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Did you know that you can sue your Ohio landlord for an apartment complex injury?

Prospective tenants often visit and assess the potential apartment units and the surrounding communities before committing to any option. They often commit to a property only if it seems well-maintained and safe -- yet looks can easily deceive. Rental companies and landlords often put their best foot forward, not wanting to show the flaws that lurk underneath. You may find some solace in knowing that you may be able to hold a landlord who fails to protect your safety accountable for their actions if you get hurt.  Your landlord's obligation to protect your safety Many savvy renters know that...

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Watch out for road rage

Modern life can be full of stress. If you are having a bad day, your problems do not magically disappear the moment you get behind the wheel of your car. They travel as an unwanted passenger with you. The same happens for all other drivers. When another driver gets angry with you, the real reason for their ire probably lies elsewhere. Unfortunately, when they focus that anger on you, it can have potentially deadly consequences. How common is road rage? Road rage and aggressive driving are widespread. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, eight out of every 10 drivers said they...

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How can I avoid the liability of children getting hurt by my horses?

Anyone who has been around small children knows how impulsive, curious and fearless they can be. A small child does not understand concepts such as trespassing, and they often can’t read “no trespassing” signs. If a child sees something interesting on your property, they’re likely to walk right in and play with it, totally unaware of the potential dangers it presents. Unfortunately for property owners, including horse owners, the law is designed to put the responsibility on you if a child is injured on your property – unless you take specific steps to prevent it. Can my horse be a legal...

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Do speed governors curb truck accident rates?

Many fleet companies began equipping their tractor-trailers with electronic controlled modules (ECMs), also known as "speed governors," some years ago. They did so to ensure that their truckers couldn't travel faster than a certain speed. Some research shows that these governors have led to a reduction in truck accidents.  How much safer are trucks equipped with electronic controlled modules? Data compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) captures how motorists who allow their speed to deviate from the normal traffic flow are most apt to have an accident. The...

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Are robotic surgeries really safer than ones done by humans?

Human error is a risk factor in almost everything you do. Drivers making mistakes is the primary cause of most motor vehicle crashes. A chef who fails to check the temperature of a pork dish before serving it could expose their customers to dangerous pathogens. A doctor exhausted after a long day at work might make a mistake or oversight that affects a patient's health and recovery. Creating systems that minimize the risk of human error can make everyday experiences safer. Vehicles with self-driving features can alert drivers if they get too close to other vehicles nearby, for example. The...

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What are 3 of the riskiest medical procedures doctors may perform?

Most medical procedures have risks. Some of them are significantly more dangerous than others, though. There's a fine line between a medical procedure having certain inherent risks associated with it and a doctor engaging in negligence. Both instances can result in a patient's condition deteriorating or death. When a medical provider makes a negligent mistake, you may be able to hold them accountable.  What are some of the more risky medical procedures? There are always risks associated with neurosurgery, but a craniectomy is particularly dangerous. It's a surgery that involves the removal...

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Speeding drivers put themselves and others at risk

Speeding drivers are responsible for a quarter of all road deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding kills more than 9,000 people each year. That is around three times more people than distracted driving kills. Young males are the most significant speeding risk Young male drivers often complain about the high insurance premiums they face. However, the crash statistics back up the fact that young males are most likely to cause a speed-related crash. Male drivers between 15 and 24 in fatal crashes are twice as likely to have been speeding as...

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Following a car accident, the speed of your medical assistance can dictate your outcome

When a serious accident occurs, there are a lot of factors that work together to determine if the injury will be fatal or not. Every person is unique and two people can suffer very similar injuries with different outcomes. One of the biggest issues, though, is just how fast medical assistance is rendered. All other things being equal, this can turn a car injury case into a fatality case. How location affects the speed of the assistance you get following a wreck This is one reason that rural roads tend to be more dangerous. There are others -- speed, seatbelt use, drunk driving, etc -- but...

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You may have a case if you lose a loved one to a drunk-driving crash

Ohio has its fair share of drunk drivers. In fact, in 2018, there were 26,614 OVI arrests in the state, based on data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Drunk driving is a serious problem, not only for the intoxicated driver, but also the people around them. If they cause a collision, then others could be hurt or killed. It is important to note that an OVI can include many kinds of intoxication. A driver who is affected by illicit drugs, alcohol or even prescription medications could be held accountable for driving while impaired. What do you do if you lose a loved one in a drunk driving...

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Misdiagnosis is a leading reason for medical malpractice claims

The primary care physician in charge of coordinating your medical care is critical to your health and longevity. They are responsible for managing your care and for helping you determine what afflictions may have caused your symptoms. Only once they properly diagnose you can they then recommend a course of treatment that will help you manage the condition. Unfortunately, many doctors fail in their basic obligation to patients when it comes time to properly diagnose them. Failing to diagnose a patient or diagnosing them improperly can have catastrophic health consequences. How common is this...

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