Suffering an injury from a car accident can make it hard to work, attend school or have a social life. You may be facing large medical bills or have to pay for rehabilitation services. When your personal injury is caused by someone driving recklessly, you have a right to seek compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. Your accident may have been similar to this one reported on May 4, and if so, you may understand what these people are going through.
According to the story, six people were injured in a car crash on May 3. One of the injured people was a woman from Elkins, Ohio, who allegedly caused the accident. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has said that the 20-year-old woman was driving a 2001 Subaru when she allegedly failed to yield to a stop sign, resulting in the accident.
The woman was near the intersection of Ohio State Route 18 and Quarry Road when she crashed into another car passing through the area at the same time. According to the story, the woman and her four passengers were all injured in the crash and had to be transferred to Cleveland Metro Hospital. They were taken by helicopter, according to the news.
The other vehicle also has passengers inside who suffered injuries. Those people were transported to Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, Ohio. So far, the police haven’t placed any charges against the woman for running the stop sign, but if negligence is found to be the cause of the accident, she may be held responsible for the accident. A civil case from those who are injured does not require that criminal or traffic charges be levied against an at-fault driver.