MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Motor Vehicle Accidents

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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Accident rates go up in winter

Although children may love to wake up to fresh piles of fluffy snow, winter precipitation is at best an annoyance for their parents. That is because digging out of snow and driving on weather-affected roads can be stressful and dangerous. The Ohio State Government offers drivers many useful driving tips to keep them safe and to avoid accidents when they must travel on roads affected by snow, ice and other forms of winter precipitation. Drivers are encouraged to maintain their vehicles to avoid breakdowns in already difficult conditions. Filling up windshield fluid, getting scheduled and...

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Whiplash is a serious car accident injury

Car accidents are a problem on Ohio roads, just as they are on the streets and highways of every other state in the country. They are caused by negligence, inattentiveness and sometimes, the intentional or reckless conduct of drivers. Often car accidents cause delays, financial headaches and other problems for victims. In serious accidents, victims may also suffer physical pain, injury and significant loss. Car accident injuries can range from minor to serious and can affect practically every part of the human body. One common form of car accident injury, however, is whiplash. Whiplash...

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What to watch for from a brain injury

Brain injuries are a serious type of injury that can be suffered in a variety of different ways, including in car accidents and other types of traumatic accidents. Like many other car accident injuries, they may not always be immediately obvious and may worsen over time so car accident victims should know what to watch for an what to do about it. Brain injuries can be open or closed head injuries but closed head injuries may be more difficult to detect. Regardless of the type of brain injury, brain injuries such as a traumatic brain injury can have a dramatic and devastating impact on...

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Distracted driving is a danger on the roadways

Distracted driving is dangerous driving that can cause serious car accidents and injuries. In addition, distracted drivers may be considered negligent when they cause a car accident and may be liable to car accident victims for their damages. Car accident victims and victims of distracted drivers should know about the legal protections available to them. Distracted driving claimed greater than 3,166 lives during 2017. Distracted driving includes any behavior that diverts the driver's attention from driving including manual, visual and cognitive distraction. Examples of driver distraction can...

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Car accident liability explained

People who have been injured in a car accident may wonder how they can pursue compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and other damages. When their injuries stem from an accident caused by another driver's negligence, they may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. In the context of a car accident case, negligence works like this: A driver has a duty of reasonable care to avoid causing harm to others on the road. A driver who breaches that duty by doing something unreasonably careless, like looking at a smartphone instead of at the road, has committed...

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Ohio authorities are focusing on distracted driving

Legal resources are available to victims of distracted drivers. Greater than 6,800 victims were injured and 51 victims died in Ohio during 2018 in distracted driving-related car accidents. Distracted driving is a serious danger throughout Ohio and the country as a whole. While distracted by sending or reading a text, distracted drivers can travel the length of a football field if traveling at 55 miles per hour. As a result, authorities in Ohio are watching for distracted drivers and report that driver distraction leads to other potentially dangerous driving behaviors. Authorities are...

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How victims can get the help they need with whiplash injuries

Many victims of car accidents need help with whiplash injuries which is one of the most common types of injuries suffered in a car accident. Whiplash injuries are serious injuries that can be debilitating for the victim and difficult to treat. They can also worsen over time and can result in piles of medical bills for victims who are unable to work because of their injuries. Fortunately, personal injury legal options can help protect victims. Victims of motor vehicle accidents can suffer a range of serious injuries and whiplash injuries are one type of injury that occurs when the victim's...

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Legal protections for victims of distracted drivers

Distracted driving is dangerous behavior on the roadways and can lead to serious car accidents, injuries and even fatalities. During 2015, approximately 391,000 victims suffered injuries in distracted driving-related car accidents in the United States. Distracted driving can cause serious harm to victims and their families. Personal injury legal protections can help victims injured in a car accident when a driver is driving distracted. When a victim has been unexpectedly and seriously injured by a distracted driver, they may face challenges they were not prepared to have to deal with. They...

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Tragic car accident in Ohio

Legal protections help victims in the difficult period following a car accident. In an Ohio community south of the Mansfield area, a car accident recently claimed the life of an infant and injured multiple other victims. According to authorities, the fatal car accident occurred when a pickup failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a minivan. As a result, the minivan left the roadway, rolled over and ejected some of the passengers it was carrying. An infant was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. In addition, the 34-year old driver of the minivan suffered life-threatening...

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