Category Archives: Personal Injury
Ohio Government Function & Premises Injury Lawyer
In Ohio, a governmental function is a service or activity that is performed for the benefit of the general public, such as police and fire protection, public schools, and road maintenance. A proprietary function, on the other hand, is a service or activity that is performed for the benefit of a specific group or… Read More »
Top Five Injuries In Bicycle Crash Claims
Over the last twenty years, nonfatal bicycle accidents have cost over $200 billion. Most of these costs are medical bills. The serious injuries outlined below often require extensive hospitalization. Then, these victims must usually endure months of painful physical therapy to regain lost function. Ancillary medical costs, like helicopter medevac, cutting-edge prescription drugs, and… Read More »
Physical And Emotional Injuries In Dog Bite Cases
Dog bites are serious. Period. Every dog bite victim should immediately go to the Emergency Room. As outlined below, animal attacks often cause internal injuries which have few visible symptoms. Additionally, dog bites have high infection rates. Dog bite victims have several legal options in the Buckeye State. Ohio has a very broad strict… Read More »
Do Dog Bite Injury Victims Always Receive Settlements?
Not always. Ohio law is extremely complex in this area. Additionally, as outlined below, insurance company lawyers often invoke one or more defenses. If successful, these defenses could reduce, or even eliminate, compensation. The medical bills alone in a serious dog bite case usually exceed $50,000. So, without compensation, the victim could be left… Read More »
Legal Options In Car Crash Claims
Every year, car crashes in the United States kill or seriously injure millions of people. These serious injuries are usually permanent. Broken bones are a good example. Even after surgeons and physical therapists finish their work, lingering injury remains, like lost range of motion in a formerly broken shoulder. These lingering injuries also increase… Read More »
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 »
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 »