New Miami is in Butler County, Ohio. According to Ohio State Patrol, in 2021, there were 139 crashes investigated by the agency. There have already been 159 auto collisions investigated by the Ohio State Patrol in 2022 to this point. Of the fatal auto accidents in 2021, 15 involved impairment, and 6 involved motorcyclists. If you have been involved in a car accident, the car crash attorneys in New Miami can help you through the process, helping you secure a fair settlement for your injuries.
Car accidents cause damage to the bodies inside the vehicles, some of which might not be immediately visible. During an automobile collision, there is a great deal of force applied rapidly to the body, bending, twisting, and stretching it in ways it was not meant to be bent. Bruising and contusions are often seen in a car accident. The seat belt worn during an accident, as well as the force of the airbag, while keeping the driver or passenger from more serious injury, can also cause bruises to the face, abdomen, and chest.
Whiplash, along with other soft tissue injuries are also common injuries following a car accident. In most cases, victims of soft tissue injuries will recover fully with medical interventions and rehabilitative therapies, but some may experience pain, chronic headaches, and balance issues for a very long time. Neck and back injuries are also very common following a car accident due to the intense, rapid force the body undergoes during a car collision. Physical therapy may be an important part of returning to good health. In some cases, surgery is warranted following a neck or back injury.
Concussions, along with more serious traumatic brain injuries commonly occur during a car accident. Cognitive problems associated with TBIs include the inability to concentrate, process and understand information, plan, organize, problem-solve, make decisions, and exercise judgment. Those with a TBI may be more easily distracted, have trouble finishing things, have difficulty learning and remembering new information, and have difficulty speaking to others or understanding the conversation.
Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents. Multi-taskers tend to do the same behind the wheel, even when they should be paying attention to their driving and other drivers around them. Children are one of the most distracting things for drivers, as having children in the vehicle is 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a cell phone. Further, during an average 16-minute car trip, drivers are distracted by their children for an average of 3 minutes and 22 seconds—20 percent of the total time.
Seventy-six percent of drivers turned around to look at their children in the back seat or viewed them in the rear-view mirror for more than 5 seconds at a time. In addition to children, talking on the phone, texting or reading texts, changing car controls, talking to passengers, and eating an entire meal while driving are all serious distractions. Other causes of car accidents include driver impairment, driver fatigue, exceeding the speed limit, reckless or careless driving behaviors, inclement weather, defective tires, brakes, or other car parts, or roadway design defects can all be responsible for auto accidents.
Following a New Miami car accident, it is important that you do the following:
The best way you can avoid car crashes is to never drive while distracted, always staying alert to the road and the drivers around you. Of course, never drive while impaired or overly fatigued, and be alert to any roadway hazards. If the weather is bad, only go out if you need to, and reduce your speed significantly. Drive the speed limit, as excess speed is a major factor in car accidents. Keep plenty of distance between you and other cars. Keep a close watch over other drivers around you, making sure you always follow the rules of the road, and avoid driving carelessly or recklessly.
At Kruger & Hodges, we understand that it can be difficult to find an attorney you can trust, particularly if you are going up against a powerful insurance company. When you have been involved in a New Miami car accident, getting the medical treatment you need and paying for those medical treatments can be difficult. The Kruger & Hodges car crash attorneys in New Miami can help you get the medical attention you need, as well as the financial help you need. We understand that your medical expenses and lost wages can have you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.
We have built a compassionate law practice committed to pursuing justice for our neighbors in New Miami and surrounding areas. We have a strong belief that you need and deserve an accessible attorney who answers when you call and really listens—all our clients have access to us directly, via our personal cell phones. If you are reeling from your car accident, injured, and perhaps unable to work, contact the Kruger & Hodges car crash attorneys in New Miami to discuss your accident and your options.