Every day it seems, there is another product recalled. From food to health care products to toys, a recalled product can pose real hazards to you and your family. Protecting yourself and loved ones from a recalled product can be difficult, but there is help available. But what is a recall and who can recall…

Having a baby is a wonderful, emotional time. And giving birth should be special and stress-free, right? Birth injuries, however, are common – 6-8 infants out of 1,000 born will have a birth injury, according to the National Healthcare Quality Report (AHRQ). Common birth injuries can range from minor to severe, including nerve damage, hemorrhage and…

Losing a loved one is always difficult and it can be even harder if you suspect your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death. Medical mistakes, injuries on the job or an accident can take a life and sometimes, these deaths can be prevented and you should consider a wrongful death case. Each…

If you have a teenager, you probably know that he or she loves to text.  You probably also know that you should be talking about teenage distracted driving. It isn’t always easy to talk to teenagers, especially about something like teenage distracted driving. Chances are, your teenager knows that texting and driving is a bad…

Everyone knows accidents happen. You slip and fall. You get into an auto accident. You get bitten by the neighbor’s dog. It can be hard, however to know if you need to hire a personal injury attorney. If you aren’t a lawyer yourself, it is confusing and sometimes unclear if hiring an attorney after you…

You were driving to work, or school. Just minding your own business, going about your day and then: You were hit by a drunk driving accident. Suddenly, everything has changed. Maybe you are injured. Maybe your car is totaled. It can be hard to know what to do or who to contact after a drunk driving…

Many personal injury claims arise because one individual has a duty of care to another person based on premises liability. A duty of care simply means that the individual with the duty must behave in a reasonable way so that he or she does not put the other person at risk of injury. Under premise…

Children get hurt when playing, participating in sports and other recreational activities, or while just being children and exploring their surroundings. However, when children get seriously hurt as a result of another person’s negligence, the child has the same right to seek compensation for his injuries that an adult in the same situation would. In…

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit that is usually filed after a person has been killed through the intentional or negligent actions of another person or entity. Because it is a civil lawsuit, a wrongful death lawsuit does not result in the imprisonment of the defendant in the case, and if successful, an only result in…

Ohio roads are no strangers to serious head-on auto accidents. In August, a portion of Route 49 in Darke County was closed for hours after a car and semitrailer met head on, injuring three people. One person was treated at the scene but two were taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter. A female passenger was in serious…

Lane splitting is a motorcycle riding maneuver that is supposed to save a motorcycle rider time, while in some cases protecting him from accidents with cars that are stopped in a traffic jam or in stop-and-go traffic. Lane splitting happens when a motorcycle rides in between lanes with cars on either side, while the cars…

Like in most states, dog owners in Ohio are strictly liable for the actions of their dogs if their dogs attack and bite someone.  A victim of a dog attack can receive compensation for any medical costs, lost wages, and other related costs from the dog owner or his insurance company.  However, the actions or…

When a person is injured in a car accident or other type of accident that leaves him or her incapacitated or permanently disabled, family members (such as a spouse or parent) may wish to become the primary caregivers. Unless the medical needs of the injured person exceed the physical capacity of the family caregiver, the feeling may…

Neck and back injuries are common among many people who are involved in a car accident. While some people choose to see their primary care physician for treatment, others seek relief and treatment from a chiropractor.  People visiting a chiropractor after an accident may have minor injuries and simply want chiropractic realignment to relieve any…

Having bright headlights in proper working order is essential for nighttime driving, or driving under other conditions with low visibility. According to a report released earlier this year by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), most small SUVs across the country have headlights that do not rate very highly in terms of lighting.  Of…

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