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Legal action can help victim recover from soft tissue injuries

Unfortunately, car accident victims can suffer a range of injuries. It is important for them to be able to get the help they need when they have been injured in a car accident. Some of the most common types of injuries victims can suffer in a motor vehicle accident are soft tissue injuries.

Car accidents, personal injury claims, and proving negligence

Car accidents may be an everyday fact of life, but they can have a significant negative impact on car accident victims and their families. As a result, it is necessary for car accident victims to be familiar with their legal rights and protections when harmed so that they can take the steps necessary to find accountability and recover compensation for damages imposed upon them.

Help for car accident victims hurt by distracted drivers

A great number of car accidents are being caused by distracted drivers in Ohio and elsewhere. Victims of distracted drivers can be left with serious injuries and harm and need help with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages and more.

When can a driver be liable for car accident damages?

When a car accident victim has suffered harm in an unexpected car accident, they may be aware that legal protections are available to help. They may also, however, wonder how a personal injury claim for damages works and in what circumstances they may be able to receive compensation for damages.

Protections for victims of distracted drivers

Distracted driving, including texting while driving, is an increasing danger on roadways throughout the country. During 2015, there were nearly 391,000 Americans injured in a car accident that involved a distracted driver. Legal options protect victims of distracted drivers.

Ohio city's new distracted driving law will include holding a pet

Distracted driving is a danger to everyone on the roadways. A new law going into effect just before Christmas in Mantua, Ohio, will consider holding a pet while driving to constitute distracted driving. The law will also make holding a cellphone while driving a primary offense, which means that authorities can pull over and cite a driver for holding their cellphone while driving. Prior to this law, distracted driving was a secondary offense, meaning a motorist had to first be lawfully pulled over for another purpose.

Legal protections for victims of a failure to diagnose

Distracted driving is a serious concern on roadways throughout Ohio. A new distracted driving law recently went into effect that expanded the definition of distracted driving. The law includes a variety of activities, in addition to using a cell phone while driving or texting while driving, in its definition of distracted driving. The new definition includes activities while driving that are not necessary to the activity of driving that can impair, or be reasonably expected to impair, the driver's ability to drive safely while engaged in them.

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