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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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Oh deer! Beware of these hazards on Ohio roads this fall

Deer AccidentFall is a time for watching football and eating just about everything with a little bit of pumpkin spice in it. The weather is getting cooler and days are getting shorter.

It’s also the season for hunting deer. In Ohio, hunting season will run until Feb. of next year. Even if you don’t hunt, it is important to recognize these dates and the fact that deer will likely be prevalent during this time – especially if you are a motorist.

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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?”