Even a minor fender bender can significantly interrupt your life. While the injuries from these minor collisions are likely to heal in a few days or weeks, you may have to miss work. Dealing with an […]Read more.
Many people like the change back to standard time because they get an extra hour of sleep. However, shorter days also mean more drivers will be on the road after the sun goes down, increasing the […]Read more.
If you are experiencing blurry vision after a car accident, you should seek immediate medical treatment. Blurred vision could indicate a brain, spinal cord or neck injury. You may also have a detached retina. Waiting to […]Read more.
Head-on collisions are a rare but extremely dangerous type of car accident. Those involved often suffer catastrophic injuries that they will be dealing with for a long time. These crashes also have a high risk of […]Read more.
Car crashes can happen anywhere, but most drivers think there is less risk of a crash close to home. Unfortunately, this leads to overconfidence, which is a common reason why many crashes happen close to drivers’ […]Read more.
There are numerous reasons why commercial trucking crashes occur. Often, the driver is the one at fault, and sometimes the driver is at fault because he or she is fatigued or even fell asleep at the […]Read more.
Most construction zone car crashes are caused by another party’s negligence, often the negligence of another driver. However, there are other parties that may bear fault for these accidents. Sometimes negligent drivers may share fault with […]Read more.
The first place you should go after an Ohio car accident is the emergency room. You need to meet with a doctor to have your injuries diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, many people make a variety of […]Read more.
Car crash victims often feel a great sense of relief when a jury returns a favorable verdict. They know the legal process is finally reaching a conclusion and they will get the compensation they have been […]Read more.
Many of us are unsure of what to do after car crashes involving personal vehicles, particularly if the at-fault driver was in a rental car. Friedman, Domiano and Smith discusses liability for rental car crashes and […]Read more.
When you think about types of pain from a car crash injury, jaw or ear pain are probably not the first things that come to mind. You probably think about pain in your head or […]Read more.
Can Your Lawyer Still Negotiate If You Verbally Accepted a Settlement for Your Cleveland Car Crash Claim?
Crash victims are often tempted to accept a settlement offer that was made soon after the accident. If they are on the phone with the insurance company, they may even tell them they will accept the […]Read more.
The at-fault driver’s car insurance company will probably dispute your account of the crash. That is why eyewitness testimony can be helpful. If a third party can corroborate your statements, it will be harder for the […]Read more.
Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which cause painful, debilitating symptoms. Some symptoms take a little time to present themselves. For instance, you might feel a little sore at the […]Read more.
When a driver crashes into a vehicle that was in a blind spot, he or she might say the driver of the other car should be at fault. After all, this driver could not see the […]Read more.
Some car accident victims are unsure about calling a lawyer for legal help, so they wait. Unfortunately, there comes a point when you may have waited too long, and an attorney will no longer be […]Read more.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. Some of those who suffer brain injuries may experience memory loss. While memories may return in time, sometimes memory loss is permanent. This can […]Read more.
One of the many reasons you should go to the emergency room after a car accident is because you might have internal injuries. Sometimes these injuries take a few hours to cause severe symptoms, which is […]Read more.
To recover compensation for the after an Ohio crash, your lawyer must prove the other driver was negligent. The data contained in the black box in the at-fault driver’s vehicle may help your lawyer establish what […]Read more.
Some truck accident claims may allege the trucking company hired a driver who was unfit to drive the truck. There are many reasons why a driver may be unfit to drive. For instance, he or she […]Read more.
When you step onto a public bus operated by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), you are putting your safety in the driver’s hands. If the driver is reckless or negligent, you could get hurt. […]Read more.
Delivery drivers face intense pressure to stick to a schedule. Companies like Amazon, FedEx and UPS have certain quotas to meet. Failure to meet said quotas could cost delivery drivers their jobs. With so many […]Read more.
You have probably shared the road with many vehicles that looked like they were overloaded with cargo, such as pickup trucks with stacks of wood or metal building materials. While some drivers may change lanes to […]Read more.
Getting care and treatment for your injuries from a motor vehicle accident is critical to your health and your case. While it is important that your doctor knows that you were involved in a motor vehicle […]Read more.
Is the insurance company handling your accident claim in good faith? They have a legal obligation to act in good faith when a claim is filed. For example, they are within their rights to deny a […]Read more.
A lot of people seek out a second opinion for life-threatening medical conditions, like various types of cancer. You can also seek out a second medical opinion about injuries suffered in a car crash. Victims of […]Read more.
After an accident, one of the most important things you can do is contact an experienced attorney. He or she may be able to help you seek compensation for the damages you suffered. This includes your […]Read more.
There are a wide variety of online calculators to help people determine how much things cost or how much money may be available in certain situations. For example, there are online calculators that people can use […]Read more.
The shoulder of any road can be a dangerous place for drivers. Sometimes it may be necessary to pull over, but you need to be cautious because passing drivers often are not. If a crash occurs […]Read more.
One of the fears crash victims have about contacting a lawyer is that the lawyer will need to file a lawsuit. However, most car crash claims do not result in a lawsuit being filed. Most of […]Read more.
Sometimes car crashes cause minor injuries that do not require much, if any, treatment. The problem is injured victims might think they have minor injuries even though their injuries are more severe. Victims might think their […]Read more.
Accident victims who suffer soft-tissue injuries experience pain, discomfort and mobility issues. If you suffered a soft-tissue injury, you have the right to pursue compensation. Even if the insurance company tries to downplay the severity of […]Read more.
Crash victims often have many questions about what to do next, particularly if the driver who caused the crash was killed. Can you still file an insurance claim? What about a lawsuit? Crash victims may […]Read more.
Most car crashes are the result of negligent actions in the moments before impact. There are also accidents that result from negligence in the days or weeks before the collision occurred. For example, failing to add […]Read more.
Drowsy driving has become an epidemic across the nation. There are far too many people who do not get nearly enough sleep each day. However, this does not stop them from getting behind the wheel to […]Read more.
Sometimes it seems impossible to get two sides to reach an agreement that resolves a dispute. This may happen with many car crash claims, as insurance companies are always trying to avoid paying full compensation to […]Read more.
Back injuries can be debilitating and require expensive, ongoing treatment. That is why car insurance companies want to find any reason to deny a claim for a back injury or a reason to justify a lowball […]Read more.
U-turns are dangerous for a variety of reasons. Sometimes drivers who make these turns are lost and unfamiliar with where they are. When drivers are unsure about where they are going, they may not be as […]Read more.
You may have seen the driver of the car that hit yours staring at his or her phone seconds before the collision. However, this is not enough to prove distracted driving. You will need additional evidence […]Read more.
It is true that the driver who was making a left turn is often the one at fault for a collision, but this is not true all the time. There can be times when an oncoming […]Read more.
A crash scene can be a hectic and chaotic place with a lot of things going on at once. Crash victims may be confused and unsure about their next steps as they wait for emergency personnel […]Read more.
Head injuries are some of the most common types of injuries sustained in auto accidents. They range in severity from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury that has the potential to affect a […]Read more.
People file injury claims for a wide variety of car accidents, but many of these claims involve rear-end collisions. Rear-end crashes are one of the most common types of car accidents, partly because they can […]Read more.
There are several things car crash victims must prove to validate a claim for compensation. They not only need to prove that they suffered an injury, but they must also prove the connection between that injury […]Read more.
Car insurance companies use various strategies to find reasons to devalue or even deny claims filed by crash victims. Some strategies are less common than others, like hiring a private investigator. Typically, insurance companies only do […]Read more.
Many auto accidents are the result of one driver failing to yield the right of way to another. These crashes can result in serious injuries, particularly if one or both vehicles involved were traveling at high […]Read more.
Do you know when you are required to report a car crash and exchange information with the other driver? Many people, when involved with what at first seems to be a minor motor vehicle accident, will […]Read more.
Friedman, Domiano & Smith Senior Partner Marco Bocciarelli did an interview earlier this week on New Day Cleveland about uninsured motorist coverage. Watch him discuss the importance of protecting yourself in case you get into a […]Read more.
Even though Ohio drivers are required to purchase liability insurance in case they cause an accident, some choose not to. You never know when you may be sharing the road with one or more of these […]Read more.
Despite what you hear in their advertisements, car insurance companies are not committed to your best interests. They are committed to their bottom line, which means they process claims based on what will make them money […]Read more.
Car insurance companies often tell crash victims that providing a recorded statement about the accident can help speed up the legal process. Insurance companies want you to believe they are on your side and are committed […]Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The stress and chaos that follow a car accident only compound if the driver who hit you is uninsured or underinsured. In Ohio, drivers must either prove financial responsibility or have auto insurance before hitting the […]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.
After a truck accident, you will likely have many questions about your situation. You might wonder if you can ever get your life back on track and what rights are available to you and whether you […]Read more.
While motorcycle operators certainly enjoy greater freedom on the road, it can come with a high price in the event of an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists suffered 82,686 injuries in […]Read more.
If you’re injured in an accident, you may be stuck wondering whether your pain is normal or indicative of serious problems. One common injury that causes this confusion is whiplash. After sustaining a whiplash injury, you […]Read more.
Many possible factors determine the nature of injuries sustained in a car accident. As expected, speed of impact and use of seat belts play decisive roles, but there are many other variables that can be equally […]Read more.
A car accident can be a very stressful event for anyone. It is important to stay calm and gather as much helpful information as you can. First and foremost, seek medical treatment immediately if you have […]Read more.