What is the punishment for killing someone while driving under the influence?
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 18, 2019
By William J. Price Impaired driving kills and injures thousands of innocent people across the country each year. According to the CDC, 29 people die in crashes involving a drunk driver each day – one death every 50 minutes. Each of these deaths is an avoidable tragedy, and a recent crash that made headlines...
Elk & Elk attorneys to present at upcoming National Business Institute seminar
Posted in Accident & Injury, Firm News, Probate & Estate Planning on October 27, 2017
Elk & Elk attorneys Amy L. Papesh and William J. Price will share their extensive experience in the area of wrongful death litigation at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar in Cleveland. NBI’s “Wrongful Death Litigation: Start-to-Finish” takes place on Thursday, November 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CMBA Conference...
Ohio Supreme Court declines appeal of $2.7M verdict for fatal motorcycle accident
Posted in Accident & Injury, Firm News on March 3, 2017
On February 22, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a $2.7 million verdict awarded to victims of a fatal trike motorcycle crash. Elk & Elk attorneys Gary Cowan and Kimberly Young represented the family of the Ohio man killed in the accident and his surviving spouse, who suffered severe injuries....
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....
Jury Awards $39M in Wrongful Death Case
Posted in Firm News on April 4, 2014
Elk & Elk personal injury attorney Phillip Kuri obtains justice for client CLEVELAND, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Phillip A. Kuri, Partner at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., obtained a $39 million dollar jury verdict for his client.[/caption] The Ohio personal injury law firm of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. is...
Medical Mistake Leads to Infant Death
Posted in Medical Malpractice on October 24, 2013
The birth of a baby should be a joyous occasion. However, sometimes things do not go as planned. Each pregnancy has its own challenges, such as health risks and the possibility of complications. Ideally, doctors and nurses should provide competent care, addressing issues as they arise and bringing the baby...
Six Flags Sued in Roller Coaster Death
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 12, 2013
“Heartbroken” park president wants to be first in line when the deadly ride reopens this weekend. The family of the woman who plummeted to her death while riding a roller coaster filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Six Flags. Just hours after the lawsuit was filed, Six Flags officials announced the ride would reopen...
Zimmerman May Face Civil Suit
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 8, 2013
The criminal trial of George Zimmerman is over, but he may find himself in a courtroom again. The family of shooting victim Trayvon Martin could file a civil suit against Zimmerman for the wrongful-death of Trayvon. Although the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prevents a defendant from being tried for the same crime twice,...