What are traffic clumps, and why are they dangerous for new drivers?

Driver’s ed teaches new drivers the basic skills for responsible driving. A temporary permit allows new drivers the chance to get driving experience.

But new drivers still lack experience behind the wheel.

One common traffic scenario that may be challenging for new drivers to navigate is traffic clumping.

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This Thanksgiving, beware of drunk drivers

If you are like millions of other people across the country, you are gearing up for a road trip on Thanksgiving.

Whether this trip is across the country or across the city, it is important to be mindful that certain hazards increase during the Thanksgiving holiday. The most dangerous, perhaps, is the increased number of drunk drivers on the road.

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How safe are electric scooters?

Over the past year or so, electric scooters have surged in popularity. Just two months ago, the manufacturer of one popular scooter, Bird, announced that about one year since launching, 10 million rides had been taken.

Unfortunately, scooter-related accident and injury numbers have also surged. And consumers are fighting back.

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The alarming rise in pedestrian accidents

The damage that can be caused to a pedestrian in an accident involving a motor vehicle is a reality that we, as attorneys, have seen firsthand and all too often in working with our clients. Even at very low speeds these accidents change lives irrevocably, both for the person injured as well as their families.

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Tips for making a home safe for the holidays

In the coming weeks, people across Ohio will be heading home for the holidays or opening their doors to welcome people in their own home. And whether you have people staying with you for a week or you are visiting someone for an evening, making sure a home is safe should be a top priority for every homeowner this time of year.

Below are some tips for how to make a home safer for visitors and what to watch out for to avoid potential accidents on someone else’s property.

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What to do if you were hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident

Whether you don’t have a car of your own or you just need a ride home after a night out, ridesharing services offer an easy, affordable way to get around. They’re also a great way for people who have a car and spare time to make some money on the side.

But just like other types of transportation, accidents can happen when you’re riding in an Uber or Lyft or working as a driver.

If you’re injured in an accident involving one of these services – as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian – taking a few steps after the crash can help protect the value of your case. Continue reading “What to do if you were hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident”

Why photos and videos are keys to winning your case

By William J. Price

phoneThe aftermath of an accident can be chaotic, and it’s easy to become distracted by everything going on at the scene. While anyone who was injured should seek immediate medical attention, it’s also critical to be sure a family member or friend is taking photos and videos to document the scene. Continue reading “Why photos and videos are keys to winning your case”

Is minimally-invasive surgery for cervical cancer safe and effective?

Minimally invasive surgery is often recommended by surgeons, and is a popular treatment for cervical cancer for many reasons. The incisions are small. The surgery recovery time is shorter. And there is a lower risk of infection and bleeding.

But a recent study shows a difference in survival and recurrence among women who underwent minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery, as opposed to those who underwent a traditional hysterectomy through an open abdominal incision.

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Why are warning labels so important?

It seems incredibly rare that we purchase products that do not come with warning labels. And often, these warnings make complete sense. Hair dryers warn us not to sleep with them on; furniture pieces warn us to anchor them to the wall so they don’t topple over; lawn mowers warn us not to stick our hands in the spinning blades.

However, even when these warnings seem unnecessary, they are critical in keeping consumers safer. And when such warnings are not effective in preventing accidents, it can prompt companies to change their product or packaging.

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Learn from Elk & Elk attorneys at these upcoming legal seminars

Elk & Elk attorneys are often invited to share their extensive experience in personal injury law and related subjects at local seminars and continuing legal education programs.

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