On behalf of Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A. posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

A serious traffic accident can have life-changing effects on all the parties involved, which is why our legal system provides potential remedies and compensation for those so affected. Such options could prove valuable for those involved in an auto accident involving four vehicles Oct. 31 in Findlay, Ohio.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Interstate 75 at the U.S. Route 68 exit in the Findlay area. Troopers said a 60-year-old man was trying to merge onto the interstate in a pickup truck when he lost control of the vehicle. The truck left the road and slammed into a guardrail, then crossed back into the interstate, striking the concrete barrier.

The man’s truck was then struck by a minivan driven by a 65-year-old woman from out of state. The Highway Patrol reported that the collision was unavoidable. The impact shoved the truck into the highway’s right lane, where it was then hit by a tractor-trailer driven by a 42-year-old man. The minivan then was hit head-on by a fourth car driven by a 19-year-old man from Elida.

Remarkably, the drivers and passengers in all vehicles other than the pickup truck escaped injury, according to troopers. The 60-year-old pickup driver and his daughter, 23, were hospitalized with minor injuries. Even when serious injuries are thankfully avoided, compensation sometimes can be available for affected parties regarding other factors, such as emotional trauma and missing work. Anyone involved in a serious accident should be aware of their rights in a court of law.