MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Car Accidents

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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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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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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Why you should not settle a car crash claim too soon

If you are in a car accident, the following days can be confusing. There are claim forms to fill out and insurance companies to talk to. It is good to do these things while the accident is fresh in your mind. However, do not settle your claim too soon until you are sure that you have fully recovered from any injuries. Ohio has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injuries, meaning you have two years to claim. Some effects of a crash may not be evident for weeks, months or even years. Here are some examples: Traumatic brain injuries: The violence of a crash can mean your soft brain...

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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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3 types of distractions make it dangerous to eat and drive

One thing that many people do is drive while eating. Most people don't think that eating while driving is dangerous, and the majority of people who do it have done so for so long that it is commonplace. The problem with distractions is that they come in many forms. While it is not illegal to drink or eat behind the wheel, if you get into a wreck because of eating, spilling a drink or otherwise being distracted by food, you could face serious penalties. There are three kinds of distractions that you have to watch out for. These include manual, cognitive and visual. Here's a little more about...

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Know what to do when you are in a car wreck in Ohio

Anxiety and stress are common after a car crash. These are virtually impossible for you to prepare for ahead of time. It is a good idea to think about what you are going to do if you are in a crash before you are even involved in one. This can give you the background to know what needs to be done. There are several things to think about if you are ever hit by another vehicle. Your plan should encompass what to do at the scene and what you must do afterwards. Here are some important points to remember: Contact the police There is a misconception that every accident requires a police officer...

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Been in a car accident? Watch for hidden injuries

The immediate aftermath of any type of car accident is almost always traumatic -- and overwhelming. It's often hard to think straight and the adrenaline in your body can actually override pain sensations, making it hard to even know if you're injured or not. On top of that, some injuries have a knack for not being obvious at first. That's why anyone who has recently been in a car accident needs to be conscious of the possibility of "hidden" injuries that they or their family members may have. What relatively benign symptoms can be the potential sign of a serious problem? 1. Shoulder and neck...

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Drowsy driving is too dangerous to risk

How tired are you? If you're like most Americans, you're probably more tired than you should be. The distractions and demands of modern life make it almost impossible for a lot of people to get enough sleep -- which is a big problem for drivers. Drowsy driving is actually considered as dangerous as drunk driving. Sleep deprivation and intoxication affect the mind and body in similar ways. Both can affect your reaction times, your ability to focus and the clarity of your decisions. How do you know if you're driving drowsy? Here are some signals that you need to take a break: You find your...

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