On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Car Accidents on Monday, June 4, 2012

A car accident does not just derail a person’s plans. It can also leave them suffering serious injuries. In fact, a person may be required to undergo surgery. They may also be forced to endure painful rehabilitation. Sadly, car accidents may even result in fatalities.

Recently, three people were injured in a car accident along northbound I-71/75 including one child. The accident happened around 5:45 p.m. near the Brent Spence Bridge.

Multiple vehicles were involved in the accident. The one child involved was taken to Children’s Hospital. The two adults were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. Fortunately, none of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

It is not clear what the cause of the accident was. However, many car accidents in Covington and elsewhere are the result of distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,000 people were killed in accidents across the United States due to distracted driving in 2010. More than 400,000 people were injured.

When drivers are inattentive or reckless, tragedies can occur. It is every driver’s duty to keep the roads safe. When they fail to do that they may face criminal charges as well as civil lawsuits.

People in Covington who have been injured in an accident because of a driver’s negligence may be awarded compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The money they are awarded may be used for medical bills and to cover any lost wages. After all, a person should not have to suffer financially because of another person’s reckless behavior.

Source: wcpo.com, “3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on NB I-71/75,” May 31, 2012