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Ohio policeman suffers personal injury in crash

An Ohio policeman was driving near his home when his patrol car was forced off the road by an SUV. He suffered injuries in the event. It is unclear if the officer was on the clock at the time of the incident. If he was, workers' compensation may cover some of his losses; if he wasn't, receiving fair compensation may prove difficult. A personal injury claim could help him fight for maximum relief.

On Monday, July 2, a police officer was driving his patrol car on East Middletown Road when the 62-year-old driver of an SUV backed his vehicle into the street, right in front of the officer. The policeman swerved, went off the road and hit a utility pole. The officer suffered unspecified injuries in the wreck. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the SUV was uninjured in the incident. He was cited for failing to yield the right of way. No criminal charges are expected in this case.

Personal injury suffered in a car accident can have both economic and noneconomic consequences. The victim of this event, and other Ohio residents who have been injured in auto collisions resulting from other individuals' negligent actions, may have legal recourse. Personal injury claims filed and successfully negotiated or litigated may result in an award of monetary damages. Every case is unique and needs to be reviewed before deciding if civil actions are warranted. If they are, one's legal counsel can provide guidance and representation through every step of the process.

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