Located in both Butler and Hamilton counties, Fairfield is home to many crowded roads, including parts of Route 127 and Route 4. Due to these and many other Fairfield roads, the Ohio Department of Transportation reports that as of March 2020, several deadly car accidents in Butler County have already occurred in the county.
The Common Causes of Fairfield Car Accidents
It can be a challenge to stay safe on Ohio’s roads because accidents can occur in countless ways. Some of the most common types of accidents that our clients encounter include:
- Child pedestrian accidents, which often occur because children are small and can easily disappear in a motorist’s blindspot
- Distracted driving accidents, which occur when a driver’s attention is momentarily taken away from the road by texting, eating, playing with the radio, putting on makeup, or consulting a navigation device
- Drowsy driving accidents, which involve drivers who do not have adequate sleep and risk falling asleep at the wheel
- Drunk driving accidents, as well as drugged driving accidents, are often deadly because these motorists fail to obey road regulations
- Failure to maintain lane accidents, which occurs when drivers suddenly drift into other lanes of traffic
- Head-on collisions, which are one of the deadliest types of accidents due to the substantial force and speed involved
- Hit-and-run accidents, which often involve bicyclists or pedestrians and occur when the party who causes the accident fails to stop at the scene to provide assistance
- Intersection accidents, which can occur when motorists who run stop signs and collisions while drivers are making left turns
- Multiple vehicle accidents or “pile-ups” which are a common result when motorists fail to stop in time behind other vehicles on the road
- Rear-end collisions, which happen when the front of a vehicle collides with the rear-end of another vehicle
- Reckless driving, which occurs when motorists speed, fail to yield, unexpectedly switch between lanes, or perform any other type of driving pattern that fails to take road regulations into consideration
- Rollover accidents, which often involve vehicles that are speeding or turning too quickly around tight curves and commonly involve sports utility vehicles and other cars with a high center of gravity
- Sideswipe or t-bone collisions, which occur when the side of one vehicle is struck by the front end of another vehicle
Common Injuries Caused by Fairfield Car Accidents
Even car accidents that first appear minor sometimes result in life-changing injuries as well as anguish and pain. Some of the most common injuries that car accident victims suffer include:
- Broken bones. An extremely common result from car accidents, broken bones can range from minor to serious. When a person’s bones fracture and break through the skin, substantial medical assistance is often necessary and victims often can endure large medical bills, lost wages, and extensive rehabilitation.
- Facial injuries. If a person’s face comes into contact with an airbag, broken glass, dashboard, steering wheel, or other parts of a vehicle, lacerations, as well as dental injuries and other facial injuries, are common.
- Spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord performs vital tasks for the human body. Following a spinal cord injury, victims often left either partially or permanently paralyzed. People with spinal cord injuries often need assistive devices and extensive surgeries. The quality of life of victims with spinal cord injuries also often declines substantially.
- Traumatic brain injuries. Many car accidents result in victims being thrown from vehicles with a substantial amount of force. Victims who are ejected from vehicles often strike their heads on windows or other surfaces either inside or outside of vehicles. Even in cases in which a person’s head does not collide with a surface, contra-coup injuries can still occur when that person’s brain collides with the skull.
Besides these complications, some other common injuries known to result from car accidents include internal organ injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. The Ohio State Highway Patrol also reports that in 2019, 1,041 deadly car accidents that occurred in the state, which marked an increase from 2015 when 1,029 deadly car crashes occurred.
Speak with an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
No matter how it happens, if you or a loved one has been involved in a Fairfield car accident, you can quickly face serious hardships. It can help to speak with a knowledgeable attorney at Kruger & Hodges today.