:
- I-90, I-480 and the I-80 turnpike
- I-77, I-71, and I-271 into Cleveland
- I-76, I-77, and I-277 in Akron
- S. 422 and U.S. 6
- State Route 8, State Route 2, State Route 5, and State Route 11
Why are Ohio Roads So Bad?
According to the research, insufficient financing has prevented state and municipal governments from keeping up with maintenance and capacity expansions. Ohio ranks second in the US in terms of bridges and fourth in total interstate lane miles.
The freeze/thaw cycle that occurs during the winter and spring rips asphalt away swiftly. Potholes abound when these factors are combined with road congestion.
The freeze/thaw cycle ruins roads so quickly and the amount of money required to keep them fixed is rather significant. The city and state can’t always keep up with demand, especially since stopping a road for any length of time in some areas will result in nightmare traffic.
Cincinnati is crisscrossed by a latticework of state and city highways. The state-maintained roads require more attention and, in general, the state does not spend enough money on infrastructure repair. The main city roads are usually fine, but there are a lot of small side streets that don’t get much care. The city doesn’t have the resources to fix potholes on a dead-end street that doesn’t get a lot of traffic.
Contact a Motor Vehicle Crash Attorney for Help Today
For more than 45 years, the attorneys at the O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Law Firm have been passionate defenders of Cincinnati and Tri-state citizens. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of Ohio’s terrible roads, our firm can help you collect the compensation you deserve. Keep in mind that not all Cincinnati attorneys are the same. Make the correct decision and get in touch with us right away.