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Multiple people hurt in construction zone crash on U.S. 23

Construction zones are a way of life in Ohio. The roads are constantly being updated. Unfortunately, that does mean that the State Highway Patrol does have to respond to serious injury crashes often. Take, for example, this case that happened on U.S. 23 in Marion County involving a woman from Mansfield. The 38-year-old woman was injured in a two-car crash in Pleasant Township at around 3:48 p.m. A man, 34, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria when he hit the 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck that was being driven by the 38-year-old woman. The woman’s vehicle also had a trailer attached. The...

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3 forms of support you’ll need after a car crash injury

If you survive a horrific car crash but suffer severe physical injuries, the collision and its impact on your health could become major defining factors of your future. Getting the right help after a car crash can drastically improve your quality of life. However, you can only ask for the help that you know you need. The following three different types of support are often all critical to someone's recovery after suffering serious injuries in a car crash. Serious injuries require expert medical attention If you have to cope with a spinal cord injury, a traumatic brain injury, an amputation...

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Distractions while driving can sneak up on you

You have every intention of avoiding distractions while driving, but things have a way of changing when you’re behind the wheel. Even safe drivers fall prey to distractions every now and again Here are some of the many things you should worry about: Texting  Talking on the phone Conversing with passengers Eating and drinking Daydreaming Smoking All of these things, among others, can and probably will take your attention away from the road. And when that happens, the risk of an accident goes through the roof. Here are some steps you can take to prevent these distractions, among others, from...

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Loss of services, support and society in wrongful death claims

There is nothing easy about losing a loved one unexpectedly. Your loved one's death is emotionally traumatic, but it also means that you lose out on their earning potential, such as the income and benefits they receive from their employer. You will also have to consider the costs your family incurred because of their death, ranging from funeral expenses to any medical costs they incurred.  People don't always realize, however, that they've also suffered the loss of society and services due to their loved one's death. These losses will impact your family's happiness, stability and finances...

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Anesthesia errors can have severe consequences

It takes between seven and eight years of training to become a qualified anesthetist. They are the people that make the pain go away and allow medics to perform complicated surgery without torturing the patient. Yet these highly trained, vital elements of any surgical team still make mistakes from time to time. Before any operation, the anesthetist must take the time to talk with you. They need to assess your health, discover your medical history and any allergies to drugs you have. Certain medical conditions can leave you at a higher risk of an adverse reaction. Anesthetists have a choice...

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Long hours, driver fatigue and car accidents

When you start to break down a car accident, it’s often clear what happened. For instance, a driver ran a stop sign. However, when you start to get a bit deeper into it, you can learn a lot more about how many factors contributed and how long that driver was slowly moving toward a car accident. For instance, maybe the driver has been putting in extra-long hours at the office. They may not even realize how long these are or how detrimental they can be. After all, some have called America the world’s most overworked nation. This is just the norm. Even so, those long hours start to add up. The...

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Why you shouldn’t run from a dog

Have you ever heard the common advice that you should not run from an aggressive dog? As a teaching point, it probably makes sense. You don’t want to get the dog riled up, you know that the animal instinctively wants to chase prey, and it just fits that running from a dog can make an attack more likely.  It’s one thing to say that, however, and quite another to hold your ground when a dog is coming at you. If a dog runs through an open gate and charges toward you as you go by a house, your instinct is to run. You may forget everything you’ve learned and try to sprint in the opposite...

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Life after a motor vehicle accident can be challenging

A serious motor vehicle accident will alter your life in many ways, both in the short and long term. While you can’t read the future, you can prepare yourself for anything that you may have to deal with. Life after a motor vehicle accident can be challenging for the following reasons: Severe physical injuries: When you suffer an extensive injury in a motor vehicle accident, such as a traumatic brain injury or fractured neck, it has the potential to cause long-term issues with your health. For example, if a brain injury affects your mental capabilities, you may not be able to return to work....

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How to keep your kids busy on a road trip

Heading out to the park, the beach or just to visit relatives? If you’re a parent, it’s hard not to dread a road trip when it takes roughly 2.3 seconds (give or take) for the kids to get bored and restless in the back seat. If you don’t find a way to distract them from the trip, they’re apt to distract you -- and having your attention diverted from the road to break up a back-seat squabble can be dangerous. With that in mind, here are a few ways to keep your progeny occupied while you’re on the road: Bring an activity bag for each kid. Let each of your children fill a bag with their favorite...

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Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Ohio?

People make mistakes every day, and most of the time, someone's negligence or bad behavior will have consequences only for that one person. Sadly, some decisions, like the decision to drive drunk, could ripple out and affect other people negatively. If you find yourself in a situation where someone else directly caused the death of a person you love, you may find yourself wondering if you have the right to take action and seek justice for your loss. Wrongful death claims are a way to compensate the surviving loved ones of a person who loses their life to the misbehavior or negligence of...

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