3 kinds of scary drivers that cause serious car accidents

Halloween is a time of spooky costumes, scary movies and lots of candy. However, it is also a time when the risk of getting injured in an accident increases.

This is particularly true when it comes to car, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Between the influx of people out on the street and the heightened risk of unsafe behaviors, it can be more likely that you or your children could suffer serious injury on Halloween. This is especially true if you encounter one of the following types of drivers.

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Do you need a doctor’s note for time off of work after an injury?

By William J. Price

doctorOne of the biggest concerns for someone who has been seriously injured in an accident is if and when they’ll be able to return to work. As the weeks go by and the bills pile up, the stress of not knowing when you’ll earn your next paycheck can make it difficult to focus on your recovery.

Depending on your circumstances and the severity of your injury, some employers may give you a hard time for needing to take time off. If you find yourself in this situation, one simple step can strengthen your claim for lost wages and help you get back on your feet after an injury. Continue reading “Do you need a doctor’s note for time off of work after an injury?”

Did handwashing deficiencies contribute to adenovirus outbreak?

Whenever a parent takes their child to the hospital, the hope is that their child will get better as a result, not worse. In most cases, this is what happens. However, there are situations in which a child does get sicker in the hospital. And sometimes, the reason why stems from negligence.

For instance, hospitals and hospital workers must comply with strict hygienic practices so that they do not spread harmful germs. Unfortunately, not everyone complies with these rules.

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An overlooked form of distracted driving: Eating while driving

Eating while DrivingWhen thinking of distracted driving, what comes to mind?

  • Talking on a phone while driving?
  • Texting while driving?
  • Using Facebook while driving?

Most people think of phone-related activities as prime examples of distracted driving – and this is true. But many different activities can distract a driver.

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Elk & Elk Attorney William Price to present at Ohio State Bar Association program

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Elk & Elk Attorney William Price will discuss the ins and outs of negligence cases during an Ohio State Bar Association CLE program. Continue reading “Elk & Elk Attorney William Price to present at Ohio State Bar Association program”

What makes a product defective?

Getting injured while using any product can be frustrating and painful. And it can be easy to blame the item and assume it is defective.

While this can certainly be the case, not all accidents caused by a specific product are the result of a defect. To know if a specific incident could involve a defective item, and therefore could warrant a legal claim, readers should understand what makes a product defective.

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The link between driver health and serious truck accidents

Truck Driver PhotoNearly 6 million Americans are Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers, and most of them drive the semi and tractor-trailers you see crisscrossing highways and interstates across the country. For these drivers, who spend days and weeks at a time on the road, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Numerous studies have linked the driving profession with having some of the highest risk factors for health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and obesity.

With low access to dependable healthcare, many drivers may not even be aware of the serious conditions that may be impacting not only their health, but their ability to drive safely.

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Can your prior health history strengthen your personal injury case?

medical recordsBy William J. Price

After you’ve suffered a serious injury, it can be hard to get your mind off the future. Will you be able to go back to work? How will your medical bills get paid? What impact will your injuries have on your loved ones?

Being able to provide a thorough, documented health history can greatly improve the value of your case and help you get your life back on track as you recover. Continue reading “Can your prior health history strengthen your personal injury case?”

4 Tips to avoid deer accidents this fall

Deer AccidentTo many in Ohio, autumn means changing leaves,  and football. Fall is a season of change, as the temperature drops and the heating bill rises.

Unfortunately for motorists, it also means deer are much more active.

How much so?

Your chance of hitting a deer doubles between October and November.

Ohio drivers have a 1 in 134 chance of hitting a deer.

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5 Tips to help ensure a safe ride in a rented limo

LimoOn October 6, a group of 17 friends rented a limousine for a surprise birthday party in upstate New York.

The day was supposed to be a celebration among friends, but it ended tragically. All 17 passengers, the driver, and two pedestrians were killed when the limo ran a stop sign, slammed into a parked vehicle, and crashed into a ditch.

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