Car accidents can happen almost anywhere and at any time of the day. When we get behind the wheel of an automobile, most of us do not anticipate getting hurt in a car crash. Yet if you live in Ohio, you may be at greater risk of sustaining injuries in a traffic collision than motorists in other states. Indeed, a recent study conducted by Insurify reported that Ohio may in fact be the most dangerous state in the country for driving. An ABC News Cleveland report discussed the recent study, underscoring that “30% of Ohio drivers have either been caught speeding, been involved in an accident, or had a DUI.”
I want to tell you more about this study and to urge you to seek the compensation you deserve if you are injured in a car crash caused by another driver’s reckless or negligent actions.
Ohio Drivers Have High Rates of Speeding Tickets, DUI Arrests, and Car Accidents
If you drive anywhere in the Cleveland area or elsewhere in Ohio, you should know that you could be sharing the road with careless and reckless drivers. Based on data from more than 1.9 million drivers, the study shows that Ohio drivers have some of the highest rates of speeding tickets, DUI arrests, and car accidents in the country. When all those figures are combined, Ohio has more drivers with citations or tickets than any other state in the country. When it comes to speeding tickets, nearly 18% of Ohio drivers on the road have received at least one speeding ticket. In terms of car accidents, about 15% of all drivers licensed in Ohio have been involved in at least one collision. And around 3% of Ohio drivers have been cited for driving under the influence (DUI).
It is important to remember that many causes of car accidents do not result in a driver getting a ticket or actually being involved in a crash. Accordingly, these statistics do not necessarily get at the total number of drivers who engage in reckless driving actions like speeding or distracted driving. When it comes to DUIs, many drivers get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit but simply do not get caught. In other words, these statistics only point to the drivers who have been cited for dangerous driving behaviors. Whether someone is cited in these statistics or not, you can hold a negligent driver accountable by filing a claim for compensation.
Make the Negligent Driver Pay
If you were injured in a car crash in the Cleveland area, it is important to hold the negligent driver responsible. As an experienced Ohio car accident attorney, I have been serving clients who were injured in motor vehicle collisions for nearly four decades. By filing a claim, you can begin the process of making the negligent driver pay. I routinely represent clients in car accidents caused by speeding, distracted driving, DUIs, and other forms of negligence.
If you want to seek the compensation you deserve, get in touch with me. I’ll Make Them Pay!® Contact me at 877.944.4373 to learn more about filing a car accident claim.