Ohio Backyard Pool Liability
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 5, 2020
While nothing beats cooling off in a pool on a hot summer day, be aware that owning a pool comes with important responsibilities. In Ohio, homeowners may be liable for injuries that occur on their property, including incidents in or around swimming pools. What’s more, under the “attractive nuisance doctrine,” pool owners may be...
Pass & Seymour Recalls Electrical Receptacles
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on April 16, 2020
On April 9, 2020, Pass & Seymour recalled commercial-grade electrical receptacles due to a burn hazard. A manufacturing error within the product could lead consumers to improperly force the plug into the receptacle, resulting in overheating and, ultimately, a burn risk. A list of recalled models is available here. The model number is printed...
School Bus Driver Liability for Injuries
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 7, 2015
Earlier this year, the Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments about liability for injuries to children involving school buses. The issue in the case was whether school bus drivers are liable for injuries and fatalities when students do not go straight home after leaving the bus. Although the court dismissed the case, the general issues...
AED Liability in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on July 23, 2015
The Elk & Elk law firm is pleased to announce it has purchased an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for use in an emergency. This life-saving device is located on the first floor of our Mayfield Heights location, near the restrooms. Now employees, clients and visitors to the Elk & Elk building will have a better...
Dog Bite Prevention Week – 2014
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 19, 2014
By now you've probably seen the viral video of "Tara," a family cat saving a young boy from a dog attack. Unfortunately, dogs bite more than 4 million Americans annually, half of which are children. While not all bites are severe, one in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention. National Dog...
Insurance Company Blames You for Accident
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 3, 2014
Ohio attorney Michael Eisner shares a story about a client who was unable to collect compensation for his accident because the insurance company blamed him for his own injuries. Following any motor vehicle accident, you will have to make countless decisions and face added responsibilities. After seeking medical attention, you’ll need to focus...
Make your home safe for trick-or-treaters
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 31, 2013
As a homeowner, you are responsible for keeping your property safe on Halloween and throughout the year. If a person trips or slips and gets hurt walking through your yard, you can be held responsible for any medical expenses they incur as a result. This is known as premises liability. Your friends at Elk...
Ohio Bill Gives Doctors More Immunities
Posted in Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on October 17, 2013
Tort reform is alive and well in Ohio. Amid the rancor surrounding the federal government shutdown, a reprehensible bill has been proposed in the Ohio House of Representatives. If passed, House Bill 276 would grant even more immunities to health care providers. Among other provisions, the bill states that if a physician admits he...
How to Combat Low Insurance Limits and Uninsured Drivers
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 3, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bStSnz8p19g&width=600&height=325 Any responsible driver knows they must carry insurance that will help cover not only themselves in an accident but also anyone else they may have harmed. Unfortunately, there are plenty of drivers out there that either have very low insurance coverage or are simply driving around without any insurance at all. How do...
You did not sign away all your rights with that injury waiver
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 27, 2013
http://youtu.be/M2aITSwzmoI People participate in many physical activities, usually with an understanding of the associated risks and dangers. The activity could be mild, like riding in a go-kart or extreme, like bungee jumping or skydiving. It seems like everywhere you go, you’re being asked to sign a waiver to exclude someone from being sued. An...