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February 2019

Damages Caps in Ohio

By | February 25th, 2019|Serious Injury|

As a Cleveland personal injury lawyer, I am frequently asked “what is the value of my claim”?  In assessing the value of a personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death claim, one important factor under Ohio law is the non-economic damages caps.  “Damages” is the term that lawyers use to describe all of the harms [...]

2019 Traumatic Brain Injury Update

By | February 14th, 2019|Brain Injury|

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) continues to be a leading cause of disability in the U.S.  Historically, this condition has been overlooked by the medical profession.  As a result, there has been little research on the subject and no real medical breakthroughs in treatment.  As a brain injury lawyer, I face two heartbreaking consequences of this [...]

August 2018

Developments in the Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

By | August 20th, 2018|Brain Injury|

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases can be extremely challenging due to the lack of objective testing to prove the existence of common types of brain damage.  Brain damage is often microscopic such that it can only be shown by a pathologist on autopsy, particularly in cases of mild TBI.  Nonetheless, mild TBI can have a [...]

Proving ALL of the Damages Caused by Brain Injury

By | August 17th, 2018|Brain Injury|

As an Ohio brain injury lawyer, I routinely review medical journals for information about traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Two recent medical journal articles address the damages caused by brain injury.  To an attorney, the term “damages” refers to the harms and losses caused by personal injury or wrongful death.  Damages include past harms and losses [...]

April 2017

Opioid Use Among Truckers

By | April 26th, 2017|Truck Accident|

If you have ever experienced the horror of a truck accident, you know that the modern passenger car is no match for a goliath semi-tractor trailer that can stand 14 feet tall, carry a load the size of a house and outweigh your vehicle by as much as a factor of 100 to 1.   Though [...]

March 2017

Trucking Company Liability for a Truck Accident

By | March 16th, 2017|Truck Accident|

Semi-truck accident investigations are more detailed and involved than routine car accident cases.  When a semi-truck causes a crash, there are numerous documents from the trucking company that must be reviewed to determine the root cause of the accident.  A thorough investigation can reveal facts that enhance the value of the claim and may support [...]

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. [...]

October 2016

Choosing a Lawyer for a Serious Injury Case

By | October 20th, 2016|Serious Injury|

Choosing a lawyer for a serious injury case can be an overwhelming undertaking.  Disabling injuries can put your entire future at stake.  So, the choice of a lawyer can make the difference between recovering adequate compensation for your injury, or being left to pick up the pieces on your own without adequate financial resources.  A [...]

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

By | October 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 [...]

May 2016

Serious Injury Involving Paralysis

By | May 26th, 2016|Serious Injury|

Serious injury cases involving paralysis, including quadriplegia, paraplegia or hemiplegia, present unique challenges to the personal injury attorney.  Paralysis results from injury to the brain or spinal cord caused by direct trauma, stroke, impingement of the spinal cord, or obstruction of blood flow to the spinal cord.  If the brain or spinal cord is compromised, [...]

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