Many in Hamilton may spend years developing good driving skills that they hope will help them to avoid ever being involved in a car accident. Yet all of the work may be rendered moot in a mere matter of moments by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver. One cannot control the actions of others on the road; rather, they can only hope that if they are in an accident, the insurer for the responsible party (or their own insurance) will offer enough to help cover their expenses. There may be cases, however, where accident victims and their families need to seek additional compensation through legal action.
Rarely is it that instances of blatantly reckless driving result in anything other than a severe accident. It may be hard to be more reckless than driving the wrong way down a freeway, yet that is exactly what preceded a violent collision in Beavercreek. Authorities say that a black Buick was being driven the wrong way down Interstate 675, going fast enough that witnesses described it as “flying.” It eventually struck another vehicle head-on, causing so much damage that both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles by first responders. The man driving the Buick was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the woman driving the other car died from her injuries.
Cases such as this are likely to be accompanied by criminal charges. Yet the families of accident victims may not need to wait in order to commence their own civil action. Those who wish to do so may first want to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.