Deer in the Headlights: Avoiding Animal-Vehicle Collisions
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident on June 8, 2021
Nearly hitting (or actually colliding with) an animal on the road is a nerve-racking experience. The fact is, animal-vehicle collisions are sad, dangerous and costly. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates there are more than 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions each year, resulting in 150 human deaths, tens of thousands of injuries and more...
What happened to David Elk?
Posted in In the news on June 4, 2021
Over the past year, a few questions have come up about our Senior Partner, David Elk. “What happened to the other Elk?” “What happened to David Elk?” We’re happy to report that Dave is still hard at work but wanted to slow things down and focus more on the important things in life, like...
The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers
Posted in Accident & Injury, In the news on June 2, 2021
Pandemic restrictions are easing and summer is almost here. For teens, that means more places to go, lots of free time, summer jobs and activities, and spending time with friends. For new teen drivers, summer also means more time to spend behind the wheel. Getting a driver’s license is an exciting accomplishment for teenagers, but… read more
Scam Alert: Home Improvement Cons
Posted in Consumer Protection on June 1, 2021
Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a warning about a scam involving fraudulent home improvement contractors. After major weather events, consumers often seek out contractors for home repairs. BBB says in instances like these, be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, upfront fees and fly-by-night businesses. Scams usually start off with a knock on the door,...
National Bike Month: Promoting Safe Motorist and Bicyclist Behavior
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 24, 2021
May is National Bike Month, a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling—and encourage more folks to give biking a try. It’s also a great time to promote safe motorist and bicyclist behavior. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recognizes bicycling as a legitimate form of transportation and encourages the safe use and...
How to Deal With Unsafe Driving Situations
Posted in Automobile on May 17, 2021
As the economy reopens and we return (hopefully) to pre-pandemic “normalcy,” it’s safe to say that more people will be back on the roads. So then, what better time than now to review some safe driving tips? In this blog, we’ll look at ways to deal with common road hazards. Bad Weather Slow down...
Military Appreciation Night: George Mussi Jr.
Posted in Community Outreach, Firm News on May 13, 2021
Elk & Elk is proud to join the Columbus Blue Jackets as the presenting sponsor of Military Appreciation Night. We salute those who serve our country. Meet George Mussi Jr. Name: George Mussi Jr. Hometown: Liverpool, New York Military Branch: Marines Military Rank: Sergeant Major Years Served: 30 George Mussi, Jr. is a retired 30 Year U.S....
Scam Alert: Rent and Mortgage Cons
Posted in Consumer Protection on May 10, 2021
Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a warning about scams that target people who need help paying their rents or mortgages. Details There are many legitimate organizations that can help renters and homeowners with their monthly payments. Unfortunately, many fake “organizations” and “charities” also exist. Their aim is to take advantage of the economic crisis....
Military Appreciation Night: Mike Montgomery
Posted in Community Outreach, Firm News on May 4, 2021
Elk & Elk is proud to join the Columbus Blue Jackets as the presenting sponsor of Military Appreciation Night. We salute those who serve our country. Meet Mike Montgomery Name: Mike Montgomery Hometown: Chillicothe, OH Military Branch: Army Military Rank: Specialist Years Served: 8 1989 – 1997 Bio Enlisted in 1989 Completed US Army Armor School training...
A Troubling Trend on the Roads
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on May 3, 2021
Wrong-way auto accidents have always been a problem. Unfortunately, this devastating threat is not going away. Wrong-way crashes are increasing. According to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS), there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018. That is up 34 percent from the previous...