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October 2016

Truck Accident Involving Loose Cargo

By |2019-03-18T22:01:43+00:00October 12th, 2016|Truck Accident|

Truck accidents have received greater attention by Ohio personal injury lawyers because they are increasing in numbers and often lead to devastating injuries.  In an effort to better serve our clients who sustain catastrophic injury or wrongful death from a truck accident, I recently joined the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), [...]

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

By |2019-04-24T18:00:10+00:00October 11th, 2016|Brain Injury|

Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is less common than milder forms of the injury, so it gets less attention in the medical literature and in the courtroom.  Because the physical signs of severe TBI are more concrete and more objective, it is more difficult for insurance companies and defense lawyers to attribute the symptoms of [...]

January 2016

Electrical Injuries in Ohio

By |2019-04-24T18:00:07+00:00January 25th, 2016|General Negligence|

Electrical injuries pose unique challenges for Ohio accident lawyers. When I first started handling these cases about twenty years ago, the term “electrocution” was reserved for instances when an individual died as a result of being exposed to electrical current. However, the term was frequently misused to refer to any electrical injury. In fact, the [...]

November 2014

Catastrophic Injuries in Ohio

By |2019-04-24T18:00:05+00:00November 19th, 2014|Serious Injury|

A catastrophic injury is any serious injury that leaves the injured party in a condition whereby they suffer permanent disabilities for the rest of their life. In Ohio, a catastrophic injury can have serious and long-term effects on the victim and can cause enormous economic impact to the injured and their loved ones. Skilled lawyers [...]

March 2014

Ohio Teens Continue to Text and Drive

By |2019-03-18T22:02:13+00:00March 5th, 2014|Car Accident|

The Ohio Department of Health's most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey confirms that young drivers continue to text and drive at alarming rates.  The survey reflects that almost half of Ohio high school students text or email while driving.  These statistics are particularly sobering given that the dangers of texting and driving have been well-advertised. [...]

February 2014

Do Bicyclists Deserve a Safe Road?

By |2019-03-18T22:02:15+00:00February 10th, 2014|Truck Accident|

Truck and car accidents with bikes are on the rise.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that about 2 percent of traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. involve bicyclists.  The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that the cost of these fatalities to be more than $3 billion each year. In addition, 48,000 bike riders were injured in truck and [...]

January 2014

Motor Vehicle Accidents from Distracted Driving

By |2019-03-18T22:02:17+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents from distracted driving remain a prominent problem.  A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) examines this problem and shows that it is a risk factor for teen and adult drivers alike.  The article is entitled Distracted Driving and the Risk of Road Crashes Among Novice and Experienced Drivers. "Distracted [...]

November 2013

Nursing Home Cases Involving Pressure Sores

By |2019-03-18T22:02:22+00:00November 19th, 2013|Nursing Home|

Nursing home cases typically involve abuse or neglect.  Abuse cases involve injurious harm to long-term residents by caregivers or fellow patients.  Neglect cases typically arise out of the failure to monitor and treat medical conditions, failure to institute proper fall precautions, elopement (i.e., when patients with dementia wander), and failure to maintain skin integrity.  We have seen [...]

Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Bicycles

By |2019-03-18T22:02:27+00:00November 8th, 2013|Car Accident|

Motor vehicles accidents involving bicycles are all too common. I recently gave up road cycling after being in a series of accidents involving mechanical failure. But when I replaced my street bike, which I managed to destroy, I purchased a hybrid bike in order to focus my riding on bike trails. My concern with street [...]

March 2013

Elopement from the Nursing Home

By |2016-06-08T18:48:00+00:00March 11th, 2013|Nursing Home|

A nursing home owes a duty to protect elderly patients from a variety of hazards, including falls, C. Diff. infections, assault by employees or other patients, dehydration, malnutrition and bed sores, to name a few.  Another hazard, called elopement, involves special considerations.  Elopement occurs when an impaired patient wanders away from supervision in the nursing home setting.  [...]

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