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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.

What Car Accident Injury Symptoms Can Present in a Delayed Manner?

Published on Oct 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm in Car Accidents.

When a car accident occurs, there’s probably a lot of thoughts going through your head. You’re worried about your injuries, if the other person or people involved in the accident is okay, and how you’re going to handle the car accident claim. One of the most important things to do is to make sure your rights are protected. A Cincinnati car accident lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you with your claim.

What Should I Do If I Received a Concussion After a Car Wreck?

Published on Oct 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm in Car Accidents.

The injuries a person sustains during a car accident can be life-changing. While fortunate individuals walk away with bumps and bruises, people in severe car crashes may end up with broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, or worse. According to Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 385,221 accidents in Georgia in 2015. Nearly 20,000 of those accidents resulted in serious injuries.

One of the more concerning injuries a person can sustain after a car wreck is a concussion. It’s important to know what to do after a car accident if you’ve be diagnosed with a concussion. A healthcare professional will be able to help you establish the severity of the concussion and guide your treatment.