Cleveland Car Accident Attorney
Representation for victims in Westlake and Independence, and in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina and Summit Counties.
Car accidents are a common occurrence statewide and throughout the U.S. In 2021, state police officers investigated 33,884 crashes, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). A total of 1,356 people lost their lives on state roadways, and many more were injured.
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. Contact Dodosh Law Offices by submitting an online contact form here or by dialing (440) 298-2344.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Ohio
Wrecks can happen for many reasons, and most of them involve some sort of driver negligence. Common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving: In Ohio, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use a cell phone while driving. Texting while driving is prohibited for drivers of any age. OSHP reports 8,413 distracted driving violations in 2021.
- Speeding: The faster a vehicle is traveling, the greater the distance that is needed to stop and the greater the impact of a collision. In 2020, more than 11,000 people were killed in crashes that involved speeding, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Driving under the influence: Alcohol and drugs can significantly impair driving ability. OSHP reports 652 fatal crashes and 720 deaths related to OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) in 2021.
- Tailgating: Following too closely is dangerous behavior that can lead to rear-end collisions. Tailgating is particularly unsafe when traveling at highway speeds.
- Disregarding traffic signs and signals: Drivers who run red lights or stop signs can cause deadly collisions with other vehicles.
- Unsafe lane changes: Every car or truck has blind spots. Drivers who fail to signal and perform a head check before switching lanes may crash into other vehicles.
After a serious car accident that was someone else’s fault, contact Dodosh Law Offices at (440) 298-2344. The firm can help you pursue maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as for physical damages.
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