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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents can change your life at a moment’s notice. And they frequently do — several times an hour in the Cincinnati region, according to the Accident Data Center. In fact, Hamilton County and the surrounding counties in Northern Kentucky experience some of the highest rates of accidents, according to both the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Kentucky State Police activity statistics.

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in an auto accident, it’s important to know where you stand from both a personal and legal standpoint, and which steps and procedures to pursue. Because of its long and complex nature, the process to deal with motor vehicle accidents can be an overwhelming and confusing one, but Burg Simpson can help.

Who’s at Fault?

Because of its proximity to other states, accidents in and around Cincinnati can be a bit tougher to maneuver. For example, because Ohio is considered a “fault state,” the person at fault for an auto accident is financially responsible for all of the provable economic and non-economic damages that occur. But because Kentucky is a “no-fault state,” there are different rules, and thus, different legal options to work around. This is important to keep in mind if an accident occurs just outside of state lines. Burg Simpson is well-versed in the legal intricacies that govern each state and has a proven track record of excellence in regards to accident law.

Time Limits

Car accidents are never convenient, and considering the stressful nature of the situation, it can be difficult to know which steps to take first. You might not know if you even have a lawsuit to begin with. And when you are still trying to rebuild your life, knowing how long you have to file a lawsuit may not enter your mind right away, if at all. The time periods for filing a lawsuit are different in Ohio and Kentucky, which is why it is important to contact an attorney to protect your rights.

Typical Causes of Auto Accidents
Car accidents can be caused for a number of reasons:

  • Careless/reckless driving
  • Distracted driving (cell phone usage, etc.)
  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Defective roadways
  • Obstacles in the road
  • Negligence
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Defective vehicle
  • Other factors

Police-Recorded Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Click on the links below for important data regarding car accidents:

2015 Ohio Crash Facts (provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol)
Kentucky fatal crash trends (provided by the Kentucky Transportation Center)
2015 US fatal incidents and statistics (most recent report provided by the NHTSA)

If you or a loved one is seriously injured due to a car accident, contact the attorneys at Burg Simpson to protect your rights.

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

 February 6, 2017

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

Michael S. Burg Named One of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Named One of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms The Trial Lawyer magazine honorees to be celebrated at The National Trial Lawyers’ annual summit Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC is proud to… Read more »

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

 January 23, 2017

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that seven shareholders have recently been named to 5280 Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers list. Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado. The Burg Simpson attorneys selected for inclusion in 5280 Top Lawyers are: Michael S. Burg –… Read more »

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

 December 8, 2016

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

The Burg Simpson attorneys had another outstanding year changing the lives of those they represent. The firm’s ability to properly value cases—whether personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, or mass tort—and fight tirelessly as a cohesive team to obtain the compensation its clients deserve sets Burg Simpson apart. Here is just a small sample of… Read more »

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

 December 7, 2016

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

The most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features a profile on Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray. In the feature, Ms. Abaray discusses some of the highlights of her career, the art of “looking around corners” in a case, taking on big pharma, and a well-known class action against the Bengals. Amongst her… Read more »

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

 June 19, 2017

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

Please read the new report from the American Association for Justice: From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women profiles some of the most harmful medical products that have been marketed to women and highlights the important role the civil justice system has played as a backstop to enhance… Read more »

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

 May 18, 2017

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.  Accordingly, the FDA will now require these drugs to carry a black-box warning concerning this serious risk of injury. FDA Safety Announcement Invokana and Invokamet have… Read more »

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

 May 17, 2017

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several lots of cardiac catheters manufactured by Abbott needed to be recalled due to the significant risk that the affected catheters may malfunction, possibly causing surgical complications and even death. FDA Safety Alert Announcement The affected lines of catheters include the NC… Read more »

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain

 April 21, 2017

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain

On April 19. 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic initiated an urgent recall of its StrataMR adjustable valve and shunt devices. Because of the risk that these medical devices will cause significant adverse health consequences or death, the FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, which is the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

 November 30, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. discusses consumer rights and the legal safeguards used to protect consumers from unfair practices. The Ohio Consumer Sales protects consumers in several ways and allows them to recover transaction costs and damages. If you feel you have been unfairly treated as a consumer, call our office at 1-800-713-9340 or… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Protecting Your Civil Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Civil Rights

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, or suspect your civil rights have been violated, contact Burg Simpson Ohio immediately to ensure legal rights are protected. Call us at 513-852-5600 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Helpful Links

 November 22, 2016

Helpful Links

Burg Simpson is pleased to provide our site users with links to other websites. However, this access does not imply approval or endorsement of the information, products or services offered at those sites. Injury & Accidents & Consumer Alerts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Food and Drug Administration Consumer Product and Safety Commission… Read more »

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