MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

MANSFIELD PERSONAL INJURY BLOG

Why you should reject an early settlement offer after an accident

The few days after an accident can be harrowing, especially if you suffered extensive injuries. Uncertainties about the future can lead you to make rash decisions, such as accepting an early settlement offer from insurance adjusters. Taking the money and moving on with your life may seem like a good move, especially if you are financially stretched, but it may not be your best option. Here is why. You will release the other party from liability If you agree to a settlement package offered to you by the at-fault party's insurer, it means that you are, in essence, closing your case. As a...

read more

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...

read more

Why might a semitruck crash into you?

Any motor vehicle could cause a crash, yet semitrucks can cause crashes far more devastating than other vehicles because of their size. Their size can also make them more prone to crash. Here are some of the reasons to watch out for if driving around them: They are longer A truck driver cannot clear a junction as fast as shorter vehicles. Anyone on a motorcycle or in a car that misjudges how soon another vehicle will reach the intersection they are crossing can often get out of the way in time with a quick blast of the throttle. Or, they may be able to brake hard and stop just in time....

read more

Don’t let your grief keep you from filing a wrongful death claim

Losing a loved one suddenly will completely change your life. You will have grief to process over your unexpected loss. The suddenness of a car crash or a death related to a defective product can make the grief even harder to handle. People may have left things unsaid that haunt them for years. They will likely struggle with denial, which is an early stage in the grieving process where the brain has a hard time acknowledging the sudden change. They may experience profound depression and struggle with taking care of themselves and their families. The grief they experience might also prevent...

read more

Can you seek compensation for a drunk driving crash?

Drunk drivers are a danger to everyone who’s on the road at the same time as them. It’s imperative that all victims of drunk driving crashes take steps to hold that driver accountable for their negligence. This may help to prevent the driver from getting behind the wheel after drinking again.  One thing that some people don’t realize is that they can seek compensation for the damages caused by the impaired driving crash through the civil court system. This includes things like your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, plus pain and suffering. This is possible even if the person faces...

read more

Use caution in the wintry weather

While movies and television shows make light of slipping on ice or snow, these events can cause serious injuries. Homeowners likely know to shovel and salt outdoor walkways. Business owners should do the same thing. When either of these parties fails to care for outdoor areas, it’s possible that people who visit their locations will fall on the slick walkways. Pedestrians will likely take steps to avoid falling while they walk. In many cases, the onus is on the property owner to ensure that these areas are safe for people. There are several things that should occur when it’s snowy or icy...

read more

Surgeons don’t always get it right 

It takes several years of training to qualify as a surgeon. Thus, surgeons must acquire high levels of expertise prior to being permitted to operate on patients.  The relationship between medical professionals and patients is founded upon trust. Those who enter healthcare facilities for treatment often place their lives in the hands of the people who care for them. Sadly, even the most highly trained professionals are not immune from errors, even surgeons. The consequences of errors during surgery can be life-altering and even fatal in extreme cases. Outlined below are some of the more...

read more

Recognize delayed injury symptoms

On the surface, it seemed like a routine fender-bender – a car accident with minimal damage to either vehicle. You shrugged off the minor headache that surfaced, attributing it to the fact that you were in a rush to get to work and only had a cup of coffee for breakfast. But that headache gradually worsened. You went home for lunch and did not return to work, calling in sick for the rest of the day. This is a prime example of a delayed injury symptom. You cannot ignore such a symptom, which could mean a serious health problem and potentially death. Seek medical attention right away....

read more

Don’t respond to aggressive tailgaters 

Many people across Ohio rely on the safe use of the roads to go about their daily activities. Usually, they are able to do this without issue. Unfortunately, there are times where drivers can run into trouble.  Road traffic accidents are common enough in the state to be worthy of concern. There are a number of different factors that can lead up to an accident, with driver distraction, impairment, speeding and reckless driving being some of the more notable sources. Among the most frequent causes of road traffic collisions is tailgating. Tailgating warrants further consideration as not only...

read more

Cold winter weather could increase your dog bite risk

There are a couple of reasons why your risk for a dog bite attack could be a little higher in the winter. The most obvious is that you will find yourself traveling to visit family and friends, some of whom may not train their animals as well as they should. You might think that if you already know the animal from previous interactions that it will behave well when it sees you again. Unfortunately, there is a secondary factor caused by cold winter weather that will affect how safe you are when interacting with a dog in someone else's house. The worse the weather gets, the more likely it is...

read more
FindLaw Network