Birth Defects: Causes, Types, and Prevention
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 12, 2022
January is designated as National Birth Defect Awareness Month. Every year, nearly 120,000 babies are born with a congenital disability. This month is dedicated to learning how to prevent birth defects before and during pregnancy and that children born with one can still maintain a full life. What is a Birth Defect? Birth defects...
Preparing for Winter Storms
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 5, 2022
As cold weather and winter storms approach, it is important to be prepared for any situation. In 2020, winter storms caused $1.1 billion in insured losses. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to predict winter weather, so preparations must be made for yourself and others. Here are tips for staying safe in both indoor and...
Out-of-State Car Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on December 23, 2021
Traveling to see friends and family during the holidays can be exciting, but what happens when you get into a car accident out of state? We have created a guide to better understand what to do if this occurs. Steps to take after an out-of-state car accident: 1. Call the police It is essential to contact the authorities...
Holiday Lights and Events Around Ohio 2021
Posted in Leisure on December 14, 2021
The holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends while making memories each year. We made a list of holiday events around Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati that everyone will enjoy. Cleveland A Garden Holiday 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 Explore the decorated trees and gingerbread houses throughout the...
Common Causes of Accidents in Ohio for 2021
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on December 9, 2021
As of December 2021, there have been over 54,000 car accidents with nearly 1,300 fatalities in Ohio. Let’s take a look at the common causes that contributed to car accidents over the past year. Distracted Driving Distracted driving is anything that takes the driver’s focus away while they are operating a vehicle, such as:...
Elk + Elk Donates to Cleveland Clinic Children’s on GivingTuesday
Posted in Community Outreach on November 30, 2021
Managing Partner Jay Kelley joined the Mark Nolan Show Tuesday morning for the first Majic 105.7 Cleveland Radiothon benefiting Cleveland Clinic Children’s. After Elk + Elk donated $2,500, Jay promised to match the next ten $100 donations that came in. The Radiothon is running from 6 am – 6 pm. All of the money...
Telemedicine in Healthcare
Posted in Health & Wellness on November 18, 2021
At the beginning of 2020, 41-42% of people have admitted delaying care or avoiding going to the doctor. Telemedicine has made it possible to gain treatment virtually with the comfort of staying home. What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is the process of receiving medical attention using technology. The three types of telemedicine are: Store-and-Forward Telemedicine...
Drowsy Driving Prevention
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on November 10, 2021
November 7-14, 2021, is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Though it may seem like driving while tired is not dangerous, it causes more than 100,000 crashes and around 700 deaths every year. Over 50% of drivers have admitted to getting behind the wheel when extremely tired, which can be just as dangerous as driving intoxicated....
Elk + Elk’s Amy Papesh to Present at National Business Institute Seminars
Posted in Probate & Estate Planning on November 8, 2021
Elk + Elk attorney Amy Papesh will provide valuable insights at several upcoming National Business Institute online seminars. The seminars will cover the most effective estate planning procedures and strategies, drafting wills and trusts in Ohio, and drafting better estate planning documents. Ohio Estate Administration From Start to Finish: A Step-By-Step Guide to Estate...
Essentials to Keep in the Car
Posted in Automobile, Consumer Protection on November 2, 2021
Whether you’re driving across the country or just down the road, it’s important to have a few items in your car for any unexpected situations. Below is a list of essential items to keep in your vehicle at all times. Jumper Cables/Portable Jump Box A car battery can die at any point without warning,...