What To Do If You’re Hurt at an Amusement Park
Posted in Accident & Injury, In the news on August 26, 2021
Going to an amusement park can be a fun-filled day with the family, but what happens if someone gets hurt? The Global Association for the Attractions Industry reports that 1 in 15.5 million rides taken result in severe injuries. So while there is a slight chance of injury, there is always a possibility of...
A Student’s Guide to College Scams
Posted in Consumer Protection on August 23, 2021
Most students head off to college around the same time they are becoming adults. This means they will be making decisions on their own and will be more susceptible to potential scams. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), adults 18-24 were 56.6% more likely to fall for a scam with median losses of...
The Scary Truth of Heat-Related Illnesses
Posted in Health & Wellness on August 16, 2021
As temperatures continue to rise, the risk of developing heat-related illnesses increases. Every year, there are approximately 700 deaths, 9,200 hospitalizations, and 68,000 calls to emergency departments due to heat-related conditions. The most common type of illness is heat exhaustion and if left untreated, it could worsen to heat stroke. What is Heat Exhaustion?...
How Important is Wearing a Seat Belt?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on August 12, 2021
While most people understand that wearing a seat belt is important, many decide not to wear one when getting into a vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, 22,215 people were killed in a motor-vehicle accident; 47% of them were not wearing a seatbelt. Seat Belt Laws in Ohio: Drivers...
Staying Safe as an Athlete
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on August 9, 2021
With fall training underway for high school athletes, it’s important to think about safety and know the risks involved in sports. The Ohio High School Athletic Association recently came out with updates and precautions pertaining to fall sports this year. While these updates are important, it is also necessary to talk about potential injuries...
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...