Anyone who has been involved in an accident and opts to pursue compensation for their injuries might hear the term "comparative negligence." This term refers to the legal basis of how a person can seek compensation that is based on fault.
When you think of someone being stopped for drunk driving, you might think that the drunk driver will be taken off the roadways. That is true in some cases but in others, the drunk driver might get what some consider a slap on the wrist. Even when there is an accident caused by the drunk driver, there is a chance that justice might not be served in a way that seems fair. As sad as it is, this is because of a loophole in the law.
Automotive accidents in Ohio have a huge impact on the state. Not only do these accidents cause injuries and deaths, they also impose significant financial consequences on the state. Consider how news reports always feature collisions that occur around the state, especially during wintry weather conditions.
When drivers are in areas frequented by pedestrians, they must be extra careful to avoid hitting those pedestrians. If the driver has other people in the vehicle, this means avoiding becoming distracted by those people.
Last month, we discussed the potential medical malpractice lawsuit involving a death of a Texas man infected with Ebola. The victim's family members ended up bringing a malpractice lawsuit against Texas Health Presbyterian hospital and it was recently settled. Although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, the resolution was probably a good compromise between the two parties.
When drivers aren't driving in a safe manner, they usually don't think of how their actions might affect others. When a driver isn't keeping a vigilant watch for pedestrians, accidents that can injure or kill pedestrians can occur. These accidents not only affect the pedestrian, but also the pedestrian's family members and friends. An Ohio car accident along Appian Way in Columbus is one example of how serious things can turn when a driver slams into a pedestrian.