car accident

Car Accidents Increase After Daylight Saving Time

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...

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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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National Bike Month: Promoting Safe Motorist and Bicyclist Behavior

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...

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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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Sharing the Road With Trucks

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....

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2020 Ohio Auto Accident Statistics

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...

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What is the punishment for killing someone while driving under the influence?

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...

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Tips to Manage the Financial Fall Out From a Car Accident Accident

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...

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The dangers of settling your injury case without talking to a lawyer

By William J. Price A careless driver crashed into your car. Your injuries sent you to the hospital and kept you out of work for a month. You ask the driver’s insurance carrier to begin paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses their client caused. There’s a good chance they’ll tell...

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