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Dayton Auto Accident Lawyer

Dayton Auto Accident Lawyer

Ohio Car Accident Attorney Serving Clients in Dayton

While most Dayton residents and Ohio visitors travel by car regularly without any serious incident, auto accidents occur more frequently than many people expect and often without warning. Whether you are driving at a residential speed in your neighborhood or at high speeds on I-75 or another highway, you could be at risk of serious injuries in a collision. Motor vehicle accidents can have many different causes, including driver negligence. If you believe a motorist or another party could be at fault for the crash that resulted in your injuries, you should seek advice from a Dayton auto accident lawyer at our firm.

Getting the Facts About Dayton Auto Accident Injuries and Deaths

Serious and deadly auto collisions occur with an alarming frequency in Ohio. The following are statistics reported by the Ohio State Highway Patrol:

  • 1,154 fatal collisions occurred in 2020, which represented a rise from fatal collision rate every year over the previous five years;
  • Traffic fatalities in Ohio have risen in recent years, with a total of 1,068 deaths in 2018, 1,155 deaths in 2019, and 1,230 deaths in 2020;
  • 166 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2020;
  • 637 deadly collisions were related to intoxicated driving, or operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), and 685 people were killed in those crashes;
  • 212 motorcyclists were killed in collisions in 212, and 53 of those fatality victims were wearing helmets; and
  • Just under 50% of vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts.

Common Causes of Dayton Motor Vehicle Collisions

Auto accidents in Dayton can have a wide range of causes, such as:

  • Aggressive driving, such as speeding or tailgating;
  • Failure to follow traffic laws, including running a red light or stop sign;
  • Impaired driving;
  • Distracted driving, including texting on a phone while driving;
  • Auto defects, like defective brakes;
  • Hazards on the premises where the accident occurred, such as a heavily damaged road; and
  • Inclement weather in Ohio.

Statute of Limitations for a Dayton Car Crash Claim

Many auto accident cases in Dayton will start with an auto accident claim through your own insurance company or through an at-fault driver’s insurance company. In many circumstances, insurance payouts are insufficient to cover a person’s losses, and that person may then file an auto accident lawsuit. 

Auto accidents and other types of civil cases have a statute of limitations, or a time limit in which a claim must be filed. In order to be eligible for compensation through a lawsuit, you must be sure to file your lawsuit within two years from the date of the accident according to Ohio law.

Contact Our Auto Accident Lawyers in Dayton

Were you injured in a motor vehicle collision, or was a loved one harmed in a car crash in Ohio? Another party may be responsible for injuries, and you may be eligible to file a claim. An experienced Dayton auto accident attorney at our firm can discuss your case with you today and your options for seeking financial compensation. Contact the Comunale Law Office to learn more about how we can assist you.

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Our personal injury lawyers at Comunale Law Office have litigated for their clients that have suffered from injuries from vehicle accidents, hazardous products, medical malpractice and dangerous job conditions successfully gaining compensation for any losses.

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If you have been charged with a crime in the Dayton area, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The attorneys at Comunale Law Office fight to defend the rights of our clients. We have built our reputation on getting results.

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