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What to Do at the Scene of a Car Accident in Ohio

Published on Mar 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car accident occurs in Ohio, you may not have any idea of what to do or how to proceed. Your actions immediately after the incident could potentially mean the difference between life and death if someone is badly hurt. It’s important to know what to do after an auto wreck so you can make sure that you’re doing what needs to happen and getting people the help they need. Here are some pointers depending on the situation you’re in:

If You Were Involved in the Accident

The first thing to do after an accident is to remain calm. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. The shock of the accident or not knowing what to do next may make you want to panic, but this will not help your situation. So, take a few calming breaths and then get ready for the matter at hand.

After assessing yourself for injuries, you should contact authorities and EMTs. The police will be able to make a report and professionals will be able to evaluate you or the other people involved in the accident for injuries. Even minor car wrecks can cause injuries. They will be able to take a look at you and advise you on how to proceed with care. It may be a follow up with another doctor as soon as you can get to them. They may also give advice for any pain you’re experiencing at the moment.

Why Is Driving on a Wet Road so Dangerous?

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm in Car Accidents.

We’re usually accustomed to getting winter weather driving tips. We know how dangerous snow and ice can be. But sometimes, other weather conditions are ignored. Rain occurs year-round, and can be a danger to drivers that don’t know how to handle their vehicle when the roads are slippery. They may treat driving in rain as the same as driving in dry conditions. Unfortunately, this can cause accidents. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, Bey & Associates can help you get the justice you deserve with a car accident claim.

We understand how difficult this can be to deal with, and that’s why we’re here to provide our legal expertise. We’ll look into your accident and find out what happened, who was at fault, and calculate your compensation. Then we’ll fight to make sure you get a fair settlement that will cover costs of the accident.

You should understand how a wet road can be dangerous to drivers so you know how to be as safe as possible in inclement weather. When people think about rain and driving, they may automatically think about hydroplaning.

How Fault Is Determined During a Sideswipe Accident

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm in Car Accidents.

Every type of car accident comes with its own set of complexities when trying to determine liability. Sideswipe accidents are no different. If you’re following the rules of the road and are hit on the side of your vehicle, you may think proving the other driver’s fault and receiving fair compensation will be easy. Unfortunately, these types of accidents can be difficult to prove because the wreckage doesn’t always paint a clear picture of what happened and why it happened.

In order to receive the compensation you deserve, it’s important to understand what a sideswipe accident is, why they happen, and how Ohio determines liability.

Steps to Mentally Recover After Surviving a Car Accident

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm in Car Accidents.

When people think of a car collision, they usually associate it with severe physical injuries, but the concern usually stays within that area. But these accidents can do more than cause physical injuries. Often, the people involved in an accident may also find that their mental health has been suffering, too. These symptoms need to be taken seriously and treated just as a broken bone or concussion would.

How Can You Prevent Serious Injury During a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm in Car Accidents.

When a negligent driver is in your path, there’s not always a way to avoid an accident. This is evident from the thousands of crashes that occur every year on Ohio’s roads. While you may be unable to prevent the collision from happening, it’s important to know there are ways to prevent or reduce your risk of serious injury before, during, and after impact.

Precautions to Take Before Getting Behind the Wheel

While crashes and the related injuries aren’t always avoidable, there are steps you can take before driving away to reduce your risk of injury if you do find yourself to be the victim of a crash.

  • Wear Your Seatbelt. Seatbelts are designed to save lives and reduce the severity of injuries in the event of a wreck. Buckling up is one of the most important things you can do when entering any vehicle. It’s also important to ensure your passengers are properly restrained. Young occupants should have the right safety restraint system for their age and size.
  • Sit Up Properly. A vehicle’s airbags and seatbelts work best when you are sitting properly. As the driver, you should be sitting up straight, have both your hands on the wheel, and be a safe, comfortable distance away from the steering wheel. Passengers should never have their feet on the dashboard and should also remain in an upright position.
  • Store Items Safely. You most likely have a number of loose objects in your car, like your cell phone or water bottle. To avoid these objects becoming airborne during a collision and causing injuries, make sure they are secured properly.

How to Handle Long-Lasting Car Accident Injuries

Published on Oct 25, 2018 at 3:31 pm in Car Accidents.

The physical and psychological trauma a car accident victim experiences can last a significant period of time, especially if the bodily injuries are severe. As a result, many victims may need to take long periods of time off work. Medical expenses can quickly pile up and devastate a family financially. If you’ve suffered because of another driver’s negligence, you may be eligible for more compensation from your insurance company than you realize. Our Cincinnati car accidents lawyers are prepared to get it for you.