You’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 15, 2021
Being involved in an accident is stressful. It's natural to wonder what steps you should take in the aftermath of such an event. However, first things first - try to remain calm and focused. The Ohio car accident attorneys of Elk & Elk have compiled a list of things to do at and after...
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...
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:...
Sharing the Road With Trucks
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Truck Accident on February 4, 2021
When sharing the road with a semi-trailer truck, it is essential to follow safety guidelines. The fact is, most deaths in large truck crashes involve occupants of passenger vehicles. Smaller vehicles—and the people in them—are vulnerable. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars....
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...
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Toledo
Posted in Car Accident on July 23, 2020
What are the most dangerous intersections in Toledo? As part of our larger, state-wide intersection collision study, we aimed to find out. With the help of data visualization agency 1Point21 Interactive, we analyzed six years of Ohio collision data to get a closer, city-centric look at where car accidents were occurring the most on...
The Most Dangerous Intersections in Dayton
Posted in Car Accident on July 23, 2020
As part of our larger study of intersection related crashes, we also identified areas where drivers and road users may be at higher risk of a crash or injury in each major Ohio city. Our Ohio personal injury lawyers and the data analyzation team at 1Point21 Interactive analyzed six years of crash data to...