What Cities are Opting Out of the New Fireworks Law in Ohio?
Posted in In the news, Leisure on June 14, 2022
As of July 1, 2022, Ohioans can legally set off consumer-grade fireworks on private property. The law specifies that fireworks only be set off on certain holidays, about 20 days a year. The permitted days include: New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Chinese New Year Diwali Cinco de Mayo Juneteenth Memorial Day weekend Labor...
Avoiding a Highway Shoulder Accident
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 3, 2022
Highway shoulders are created as a safe zone for cars to pull off in case of emergencies; unfortunately, they aren’t the safest area to avoid an accident. According to AAA, approximately 12% of all interstate highway deaths involve a vehicle on the highway shoulder. Causes of Accidents on a Highway Shoulder Side-swipes/Rear-ending: Some drivers may...
Memorial Day Events Around Ohio
Posted in Leisure on May 23, 2022
Memorial Day is a federal holiday occurring on the last Monday of May. Falling on May 30th this year, it is a day to remember and honor those who have lost their lives serving our country. Below is a list of ceremonies and events that the whole family can attend! Name Location Memorial Day...
Fatal Workplace Injuries in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on May 18, 2022
While no one expects to get hurt at their place of employment, accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, some of these accidents can be fatal for the employee. Common Causes of Fatal Injuries at Work The data provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the most common causes of these fatal...
Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
Posted in Accident & Injury, Motorcycle Accident on May 13, 2022
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 5,500 fatalities of motorcyclists in 2020. As the weather gets warmer and more motorcycles take to the streets, it’s important for both motorists and motorcyclists to know how to share the road. 7 Tips for Sharing...
Understanding an Air Quality Alert
Posted in Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness, In the news on May 12, 2022
Do you ever go outside and find it more difficult to breathe? In these situations, cities might put out an air quality alert when it could be dangerous to be outside. Here’s a guide to help you understand what the different air quality alerts mean and what to avoid doing during one. Types of...
Choosing a Good Nursing Home
Posted in Accident & Injury, Consumer Protection on May 9, 2022
By Craig McLaughlin As of 2022, the United States Census Bureau has recorded there to be over 54 million adults 65 years or older. As people live longer, many Ohioans are going to need medical care and assistance that can only be found at a nursing home. With over 1,000 nursing homes in Ohio, distinguishing between… read more
Posted in Consumer Protection, Medical Malpractice on April 18, 2022
Adults 60 years or older are the most prone to experiencing abuse in nursing homes. The U.S. Census data has shown that over 200,000 Ohioans experience elder abuse each year. One woman who endured this abuse at a Cleveland nursing home was Esther Piskor. Her son Steve installed a hidden camera in her room...
April is Stress Relief Awareness Month: 5 Tips for Managing Stress
Posted in Health & Wellness on April 12, 2022
Every day, people find themselves in stressful situations that impact their physical, emotional, and mental health. According to The American Institute of Stress, over half of the American population (55%) experiences stress throughout the day. Unfortunately, no one is immune to stress, so we have created a guide for understanding types of stress and...
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...