While many Ohioans were enjoying the summer, lawmakers in the Buckeye state were busy reforming worker’s compensation. In October 2017, the worker’s compensation reform will take effect, meaning the statute of limitations for an injury or death claim have been changed. Injured workers or beneficiaries have only one years to file a claim – and…

The dresses, the tuxedoes, the flowers, the limousines: It’s prom season in Central Ohio and if you have teenagers, chances are you are watching them get dressed up and ready for a night on the town. You might also be wondering how to talk to them about preventing teenage drunk driving. We’d all like to…

Grief and the holidays: This time of year can be joyous, but if you have recently lost a loved one, they can also be painful and lonely. At Ed Schottenstein Law Offices, we understand. Sure, you have many special memories but grief and the holidays can be hard to navigate – especially if this is…

Self-driving cars – are there liability issues? As a personal injury lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, the recipient of a SMART transportation grant and likely the future home of self-driving cars, we weigh in on this issue. While the option to get in your vehicle and have a computer drive you where you need to go…

Sharing the road: How to stay safe and avoid an accident with a semi-truck They are big, they cannot stop on a dime and they are pretty much on every road and freeway in America: Semi-trucks. They haul your food, your clothes, the cars you buy – pretty much everything we purchase was hauled by…

Three things to do right away if you or a loved one is bitten by a dog When a dog bites you or a loved one, your first thought is probably to seek medical attention. And that is a good idea, because dog bites can quickly become infected, as well as being painful and possibly…

Know your rights: Bike lanes and rules of the road In and around Columbus, it is becoming more common to share the road with a bicyclist or two. People are commuting by bicycle and even eschewing their cars in favor of bikes to run errands. And don’t forget those who ride for fun or exercise….

Aggressive drivers: How to avoid them We have all seen someone driving aggressively: Weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating or speeding. It can be scary and dangerous to encounter an aggressive driver when you are following the law and driving in a safe manner. However, there are things you can do to keep you…

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…

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…

If you have purchased a new car in the last few years, you probably are familiar with all the high-tech ways to navigate, be entertained and use features like advanced climate control and backup cameras. But do these innovations add to the issue of distracted driving? According to the Centers for Disease Control, eight people…

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