Motor vehicle accidents happen due to many different factors in and around Columbus, Ohio. In some car crashes, you may not even realize another driver is at fault. For example, if the weather is bad and another driver is going the speed limit, that driver may still be negligent given the poor conditions.

At other times, a driver’s fault might be obvious. For example, you might realize that a driver who caused a rear-end collision was looking down at his smart phone when he pressed his foot on the gas pedal. Or, for instance, a vehicle may have drifted across multiple lanes in front of you, leaving you to suspect that the driver was intoxicated.

An article in Business Insider discusses some common causes of car crashes in the U.S. I can help you hold these negligent drivers accountable if they have caused you injuries. You should not have to pay the costs of another motorist’s bad decisions.

Drunk Driving

Drunk driving causes hundreds of deaths each year in Ohio. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio has a higher rate of drunk driving accidents, injuries, and deaths than the national average.

Between 2003-2012, more than 3,600 people died because of drunk drivers, and more than 2% of Ohio motorists admit to driving despite consuming too much alcohol. It is important to hold drunk drivers accountable for accidents, and I can help.

Drugged Driving

Drugged driving is similar to drunk driving in that both involve an intoxicated driver. A drugged driver can be intoxicated as a result of illegal drugs or even lawful prescription medications. If a medicine makes it unsafe to drive, a motorist can be liable for injuries. 

Speeding

Whenever one of us gets behind the wheel of a car, we have a duty to behave reasonably on the road. It is unreasonable to travel at a speed beyond the maximum posted speed limit, and it is negligent to drive at a speed that is too fast for the weather conditions. Speeding is a leading cause of collisions, injuries, and deaths.

Fatigued Driving 

If you are too tired to drive, you should not drive. Failing to get enough sleep can lead to a drowsy or fatigued driving accident.

Distracted Driving 

Distracted driving has become a leading cause of collisions and serious personal injuries. If another driver caused a collision because they were texting or talking on a cell phone, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Road Rage 

Road rage and aggressive driving happens more often than you might think. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, almost 80% of drivers admit to engaging in aggressive driving or road rage. I can help you seek compensation if one of these drivers caused your injuries.

Call Me Today for Help with Your Case

Car crashes can happen for many different reasons, and most of them involve another motorist being careless or reckless. If you or someone you love got hurt in a motor vehicle crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, let me help you seek the financial compensation you deserve.

When it comes to negligent drivers, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Give me a call today at 877.944.4373 for more information about how I can help with your claim.

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