In the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision that results in injuries, the individuals involved can face confusion, anger and, unfortunately, potentially weeks or months of medical treatment. Motor vehicle accidents are incredibly common in Ohio and throughout the country. Those who have been injured in such an incident may have legal options to consider.
Personal injury lawsuits
Most of our readers probably know that a personal injury lawsuit might be an option after they have been injured in a car accident. However, many of our readers may be unfamiliar with the basics about such lawsuits. In essence, they boil down to four elements: duty; breach; causation; and damages.
All drivers on the roads of our country owe a duty to everyone else on the road to operate their motor vehicles safely. If they breach that duty in some way – such as engaging in distracted or drunk driving, or some other act of negligence or recklessness – disaster might strike. If a car accident results in injuries that were directly caused by a driver’s negligent or reckless acts, three of the four personal injury elements may be met. Lastly, damages must be proven in a personal injury lawsuit, which typically consists of proving the costs of medical treatment and other expenses, as well as lost income from employment due to the inability to work for a period of time – among other potential damages.
At our law firm, we work with individuals and families in Ohio who have experienced a serious car accident. For more information about how we try to help our clients work through potential solutions, please visit the auto accident overview section of our law firm’s website.