Estate Planning: A 6-Step Basic Checklist
Posted in Probate & Estate Planning on July 20, 2021
What is estate planning? Your estate is the value of your investments, assets and interests. It is everything of value that you own—real estate, art collections, antiques, investments, insurance, etc. Estate planning is the process of determining who will receive your assets and handle your obligations after your death or incapacitation. Six steps for...
Keeping Kids Safe in the Car
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on July 19, 2021
We have good news and bad news. The good news – when it comes to crashes, children are much safer than they used to be. The number of child passenger deaths has declined by more than half since 1975. The bad news – motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for children....
Major Kidney Transplant Error at University Hospitals
Posted in Accident & Injury, Firm News, In the news on July 15, 2021
What happened at UH? After a major medical mistake, two University Hospitals (UH) “caregivers” are on leave pending an investigation. On July 2, there were two kidney transplants taking place at UH. A kidney meant for one patient was negligently given to and transplanted into the wrong person. Now the other patient has to...
Pedestrian Safety: Statistics & Tips – 2021 Update
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness, In the news on July 13, 2021
Despite fewer cars on the roads last year, pedestrian fatalities increased. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that there were 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020, a nearly five-percent increase from 2019. Per mile driven, pedestrian fatalities increased just over 20% in the first half of 2020 with risky driving to blame. Pedestrian fatalities have...
5 Vacation Scams to Avoid
Posted in Consumer Protection, Leisure on July 12, 2021
When planning a vacation, be on the lookout for false promises and a sense of urgency. You don’t want to pay for something that doesn’t exist. Better Business Bureau (BBB) published its list of five vacation scams to watch out for when making travel plans. 1. Vacation Rental Con Be wary of listings for...
National Ice Cream Day: Elk & Elk Partners Share Their Favorites
Posted in Firm News on July 7, 2021
We asked Elk & Elk’s Partners to name their favorite Ohio ice cream spot in honor of National Ice Cream Day. Each shop has a unique twist on the frozen treats we love, from frozen custard to sherbert and everything in between. Read on for their favorites. Where will you be celebrating National Ice Cream… read more
Grilling Mistakes You May Be Making
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on June 29, 2021
July is national grilling month. There’s no better way to celebrate summertime than gathering with friends and family and firing up the grill. Keep your guests safe and avoid these common grilling mistakes. Common Grilling Mistakes 1. Grilling under the influence 37% of grillers admit they’ve fired up a grill while having a few cocktails…. read more
4th of July Fireworks Around Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Leisure on June 22, 2021
Independence Day is almost here, which means it’s time to find out what festivities are going on around you. Whether you’ll be spending the day at a backyard barbeque or traveling into the city for the local fireworks display – there’s no wrong way to celebrate. How will you be celebrating the 4th of July… read more
Summer Driving: Vehicle Safety Checklist
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 22, 2021
Summer is here, which means people are driving more and traveling for vacations. Which makes it a great time to review this vehicle safety checklist from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before you get in the car and drive off, make sure everything is in good working order. Summer Driving Checklist Battery...
You’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 15, 2021
Being involved in an accident is stressful. It’s natural to wonder what steps you should take in the aftermath of such an event. However, first things first – try to remain calm and focused. The Ohio car accident attorneys of Elk & Elk have compiled a list of things to do at and after...