Top Five Myths About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on January 26, 2023
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...
Christmas Winter Storm 2022: Staying Safe at Home and on the Road in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Health & Wellness, Motorcycle Accident on December 22, 2022
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...
Car Accidents Increase After Daylight Saving Time
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on November 7, 2022
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...
Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
Posted in Accident & Injury, Motorcycle Accident on May 13, 2022
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 5,500 fatalities of motorcyclists in 2020. As the weather gets warmer and more motorcycles take to the streets, it's important for both motorists and motorcyclists to know how to share the road. 7 Tips for Sharing...
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...
2020 Ohio Auto Accident Statistics
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on July 1, 2020
With well over 11 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populated state in the country. As a result, automobile accidents are an everyday occurrence. The Ohio Department of Public Safety published a list of crash statistics for some of the largest counties in the state. If you've been injured in an accident, contact...
Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident on February 26, 2020
Here's an important question to ask yourself: How much could you afford to pay out of pocket if you were injured or your car was damaged by an uninsured driver? What if you were the victim of a hit-and-run? If you have been injured or involved in a hit and run accident in Ohio,...