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The state of Ohio – The Buckeye State known as the birthplace of U.S. presidents and of modern aviation

Ohio is a midwestern state stretching from Appalachian Country in the south to Lake Erie in the north. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

On the shores of Lake Erie is Cleveland, site of the Cleveland Museum of Art and its renowned collection of masterpieces. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Cuyahoga National Park.

The city of Cincinnati is a sports mecca and home to the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, and Cyclones.

The city of Columbus  is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 835,957. Columbus is a port of entry and a major commercial, distribution, and cultural center. It is the seat of Ohio State University

To accommodate Ohio residents and visitors alike, the major roadways are in heavy usage:

  • Interstate 70: Interstate 70 provides access between Indiana and West Virginia. Along its path through Ohio, I-70 passes through the following counties: Preble, Montgomery, Clark, Madison, Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Muskingum, Guernsey, and Belmont.
  • Interstate 71: Interstate 71 is an Interstate Highway in the Great Lakes/Midwestern and Southeastern region of the United States. Its southern terminus is at an interchange with Interstate 64 and Interstate 65 (the Kennedy Interchange) in Louisville, Kentucky. Its northern terminus is at an interchange with Interstate 90 in Cleveland.
  • Interstate 74 runs southeast from the Indiana border to the western segment's current eastern terminus at Interstate 75 just north of downtown Cincinnati.
  • Interstate 75 (I-75) runs from Cincinnati to Toledo by way of Dayton in the U.S. state of Ohio. 
  •  Interstate 76 (I-76) runs for 82 miles (132 km) from Interstate 71 south of Cleveland to the Pennsylvania state line south of Youngstown.

The Ohio DOT provides a high-quality site with road conditions, maps, videos, and traffic cameras.

The climate of Ohio contributes to the many accidents across the state

Because Ohio is located between 38 and 42 degrees north latitude, at low elevations, in the eastern interior of North America, and south of Lake Erie, Ohioans experience four distinct seasons, large seasonal temperature ranges, and frequent precipitation. Counties near Lake Erie record heavier snowfall than other parts of the state, averaging fifteen inches more than in southern Ohio. Proximity to the lake also prevents spring frosts, extending the growing season. The hills of southeastern Ohio affect the weather in that region, where frosts in spring and fall shorten the growing season. Average temperatures for January in Ohio are less than 32°F. In July, average temperatures exceed 75°F. 

In Accident Data Center, our data about accidents in the Ohio area is divided into the following regions:

Cincinnati accidents;

Cleveland-Akron accidents;

Columbus accidents;

Dayton accidents;

Lima accidents;

Parkersburg WV accidents;

Toledo accidents;

Wheeling, WV-Steubenville OH accidents;

Youngstown accidents.

Legal information for accident victims in Ohio

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Ohio, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How can an injured person get help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after an Ohio injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an Ohio injury attorney who understands the legal standards and practices, who knows how insurance policies function, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed due to the negligence of someone else, a wrongful death lawyer can launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. 

Legal and Other Resources and Information

MADD-Ohio State Chapter

If you or a loved one has been affected by drunk driving, MADD is here to help. VICTIM/SURVIVOR 24-Hour Help Line 877.MADD.HELP

Ohio DOT-Department of Transportation

In the 21st Century, Director Wray and ODOT are committed to maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure through efficient and effective organization and the use of innovative financial tools.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is committed to being an agency that includes people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizes their many talents to provide the public with services of the highest quality. 

Supreme Court of Ohio -Ohio Judiciary

The Constitution of Ohio separates our state government into three branches, each with distinct areas of responsibility — the executive, the legislative and the judicial. The primary function of the judicial branch is to fairly and impartially settle disputes according to the law. To do this, a number of courts have been established in the state by the Constitution and by acts of the General Assembly.

Ohio Courts - links to all courts

Links to all Ohio Courts, all Ohio court rules, all Ohio court forms, all Court Records Search sites. Links to every Ohio State Court and every federal Court in Ohio and the US Supreme Court. If your city is not listed, check with the Common Pleas or Area Court in your county.

Ohio Legal Aid - Pro Bono

Ohio Legal Aid is comprised of nine legal aid organizations that give voice to in-need Ohioans by providing high quality legal help and problem solving throughout Ohio’s 88 counties. Each of these organizations provide legal counsel – at no cost to the client – to help Ohioans achieve justice for themselves and their families. Throughout Ohio, families struggle to ensure that their children receive adequate medical care and education supports in order to keep them healthy and make them successful in school; veterans struggle to obtain the military benefits they were promised and to secure safe and stable housing; and seniors strive to live out their retirement safely, independently, and financially secure. Ohio Legal Aid ensures that these vulnerable Ohioans have a voice in achieving justice for themselves and their families.

Pro Bono - Ohio Legal Assistance

Foundation pro bono staff works with legal aid and bar association pro bonoprofessionals to support the involvement of the private bar in providing pro bono legal help to low-income and disadvantaged Ohioans.

Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association

The Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association is a legal association committed to preserving and promoting an effective civil justice system for the citizens of Ohio, and throughout the country. Our goal is to serve individuals who have been injured by unsafe or unfair actions of others by advancing fair and equitable remedies for any damages made to an individual or property.

Ohio Association for Justice

Today, the Ohio Association for Justice, or OAJ, is the only statewide association of attorneys whose mission is to preserve our Constitutional rights and protect access to the civil justice system for all Ohioans through advocacy in the Courthouse, Statehouse, and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The OAJ is devoted to strengthening the civil justice system so that deserving individuals can get justice and wrongdoers are held accountable. Our member lawyers practice in such specialty areas as workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical negligence, products liability, family law, consumer law, insurance law, employment and civil rights law, environmental law, and general negligence. 

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