Ohio is located in the midwest and is a manufacturing leader, ranking #3 as a manufacturing employment provider in the United States. It is known for its manufacturing jobs in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, Strongsville, and Mansfield. Ohio is also known for its worldwide tourism and for being a red state in recent U.S. elections.
If you live in Ohio, you may know landmarks such as Baum-Taft House, Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cedar Point, Serpent Mound Historic Site, as previous U.S. Presidents have lived in Ohio, the Mother of Presidents.
Despite the success in agriculture and the gorgeous landmarks and tourism that Ohio brings, many personal injury victims still struggle financially every day in the Buckeye State. When you live unemployed while injured or dealing with wrongful imprisonment, even a small expense such as buying groceries can set you back and put you under high stress with risks of becoming hungry and homeless. Unfortunately, this is the case currently for many plaintiffs in Ohio.
If approximately 14% of Ohio residents live in poverty and 13% live not knowing if they’ll eat the next day, imagine the financial crisis of plaintiffs involved in personal injuries? Yearly over 110,000 people get injured in the state, leaving thousands without work. To give you a rough number, these are the stats:
- Around 18% percent of those injured people have back injuries.
- More or less, 19% percent of those injuries were caused by slips and falls.
- 12% involve a motor vehicle accident.
- Yearly, there are about 67,000 car accidents in Ohio.
- Roughly 12 people get injured every day.
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol cause drivers 4% of all motor vehicle-related accidents.
- Drunk drivers make up for 10% of all deaths.
- Surprisingly, 45% of car accidents happen during the day.