Ohioans spend a lot of time outside during the summer, whether they are doing yardwork, walking around the neighborhood or eating outside on a restaurant patio. And for the most part, these outdoor excursions are fun – or at least uneventful.
That can all change if a person is bitten by a dog. Unfortunately, a dog bite can ruin more than a person’s summer, so it is crucial that victims take action.
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A recent study by the AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety found that 83 percent of older drivers never initiate a conversation about driving safety with a family member, doctor or concerned loved one.
The Foundation is recommending that family members talk to their loved ones early about aging and driving safety. Talking to a loved one before safety is a concern is one way to avoid a sudden, panicked conversation.
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In a matter of weeks, children across Ohio will be back in the classroom. That means parents are getting out to do their back-to-school shopping to purchase the things their kids need to have a good start to the new year.
If you are among these parents, you should be aware of some potentially hazardous school supplies that you should avoid.
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Did you know that over the past five years, more Ohioans have been killed in car accidents during the month of August than in any other month?
As noted in an article on the deadliest month for Ohio drivers, 563 people died in motor vehicle crashes in August between 2013 and 2017. By comparison, 413 people died in motor vehicle crashes in December between 2013 and 2017. Because of this, drivers are urged to be especially cautious on the road this month.
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Distracted driving is a dangerous practice, something that all drivers should avoid.
But drivers don’t let these dangers stop them from using phones while they drive. In fact, distracted driving is more of a problem than ever.
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The Ohio State Fair is a much-loved and anticipated event. Unfortunately, this year serves as a reminder to many Ohioans of the tragedy that happened one year ago.
At the 2017 Ohio State Fair, a tragic accident occurred on the Fire Ball ride, killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injuring several others. The ride fell apart while operating, flinging several of the riders into the air. The cause of the accident was found to be excessive corrosion on one of the ride’s support beams.
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Technology has revolutionized driving.
Up until about 20 years ago, drivers relied on paper maps to find their way.
Cars with driverless features are slowly replacing human-operated vehicles. By 2020, 10 million self-driving cars are expected to be on the road.
Continue reading “Why drivers should consider getting a dash cam”
We’ve all seen them: Drivers who speed by us on the highway or come racing up behind us on a busy road. These are drivers who follow us too closely, race through intersections and weave in and out of traffic. Often, just seeing a driver like this on the road can make anyone feel worried about their safety.
Driving dangerously is a big problem in every state, and every state has penalties of speeding and reckless driving. Unfortunately, these consequences aren’t enough to stop many drivers from driving too fast, especially here in Ohio.
Continue reading “Taking legal action after a crash with a speeding driver”
The Fourth of July might be behind us now, but fallout from the holiday could still be ahead for any person who was seriously injured as a result of a celebratory-related accident. More could be on the way, too, as people continue to observe the holiday going into the weekend.
There are many types of injuries that are unfortunately common, especially during summertime holidays like the Fourth of July.
Continue reading “Injured over the Fourth of July? Know your legal options”
Did you know that over 80,000 bicyclists went to the emergency room in 2015 for head injuries? Or that 840 riders died in accidents in 2016?
Considering the massive number of people injured or killed while riding a bicycle in the U.S. every year, it is crucial to understand what steps we can take to prevent bicycling accidents and keep riders safe.
Continue reading “Bicyclists: Is it time to update your equipment?”