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March 2017

What To Do After A Car Accident

By | March 15th, 2017|Car Accident|

Car accident season is upon us, as temperatures dip and the snow begins to fall. It is time to expect the unexpected, and prepare yourself for what to do in the event you are involved in a car crash. The first and most important bit of advice is to protect yourself following an automobile collision. [...]

January 2013

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by “Drowsy Driving”

By | January 7th, 2013|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents almost always occur due to driver error.  We have seen car accidents resulting from driver inattention, texting and driving, drinking and driving, inexperienced drivers and simple neglect.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published a stunning article about the hazards of "drowsy driving"  - where drivers hurtling down the road in a 2000 lbs. vehicle fall [...]

December 2012

Report on a Recent Study About Brain Injury

By | December 17th, 2012|Brain Injury|

A recent study published in Brain reports that repetitive mild traumatic brain injury can have major long-term consequences.  The study looked at athletes and military personnel who had sustained repeated hits to the head over time. 80% were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive condition whose symptoms can include memory loss, depression and dementia.  There is no [...]

Ohio Moves to Protect Children with Brain Injuries

By | December 6th, 2012|Brain Injury|

The Ohio Senate passed legislation on Tuesday designed to protect children who sustain a concussion during a sporting event.  The legislation was proposed by Akron's Childrens Hospital and other medical groups in response to increasing awareness about the potentially serious long-term effects of concussions and post-concussion syndrome.  The legislation contains an eduction component aimed at [...]

Proving Damages in Brain Injury and Stroke Cases, Part II

By | December 3rd, 2012|Brain Injury|

(...following is a continued discussion about proving damages in brain injury and stroke cases...) Once a brain injury is suspected, it is important to gather information from the client, the client's family, accident-related records (like an incident report or police report), and the client's medical records.  These sources offer important clues about the severity of [...]

Proving Damages in Brain Injury and Stroke Cases, Part I

By | December 1st, 2012|Brain Injury|

Proving damages in brain injury and stroke cases is very challenging because the injury is often "hidden."  Unlike a wrongful death claim or a case involving obvious physical injuries, brain damage from trauma or stroke can result in purely cognitive changes that are difficult to show, especially when the damage cannot be reproduced on MRI, [...]

September 2012

For Attorneys- When is an injury “within the course of employment”

By | September 10th, 2012|For Attorneys|

If an injury occurs during the course of and arising out of employment, an employee in Ohio is entitled to workers compensation benefits. Ohio has a no-fault system for injuries that arise out of employment. The employee does not need to prove that the employer was negligent as long as the injury occurred during the [...]

June 2012

Recovering from Brain Injury

By | June 14th, 2012|Brain Injury|

I just finished reading this touching article about one family's struggles with a young daughter who sustained a serious brain injury following a car accident:Bringing Andrea back from brain injury: a father's story  (http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/12/12191609-bringing-andrea-back-from-brain-injury-a-fathers-story?lite).  The upheaval from such an injury is tremendous.  Families literally have to rethink the way that they live their lives when a loved one [...]

February 2012

The Reason for Many Trucking Accidents

By | February 29th, 2012|Car Accident|

Trucking accidents frequently occur as a result of driver fatigue.  Federal regulations, applicable to trucks operating in Ohio, require trucking firms to restrict drivers' hours and to keep a log of those hours.  You can view these regulations here: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/truck/driver/truck-driver.htm.  In addition, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles maintains requirements for holders of a commercial drivers' license (CDL): http://bmv.ohio.gov/faq_cdl.stm.  Unfortunately, driver fatigue [...]

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