MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Personal Injury

Should I upgrade my car for one with airbags?

If you drive an old car that never lets you down, there are many good reasons to keep doing so. There are also many arguments as to why you should not. Perhaps the biggest reason to upgrade your car is safety. Airbags are maybe the most crucial of all the safety features modern cars come with. They could be the difference between surviving a crash or not. Not all cars are equal when it comes to airbags As the effectiveness of airbags became more evident, manufacturers looked for ways to cover more of the car with them. Front airbags became mandatory in the late 90s, but not all crashes are...

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Is a nursing home liable if a resident falls and breaks their hip?

Can you sue the home for damages if your elderly parent falls and breaks a hip while living in a nursing home? Many people assume that the nursing home is automatically liable for any accidents that occur on their premises, but this isn't always the case.  To file a successful lawsuit, you'll need to prove that the nursing home was negligent and caused your parent's injury. Resident have a right to expect a safe environment In Ohio, residents in a nursing home have the right to a safe and clean living environment. The staff must ensure that residents have clear pathways in their rooms,...

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Spring slip-and-fall accidents are right around the corner

Slipping and falling is an unfortunate part of life. Even under the best conditions, it’s possible for someone to slip, trip and fall on stairs, while walking or while participating in an activity like grocery shopping or going to a restaurant. The spring has some slip-and-fall hazards that aren’t as prominent as in other seasons, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for them and to make sure you’re being cautious while entering or exiting buildings, using walkways or walking on local trails. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Spring slip-and-fall risks Spring is the time of year when...

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Why you may need backup when dealing with an insurance claim

People carry insurance to protect themselves from the unknown and from financial devastation. Some forms of insurance are liability policies that protect you from financial responsibility if you cause an accident or someone gets hurt on your property. Other kinds of insurance protect you from losses. Most homeowner's policies will cover an injury by a visitor but will also pay for repairs to your home if there is a major fire or you become the victim of a burglary. Your insurance is a form of protection, but that doesn't mean that you should view your insurance company as a protector ready...

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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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