Monthly Archives: February 2023
Third Party Liability In Alcohol-Related Wrecks
In December 2021, a Texas jury made headlines when it ordered a sports bar to pay $300 billion in punitive damages following an alcohol-related wreck that killed two people. The staff at Beer Belly’s, a Corpus Christi bar that had lost its liquor license in 2019, allegedly overserved the driver to the point that… Read More »
Five Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries
Motorcycle riders have almost no protection from oncoming cars and trucks. As a result, the injuries these riders sustain are about thirty-five times worse than the injuries sustained by four-wheel vehicle occupants. Some of the more common motorcycle crash injuries in Ohio are outlined below. All these injuries are difficult and expensive to treat…. Read More »
Fallout From Ohio Train Derailment Continues
Although Gov. Mike DeWine lifted an evacuation order for the town of East Palestine, area residents still face an uncertain future. When a Norfolk Southern Railroad-operated train derailed on Feb. 3, the authorities decided to conduct a “controlled burn” on February 6, 2023. The resulting fire sent a cloud of toxic smoke over much… Read More »
What Causes Motorcycle Wrecks?
Driver error, as outlined below, usually causes motorcycle wrecks. These collisions usually cause serious injuries. The motorcycle rider fatality rate is thirty times higher than the four-wheel vehicle occupant fatality rate. Even if these victims survive, they normally sustain catastrophic and permanent injuries which affect them every day of their lives for the rest… Read More »
The Role Of Electronic Evidence In Car Crash Claims
Electronic evidence, like a vehicle’s Event Data Recorder, supplements traditional evidence in car crash claims. This traditional evidence usually includes the police report, medical bills, and witness statements. This evidence is often incomplete or inaccurate. For example if the victim died, the police report only contains the other driver’s side of the story. To… Read More »
What Causes Bicycle Wrecks?
In the last ten years, the number of bicycle crashes have increased almost 50 percent. More bicyclists are on the roads now than ever before. One would think that the higher number of riders would prompt drivers to be more careful and more watchful. Alas, these things haven’t happened. Bicycle-on-vehicle wrecks also have a… Read More »
Liability Issues In Drunk Driver Crashes
Roughly thirty years after a long-term drunk driver crackdown began, alcohol still causes about a third of the fatal car crashes in Ohio. That’s roughly the same proportion as it was in the 1980s, right before this crackdown began. Alcohol clouds judgment ability and impairs motor functions. Therefore, people who drink and drive take… Read More »