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Auto Accidents Attorney in Dayton

Auto accidents are exceptionally dangerous accidents, and driver negligence is frequently the cause. If you’ve been injured by another motorist’s negligence, obtaining compensation that covers your losses in their entirety can play an elemental role in your ability to regain your health and well-being, and an experienced Ohio auto accident lawyer can help you on your difficult journey forward. 

Driver Negligence

Unfortunately, there are far too many forms of driver negligence on our roads, and some of the most dangerous include:

  • Distraction – A distracted driver cannot pay adequate attention to the important job of driving safely. One of the deadliest and most common distractions is texting and other smartphone activities. 
  • Impairment – Drunk drivers experience physical, cognitive, and even sensory impairments that make driving safely next to impossible.
  • Exhaustion – Exhaustion behind the wheel is more dangerous than many drivers realize, and drowsy drivers experience many of the same types of impairment that drunk drivers do. 
  • Excess Speed – Speed increases the risk that an accident will happen in the first place, and it increases the chances that the accident will be fatal.
  • Aggression – Aggressive drivers tend to engage in multiple dangerous driving practices behind the wheel, and they push driver negligence in an even more dangerous direction. 

Drivers are responsible for taking their obligation to drive safely extremely seriously, and those who do not often cause dangerous accidents. 

Your Damages

If a driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, obtaining just compensation can be instrumental to your recovery, and the categories of damages (or losses) you can seek in your car accident claim include:

  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Medical expenses, which may be ongoing
  • Lost earnings which can include a decrease in your earning potential
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Protecting Your Claim

A car accident can leave you exceptionally vulnerable, and while your car accident claim will be unique to the circumstances that make it up, there are some basic steps you can take (as applicable and if you are able) that can help you protect both your health and your car accident claim, including:

  • Pull as far out of the line of traffic as possible
  • Call 911
  • Render aid to anyone who needs it (to the best of your ability)
  • Gather evidence at the scene, including eyewitness testimony (with contact information)
  • Don’t comment about the accident unless the police ask you to answer questions, which you should do as succinctly and truthfully as possible
  • Accept medical attention at the scene or seek immediate medical attention as soon after the accident as possible
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully
  • Stay off social media (the less you share with the insurance company, the better)
  • Consult with a dedicated Ohio car accident attorney 

An Experienced Ohio Auto Accident Attorney Can Help

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, the accomplished Ohio auto accident attorneys at The VanNoy Firm are on your side and well-positioned to help. To learn more about what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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