Car Accident

Top Five Myths About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

At Elk + Elk, we understand the sudden, severe impact an unexpected accident can have on your life. Unfortunately, we also know that myths about making personal injury claims have surfaced, causing injury victims to miss out on opportunities to pursue claims against negligent parties. Myth: You Can't File a Personal Injury Claim Over...

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Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban

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...

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Ohio Fatal Crash Statistics 2022

2022 Total Traffic Fatalities in Ohio* 1,146 Leading Causes of Fatal Crashes OVI-Related: 46.2% Speeding: 28.9% Failure to Yield: 11.4% Distracted: 2.9% Deer: 0.4% Counties with the Most Crash Fatalities Franklin County had the highest amount of fatal crashes in 2021, followed by Cuyahoga and Hamilton Counties. Franklin: 118 Cuyahoga: 75 Hamilton: 70 Montgomery:...

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Elk + Elk’s Best Blogs Of 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...

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Christmas Winter Storm 2022: Staying Safe at Home and on the Road in Ohio

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...

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Drunk Driving Accidents Increase Around The Holiday Season

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...

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Can Ohioans With Alzheimer’s Be Held Liable For Vehicle Collisions?

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...

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Car Accidents Increase After Daylight Saving Time

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...

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Intersection Accidents

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...

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Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore After an Accident

Immediately after a motor vehicle accident, everyone involved should be seen by a doctor. No matter how minor, accidents can create life-long injuries that must be taken care of. Even after seeing a doctor, injuries not originally spotted can still surface. Below are the top symptoms that you should watch for after an accident....

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