The last thing people want to do this holiday is spend money on a gift for someone that causes serious injuries – especially to children. Unfortunately, it can and does happen: Every three minutes, a child goes to the hospital with toy-related injuries. As such, avoiding defective or potentially dangerous toys this holiday will be crucial.
Groups like World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc., (WATCH) put together a list of the worst toys of the year to make it easier to avoid dangerous products.
The list from WATCH includes:
Continue reading “Toys to avoid giving this holiday season”
By William J. Price
Auto accidents create debt instantly. As a victim, you could have to pay for medical bills and damage to your car, all while being forced to take time off of work to recover. The biggest expenses – hospital stays, surgery, long-term care, and medication – pile up quickly, creating a mountain of debt.
The result: Your credit report is damaged within 30 days. Continue reading “How to manage the financial fallout from an auto accident”
Ohio residents are preparing for the cold, snowy and icy conditions expected this winter.
Whether that means staying warm inside or digging out the snowshoes and skis for some outdoor fun, it also means brushing up on the rules of snow and ice removal from sidewalks and roads.
Continue reading “Rules for snow removal and how to avoid accidents this winter”
By William J. Price
A careless driver crashed into your car. Your injuries sent you to the hospital and kept you out of work for a month. You ask the driver’s insurance carrier to begin paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses their client caused. There’s a good chance they’ll tell you it’s not their problem.
Continue reading “The dangers of settling your injury case without talking to a lawyer”
Driver’s ed teaches new drivers the basic skills for responsible driving. A temporary permit allows new drivers the chance to get driving experience.
But new drivers still lack experience behind the wheel.
One common traffic scenario that may be challenging for new drivers to navigate is traffic clumping.
Continue reading “What are traffic clumps, and why are they dangerous for new drivers?”
If you are like millions of other people across the country, you are gearing up for a road trip on Thanksgiving.
Whether this trip is across the country or across the city, it is important to be mindful that certain hazards increase during the Thanksgiving holiday. The most dangerous, perhaps, is the increased number of drunk drivers on the road.
Continue reading “This Thanksgiving, beware of drunk drivers”
Over the past year or so, electric scooters have surged in popularity. Just two months ago, the manufacturer of one popular scooter, Bird, announced that about one year since launching, 10 million rides had been taken.
Unfortunately, scooter-related accident and injury numbers have also surged. And consumers are fighting back.
Continue reading “How safe are electric scooters?”
The damage that can be caused to a pedestrian in an accident involving a motor vehicle is a reality that we, as attorneys, have seen firsthand and all too often in working with our clients. Even at very low speeds these accidents change lives irrevocably, both for the person injured as well as their families.
Continue reading “The alarming rise in pedestrian accidents”
In the coming weeks, people across Ohio will be heading home for the holidays or opening their doors to welcome people in their own home. And whether you have people staying with you for a week or you are visiting someone for an evening, making sure a home is safe should be a top priority for every homeowner this time of year.
Below are some tips for how to make a home safer for visitors and what to watch out for to avoid potential accidents on someone else’s property.
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Whether you don’t have a car of your own or you just need a ride home after a night out, ridesharing services offer an easy, affordable way to get around. They’re also a great way for people who have a car and spare time to make some money on the side.
But just like other types of transportation, accidents can happen when you’re riding in an Uber or Lyft or working as a driver.
If you’re injured in an accident involving one of these services – as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian – taking a few steps after the crash can help protect the value of your case. Continue reading “What to do if you were hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident”