We are in the middle of a time of the year when millions of Americans will be hitting the roads to visit family members and friends for the holidays. Many Ohio residents will be doing the same, with some driving across the country while others keep their travels rather local. Either way, increased traffic on the roadways will almost inevitably lead to an increase in the number of traffic accidents that occur.

Many car accidents are simple collisions with only limited scuffs, but there are some that lead to serious property damage and injuries for drivers and passengers involved in the collisions. In these serious incidents, it is more likely than not that one party over another was responsible for causing the collision. When this is the case, the injured victims will likely need to take immediate steps to protect their legal rights.

For starters, gathering evidence for a personal injury lawsuit usually needs to begin immediately. Contact information from eyewitnesses to the crash needs to be collected just in case those individuals need to be called to testify later about what they saw when the crash occurred. Photographs need to be taken as well, particularly of the accident scene, the vehicles involved and any injuries that occurred.

At our law firm, we know that many Ohio residents will be involved in motor vehicle accidents during this time of the year. We do our best to help our clients protect their legal rights when it comes to potential personal injury lawsuits. For more information about how we might be able to help in your case, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm’s website.