You probably saw the headlines: In July, a man was killed after one of the carnival rides at the Ohio State Fair fell apart. What do you need to know about carnival rides and safety? The incident also left seven people injured and saw the fair shut down on the opening day. The accident killed…

If you have been injured because of someone else, it can be a real headache. You might be out of work and facing steep medical bills. It can also cause issues with friends, family and your self-esteem. But do you need a personal injury attorney? If you are facing this, you might be wondering whether…

Summertime means fun in the sun – and likely time spent around a swimming pool. If your family loves to swim – or if you own a pool – pool safety is probably top of mind this time of year. The legal experts at Schottenstein Law Offices want you and your loved ones to enjoy…

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…

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