Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Community Outreach, In the news on January 12, 2023
Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a new legislation to help stop drivers from texting while driving. The new bill will take effect in less than 90 days. DeWine mentioned that the law would change the culture around distracted driving in Ohio and help reduce preventable fatalities that come with distracted driving. Texting and driving...
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...
You’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 15, 2021
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...
National Bike Month: Promoting Safe Motorist and Bicyclist Behavior
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 24, 2021
May is National Bike Month, a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling—and encourage more folks to give biking a try. It's also a great time to promote safe motorist and bicyclist behavior. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recognizes bicycling as a legitimate form of transportation and encourages the safe use and...
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...
Auto Accident FAQs
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 5, 2021
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...
Sharing the Road With Trucks
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Truck Accident on February 4, 2021
When sharing the road with a semi-trailer truck, it is essential to follow safety guidelines. The fact is, most deaths in large truck crashes involve occupants of passenger vehicles. Smaller vehicles—and the people in them—are vulnerable. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars....
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...
What is the punishment for killing someone while driving under the influence?
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 18, 2019
By William J. Price Impaired driving kills and injures thousands of innocent people across the country each year. According to the CDC, 29 people die in crashes involving a drunk driver each day – one death every 50 minutes. Each of these deaths is an avoidable tragedy, and a recent crash that made headlines...
Tips to Manage the Financial Fall Out From a Car Accident Accident
Posted in Accident & Injury on November 30, 2018
By William J. Price Auto accidents create debt instantly. As a victim, you could have to pay for medical bills and damage to your car, all while being forced to take time off of work to recover. The biggest expenses - hospital stays, surgery, long-term care, and medication – pile up quickly, creating a...