Westlake, OH (May 10, 2022) – A 16-year-old Avon girl suffered serious injuries after being involved in a rollover crash in Westlake on Monday night, May 9. The accident took place at the Cleveland MetroParks Bradley Woods Reservation at around 9:30 p.m.
The victim was riding as the passenger in a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old boy. The car was traveling on White Oak Lane when the driver lost control. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned before hitting a tree.
The young girl was trapped inside and was rescued by people at the scene. She was rushed to a local hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. The victim’s name has been withheld due to her age.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rollover Accidents in Ohio
A catastrophic rollover crash may result in severe injuries at practically any speed. According to figures from 2014, 66 percent of all rollover deaths occurred because the deceased was not utilizing seat belts at the time of the crash. SUVs are much more susceptible to rollover than other types of automobiles, accounting for roughly 37% of all fatal occurrences when compared to passenger cars.
You have the right to submit a negligence claim for your damages if you were hurt in a crash involving someone else’s carelessness. Everyone is accountable for behaving in a way that does not put others at risk. Failure to do so may be considered negligence, and individuals who are affected may be entitled to damages. With the guidance of an expert attorney, a personal injury claim may be pursued to obtain full and fair recompense for your injuries.
After an accident, a knowledgeable Westlake car accident lawyer may help injured clients exercise their legal rights by filing a claim for damages. Medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering are all possible losses. The Joseph Law Group has a lot of experience representing car accident plaintiffs. Our severe injury lawyers can handle almost any kind of personal injury litigation.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call us immediately away at 216-522-1600 to explore your case.
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Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.