Jul 6th, 2019
Paulozzi Joseph

When you head out on the roadways each day, the last thing you expect is that another person’s reckless or careless actions will cause you harm. However, if you need a Cleveland car accident attorney, you can count on Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers to be by your side. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is going to investigate all aspects of your crash to secure the compensation you deserve.

Today, we are going to talk about a recent wrong-way crash that critically injured a State Highway Patrol trooper.

The trooper is in critical condition

On June 27, an Ohio State Patrol trooper was driving down Interstate 71 when he was struck head-on by a driver going the wrong way. Trooper Jason Phillips, 23, was pulled to safety by another motorist after the collision before both vehicles caught fire.

Phillips had been dispatched to the interstate after receiving calls that a vehicle was driving erratically. According to police, that vehicle made a U-turn down the wrong way and collided with Phillips.

“All I saw was smoke and fire,” said Kojo Tsiboe, the man who pulled Phillips to safety. “And you see the trooper in his vehicle with all his airbags deployed, unconscious.”

Tsiboe could not open the patrol car door and used a wrench to break the window and get the trooper out. Phillips was flown to Ohio State University Medical Center and was in critical but stable condition. The driver who hit Phillips was also listed as being in critical condition.

What are the numbers?

For the year 2017 in Ohio, we know that there was a total of 303,298 vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were:

  • 1,179 fatalities
  • More than 75,000 injury crashes

Vehicle crash injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims and their families. Consider the following injuries we commonly deal with after a crash:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

Aside from the enormous medical expenses that victims incur, we also need to keep in mind the hidden expenses of crashes. This can include things like lost income if a person cannot work while they recover as well as emotional and psychological damages.

We are ready to get to work for you

If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle crash that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work. We will investigate your crash and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Cleveland car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation calling us at 888-710-0040.

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