Car Accident

8 Common Mistakes of Teen Drivers

As a teenager, getting a driver's license brings a new sense of freedom. They don't have to rely on others for rides and can drive to any destination they want. With this freedom comes a new form of responsibility on the road. Within the first year of having their license, teens are 10 times...

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What Type of Car Seat Does Your Child Need?

September 19-25 is recognized as Child Passenger Safety Week to bring awareness on keeping children safe in the car. Car crashes are the leading cause of death in children under 13, with at least two children killed and 374 injured every day. In 2019, based on crashes where children have died, 38% of them...

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How Important is Wearing a Seat Belt?

While most people understand that wearing a seat belt is important, many decide not to wear one when getting into a vehicle. According to the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, 22,215 people were killed in a motor-vehicle accident; 47% of them were not wearing a seatbelt. Seat Belt Laws in Ohio: Drivers...

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Car

We have good news and bad news. The good news - when it comes to crashes, children are much safer than they used to be. The number of child passenger deaths has declined by more than half since 1975. The bad news - motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for children....

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Summer Driving: Vehicle Safety Checklist

Summer is here, which means people are driving more and traveling for vacations. Which makes it a great time to review this vehicle safety checklist from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before you get in the car and drive off, make sure everything is in good working order. Summer Driving Checklist Battery...

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You’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?

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...

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Deer in the Headlights: Avoiding Animal-Vehicle Collisions

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...

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A Troubling Trend on the Roads

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...

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Coming Soon to a Road Near You: More Motorcycles

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...

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Statute of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Ohio?

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...

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