27 Y-O Man Injured in Adams, Ohio, When Car Strikes Tree, Fence.
Auto Accident, which occurred in Scott, Adams, Ohio, on July 2, 2014 at approximately 9:00 am, caused injuries to a 27 year old man. Reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol are that the man, who is from Winchester, Ohio, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus compact car north on State Route 770, when he allegedly drove the vehicle off the left side of the road where it struck a fence and then a tree. He was transported by Seaman Squad to ACR.
The five “elements” to a valid negligence claim in Ohio are:
3. Cause in Fact
4. Proximate Cause
Duty arises when the law sees a relationship between two individuals that requires them to act in a specific manner. A Breach occurs when one party disobeys that Duty they owe to an individual. Cause in fact occurs if “but for” the actions of the individual the accident would not have occurred. Proximate cause relates the individual’s actions to the results of the accident. The “at fault” party may only be liable for consequences which are reasonably foreseeable. Lastly, there must be actual damage to the individual who is the victim of the breach.
The accident involved a fence, in 2010 there were 1,148 which involved a fence, while in 2013 there were 291 fences in crashes, which resulted in injuries. Scott, Adams, Ohio, had a population of 2,053 in 2013. There were 1,483 accidents which involved a tree which resulted in injuries in 2010 and 17 in 2013. In Ohio in 2010 accidents that occurred on the roadside amounted to 27,047, of which 8,918 resulted in injuries. Crashes that were caused by improper lane changes were 4,744 of 20,842 in 2013.