It’s that time of year: Summer is fading and it’s time for your children to head back to the classroom. You are probably shopping for supplies and clothing but have you considered back to school safety tips? We all want to think about our children being safe in school, and back to school safety tips…

As the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisp and cool, many motorcyclists are likely thinking of motorcycle road trips. Are they thinking about motorcycle safety, though? In Ohio, the law states that motorcycle riders over the age of 18 do not have to wear a helmet. However, according to the Ohio Department…

Every year, millions of American children play at least one sport. Athletics are a great way to teach kids about teamwork, healthy habits and commitment. So if your child plays a sport or two, you probably need to schedule school sports physicals. Most school sports physicals include the typical exams: Measuring height and weight, checking…

Who doesn’t love to ooh and ahh over the brilliant fireworks displays found in cities, towns and villages all over Ohio? We know we do! But fireworks safety is no joke. It can be a dangerous thing to watch or take part in. While fireworks are lovely, there are dangers. Burns, fingers or eyes damaged…

It’s a milestone many children and parents celebrate: Riding a two-wheeler! Bike safety and kids is something you should start early and enforce often. Setting up family rules can help. By laying the groundwork for good bike safety practices, you are teaching your children how to stay safe when riding around. While you’ll likely always…

There’s nothing better than a gorgeous afternoon on a lake, in the summer, on a boat. But do you know all you need to know to stay safe while boating this summer? While a day on the lake is relaxing, you should also focus on ways to stay safe while boating. It’s not intuitive; there…

Bicyclists are a common site on Ohio roadways in the spring and summer but they can also be at risk for collisions with motorists. That’s why Ohio’s new 3-foot rule was enacted – to make the roads safer for all. Bicycle crashes in Ohio are on the rise. According to the Ohio Department of Public…

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…

If you have a family member who can no longer live independently chances are, he or she is in a nursing home or care facility. While you may be confident in your loved one’s care, elder abuse does happen – and it can be prevented. Knowing the signs of elder abuse, and keeping close tabs…

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…

If you are like most Americans, your home is your biggest investment. It’s also where you live, spend time with family and friends and make memories. Having a safe home is key because you want to protect your investment. What is a safe home? It is one that is free of trip-and-fall hazards and other…

The automotive industry strives to improve vehicle safety by introducing technology that helps drivers avoid accidents and by making vehicles more resilient during crashes. From the seat belt to the airbag, vehicles have clearly become safer overtime. Now automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) are one of the newest safety features to reduce the risk of…

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…

When a car manufacturer discovers a dangerous defect with a part or device in a car it makes, it is sometimes required to issue a recall to warn consumers of the danger. Most manufacturers do this by sending notices to car owners or through the media, and cover the costs of any necessary repairs to…

We are all aware of the perils of driving. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are 5.5 million crashes every year.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 93 percent of those crashes are caused by human error, and 2.3 million occupants are injured in traffic collisions annually. While most catastrophic accidents occur while…

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