It may sound odd, but this year is shaping up to be a much safer driver experience than last. This is according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Every year, the OSHP keeps track of their […]Read more.
One of the most catastrophic injuries you can suffer in a car crash is a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries may manifest themselves right away or the symptoms may appear days following the collision. The following […]Read more.
If you have suffered personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you may file a claim against the parties responsible for your accident to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover medical expenses, lost […]Read more.
A workplace injury can result in significant physical, mental and emotional pain, in addition to the stress caused by not being able to work. After the immediate treatment of the injury, the next step for injured […]Read more.
The convenience of hailing a rideshare cannot be understated by people who regularly rely on this method to travel. The popularity of ridesharing has grown in the past decade as people request rides via an app […]Read more.
With winter in Ohio, drivers understand the need to take greater care. Snowy and icy roads, windy conditions along with anxious or aggressive drivers provide a potentially deadly formula. Driving-related dangers exist in every state, but […]Read more.
When you choose a nursing home for your loved one, your primary concern may be that your loved one is safe and well cared for. One aspect of proper care is ensuring the nursing home is […]Read more.
A Mentor resident was killed in a two-car crash in Chardon Township. The collision occurred Sunday afternoon on State Route 44 near milepost 19. The victim was driving a Nissan Sentra in the northbound lane when, […]Read more.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, more than 1,150 people died in fatal crashes in Ohio in 2020. That computes to more than 3 people dying on Ohio roads each day during that calendar year. […]Read more.
One of the most common questions people have about Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is about whether they can see the doctor of their choice when seeking medical care and treatment after a workplace injury. As with […]Read more.
As autumn turns into winter, snow and ice are coming soon to Cleveland. As the snow piles up, snow removal becomes an issue for property owners. Ideally, everyone will safely clear their entranceways and exits, sidewalks, […]Read more.
The reason truck accidents are so much more dangerous than other motor vehicle accidents is a simple matter of physics. As Newton’s Second Law of Motion puts it, force equals mass times acceleration. The more mass […]Read more.
Accidents can happen anywhere, from slipping on a wet floor while grocery shopping or on ice in front of hotel steps, tripping on a curb or wrinkled carpeting while walking through a lobby, or even stepping […]Read more.
When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you put your trust in the facility to care for them properly. Unfortunately, you cannot keep your eye on them 24/7 and some workers and facilities […]Read more.
Whether you work in the construction industry or you have an office job, you could suffer the effects of a debilitating back injury. These injuries are more common than people may believe, and they can have […]Read more.
When you suffer an injury due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, it can put you in a difficult situation. On one hand, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and property […]Read more.
At this point, many of us are unsurprised by fatal motorcycle crashes because they seem to be in the news every week. It is an unfortunate reality of operating a motorcycle that there is simply less […]Read more.
Large trucks and tractor-trailers are common sights for Ohio motorists. The growth of shipping and delivery industries ensures that passenger car drivers must constantly share the road with much larger commercial vehicles. And while car accidents […]Read more.
The vast majority of Ohio residents rely on work to live. Consistent income is necessary to pay the bills; however, events in the workplace could impact an individual’s ability to work. Workplace accidents happen in all […]Read more.
Being a pedestrian around traffic in the Cleveland metro area can be dangerous, particularly when crossing roads in high-traffic areas. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it has gotten worse. According to new […]Read more.
During the last four years, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services restricted financial penalties for some nursing home violations to a maximum one-time fine of $22,320 even if the violation was ongoing for months. […]Read more.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you have the right to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party to cover the costs of your medical treatment. If you […]Read more.
State and federal texting and driving campaigns often highlight the inherent dangerous to motorists when they choose to use their smartphones while operating motor vehicles. A driver who is using their phone and looking at it […]Read more.
People have many different types of jobs in Ohio. The job requirements can vary greatly as well as the potential dangers people face while working. Some people work in office settings and have limited physical demands […]Read more.
Suffering severe injuries in a car accident comes with significant consequences, like large medical bills and property damage. The cost of living, like rent or mortgage, utility bills, insurance payments and loan payments, do not wait […]Read more.
An afternoon crash on the Jennings Freeway left a 26-year-old woman dead. The 26-year-old was driving a Kia Forte in the south bound lane when her vehicle collided with two other cars near the Spring Road […]Read more.
You never see it coming: you are walking through a store, parking lot, park or other gathering place when suddenly you lose your balance. You fall hard to the ground or floor. You might immediately feel […]Read more.
As a worker, you have the right to expect from your employer a work environment that is reasonably safe and free from overtly hazardous conditions. If you sustained an injury on the job, you probably know […]Read more.
Personal injury accidents can happen in many different ways and cause serious injuries and losses to victims. When a Cleveland resident is involved in a motor vehicle accident or slips and falls on the property of […]Read more.
Winter in Cleveland never seems to want to end. Last week the region was hit by a late-spring cold front that left roads coated in a layer of black ice. Black ice is so named because […]Read more.
According to the latest statistics, there are approximately 7 million accidents yearly now, which means the chance of being involved in a collision in your life is high. When you’re in an accident, everything seems to happen […]Read more.
Although more Americans remained home last year during the pandemic, negligent motorists drove up the number of pedestrian fatalities. According to a preliminary report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration, the pedestrian death rate rose by […]Read more.
Slip and fall accidents are common across the United States and can be life threatening, especially for seniors. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five falls causes a severe injury, […]Read more.
Nursing homes carry a big responsibility by being tasked with the care of some of society’s most vulnerable individuals. Yet, despite being subjected to a plethora of federal and state laws and regulations aimed at keeping […]Read more.
When workers are injured on the job, the Ohio workers’ compensation system should provide them with benefits. Typically, these benefits are tied specifically to the costs of medical care and lost wages, but in some situations […]Read more.
Every year in the United States, there are more than 400,000 personal injury cases filed. Of these cases, around 16,000 to trial. The others are settled out of court for various amounts, depending on the severity […]Read more.
In Ohio, workers are covered by workers’ compensation. Sometimes that’s through the state’s workers’ compensation fund and some employers are self-insured. But, when you have been hurt at work, workers’ compensation can cover you.Read more.
When you hire a personal injury lawyer, you become part of a team. Naturally, you are relying upon your attorney to use his or her skill and experience to carry the load, but you can and […]Read more.
Semi-truck accidents can cause significant human tragedy. The December 2020 Ohio crash on the I-70 that involved three semi-trucks is just one example. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 153 people lost their lives in […]Read more.
As winter encompasses us with all its little bugs, long dark days, and blankets of snow it’s becoming even more challenging for most to cope with the added weight to the already heavy COVID quarantine. Scientists […]Read more.
New numbers show that fewer cars are driving on U.S. roadways as the country and the world continue to deal with the coronavirus which has created a massive shift to working and learning from home. However, people […]Read more.
Statistics show that 1 million Americans are hurt from slip and fall injuries every year. During the winter, the chances of slip and fall injuries rise dramatically. In Ohio, we know that our winters are no joke, and neither are […]Read more.
While advances in medicine have helped refine medical processes and procedures, diagnostic errors are still common. A recent study of diagnostic errors shows that diagnostic errors affect an estimated 12 million Americans. These errors cause more harm […]Read more.
Sexual harassment is discrimination based on sex that takes place in a work environment. It refers to unwanted advances with sexual undertones, solicitation of sexual favors, and other forms of sexual abuse both verbal and physical. […]Read more.
The ride share concept has grown in leaps and bounds across United States cities. Companies like Uber and Lyft have upended the traditional taxi business model by allowing users to summon rides. The popularity of the […]Read more.
You can be the most responsible driver out there and still end up as the victim in a motor vehicle accident. And if the person who hits you doesn’t have insurance or is underinsured, your problems […]Read more.
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.
Learning to ride a bicycle is a popular requisite of growing up, and this makes bike safety for kids a concern for all parents. We can’t be with our children all the time, but we can […]Read more.
After a tough few months, everyone is ready for all the fun of summer. You want to finally feel free to have fun and socialize freely with others while enjoying a cold one and eating all […]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.
The majority of households in Ohio use natural gas as their heating source, at 65.5 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This fuel source has the potential of leaking out of pipes and creating […]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.
Driving in Ohio in the winter is no joke. The Buckeye State consistently ranks as the state with the most winter driving fatalities, an average of 86 deaths per year. Federal statistics also show that accidents that happen […]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.
Toys are an essential part of your child’s development. They provide hours of entertainment and fun, encourage imaginative play and create some happy memories that will stay with your child for the rest of their life. […]Read more.
As a parent, your vehicle is no doubt a hive of activity. Whether you are chauffeuring your youngest to and from daycare or taking your older children to sports practice, you’ll want to make sure they […]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.
Riding your bicycle is one of the most enjoyable and healthy activities for kids and adults. It’s environmentally sound and available to members of all economic groups. Cycling can also a be a dangerous activity, especially […]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.
More and more families are aware of the threat of concussion. Everyone risks serious injury when playing contact sports or driving, and even a fall can cause this form of head injury. Part of the challenge […]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.
There’s nothing quite like the unconditional love bestowed upon a child by the family dog. A well-chosen breed goes a long way to turning dreams of a successful pet experience into reality. Qualities to look for […]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.