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...
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,...
Ohio Cracking Down on Distracted Driving
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, In the news, Motorcycle Accident on February 21, 2020
New legislation – the Hands-Free Ohio Bill – seeks to ban handheld electronic devices while driving. “Distracted driving hurts and kills innocent people. It devastates families,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, an ardent supporter of the bill. Under the proposed bill, motorists would be prohibited from activities like watching videos, taking pictures or videos,...
Should the government take action to prevent side underride collisions?
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 24, 2017
Side underride accidents result in some of the most devastating injuries imaginable. These accidents can essentially shave the roof off of a car. This can result in the decapitation of the driver and passenger(s). Those who survive often suffer incapacitating injuries to the head, brain, neck, and spinal cord. Unfortunately, trucks are not required...
Preventing Debris-Related Crashes: How to Safely Secure Objects to Your Vehicle
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 18, 2017
Do you feel uneasy when you’re driving behind a minivan towing a trailer of garage sale finds or a pickup truck hauling a suspiciously shaky mattress? You know, something like this: You have good reason to be nervous. A 2016 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study determined more than 200,000 debris-related crashes were reported...
Death of social media celebrity raises concerns about chiropractic neck manipulation
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on November 3, 2016
By William J. Price On Feb. 4, 2016, model and social media celebrity Katie May died at the age of 34 after suffering a stroke. Last month, a new Los Angeles Coroner's Office report suggested her death was potentially caused by chiropractic neck manipulation to relieve a pinched nerve. According to the American Chiropractic...
5 to Drive: National Teen Driver Safety Week
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 22, 2013
October 20-26, 2013 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. To mark the occasion, Elk & Elk is issuing a special challenge this week to the parents of all teen drivers with a special “5 to Drive” campaign encouraging parents to always set the rules before their teens hit the road. Motor vehicle crashes are...
Cell Phone Distractions Cause Countless Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 11, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M49TEZEqBbU&feature=share&list=UU-L5izB-eqGewHuHeOIa6jA As a driver, you must be fully aware at all times in order to avoid accidents and stay out of harm’s way. Distracted driving can cause an accident anywhere -- whether you are cruising on the highway or just driving around town. Drivers can be distracted in a myriad of ways, such as...
Deadly Ohio Semi Crash
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 13, 2013
An Ohio woman died Wednesday in a horrific tractor-trailer accident in Circleville, Ohio. The truck driver is facing charges for allegedly tampering with evidence. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Amy Schneider of South Bloomfield was killed in the accident and the truck driver was listed as 41-year old Tracy Ferrell of Michigan. Ferrell was...
Is Mediation the Best Choice for My Case?
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 4, 2013
http://youtu.be/1ETBanJ8ktk If you've been involved in an accident, you may want to know what options you have to seek compensation for the harm someone else has caused you. In each personal injury case, a client will have options. It takes an experienced attorney to properly assess the situation and help the client...