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.
It is an unfortunate reality that, each year, thousands of Ohio residents will be involved in motor vehicle accidents involving passenger vehicles, large trucks and motorcycles. These accidents can oftentimes be life-changing for all of the parties involved, but none more so than injured victims. When residents are injured in a car crash, there are some immediate steps to take in the aftermath of the crash that can help with any ensuing personal injury lawsuit.
Pedestrians may want to be particularly careful when SUVs are nearby. Statistics point to recent years seeing an increase in pedestrian fatalities involving SUVs.