Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Community Outreach, In the news on January 12, 2023
Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a new legislation to help stop drivers from texting while driving. The new bill will take effect in less than 90 days. DeWine mentioned that the law would change the culture around distracted driving in Ohio and help reduce preventable fatalities that come with distracted driving. Texting and driving...
Elk + Elk’s Best Blogs Of 2022
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness, In the news on December 29, 2022
It's the end of the year, and as we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, we wanted to share our most-read blogs of 2022. From school bus safety to preparing for winter storms, find out which blogs made our top five. Top 5 Blogs of 2022 When is it safe to pass...
Christmas Winter Storm 2022: Staying Safe at Home and on the Road in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Health & Wellness, Motorcycle Accident on December 22, 2022
It looks like there will be snow for Christmas, after all! A significant winter storm will most likely affect northern Ohio, beginning early Thursday morning and lingering into early Christmas day. The storm is bringing strong winds, heavy snow, and chilly temperatures with it. This will be the coldest Christmas in over two decades...
Drunk Driving Accidents Increase Around The Holiday Season
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on December 15, 2022
While the holidays can be a joyous occasion for many, they can also be dangerous. Many families spend their holidays traveling, increasing their risk of getting into an accident. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 371 people may die on U.S. roads this holiday. Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over While alcohol plays...
Can Ohioans With Alzheimer’s Be Held Liable For Vehicle Collisions?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on November 17, 2022
November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness for the disease. Alzheimer's is a progressive, deadly brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. People with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease should never be behind the wheel. Memory and decision-making skills worsen as the disease...
Car Accidents Increase After Daylight Saving Time
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on November 7, 2022
Every fall, daylight saving time comes to an end on the first Sunday in November. While some enjoy the extra hour of sleep, the end of daylight saving time can be dangerous for drivers and animals on the road. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME THAT CAUSES ACCIDENTS? Recent research shows that losing one...
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on August 30, 2022
How defensive is your driving? When approaching an intersection, a driver must be alert, be aware of their surroundings and prepare for the unexpected. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), more than 50% of accidents annually occur around intersections. Below is a guide to understanding the causes of intersection collisions and how to...
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...
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...
Why Do Truck Accidents Occur?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on February 24, 2022
When long-haul truck drivers hit the road, they are expected to drive up to 11 hours and approximately 500 miles a day. In 2021, a non-truck driver's number of miles driven equated to around 39 miles a day. With the high mileage and long hours, truck drivers can be exposed to a variety of...