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Do you understand your right to a wrongful death claim in Ohio?

Losing an loved one unexpectedly can change your life abruptly. Many times, the practical considerations in the wake of such a loss are overwhelming. You have to worry about planning a funeral, memorial service cremation or burial. There are major costs associated with those social grieving rituals. From there, you will have to settle the estate of your loved one and attempt to adjust your household budget to survive without the income he or she generated for your family. Making a claim against the at-fault driver who cost a loved one his or her life may be the furthest thing from your mind...

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Justice for a distracted driving injury in Ohio

Anybody can be injured in a crash that was no fault of one's own. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done when it comes to preventing accidents that are caused by reckless, negligent or distracted drivers. Therefore, it can be heartbreaking to have to suffer serious injuries as a result. If you have been involved in an accident that you believe was caused by a distracted driver, there are many emotions that you are likely to feel. These may include anger, frustration and you may even experience depression. This can be even more difficult if your insurance company is failing to...

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Delayed abdomen pain after a car accident?

Many car accidents cause more severe injuries than a victim may realize in the moment. Typically, a victim may experience a car accident and believe that he or she got away with only slight bruises or abrasions, only to feel pain hours or days later. This experience is very common. The legal and medical communities refer to these kinds of injuries collectively as delayed pain injuries, but the injuries themselves may range from relatively minor to potentially life-threatening. The most concerning types of delayed pain injuries are those that cause abdominal pain in a victim. If not treated...

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Drunk drivers put you and your family at risk on the roads

There are risks inherent to driving or riding in a motor vehicle, such as the potential for sudden mechanical failure or the potential for a serious collision or crash. When other drivers sharing the road with you make poor decisions, such as driving while impaired or indulging in distractions while at the wheel, the potential for serious injury or death in a vehicle increases. In 2017, drunk drivers caused 1,172 deaths. That is an increase of about 4 percent, despite the fact that there were roughly 8 percent more traffic enforcement actions targeting those suspected of operating a vehicle...

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These are the top causes of truck accidents

If you drive in the Mansfield area, you have probably found yourself riding next to, in front of, or behind a large commercial truck or semi. Big rigs and delivery trucks come with a set of unique hazards that can make the roadways more dangerous for smaller passenger vehicles. While many of these truck drivers have participated in training programs and are aware of the dangers, many people operating passenger cars and trucks have no idea about some of the hazards. By taking the time to learn more about common causes of truck accidents, you can reduce your risk for an accident with a large...

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5 conditions doctors commonly misdiagnose

Many conditions share similar symptoms. For example, you might go see your doctor because you are experiencing dizziness, sweating and nausea. After a cursory exam, she might send you home with a prescription for flu medication. Unfortunately, these symptoms are also present in an individual suffering a heart attack. In cases like this, the wrong medical opinion can result in death. Every year, approximately five percent of adults that visit a hospital or clinic for outpatient services walk away with the wrong diagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or a completely missed condition. This means that...

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The basics of a wrongful death suit

While some Mansfield car accidents end with a few bumps and bruises, others have tragic consequences. When you lose a loved one because of the negligence of another individual, you may be able to take legal action in the form of a wrongful death suit. In many cases, the family of the deceased will file this kind of lawsuit after the close of a criminal trial against the defendant. Even if the criminal court finds the defendant not guilty of a criminal act, you can still file a wrongful death suit. If you are considering bringing a wrongful death suit against a negligent driver, it is...

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Is your injury catastrophic?

There are countless injuries a person may suffer, but some are undeniably more severe than others. Catastrophic injuries are those that seriously harm the victim, affecting many or all areas of his or her life. Catastrophic injuries can occur many ways — in car accidents, playing sports or workplace accidents, among others. In each case, it is important to properly prepare using all the information you can gather to ensure a strong strategy and fair resolution. If you believe you recently suffered a catastrophic injury, then you should seek medical care before doing anything else. Even...

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Truck accidents and their causes

Let's face it, no one wants to get in an accident with a semi-truck. It's like pitting a toy car against a life-size vehicle. The consequences of such an accident are often life-altering if not fatal. You have experienced the tense situation when driving down the highway, a concrete construction barrier just outside your passenger door and a semi-truck passing on your left. You mentally keep your fingers crossed that he or she does not decide to change lanes or has to swerve into your lane in the next few seconds. It is not possible to avoid every accident, no matter what kind of precaution...

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Will this drunk driving law make Ohio roads safer?

Neighboring states with similar laws have seen their drunk driving-caused deaths decrease by 50 percent. Legislators hope that Ohio's new law -- affectionately called "Annie's Law" -- will do the same. Did you lose a loved one in a drunk driving crash? Perhaps he or she was the passenger in a drunk driver's car. Or, perhaps your loved one was riding in a car that got hit by a drunk driver. If a drunk driving tragedy happened to you and your family, you may be happy to hear about Annie's Law. The new operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) legislation went into effect last month. The lawmakers who...

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