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Personal Injury

Life after a motor vehicle accident can be challenging

A serious motor vehicle accident will alter your life in many ways, both in the short and long term. While you can’t read the future, you can prepare yourself for anything that you may have to deal with. Life after a motor vehicle accident can be challenging for the following reasons: Severe physical injuries: When you suffer an extensive injury in a motor vehicle accident, such as a traumatic brain injury or fractured neck, it has the potential to cause long-term issues with your health. For example, if a brain injury affects your mental capabilities, you may not be able to return to work....

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How does Ohio premises liability work?

Not everyone is equal in the eyes of Ohio law when it comes to premises liability claims. The success of a claim depends on who you are, why you were there and what you were doing. To bring a premises liability claim, you need to prove there was negligence on the part of the landowner. You need to prove they had a duty of care toward you and failed to carry out that duty of care. Under what terms were you on the property? If you are an adult and you were trespassing on someone’s land, a court may choose to dismiss a claim. A child may get more leeway, as the law accepts that children are...

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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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Relief for victims of drunk drivers

Victims of drunk driving accidents may be left picking up the pieces of another driver's carelessness and negligence. It is important for victims of drunk drivers and their families to be aware that drunk drivers may be liable for the harm they cause to unsuspecting victims in a drunk driving accident through a personal injury claim for damages. Drunk drivers may have criminal and civil liability following a drunk driving accident. In fact, the criminal charges against the drunk driver may also be used as evidence of negligence if the victim of the drunk driver brings a personal injury claim...

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Keeping motorcyclists safe on the roadways

Motorcycle riders can be in a vulnerable position on the roadways and can be particularly susceptible to the negligence of careless or inattentive drivers. With that in mind, Ohio requires motorcyclists to learn about ways to drive defensively as part of the training they must go through to get a motorcycle license. Unfortunately, car drivers don't always pay the same kind of attention to the issue. There are ways drivers can increase the chances of keeping motorcyclists safe on the roadways and also legal resources available to motorcycle accident victims who have been harmed by a negligent...

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How the legal process can help victims of whiplash injuries

Whiplash is the most common type of soft tissue injury that victims can suffer in a car accident. Whiplash injuries are suffered when the victim's head is thrust violently back and forth during a car accident. The motion needed to produce a whiplash injury is common in car accidents. Victims of whiplash injuries will likely need medical attention, care and treatment for the injury they have suffered. They may also have suffered other types of injuries in the car accident. In addition to the medical care they will require, victims should also be aware that there are legal resources that are...

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Brain injuries are emotionally and financially costly to victims

Brain injuries are one of the most serious and costly types of injuries victims can suffer in a car accident. Because of the long-term consequences victims can face, it is important for victims of traumatic brain injuries to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them. Personal injury claims can help victims with the high costs associated with caring for and treating a brain injury following a car accident. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the harm suffered from a negligent party. The estimated costs of brain injuries can range from $85,000 for a mild brain...

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Relief for victims of motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries to motorcycle accident victims injured on Ohio's many roadways. It is important for victims of motorcycle accidents to know how they can get help with their injuries and the harm suffered in a motorcycle accident. When an injured motorcycle accident victim needs help with their medical expenses, lost wages and emotional damages suffered in a motorcycle accident, they may be able to recover compensation from a negligent driver responsible for their injuries. When a negligent driver causes a car accident, they may be liable for the victims'...

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Personal injury claim timelines

Personal injury claims for damages are an important legal resource in the arsenal of an injured victim. Because of the importance of a personal injury claim for damages and its ability to help victims, it is also essential for victims to be familiar with the important timelines associated with making a claim for damages. Regardless of if the claim for damages is a personal injury claim for damages following a car accident or a medical malpractice claim for damages, there are statutes of limitation associated with bringing a claim for damages. Statutes of limitation limit the amount of time a...

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Unsafe consumer cabinets recalled due to tip-over hazard

It is important for consumers to be familiar with the different layers of protections to help keep them safe and protect them when they have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product. Approximately 520 corner cabinet units were recently recalled due to tip-over and other hazards. The recalled cabinets weigh approximately 40 pounds and stand a little over 6 feet tall. Consumers can have the units picked up and receive a refund. The tip-over hazard associated with the cabinets can result in death or serious injuries to children, if the cabinets are not properly anchored. The manufacturer...

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