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4 Common Car Accident Dental Injuries

In the context of auto accident injuries, it’s natural to think of neck, back, and head injuries, but dental injuries aren’t at all unusual. One can characterize dental injuries as direct or indirect. With a direct injury, the mouth is struck by a foreign object. An indirect injury involves the sudden and violent slamming shut of the mouth that results in lower teeth getting crushed by upper teeth. Regardless of whether dental injuries are direct or indirect, they can be unbearably painful for a victim. Here are four types of common dental injuries that people suffer in car accidents.

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Ohio Car Accident Rates on the Rise

Although some reports indicate that auto accidents have decreased nationwide over the past ten years, the accident rates in some states have done the opposite. Ohio is one of those states. According to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal crashes have increased by nearly five percent in Ohio. There were almost 306,000 accidents reported in Ohio in 2016, which resulted in 112,000 injuries. Also, statistics show that well over 1,100 fatalities and over 400 of them were the result of drivers or passengers not wearing safety belts.

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Who is Liable in a Public Bus Accident?

Residents and visitors alike throughout Ohio depend on city buses, shuttle buses, and school buses as a major form of transportation. Unfortunately, bus accidents occur frequently. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that 20,000 people were injured and 254 were killed in 2009 as a result of bus accidents across the country.

Bus accidents occur because of poor bus maintenance, driver negligence, dangerous road conditions, and various other factors that are out of the control of passengers. In Ohio, the victim of a bus accident has the right to seek compensation from those who were responsible for the accident. It’s essential to have an Ohio bus accident lawyer who has experience with such personal injury lawsuits to ensure effectiveness.

By working with an experienced personal injury attorney can be most beneficial. Ohio bus accident lawyers who understand the emotional, physical, and financial impact of an accident can help build your case.

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Can I Settle A Case During Medical Treatment?

In most instances, an attorney doesn’t settle a personal injury case until after the victim receives most of their medical treatment. It’s not that the attorney doesn’t want the victim to recover as quickly as possible., it’s because medical care establishes a pattern of the victim’s injuries and losses. These losses are what form the basis for the victim’s recovery.

If the injury is a type that the victim can recover from completely in a relatively short period of time, their attorney may wait until they’ve completely recovered to settle the case. This is the best way to fully know the cost of medical bills. However, if the victim has injuries that require long-term care, it’s not practical to wait until they’ve completed treatment in order to agree on a recovery.

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How to Prevent Driver Fatigue

No matter if you are riding a motorcycle, driving a sports car, or rolling down the road in a big truck, you need to be vigilant every second you are behind the wheel. There are many factors that can slow down a driver and lead to accidents, but one of the most dangerous is driver fatigue. Driver fatigue is all too common today with the hectic pace people are forced to live up to in the modern society. The scariest thing is that driver fatigue is very common in the trucking industry, which has the potential of causing devastating accidents. Accidents due to fatigue can ruin people’s lives with injuries or even become fatal.

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Tips on Avoiding a Car to Bike Collision

Riding a bike has a number of benefits. It allows people to enjoy the sunshine and get some exercise. Every day, more people opt to ride their bike to work instead of drive That is why it is important for bike riders to take extra caution while on the road to avoid a car to bike collision. Being visible is one of the key things that you will need to do in order to avoid getting into a collision with a car.

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New Ohio Law May Allow Drivers to Run Red Lights

Much has been made of the bill signed by Ohio Governor John Kasich earlier this year, which apparently makes it legal to run a red light. However, read a bit deeper and you’ll see that the bill doesn’t give drivers carte blanche to run red lights whenever they feel like it, instead, it only makes it legal to run a red light if the light is malfunctioning.

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Can Public Bus Passengers File a Claim After an Accident?

When a person chooses to take public transportation, they rely on the bus driver to get them safely to their destination. Unfortunately, driver error, bus malfunction, and road conditions can all cause bus crashes that devastate their victims. When a crash happens, it’s important that a victim works with an Ohio bus accident attorney to make sure that they receive the compensation they deserve under Ohio law.

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