Chances are, every driver in the Cincinnati area will be involved in a car accident at least once in their lifetime. Many times, these accidents are simple fender-benders, but more serious accidents can occur as well. A motor vehicle accident can have lasting consequences for a victim and the financial losses can be devastating.

In 2015, there were over 300,000 reported car accidents in Ohio. Of these 300,000 accidents, over 75,000 had injuries. There were over 1,000 crashes that involved fatalities. That means that there were almost 3 accidents each day that were fatal.

These accidents have affected thousands of families across Ohio. Families have been burdened with unexpected medical expenses, funeral expenses, not being able to work, and other financial and emotional hardship. All of these expenses can seriously add up and cause a family to have to deal with serious financial matters in the midst of their emotional trauma.

Families who have been affected by a car accident may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in personal injury. An attorney has the experience needed to figure out what happened to cause the accident and who is responsible. There are many causes of a car accident including distracted driving and driving while intoxicated. An attorney can help the family get the compensation they deserve if they were injured because of a negligent driver. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

A motor vehicle accident can hurt a family in many ways. Families have the right to hold these drivers responsible and it is important that they are held responsible for their negligence so that they don’t harm anyone else.

Source: publicsafety.ohio.gov, “Ohio Traffic Crash Facts,” accessed on Dec. 19, 2016