Whether drivers want to follow the rules of the road or not, traffic rules and regulations are in place to keep Ohio drivers safe and to minimize the incidences of car accidents on our highways and roads.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety (DPS) analyzed traffic data from 2011 and presented a report that examined the leading causes of traffic accidents. More often than not, accidents are the result of a failure to obey traffic signals and signs, such as speed limits, red lights and stop signs.
The report cited over 34,000 instances of failure to yield which resulted in an accident that injured passengers and over 70,000 cases where the car was following too closely another vehicle, resulting in the accident.
Failure to yield and following too closely are a direct result of our impatience and unrelenting desire to race from place to place. Drivers are becoming more distracted by portable electronic devices, and in the world of instant gratification that these devices afford, drivers are more impatient than ever.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident because of another drivers negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation because of the physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and medical bills that you incurred as a result of the car crash. Don’t suffer in silence; seek a skilled attorney and understand your rights.
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Common Actions That Result In Traffic Accidents
In the report from the Ohio DPS, the following causes were most frequently the biggest factor that contributed to the car crash. Every driver must pay close attention to our Ohio traffic signals in order to minimize the possibility that they will seriously hurt another person or damage their personal property.
Some of the most common behaviors that result in traffic accidents are:
- Failure to yield
- Failure to stop at a red light
- Following too closely
- Improper turn
- Improper lane change
- Operating vehicle in a negligent manner
- Driving at an unsafe speed
- Running a stop sign
- to name a few
This data shows that Ohio drivers disobey traffic signals frequently, and while not every incident of failure to obey will result in a serious injury, the possibility always exists that another drivers reckless behavior can bring serious harm to those that share the road with them.
It is vital to remember defensive driving tactics and to be prepared in case the car behind you is not doing their part to keep Ohio roads safe. Always cover your breaks, maintain a safe distance, and watch for patterns in other drivers behavior; if the car next to you appears to be swerving, you may want to stay out of its way to avoid any potential accidents.
Have Questions? Contact A Lawyer Today
The personal injury attorneys Cincinnati, OH at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy are here to defend your rights, and we know that the moments after an accident can be some of the most frustrating and frightening ones, depending on the severity of the crash.
Immediately following an accident, contact Ohio emergency medical help, and gather as much information about the accident as possible. There will be many things to consider after the crash, such as medical treatment, whether or not to return to work, how to pay bills or how to handle emotional distress.
Your legal issues are serious, but the legal process doesn’t have to be any more stressful for you and your loved ones. We are proud to offer our professionalism, dedication and expertise to the citizens of Ohio & Northern Kentucky, and we passionately fight for justice for our clients, as we have since 1992. We serve the following communities through our seven conveniently-located offices:
- Cincinnati, OH
- Columbus, OH
- Covington, KY
- and cities and towns in the surrounding areas
Let us put our reputation of success to work for you. Call (877) 288-3241 today to discuss the details of your case with our legal staff, confidentially and 100% free. Don’t suffer in silence, let experienced and compassionate litigators help you and your loved ones get the justice that you deserve, and hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.
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