Drunk driving has become a huge public safety problem in Ohio. In 2018, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) made more than 25,000 arrests for OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) offenses, and 2.2 percent of adult drivers […]Read more.
While they’re on the uncommon end of employment mishaps, workplace explosions present a disproportionate threat of injury and death when they do occur. These incidents can leave workers permanently injured or families without loved ones. This […]Read more.
If you’re involved in one of the 28,643 traffic accidents that occur every year in Cleveland, Ohio, you may find yourself in a situation that isn’t easily resolved by simply exchanging insurance information. A car accident […]Read more.
Personal injuries can happen in many situations and have a long-lasting impact on your life. Trying to navigate insurance companies and their legal teams and adjusters can be overwhelming, especially if you’re dealing with a serious […]Read more.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, you’re likely wondering why you’d need a truck accident attorney. After all, aren’t motor vehicle collisions all the same? Unfortunately, […]Read more.
Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful and rewarding journeys that a woman (and her partner) will experience. However, due to COVID-19, many pregnant couples have mixed emotions as they rapidly approach their due dates. As […]Read more.
Have you been injured in an accident in Ohio? Are you unable to work because of your injuries? You could be entitled to thousands of dollars in compensation. Whether you are employed full-time or part-time, or […]Read more.
Do you know that most drivers believe that Sport Utility Vehicles are safer than other cars because of their large size? However, due to their propensity, when it comes to rolling over, they are just more […]Read more.
As a tenant in Ohio, you have many of the same rights as someone who owns their own home. The problem is, landlord-tenant law is a complicated tangle of legislation. Ohio law governs issues such as discrimination, right to […]Read more.
You are near the intersection of I-77 and I-90, and traffic comes to a near halt. The orange traffic cones and frustrated drivers around you signal that you are in no man’s land – otherwise known […]Read more.
Millions of people in the United States experience brain injuries every year, according to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. More than half of these injuries are serious enough that people have to go to […]Read more.
Friedman, Domiano & Smith partner Marco Bocciarelli just won a $455,000 verdict in Cuyahoga County against an insurance company who refused to pay insurance benefits to its own insured. Our client suffered a serious back injury […]Read more.
Elder abuse comes in many forms like emotional, physical, and sexual harm inflicted on a senior citizen. Some senior citizens also suffer from financial exploitation and negligence from the people tasked with taking care of them. […]Read more.
You’ve heard the horror stories, but there’s no reason why you can’t still sell goods on Craigslist. With more than 25 million classified ads and 1.5 million job postings at any given time, this is one of the […]Read more.
In 2017, the Ohio State Supreme Court ruled five-to-one that the “dram shop statute” (Ohio R.C. 4399) is “the exclusive remedy” for a dram shop in the event a patron sues for being “over served.” The […]Read more.
In 2018, 10,511 people in the US died in drunk driving accidents, which means this type of accident kills about 29 people every day. In Ohio in particular, there are around 400 drunk driving fatalities per […]Read more.
As a pedestrian, you are vulnerable to injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, many drivers do not pay enough attention to people in crosswalks or on the shoulder of the road. While pedestrians have a […]Read more.
Laws regarding workplace injuries vary by state, but most areas share fairly similar regulations. This isn’t so much the case with Ohio workers’ compensation law. There are many differences when comparing The Buckeye State to others, […]Read more.
Any vehicular collision can be disastrous, but the issues following a hit and run accident are often particularly stressful. Even the safest of drivers can fall victim to these incidents, and when they occur, it’s important […]Read more.
When you go to work, you don’t expect to sustain injuries that could prevent you from working or leading a normal life, and yet, according to the National Safety Council, over 4 million people are injured at […]Read more.
In June 2019, an Ohio woman won a $3 million award in a slip and fall lawsuit against Jack Cincinnati Casino. The Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas jury determined the casino had failed to maintain […]Read more.
Trucks are huge vehicles that can cause serious injuries to you if you have the bad luck to get involved in an accident with one. But don’t think that because a truck is bigger than you […]Read more.
Technology is changing the world around us, and nowhere is this more apparent than in motorcycle accident law. While bikers face a disproportionate risk of experiencing serious motor vehicle accidents, technological advancements are both creating safer […]Read more.
If an accident has left you disabled, you may be qualified to receive Social Security disability benefits. This is a safety net designed to ensure people can still afford to live despite not being able to […]Read more.
The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. It means acknowledging that your spouse or parent is no longer able to take care of themselves and that you can’t take […]Read more.
If you are seriously injured, you may need a blood transfusion to survive. This procedure saves millions of lives each year, but if it’s done incorrectly it can harm you further and in some cases may […]Read more.
Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives a limited number of vehicles their Top Safety Pick+ award each year. To receive this award, vehicles must receive a rating of superior or advanced on […]Read more.
Enjoying the outdoors is one of the benefits of living in this community. Northeast Ohio’s Metroparks are a destination for families and nature-lovers especially in the warmer months. As Spring is finally here, it’s a good […]Read more.
In general, if you’re injured in a car accident and the other driver is at fault, he or she may be liable for your injuries. You can get compensation for your medical bills as well as […]Read more.
No one wants to hear that they need surgery to correct some medical problem. It’s even worse if complications from surgery make you sicker than you were when you started. Sometimes complications are unavoidable. But if […]Read more.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in America. These incidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but in many cases, some form of negligence is involved. You may be […]Read more.
Consumers have certain expectations when they make a product purchase. One of these is the assumption that what they buy will be safe for use. Unfortunately, this often proves not to be the case. Those who […]Read more.
There are over 160,000 unintentional injury deaths yearly, and wrongful death lawsuits are brought when someone’s negligence or reckless behavior led to one of these deaths. Many of these incidents – such as auto accidents caused […]Read more.
Construction site injuries aren’t exclusive to those who work in the industry. Anyone from your average journeyman on a site to a pedestrian walking by on the street can become victims. Unfortunately, construction accident attorneys have […]Read more.
Have you been passed over for a job or promotion even though you were super qualified to do it? If you didn’t get that job because of factors that had nothing to do with your ability […]Read more.
Raising a child is never an easy job, but those who have a baby with a serious birth injury have their lives changed forever. Although some of these injuries are no one’s fault, there are many […]Read more.
Some of the most devastating collisions involve large vehicles on busy highways. The power and speed can have heart-wrenching results, not to mention a great deal of legal complexity. As a passenger or driver who has […]Read more.
A dog bite can happen to adults or children, and may result in physical or mental trauma. In addition to the injuries, possible infection, or disfigurement, a person may be reluctant to come into contact with […]Read more.
After a workplace accident you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. In Ohio you have the option to settle your claim at any time, but that isn’t always in your best interest. Additionally, there are different […]Read more.
When you’ve been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, it’s important to act quickly. You may be entitled to compensation, but only if the owner or occupier of the premises was negligent. That’s something you’ll have to […]Read more.
In a health care setting, patients are often vulnerable. Medical professionals have the training and knowledge that should equip them to make the best decision in every case. Patients trust that medical professionals do not make […]Read more.
Many Ohioans spend summer days out on the water. Paying a commercial boating operation to take you out may seem safe, but sometimes tragedy occurs. When someone is badly injured in a boating accident, it can […]Read more.
Air travel is thought to be a safe mode of transportation. In 2017, there were no fatalities on commercial aircraft, down from 16 the year before. While this sounds encouraging, the National Transportation Safety Board nonetheless […]Read more.
Natural gas powers millions of US homes and appliances. In fact, more than 3.3 million Ohio residents use natural gas, while Cleveland alone has 114,424 natural gas customers. Using natural gas is popular, but it can […]Read more.
If you or someone you love is ever a victim of medical negligence, then you should hire an attorney for help, right away. Unfortunately, errors in emergency rooms occur more often than many people think. Some […]Read more.
While there are several reasons why the Social Security Administration (SSA) might initially deny a claim, sometimes they just don’t understand the facts. With the help of a knowledgeable, experienced Social Security disability attorney, disabled claimants […]Read more.
It is an unsettling fact that surgical errors cause injury to patients at a startling rate in the U.S. According to a 2016 study at Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical error is the third leading cause of […]Read more.
Many people suffer injuries or disabilities that impair their full capacity to work or eliminates that capacity altogether. The Federal Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two forms of social security disability payments to people who’ve lost […]Read more.
There’s perhaps no greater injury than that which occurs during the pregnancy or birth of a baby. While not every pregnancy will result in a healthy infant, medical malpractice that causes an injury or even the […]Read more.
Spectator injuries at sporting events probably don’t cross your mind when you’re going to enjoy a baseball or hockey game. Unfortunately, fans getting injured while watching their favorite games is a common occurrence. If you plan […]Read more.
Like all types of medical practice, doctors who practice obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) medicine are capable of making mistakes that can have devastating, long-term effects on their patients. In a recent survey, 70 percent of OB-GYN […]Read more.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you’ve got difficult times ahead. These vehicles provide zero protection during a collision, and since riders have no control over the machine or […]Read more.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a common birth injury that can result in lifelong difficulties. If your child or another loved one is experiencing symptoms of cerebral palsy, you likely have an abundance of questions and very […]Read more.
Recent train accident statistics reveal that Ohio ranks sixth in the nation for railroad accidents. Since 2014, Ohio has been the site of 209 train accidents and, in just three weeks last summer, three more Ohioan […]Read more.
If you’ve ever been involved in a hit and run accident, you understand how stressful it can be. The initial shock is amplified knowing that someone fled, unconcerned about the damage they caused. For those wondering […]Read more.
Elevator and escalator injuries are a little-known hazard in the U.S. The threat to worker safety around elevators and escalators prompted past studies by the Centers for Disease Control, which recommended ways to prevent accidents in […]Read more.
Semi-truck drivers are an essential part of the American economy. If you’ve ever walked into a store to buy something, the item likely got there on a big truck. Unfortunately, these trucks also pose dangers for […]Read more.
In every area of your life, you have the right to feel safe. Unfortunately, crime often happens on privately owned, commercial property where you have an expectation of safety. Under premises liability law, property owners may […]Read more.
Responsible drivers pay attention to road markings, light signals and general conditions in order to stay safe. Poor road conditions prevent you from driving safely and may result in personal injury or damage to your vehicle. […]Read more.
Whether you live near a natural gas pipeline or are employed in an industry that depends on propane, you likely have questions related to gas explosions. Maybe you’ve been injured due to a house gas explosion, […]Read more.
If you or a loved one were involved in a serious accident resulting in a brain injury, the road to recovery is long. However, with the right brain damage lawyer and the following knowledge, it’s not […]Read more.
Every car accident is unexpected and challenging. Collisions caused by a drunk driver, however, are particularly upsetting, because the driver engaged in an activity most people understand to be dangerous and risky. Every victim of a […]Read more.
You have the right to seek compensation for your car accident injuries even if you were a passenger. In Ohio, an accident victim typically files a claim against the negligent party’s insurance company. This means that […]Read more.
Electricity is a serious workplace hazard that affects not only electricians, but other workers who come in contact with powered materials on a regular basis. Machinery, tools, light bulbs and home fixtures are all examples of […]Read more.
It’s a tragic reality that generations of cuts to mental health funding in Ohio has led to a lack of services for people in the state who need them. In the 50 or so years since […]Read more.
Construction exposes workers to many hazards, including serious injury from falls. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in construction work. As a result, OSHA places an […]Read more.
For many people, ATVs are a great way to enjoy the outdoors. But it turns out these vehicles are often quite dangerous, on average causing more serious accidents than motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved […]Read more.
Amusement parks are a great way for families to spend time together over the summer months, but an accident that happens in mere moments can turn joy to tragedy. If you or a loved one has […]Read more.
As a conscious patient, you probably attempt to be proactive about your medical care. However, you seek out medical assistance because you know doctors receive training in the diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions. When your […]Read more.
You are not alone if you have been involved in a car accident. Vehicle collisions are a leading cause of injury in the United States. Your car accident lawyer will help you piece together what happened […]Read more.
In Ohio, workers’ compensation provides benefits to employees hurt on the job. While in general employers cannot be sued outside of the workers’ comp scheme, workmans comp lawyers can help you get an additional settlement if […]Read more.
No one expects the sudden and life-changing consequences of a spinal cord injury (SCI). If an unanticipated event caused your SCI, you may have questions about the law and whether hiring an attorney can help you […]Read more.
An automobile is a significant financial investment. As a consumer, you expect that the vehicle you buy will perform well and keep you safe on the road. Unfortunately, new vehicles sometimes have mechanical problems that cause […]Read more.
Drunk driving is one example of an alcohol-related accident with potentially tragic consequences. However, intoxication can lead to injury in a number of different scenarios that don’t involve vehicles. In Ohio, an injured person can sue […]Read more.
After a car collision, many people wonder whether they need a car accident lawyer. Serious car accident injuries jumped 30 percent in 2015, so you could find yourself involved in such an incident. If this occurs, […]Read more.
The eccentric, millionaire artist best known for the “Cadillac Ranch” art display along the interstate highway of the Texas Panhandle, has settled lawsuits from ten teenagers who said he paid them for sex acts. Stanley Marsh’s […]Read more.