Summer Driving: Vehicle Safety Checklist
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident on June 22, 2021
Summer is here, which means people are driving more and traveling for vacations. Which makes it a great time to review this vehicle safety checklist from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before you get in the car and drive off, make sure everything is in good working order. Summer Driving Checklist Battery...
Tips for Driving in Wintry Weather
Posted in Automobile on December 1, 2020
With the arrival of Ohio's first big winter storm, now is a good time to review tips for safe driving on snow and ice. Edmunds published an article with expert advice for staying in control of your vehicle during inclement weather. Stay Home The best tip is the most obvious. When faced with difficult...
4 ways to stay safe on Ohio roads this St. Patrick’s Day
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 15, 2018
Whether you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or not this year, you should be aware that the roads may be more dangerous than usual. Besides the ever-present threat of distracted and reckless drivers, authorities expect there to be an increase in drunk drivers. Holidays and weekends are times when there is already...
How safe is GPS use while driving?
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 6, 2017
When you think of distracted driving, what comes to mind? Most people think of talking on a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. But there are many other forms of distracted driving that can be just as dangerous. (more…)
Staying Safe On The Roads This Labor Day Weekend
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 28, 2017
Labor Day is just around the corner. For many individuals and families, it means planning one last summer outing. Many motorists will be hitting the road, enjoying the last 3-day weekend of the summer. In 2016, Labor Day was September 6th. According to the Ohio Department Of Public Safety, there were more injuries and...
None 4 Under 21 & Choices Beyond 2016
Posted in Community Outreach on May 3, 2016
The Importance of Making Safe Decisions None 4 Under 21 & Choices Beyond 2016 On Tuesday, April 19, Elk & Elk joined Portage County Safe Communities in presenting the 14th Annual None 4 Under 21 and Choices Beyond Program. Each year nearly 2,000 students from area high schools travel to Hiram College to attend...
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,...
Prom and Graduation: Safe Driving
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 7, 2015
Prom and graduation season is exciting, but unfortunately, the months of April, May, and June are also the most dangerous times for high school students. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. One out of three teen crashes is alcohol related and distracted driving results in thousands of deaths. To help...
Tips to Avoid Traffic Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 28, 2013
by Arthur M. Elk As a car accident lawyer, I have represented numerous plaintiffs in cases where someone made an error in judgment on the road. Many traffic accidents are the result of distractions, frustrations, impatience, or simply a lack of attention and awareness. Here are a few easy tips on how to avoid...
What to Keep in Your Car in Case of an Emergency
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 17, 2013
by Arthur M. Elk No one likes to spend time thinking about the possibility of a life-threatening collision out on the road, but sometimes auto accidents are completely out of one’s control. If you’re involved in a car accident, experienced attorneys at our firm can handle any legal or financial ramifications. Unfortunately, I can’t...