MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Month: May 2020

Common causes of trucking accidents

Crashes with large commercial vehicles cause thousands of injuries and fatalities every year. These collisions have a variety of different causes. Distracted driving Between navigation devices, cell phones and the need to eat or drink, the cab of a semi-truck can be full of distractions that take drivers’ thoughts, hands or eyes away from the task of driving. Distracted truckers can easily drift across center lines, maintain an inappropriate following distance or drive at unsafe speeds. Driver fatigue The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that the likelihood of a crash...

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Pool injury concerns rise as summer approaches

With the opening of public pools and water parks uncertain during the COVID-19 pandemic this summer, backyard swimming pools in your neighborhood may be popular gathering spots – and a greater temptation for children. However, swimming pools are associated with a significant amount of risk for injury. For children aged 1 to 4 years, fatal drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death and the second-leading cause for children up to age 14. There are four times as many children who receive emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries as there are children who die from...

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3 summertime driving tips

Ohioans are no strangers to having seasonal weather interrupt their commutes — from winter’s falling snow to autumn’s falling leaves. Thankfully, it’s almost summer and those worries can go out the window, right? Not exactly. Rather, warmer summer months often bring on new driving challenges because of both weather and non-weather-related conditions. Below are three ways to help you adjust to the unique driving dangers that kick in during the summer. Plan alternative rides Taking advantage of the beautiful summer nights with friends and loved ones is a privilege everyone should be able to...

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Zen and the art of motorcycle safety

With spring upon us, motorcycle season has arrived in Ohio. The freedom on the road and the wind blowing in your hair brings big smiles to a motorcyclist just itching to ride after winter. Get your bike out of storage, have a mechanic look at it, and, then hit the road. Wait. Not so fast. Do not forget the safety aspects and responsibilities a motorcyclist must adhere to. Numerous road hazards exist for motorcyclists, and they include slick roads and distracted drivers. But some of the hazards are self-inflicted. Think alcohol and controlled substances use, which will make you an accident...

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When children suffer a brain injury

Severe brain injuries can affect anyone, but children are just as susceptible to be affected by them as adults. It is important for parents to know how to respond when their child is suffering from any kind of brain injury. Knowing the symptoms and how it can impact their lives can aid the child in learning how to cope and heal. Symptoms: Adults and children do not respond the same to brain injuries. Infants and children have a harder time communicating if they are having a hard time with something. For them, it is hard to process what it is like to have a headache or a sensory problem....

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When to file a wrongful death claim

A sudden death from an accident at work, on the roadway, or in a public space is a devastating event for survivors and loved ones. It’s made even more difficult when that death was the result of another person’s negligent or intentional actions, in which case it’s considered a wrongful death. Wrongful death claims take shape when this criteria is met: The incident would have enabled a personal injury claim, had the person not died The defendant’s own negligence created a breach of duty that resulted in the victim’s death The damages the plaintiff seeks compensation for were directly caused...

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