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Two important ideas to keep in mind when answering questions in a deposition

continuing legal educationBy William J. Price

If you’re ever forced to file a lawsuit, there are many steps you’ll need to take with your lawyer before the claim can be resolved.

Before your case goes to trial, you’ll typically be asked to take part in a deposition. This step in the discovery process gives lawyers from both sides the opportunity to find out what their witnesses know about the incident and to make a record of these testimonies. The lawyers participating in the deposition will usually ask questions based upon the issues a jury will need to decide in a trial. Continue reading “Two important ideas to keep in mind when answering questions in a deposition”

Taking a look at Ohio’s most dangerous company

Workers should never fear for their safety while on the job. But one Ohio company is known to be an especially dangerous place to work.

JK Excavating, in Mason, Ohio, was the only Ohio company named to OSHA’s The Dirty Dozen 2018: Employer Who Put Workers And Communities At Risk. The company was recently in the spotlight because of a tragic on-the-job death.

Zachary Hess, an employee of JK Excavating, died at work in a trench collapse in December of 2017.

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What should happen after a dog bites someone in Ohio?

Ohioans spend a lot of time outside during the summer, whether they are doing yardwork, walking around the neighborhood or eating outside on a restaurant patio. And for the most part, these outdoor excursions are fun – or at least uneventful.

That can all change if a person is bitten by a dog. Unfortunately, a dog bite can ruin more than a person’s summer, so it is crucial that victims take action.

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3 tips for talking to an aging driver about driving safety

A recent study by the AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety found that 83 percent of older drivers never initiate a conversation about driving safety with a family member, doctor or concerned loved one.

The Foundation is recommending that family members talk to their loved ones early about aging and driving safety. Talking to a loved one before safety is a concern is one way to avoid a sudden, panicked conversation.

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Shopping for school supplies? Stay away from these

In a matter of weeks, children across Ohio will be back in the classroom. That means parents are getting out to do their back-to-school shopping to purchase the things their kids need to have a good start to the new year.

If you are among these parents, you should be aware of some potentially hazardous school supplies that you should avoid.

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More American women die in childbirth than most industrialized countries

For nine long months, expectant mothers wait for the arrival of their child. And for most mothers, this is only the first chapter in a long story that is the life of a child.

But something is going on in the U.S. A concerning number of women are dying in childbirth or shortly after.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 700 women die in the United States every year in childbirth or due to pregnancy complications.

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What can be done about Ohio’s rising infant mortality & premature delivery rates?

It’s something no population wants to hear: That its infant mortality rate and premature delivery rates are high and rising.

But in Ohio, it’s a reality.

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Ohio drivers: Why you need to be especially cautious this month

Did you know that over the past five years, more Ohioans have been killed in car accidents during the month of August than in any other month?

As noted in an article on the deadliest month for Ohio drivers, 563 people died in motor vehicle crashes in August between 2013 and 2017. By comparison, 413 people died in motor vehicle crashes in December between 2013 and 2017. Because of this, drivers are urged to be especially cautious on the road this month.

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Parent drivers, child passengers, and distracted driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous practice, something that all drivers should avoid.

But drivers don’t let these dangers stop them from using phones while they drive. In fact, distracted driving is more of a problem than ever.

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Protect yourself on the job. Particularly on these jobs

Every occupation comes with some amount of risk to people’s safety, whether they might be crushed in a machine or develop carpal tunnel. And certain accidents can happen no matter where a person works, from slipping on a wet floor to getting hit by a falling object.

That said, some occupations are more dangerous to workers than others are. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks down accident injuries and fatalities by industry, which we examine below.

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