auto accident

When is it safe to pass a school bus in Ohio?

Being stuck behind a school bus while rushing to work can be frustrating, but school bus safety is more important than shaving a few minutes off your commute time. From 2010 to 2019, there were 1,199 people of all ages killed in school transportation-related crashes—an average of 120 fatalities per year. Bus drivers, pedestrians,...

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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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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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Auto Accident FAQs

Auto accidents are a major public health concern. According to the Association for Safe International Travel, approximately 38,000 people die every year in crashes on U.S. roadways. An additional 4.4 million people require medical attention for accident-related injuries. Road crashes cost the U.S. more than $380 million in direct medical costs. After an auto...

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Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

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,...

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Understanding auto accident case terms: asymptomatic vs. symptomatic

By William J. Price Terms used to describe injuries in auto accident cases can be hard for those outside of the legal profession to understand. One common example of this challenge is the difference between "asymptomatic" and "symptomatic" injuries. This concept is rarely discussed in everyday life but is a very important factor in...

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How a bad attitude can hurt your personal injury case

By William J. Price A personal injury client's credibility and character have an underestimated impact on the value and outcome of their case. Tensions run high after serious accidents and the physical, emotional, and financial traumas can lead victims to say or do things they usually wouldn't. Treating people poorly in the aftermath of...

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How do I document my struggle to recover from an auto accident?

By William J. Price After an auto accident, a jury can decide to compensate you for both the injuries you suffered in the crash and the struggles you experienced throughout your recovery.  Many clients face the same problem at trial: you look healthy and happy, you're back to work, and you can do all...

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Why Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

By William J. Price When you're trying to get back on your feet after a serious accident, there is no substitute for the advice of an experienced lawyer. Family, friends, and acquaintances may have your best interests in mind, but they often overlook issues that could hurt the value of your claim and leave...

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September School Safety: 3 tips for safe drop-off and pick-up

Throughout the month of September, we’ve been sharing safety tips to protect our students in and around their schools and buses. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our September School Safety Series. By Michael Eisner Whether you're running late for work or hurrying to get the kids home after school, drop-off and...

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