Pedestrian Safety: Statistics & Tips – 2021 Update
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness, In the news on July 13, 2021
Despite fewer cars on the roads last year, pedestrian fatalities increased. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that there were 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020, a nearly five-percent increase from 2019. Per mile driven, pedestrian fatalities increased just over 20% in the first half of 2020 with risky driving to blame. Pedestrian fatalities have...
Why photos and videos are keys to winning your case
Posted in Accident & Injury on November 12, 2018
By William J. Price The aftermath of an accident can be chaotic, and it’s easy to become distracted by everything going on at the scene. While anyone who was injured should seek immediate medical attention, it’s also critical to be sure a family member or friend is taking photos and videos to document the...
Do you need a doctor’s note for time off of work after an injury?
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 29, 2018
By William J. Price One of the biggest concerns for someone who has been seriously injured in an accident is if and when they’ll be able to return to work. As the weeks go by and the bills pile up, the stress of not knowing when you’ll earn your next paycheck can make it...
Can your prior health history strengthen your personal injury case?
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 15, 2018
By William J. Price After you’ve suffered a serious injury, it can be hard to get your mind off the future. Will you be able to go back to work? How will your medical bills get paid? What impact will your injuries have on your loved ones? Being able to provide a thorough, documented...
One simple way to strengthen your claim for lost wages
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 21, 2018
By William J. Price If you can’t work after suffering injuries in an auto accident caused by another driver, it’s reasonable to expect that you could recover your lost wages. This concept seems simple and fair. Unfortunately, when an insurance carrier is examining your claim, they may question or limit the time you can...
Elk & Elk attorney William Price to present on ethical issues in personal injury cases
Posted in Firm News on March 12, 2018
Are you properly handling interactions with personal injury clients? On Wednesday, March 21, join Elk & Elk attorney William Price at the Columbus Bar Association for a CLE presentation on ethical issues in personal injury cases. Price will offer valuable guidance and tips for avoiding common pitfalls to keep your practice running smoothly. (more…)
Why won’t the insurance adjuster call me back?
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 4, 2018
By William J. Price Every plaintiff has the same complaint: "The insurance adjuster will not call me back." It’s not unusual, and the adjuster is not making the matter personal. Your case is classified as a claim, and adjusters do not call people back due to the volume of claims. An efficient and diligent...
How to Avoid Gaps in Your Treatment After an Injury
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 20, 2017
By William J. Price A gap in treatment is a period of time when there is no documented medical treatment. For example, if you are in an accident and do not go to the emergency room for over 30 days, there is a 30-day gap in treatment. A second type of gap can occur...
Co-Counseling a Personal Injury Case: Tips for Working with Other Attorneys
Posted in Firm News on September 7, 2017
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Ohio Lawyer, the Ohio State Bar Association's member magazine. By William J. Price A former client is injured in a car accident, holds the other driver accountable and asks for your help. If your firm doesn’t typically handle personal injury claims, you may think there’s nothing...
3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 24, 2017
By William J. Price It’s common to be overwhelmed and confused after suffering a serious injury. On top of the physical and emotional challenges of recovering or adjusting to life with a new disability, you now face an uphill legal battle to get compensation for your injuries. (more…)