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Top Five Myths About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

At Elk + Elk, we understand the sudden, severe impact an unexpected accident can have on your life. Unfortunately, we also know that myths about making personal injury claims have surfaced, causing injury victims to miss out on opportunities to pursue claims against negligent parties. Myth: You Can’t File a Personal Injury Claim Over...

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Nearly 25% of Patients Experience Harm in U.S. Hospitals

When you go to a hospital, you believe you are being cared for and treated in the best way possible. However, a recent study shows this is not the case. New England Journal of Medicine recently released a report revealing that nearly 1 in 4 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals will experience harm during their stay. The...

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Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban

Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a new legislation to help stop drivers from texting while driving. The new bill will take effect in less than 90 days. DeWine mentioned that the law would change the culture around distracted driving in Ohio and help reduce preventable fatalities that come with distracted driving. Texting and driving...

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Ohio Fatal Crash Statistics 2022

2022 Total Traffic Fatalities in Ohio* 1,146 Leading Causes of Fatal Crashes OVI-Related: 46.2% Speeding: 28.9% Failure to Yield: 11.4% Distracted: 2.9% Deer: 0.4% Counties with the Most Crash Fatalities Franklin County had the highest amount of fatal crashes in 2021, followed by Cuyahoga and Hamilton Counties. Franklin: 118 Cuyahoga: 75 Hamilton: 70 Montgomery:...

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Elk + Elk’s Amy Papesh and Colleague Susan Richlak Help Pass New Bill Regarding Wrongful Death Claims

Last week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed 23 bills into law and vetoed one. Of those 23 bills signed were Elk + Elk’s Amy Papesh and colleague Susan Richlak’s House Bill 279. The bill revives the law regarding wrongful death claims. House Bill 279 In June of 2021, Papesh and Richlak testified before the...

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Elk + Elk’s Best Blogs Of 2022

It’s the end of the year, and as we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, we wanted to share our most-read blogs of 2022. From school bus safety to preparing for winter storms, find out which blogs made our top five. Top 5 Blogs of 2022 When is it safe to pass...

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Christmas Winter Storm 2022: Staying Safe at Home and on the Road in Ohio

It looks like there will be snow for Christmas, after all! A significant winter storm will most likely affect northern Ohio, beginning early Thursday morning and lingering into early Christmas day. The storm is bringing strong winds, heavy snow, and chilly temperatures with it. This will be the coldest Christmas in over two decades...

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Drunk Driving Accidents Increase Around The Holiday Season

While the holidays can be a joyous occasion for many, they can also be dangerous. Many families spend their holidays traveling, increasing their risk of getting into an accident. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 371 people may die on U.S. roads this holiday. Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over While alcohol plays...

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Can You Sue If You Slip On Black Ice? How Black Ice Can Be Dangerous For Pedestrians

Black ice is a glaze that forms on surfaces such as sidewalks, roads, and driveways due to snow, water, or ice melting and re-freezing. It is called black ice because it tends to look like the ground underneath it, making it difficult to spot. The fact that it’s so hard to see makes it...

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Better Business Bureau Warns About Online Holiday Shopping Scams

As you begin or continue your holiday shopping, The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns shoppers about the risk of scammers targeting victims. The BBB stated that online shopping losses are estimated to exceed $380 million this year, and the age group at the highest risk is 18 to 24-year-olds, as many scammers use fake...

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