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…)
Navigating the insurance claims process: Tips from a personal injury attorney
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 4, 2017
By William J. Price Your car was destroyed in a crash, and now you’re stuck dealing with the other guy’s insurance carrier. A few days after exiting the Emergency Room, you begin receiving medical bills and phone calls demanding payment. To make times worse, you cannot return to work until your doctor signs a...
When man’s best friend isn’t so friendly: Tips for avoiding dog bites
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 8, 2016
You’re jogging down the sidewalk when, out of nowhere, an unfamiliar dog comes charging toward you. Do you run the opposite direction? Scream at the top of your lungs? In this scenario, following your first instinct would probably be the worst decision you could make. Loud noises or sudden movements will further provoke the dog,...
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....
Elk & Elk Attorneys to Present at NBI Seminar
Posted in Accident & Injury, Drug & Medical Devices, Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice, Workplace Injuries and Claims on May 28, 2015
Elk & Elk Attorneys to Present at NBI Seminar In the field of personal injury law, it is essential for attorneys and other legal professionals to possess a basic understanding of the human anatomy, types of injuries and common treatment options. An upcoming National Business Institute live seminar featuring presentations from three Elk & Elk attorneys...
Loss of consortium claims for same-sex couples: Equal protection under the law?
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 22, 2015
In some states, married same-sex couples cannot receive benefits from personal injury claims that are afforded to married opposite-sex couples. On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the matter of Obergefell v. Hodges, one of four state cases related to same-sex marriage scheduled before the nation’s high court this session....
Medical Apps for Injury Victims
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on April 15, 2015
Forgetting or choosing not to take your medicine is never a good idea, but for injured clients, it’s imperative to follow their medical provider’s care plan. In both personal injury and medical malpractice claims, the validity of an injury may come into doubt if you don’t follow up with your doctor and adhere to...
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”...