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Common Causes

Common Causes of Traffic Accidents in Ohio

Injured in an Accident? Our Columbus Car Accident Lawyers Can Help.

An average of 65,000 traffic accidents happen on Ohio roads every year. Negligence is often at the root of these accidents, but there are various other causes that contribute to negligent driving.

Understanding the common causes of traffic accidents can help you and your loved ones avoid them by driving defensively and understanding the risks of the road. It can also help improve your personal injury case by having a clear depiction of who or what caused the accident.

Some of the most common reasons for auto accidents include:

  • Reckless Driving: Anything from inattentive driving, zoning out, or speeding could be considered reckless driving. Reckless driving often leads to some of the most severe accidents, as these collisions tend to occur at relatively high speeds. This can have disastrous and even deadly consequences.
  • Distracted Driving: Driving while distracted is quickly becoming one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. Drivers can get distracted while texting, viewing their GPS, or talking to passengers. All of these and other forms of distracted driving can lead to serious, life-altering accidents.
  • Drunk Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is always dangerous and never acceptable. It slows reaction time and reflexes, alters a person’s ability to make decisions, and is one of the top causes for fatal accidents.
  • Drowsy Driving: Studies have shown that driving while drowsy is just as dangerous as driving drunk. Drowsy drivers have lowered reaction times and could fall asleep or zone out behind the wheel, putting other drivers at serious risk.
  • Reacting to Other Drivers: It is always important to be a defensive driver. However, reacting to another driver’s recklessness can also result in a severe collision, especially when someone is inexperienced or reacts aggressively.
  • Bad Weather: Snow, rain, and ice can make driving conditions unpleasant—and downright dangerous. It is always important to drive carefully, but some reckless drivers may not adjust their driving to suit the weather. This can lead to serious accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
  • Defective Automobiles: There are some accidents in which the other driver may not be at fault. Auto defects, such as faulty brakes or bad tires, can also cause serious traffic accidents. Additionally, defective road design or construction can play a role in serious collisions.

You Can Count on Our Accident Attorneys

Regardless of what caused your accident or injuries, the Columbus car accident lawyers of Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC are here to help. We will guide you through every step of your personal injury claim with individualized attention and compassion. It is our goal to meet your needs and obtain the compensation you deserve.

In our years of experience, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We conduct exhaustive investigations into each accident in order to determine exactly what happened and who is liable. We leave no stone unturned when pursuing the full, fair compensation you are owed.

Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Case

If you were injured in a car accident or lost a loved one in a tragic motor vehicle collision, we encourage you to reach out to our firm right away. Let our attorneys handle the details of your claim so you can focus on your physical recovery after a serious accident. We provide all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we successfully secure a settlement or verdict for you.

Contact us online or call our office at (614) 450-2223 today to request your free, confidential consultation. We can travel to meet you if necessary.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People We've Helped
  • We were treated like family members.

    “They kept us informed about everything and explained everything carefully to make sure we understood. We have recommended Brian on numerous occasions to our family and friends. Brian and his staff are professional, reliable, and more than competent.”

    - P.K.
  • Helped me through each step.

    “Got my case resolved, and they helped me through each step of the way! I would definitely recommend them.”

    - C.H.
  • RMB was great to work with.

    “They worked with me to reach a settlement I felt comfortable with, instead of the first two low offers the opposing counsel made. All of my calls were returned in a timely manner (if not answered when placed).”

    - B.L.
  • I never had to wonder how things were going.

    “George was great to work with following a personal injury accident. He explored every single option to achieve the results we were looking for. RMB was also excellent at keeping me updated on the progress of my case.”

    - J.B.
  • Thank you for all you have done.

    “Mr. Ross went out of his way to help me through a difficult time. He and his office kept me informed every step of the way and went above and beyond to win my case.”

    - K.H.

There Is No Substitute for Results

We've Recovered Millions for Injured Clients
  • Bus Passenger Accident $300,000

    The client was a passenger on a bus, which ran off the road into a ditch causing two compression fractures in his low back (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was involved in head on collision which required extraction.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign. Multiple fractures.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $200,000

    Multiple-impact, rear-end collision resulting in multiple disc herniations.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran stop sign and rolled Jeep. Client walked away but subsequently developed shoulder injuries.

  • Motorcycle Crash $150,000

    Defendant came across three lanes of traffic and struck client who was on his motorcycle. Client suffered substantial “road rash” and a knee injury (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100,000 Policy Limits

    Client was rear-ended causing low back injury requiring fusion surgery.

  • T-Bone Accident $90,000

    The defendant failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the client on the passenger side of her vehicle.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $90,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign, causing a concussion, vertigo, right ankle injury, and right wrist injury.


Our Promise to Our Clients

Why You Can Count on Us to Fight for You
  • Guidance & Support

    Our experienced attorneys will handle everything connected to your claim, so that you can focus on your recovery.

  • Client-First Approach

    We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, which compels us to treat each client like a close friend or family member.

  • Trial Experience

    We possess extensive trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to trial to fight for the justice you deserve.

  • Undivided Attention

    At RMB, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the responsiveness & attentiveness that they need and deserve. 

Your Injury is Personal to Us

If you schedule an appointment with us, you will have one of our lawyers (not a paralegal or admin), at your home or place of business to answer all the questions you have about your claim. There is no bait and switch with RMB. If you choose us, WE will handle your injury claim from beginning to end.