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. [caption id="attachment_33953" align="alignright" width="271"] Wrong-way crashes are increasing.[/caption] 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...
Coming Soon to a Road Near You: More Motorcycles
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident on April 19, 2021
With the arrival of spring comes warm weather, fresh flowers, green grass and ... motorcycles?!? That's right. According to AAA, Ohioans can expect more motorcycles on the roads in the coming months. Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw a surge in motorcycle fatalities (212) and serious injuries (1,176). These numbers represent an increase of 33...
Statute of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Ohio?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Class Action, Consumer Protection, Drug & Medical Devices, Firm News, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Product Liability, Product Recall, Truck Accident, Workplace Injuries and Claims on March 25, 2021
What is a Statute of Limitations? Most people have heard the phrase "statute of limitations," but what does it really mean? In legal terms, statutes of limitations set limits on the length of time available to take legal action. The time limits vary depending on the state and the type of case. For personal...
When to Buy New Tires
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Consumer Protection on March 11, 2021
It can be easy to forget that tires are the most important safety feature on a vehicle. But, if you stop to think about it, it's easy to see why. Tires have direct contact with the road. They have a huge impact on riding, handling and braking. High-Performing Tires For ideal performance, tires should:...
Tips for Driving in Wintry Weather
Posted in Automobile on December 1, 2020
With the arrival of Ohio's first big winter storm, now is a good time to review tips for safe driving on snow and ice. Edmunds published an article with expert advice for staying in control of your vehicle during inclement weather. Stay Home The best tip is the most obvious. When faced with difficult...
Product Safety: October 27
Posted in Automobile, In the news, Product Liability, Product Recall on October 27, 2020
The latest American Association for Justice News Brief covers important product safety news. Marijuana Carries Many Health Risks Similar to Tobacco [caption id="attachment_32206" align="alignright" width="414"] Tobacco and marijuana share many health risks.[/caption] New York Times - Research suggests that smoking marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular health hazards as smoking tobacco. “Many people...
Distracted Driving 411
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Firm News, In the news on August 6, 2020
What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any action that takes a driver's attention away from driving. This includes talking on your phone, texting, eating, chatting with passengers in your car and/or adjusting your radio. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that "...any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction...
2020 Ohio Auto Accident Statistics
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on July 1, 2020
With well over 11 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populated state in the country. As a result, automobile accidents are an everyday occurrence. The Ohio Department of Public Safety published a list of crash statistics for some of the largest counties in the state. If you've been injured in an accident, contact...
10 Best Cars for College Grads
Posted in Automobile on June 6, 2020
It's a weird time to graduate college. Society has been at a standstill due to COVID-19. That said, the country is beginning to reopen. Many college graduates will need vehicles to get to and from work. The top 10 Autotrader constructed a list of the best cars for recent graduates. They accounted for style,...
Drivers Beware: It’s Pothole Season
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, In the news on March 4, 2020
"You know the potholes on a road are bad when they assign lifeguards to them, in case anybody falls inside." -Anonymous From 2011 – 2016, pothole damage cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs. According to a AAA survey, middle- and lower-income individuals worry most about potholes. Pothole damage can lead to pricey...