Has COVID-19 Changed the Way We Drive?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on April 8, 2022
Since March 2020, there have been a lot of changes in the world. COVID-19 has shifted the way we handle situations, our physical and mental health, how we interact with others, and even our driving. While a lot of travel decreased around the U.S. in 2020, traffic fatalities actually increased. So, with fewer cars...
Wet-weather Driving Tips
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 29, 2022
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall. Two of the most common causes are hydroplaning and slippery conditions due to the release of oil, grease, and dirt on the road. However, many other factors can contribute to a motor vehicle accident on a rainy day…. read more
What are ‘never events’?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 21, 2022
Doctors and nurses often use percentages to discuss the likelihood of certain events or outcomes. And rarely in these discussions will you hear a zero or 100 percent. In any procedure or course of treatment, there is room for risk and miracles, so rarely will people hear guarantees when it comes to health care. But… read more
St. Patrick’s Day Events Around Ohio
Posted in Leisure on March 14, 2022
Whether or not you’re Irish, there is a good chance you will be partaking in a St. Patrick’s Day event at some point this week. We have compiled a list of activities happening throughout Ohio! Name Location Date(s) Saint Paddy’s Paint and Bingo Cuyahoga Falls March 16, 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Paint and Sip!...
Everything to Know About Wills
Posted in Probate & Estate Planning on March 1, 2022
The making of a Will is just one critical step in the creation of a successful estate plan. It is important to understand the different types of Wills and which one is right for you. Without a proper Will, you won’t have a say in what happens to your assets when you die. Types...
Elk + Elk Managing Partner Jay Kelley Coaching at Top 40u40 Bootcamp
Posted in Firm News on March 1, 2022
Elk + Elk Managing Partner Jay M. Kelley will serve as a coach at The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Trial Academy Bootcamp. The entire weekend is dedicated to an interactive experience designed to build confidence within the courtroom. Top 40u40 Bootcamp Friday March 4 – Sunday March 6, 2022 Gaylord Rockies...
Why Do Truck Accidents Occur?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on February 24, 2022
When long-haul truck drivers hit the road, they are expected to drive up to 11 hours and approximately 500 miles a day. In 2021, a non-truck driver’s number of miles driven equated to around 39 miles a day. With the high mileage and long hours, truck drivers can be exposed to a variety of...
Common Anesthesia Errors that Lead to Medical Malpractice
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 17, 2022
For most patients, a procedure requiring anesthesia goes according to plan. Unfortunately, when emergency rooms, operating tables, or surgical centers get busy, mistakes can happen. Learn more about the common types of anesthesia errors and the injuries caused by them: Common Types of Anesthesia Errors Anesthesia errors often happen because anesthesiologists and other medical professionals… read more
Sharing the Road with Snowplows
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on February 14, 2022
After the recent snowstorms, plow trucks have been working extra hard (upwards of 12 hours a day) to create safe driving conditions for everyone. The long hours and rough weather make room for potential accidents to happen. Keep yourself and others safe when near snowplows by following these tips: Stay out of blindspots –...
Drivers Beware: It’s Pothole Season
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on February 9, 2022
According to AAA, pothole damage costs U.S. drivers an average of $3 billion annually. They can do a surprising amount of damage, ranging from popping your tires to causing alignment issues and even ruining your shocks. Pothole damage can lead to pricey and widespread vehicle repairs. How Potholes Can Damage Your Car AAA published...