Local Resources Available to You

 

If you or somebody close to you has been involved in a recent car accident and sustained severe results, you know that moving forward can be a difficult time. You might have sustained life-threatening injuries, have been emotionally scarred, or are in need of legal representation during this difficult time because you are no longer able to work, which means that you are no longer able to afford your bills. If you are now facing the burdens of a personal injury case, you have a variety of community resources and professionals who will stand by your side at this time. In Ohio, we want to help you meet the challenges of recovery and these resources can bring you the help you need.

If Your Recent Accident Took Away Your Ability to Work

There are many resources that can help you in your time of need if you are now unable to work due to the severity of your injuries in an accident. Here are some resources that will help you get back on your feet:

  • Social Security Disability in Ohio: Here, you can find out more information about how you can apply for social security disability benefits in Ohio, which can help you when you are unable to work due to a medical condition.
  • Supplemental Security Income: If you are disabled due to an accident and you have low income or limited resources, this type of income can assist you.
  • Ohio Bar Association: The American Bar Association in Ohio can help connect you with an attorney when you are in need due to your specific accident.

Need help with requesting an official copy of the incident police report?

Car accident victims who were injured in an accident in Ohio should always obtain a copy of the accident report that was put together by the local police department. In the state of Ohio, copies of police reports can be found online. Other options include faxing in a request to the police department or picking up a copy in person. You also have the option of contacting one of our local personal injury lawyers who will work diligently to obtain a free copy of your police accident report.

If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident in Ohio and have not gotten a copy of your accident report from authorities, contact us and will get you complimentary copy. We can help you get a copy as soon as possible.

Emotional Support

Many people think that physical injuries are the only type of injury that we receive from an accident because they are so easily seen on the surface. However, even after an accident, there is still a deep wound left from your accident. The mental trauma following an accident can be devastating and you might be having issues as you cope. Follow some of these resources for the help that you deserve:

  • Trauma and Support Groups: Ohio has much to offer in the way of trauma support groups that can help you with the emotions that you feel following an accident in a variety of ways.
  • Brain Injury Association: After you have experienced a car accident in Ohio, you might find that it is difficult to move forward when you have a lingering brain injury. This advocacy and educational organization can lend a helping hand when you are dealing with injuries and need the help.
  • Ohio Spinal Cord Injury Support: These resources link you to organizations that offer you support when you have received a serious spinal cord injury and other traumatic injuries in a car accident.

Financial Hardship Assistance

The weight of legal fees is often times enough to make you feel helpless in this desperate time. If you have been injured in a crime-related accident such as DUI crimes or hit-and-run, you have many choices. This resource can help you receive compensation that will support you during this time:

  • Ohio Attorney General Victim’s Compensation: If you have fallen victim to a violent crime on our roadways, we have financial assistance resources for you. You can apply for victim’s compensation to determine if you are eligible for the help you deserve.

Car Insurance Information

The Ohio DMV requires that individuals across the state carry certain insurance coverage. Here are the minimum amounts that you are permitted to carry:

  • $25,000 per person for bodily injury liability coverage
  • $50,000 per accident for bodily injury liability coverage
  • $25,000 per accident for property damage liability coverage

If you have been involved in an accident and the police arrived at the scene of your accident, they most certainly issued a police report on behalf of your accident. Through the OOPS system, you are able to receive a copy of your police report so that you can use it to move forward if you decide to bring a claim.

Accident Due to Drunk Driving

Drunk and drugged driving incidents are some of the most devastating accidents that take place on our roadways. When somebody acts with blatant disregard of the lives on the roadways around them, this is a crime that can lead to serious results. For somebody to be over the limit, they must be over these limits for blood alcohol concentration:

  • 0.02% for those under 21
  • 0.08% for those who are over 21
  • 0.04% for commercial vehicle drivers

For those who are caught driving under the influence of drugs, a blood test will be given to determine detectable amounts of drugs in someone’s system. If it is found that they were using drugs, they will be immediately arrested.
If you are in need of assistance after an accident due to drunk or drugged driving, this resource might be able to help:

  • MADD Ohio: Mothers against drunk driving, a special organization, targets the best ways to end drunk driving and drugged driving in their tracks. As a victim, you will receive support and find out educational ways to move forward after this difficult time in your life.

Accident in Ohio by the Numbers

We wish to offer you a plethora of information based on the amount of fatal traffic accidents that take place every year on Ohio roadways. You have to keep in mind that the state’s population numbers have a huge impact on the number of motor vehicle deaths that Ohio sees every year. As of 2017, the population in Ohio was 11.66 million. Here are some of the statistics on fatal accidents from that year:

Traffic Fatalities from Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • 1,008 throughout the state of Ohio

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

  • 145 throughout the state of Ohio

Motorcycle Fatalities

  • 157 throughout the state of Ohio

Truck-Involved Fatalities

  • 116 throughout the state of Ohio

Drunk Driving Fatalities

Lastly, the CDC compiled information between 2003-2012 that show how many drunk driving accidents take place in Ohio. Between these years, 3,637 people were killed in these horrific accidents on our roadways.

Ohio Grief & Trauma Resources

Motor vehicle crash deaths by road user type and state, 2017

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