Seat Belt Use Matters

seat beltMost people are aware of the safety benefits of seat belt use, yet many choose to forego seat belt use while driving or riding in a car.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries and save lives in a motor vehicle crash. Continue reading “Seat Belt Use Matters”

Who is liable for injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident?

Taking an Uber or Lyft is a convenient way to get from point A to point B without using your personal vehicle or public transportation. Because there is no concern about parking, and the cost can even be lower than traditional taxi or limousine options, Uber, Lyft and similar services have quickly become popular. Many people have a rideshare app on their phones, so it’s quick and easy to reach a driver at any time. Continue reading “Who is liable for injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident?”

3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

injury lawyerBy William J. Price

It’s common to be overwhelmed and confused after suffering a serious injury. On top of the physical and emotional challenges of recovering or adjusting to life with a new disability, you now face an uphill legal battle to get compensation for your injuries. Continue reading “3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer”

Involved In a Fender Bender? Here’s What To Do Next.

Most drivers will be involved in some sort of car accident in their lifetimes. In fact, over a lifetime of driving, a driver may be involved in several accidents. By car insurance industry estimates, the average driver will file a collision claim approximately once every 17.9 years.

fender bender

The majority of car accidents are not serious. Many are fender benders resulting in some minor damage to a car.  Continue reading “Involved In a Fender Bender? Here’s What To Do Next.”

Understanding disc herniations

Anyone with a disc injury knows how problematic they can be.

disc herniations

Discs act as cushions between spinal vertebrae. They act as shock absorbers and ligaments to hold vertebrae together, allowing for movement of the spine. Continue reading “Understanding disc herniations”

Opioid-Related Car Accidents Are On The Rise

The opioid crisis opioidis hitting Ohio especially hard.

Abuse of prescription painkillers like fentanyl and oxycodone, as well as heroin, has risen dramatically over the past decade:

In 2005:

  • Approximately 15,000 deaths in the United States
  • 500 deaths in Ohio

In 2015:

  • Approximately 33,000 deaths in the United States
  • 2,700 deaths in Ohio

Alarmingly, experts believe that opioid-related deaths across the United States may actually be underreported.

With masses of people hooked on opioids, all facets of life are affected. Continue reading “Opioid-Related Car Accidents Are On The Rise”

100 Deadliest Days: 5 Dangers to Discuss with Your Teen Driver

Did you know we are in the middle of the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers?

Over the past five years more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers between Memorial Day and Labor Day and in recent weeks, tragic accidents have claimed the lives of several Ohio teens. Continue reading “100 Deadliest Days: 5 Dangers to Discuss with Your Teen Driver”

How to document your recovery after a car crash

By William J. Price

car crashMany car crash victims suffer serious injuries that prevent them from caring for themselves and their families or doing the things they love.

Whether these struggles will last for months or a lifetime, documenting the recovery period can be an important step toward building the foundation of a case. A skilled attorney can combine these notes with information about the injuries and treatments to paint a picture of the ways the victim’s life was changed by the crash and determine how they should be compensated for the damages. Continue reading “How to document your recovery after a car crash”