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4 things you need to know about contingency fees

By William J. Price

contingency feeA contingency fee contract delays a lawyer’s legal payment until a financial result is reached between the client and the defendant’s insurance company. The verdict or settlement includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Under a contingency arrangement, the attorney’s payment is a percentage – usually 33% – of this amount. Continue reading “4 things you need to know about contingency fees”

3 of the biggest medical hazards patients will face in 2018

medical hazardsAs patients, we expect our health care systems to function smoothly and safely. Our nation’s clinics, hospitals and health care facilities should offer high levels of care as well as advanced treatments and technologies. Yet that doesn’t always happen.

The ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care, publishes annual reports on the biggest threats to patient health and safety. Its 2018 report identifies risks to watch out for in the new year. Some of them might surprise you. Continue reading “3 of the biggest medical hazards patients will face in 2018”

How safe is GPS use while driving?

GPSWhen you think of distracted driving, what comes to mind?

Most people think of talking on a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. But there are many other forms of distracted driving that can be just as dangerous. Continue reading “How safe is GPS use while driving?”

Earn Continuing Legal Education hours at these upcoming seminars

continuing legal educationLocal and state bar associations, the National Business Institute, and other organizations regularly host opportunities for attorneys to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours.

Elk & Elk attorneys are often invited to share their extensive experience in various areas of personal injury law with their peers in the legal community at these events. Continue reading “Earn Continuing Legal Education hours at these upcoming seminars”

How safe are self-driving cars?

self-driving carWhether we like it or not, self-driving cars are in our future.

A report by BI Intelligence estimates that there will be 10 million self-driving vehicles on roads by 2020.

A recent article in Scientific American highlights an important issue: Even though self-driving cars are programmed to be safe and safety tests confirm that, for the most part, they are – they are still operating on roads with error-prone humans. Continue reading “How safe are self-driving cars?”

The most common causes of worker injuries and fatalities in Ohio

worker injuriesWorkplace accidents and injuries are an unfortunate reality in the modern workplace. Even more unfortunate is the fact that every year in the United States, thousands of workers die in work-related accidents.

Although any worker can suffer an on-the-job injury, there are certain industries that see more incidents. Continue reading “The most common causes of worker injuries and fatalities in Ohio”

Elk & Elk Attorney William Price to Present on Auto Injury Litigation at Upcoming Seminar

Elk & Elk attorney William Price will share his extensive experience in auto injury litigation and help others gain a better understanding of effective strategies for working with insurance companies at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar in Worthington. Continue reading “Elk & Elk Attorney William Price to Present on Auto Injury Litigation at Upcoming Seminar”

Safely Storing Medications At Home Can Help Prevent Overdoses In Children

prevent overdosesMany people rely on medicine to keep them healthy. But when taken improperly, medications can have serious and potentially deadly effects. This is especially true in the case of children, who may access medications that are not properly stored. Continue reading “Safely Storing Medications At Home Can Help Prevent Overdoses In Children”

Big Box Store Accidents: Who Is Liable For Your Accident?

store liabilityHoliday 2017 shopping season is just around the corner.

In the coming weeks, millions of Americans will be out and about shopping. Many of those individuals will be shopping at big box stores like Walmart, Target, Ikea, and others.  Continue reading “Big Box Store Accidents: Who Is Liable For Your Accident?”

Seat Belt Use Matters

seat beltMost people are aware of the safety benefits of seat belt use, yet many choose to forego seat belt use while driving or riding in a car.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries and save lives in a motor vehicle crash. Continue reading “Seat Belt Use Matters”