Ohio law expands to allow firefighters to collect working wage loss for cancer

firefighterAmendments to Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr. Act go into effect

As of Sept. 29, an Ohio law honoring a local hero has been expanded to allow firefighters diagnosed with cancer to collect compensation for working wage loss. Continue reading “Ohio law expands to allow firefighters to collect working wage loss for cancer”

What You Need To Know About “Do Not Disturb While Driving” On iPhone

distracted drivingThe new iOS 11 update on the Apple iPhone contains a safety feature that could prevent accidents and save lives.

The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature has been added to the latest update. It works by blocking text messages and phone calls while the device’s owner is driving. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About “Do Not Disturb While Driving” On iPhone”

How to Avoid Deer Accidents

deer accidentsNobody wants to hit a deer on the road, but such accidents are far more common than you think. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there may be between one and two million animal-vehicle collisions (AVCs) per year in the U.S. Other estimates hint at more than $1 billion in property damage and more than 100 deer-involved human deaths each year.  Continue reading “How to Avoid Deer Accidents”

Who is liable for injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident?

Taking an Uber or Lyft is a convenient way to get from point A to point B without using your personal vehicle or public transportation. Because there is no concern about parking, and the cost can even be lower than traditional taxi or limousine options, Uber, Lyft and similar services have quickly become popular. Many people have a rideshare app on their phones, so it’s quick and easy to reach a driver at any time. Continue reading “Who is liable for injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident?”

Elk & Elk attorney Amy Papesh to present at Mass Torts Made Perfect

Elk & Elk attorney Amy Papesh will present on the probate side of mass torts at the upcoming Mass Torts Made Perfect Fall Conference in Las Vegas.

Mass Torts Made Perfect is hosted by Levin Papantonio at The Bellagio on Oct. 18 to 20. It’s designed for those who work in the areas of plaintiff mass torts, personal injury litigation, securities and toxic torts.  Continue reading “Elk & Elk attorney Amy Papesh to present at Mass Torts Made Perfect”

Co-Counseling a Personal Injury Case: Tips for Working with Other Attorneys

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Ohio Lawyer, the Ohio State Bar Association’s member magazine.


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By William J. Price

A former client is injured in a car accident, holds the other driver accountable and asks for your help. If your firm doesn’t typically handle personal injury claims, you may think there’s nothing you can do for the client. In this scenario, by recommending a co-counsel agreement, attorneys have the opportunity to assist former clients while building relationships with other attorneys and firms.  Continue reading “Co-Counseling a Personal Injury Case: Tips for Working with Other Attorneys”

Texting Emergency Services in Cuyahoga County

texting 911Everyone knows the number to call in a serious emergency: 911. But what happens if you are in a situation where you simply can’t call or if the phone lines at emergency services are backed up?

What about texting? If you could send a text message to emergency services, it could save time and give you the chance to contact them even if a traditional phone call is impossible. Continue reading “Texting Emergency Services in Cuyahoga County”