motor vehicle accident
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...
Wet-weather Driving Tips
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 29, 2022
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall. Two of the most common causes are hydroplaning and slippery conditions due to the release of oil, grease, and dirt on the road. However, many other factors can contribute to a motor vehicle accident on a rainy...
Statute of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Ohio?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Class Action, Consumer Protection, Drug & Medical Devices, Firm News, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Product Liability, Product Recall, Truck Accident, Workplace Injuries and Claims on March 25, 2021
What is a Statute of Limitations? Most people have heard the phrase "statute of limitations," but what does it really mean? In legal terms, statutes of limitations set limits on the length of time available to take legal action. The time limits vary depending on the state and the type of case. For personal...
Top 10 driving mistakes that can hurt your personal injury case
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 6, 2015
Most people think of themselves as good drivers; however, seemingly small errors can cause serious accidents. Even if an accident appears to be the fault of another driver, your mistakes could end up costing you—due to a legal theory known as comparative negligence. Comparative negligence provides for you and the other driver to share...
None 4 Under 21 Focuses on Long-Term Consequences of Decisions
Posted in Community Outreach on April 22, 2015
[caption id="attachment_3657" align="alignright" width="300"] Students viewed this terrifying mock crash scene as they entered None 4 Under 21.[/caption] Elk & Elk was the Presenting Sponsor of the 13th annual None 4 Under 21 and Choices Beyond Program, hosted by Portage County Safe Communities at Hiram College. Partner Marilena DiSilvio was the emcee of the afternoon,...
Airbags Exploding Like IEDs – Car Occupants Hit with Shrapnel
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 22, 2014
In an urgent message to consumers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled millions of vehicles due to defective airbags, which can spontaneously explode and seriously harm passengers. According to government officials, owners of affected Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Subaru and General Motors vehicles should take “immediate action”...
Labor Day Safe Driving Tips
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 29, 2014
For many people, Labor Day means a road trip to celebrate the final days of warm weather with family and friends. AAA predicts more than 1.4 million Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the holiday weekend, with national estimates just under 35 million. Unfortunately, the busy holiday traffic also means...
Filing a Claim after a Hit and Run Accident in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 26, 2014
http://youtu.be/FXD0Mwn1qhw?list=UU-L5izB-eqGewHuHeOIa6jA Personal Injury attorney David Elk recounts what happened to a former U.S. Navy seal when he was thrown from his motorcycle in a hit and run accident. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, nothing is more frustrating and alarming than the other driver speeding off from the scene, failing to take...
How Long Will My Accident Case Take?
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 5, 2014
http://youtu.be/bgA3BU5P_YM?list=UU-L5izB-eqGewHuHeOIa6jA Ohio personal injury attorney Mindy Elk Fisher shares important information about filing a claim after a motor vehicle accident. Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident can be frustrating and exhausting as you deal with the other driver, their insurance company and your own insurance company to clean up the mess....
The Dangers of Untrained Semi-Truck Drivers
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 15, 2014
by Arthur Elk How are you behind the wheel of a moving truck? If you're like most people, you probably have to take extra precautions because you're a little unsteady at the wheel. Now imagine that you're driving an 18-wheeler and are trying to navigate 80,000 pounds of metal and cargo. That's about 16...