Guide to Liability in Summer Sport Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on July 24, 2023
Summer is a season of adventure, outdoor activities, and sports that bring joy and excitement to people of all ages. Accidents can happen while engaging in these activities; unfortunately, injuries may occur. In the event of a summer sports accident, understanding liability becomes crucial for determining who is responsible and seeking fair compensation for...
[UPDATE] Elk + Elk Partner R. Craig McLaughlin Satisfied with Progress in Lawsuit Against Southeast Ohio Regional Jail Employees
Posted in Firm News, In the news on July 7, 2023
UPDATED NOV. 2023 In a federal court case regarding the tragic death of our client while incarcerated at Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, the final remaining defendant, a former jail nurse, has reached a settlement with the plaintiff. The trial was initially scheduled for January 2024. Representing the plaintiff, Kelsea Mercer, Elk + Elk attorney...
Understanding the Legal Implications of Lightning-Related Injuries
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on June 26, 2023
When lightning strikes, the consequences can be devastating, causing severe injuries such as burns, neurological damage, and cardiac issues. Understanding the legal implications surrounding lightning-related injuries becomes crucial in these unfortunate instances. Liability and Negligence Property Owners: Property owners are legally responsible for maintaining a safe environment for visitors and occupants. Suppose a...
Elk & Elk Attorney William Price to present at Ohio State Bar Association program
Posted in Firm News on October 19, 2018
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Elk & Elk Attorney William Price will discuss the ins and outs of negligence cases during an Ohio State Bar Association CLE program. (more…)
Look Before You Leap: Open and obvious hazards
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 26, 2016
What you need to know about Open and Obvious Hazards Slip and fall injuries are common in Ohio, but if a hazard is “open and obvious,” the property owner may not be responsible for your injuries. [caption id="attachment_4338" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Property owners are generally not liable for injuries caused by open and obvious hazards....
Use Caution When Buying Fireworks
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 3, 2014
If you’re thinking about buying fireworks to add some excitement to your 4th of July celebration in Ohio, think again. First and foremost, aside from sparklers and other small novelty items, fireworks are illegal for personal use in Ohio. While you can buy other types of fireworks in Ohio, all fireworks must be transported...
Texas Family Awarded $3M in Fracking Lawsuit
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 1, 2014
In a landmark fracking case, a Texas family has won $2.95 million from an oil company for years of sickness caused by polluted air from nearby drilling. According to court documents, Robert and Lisa Parr filed a lawsuit against Aruba Petroleum Inc. in 2011. They claimed fracking operations near their property had released toxins...
Calculating Future Medical Costs
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 29, 2014
http://youtu.be/s2n153feRx8 Ohio attorney Bill Price talks about what to do if your child has been severely injured in an accident and now needs long-term care. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be very challenging, confusing and emotional. Doctor bills, insurance claims, and other issues won't wait for injuries to heal. What’s even more...
New Regulations for Helicopter Air Ambulances
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 26, 2014
[caption id="attachment_2883" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Jared Davidson[/caption] After an accident, many victims rely on emergency services to deliver them safely to a hospital in order to receive life-saving medical treatment. While emergency medical transportation usually involves an ambulance, sometimes circumstances necessitate the use of a helicopter. Unfortunately, medevac crashes involving helicopters have been on...
Limits on Your Personal Injury Compensation
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 24, 2014
Attorney Gary Cowan explains caps on pain and suffering in Ohio lawsuits. After being injured in a personal injury accident, you have only one chance to become made whole again and this is to bring a lawsuit against the person who caused you harm. The amount you may be awarded, either by a...