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Know What To Do In Bad Weather Auto Accidents
  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: January 28, 2020

Rain, snow and ice can make for difficult driving this time of year. Accidents will happen. If it happens to you, will you know what to do? Slick roads and poor visibility can make an accident scene difficult to sort out, and if injuries are involved, it’s important to be in control of the situation. Most accidents, even during inclement weather, are fender benders in which property damage must be dealt with. Still, it is wise to take every precaution…Read More

Animal Attacks – Understand The Law
  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: September 19, 2019

The most common animal attacks in Ohio—likely in all states—are dog bites. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, between 4 and 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, and half of them are children, with young children being the most vulnerable. Moreover, tens of thousands of those injuries are serious enough to need reconstructive surgery. Unfortunately, taking precautions cannot always prevent an altercation with a dog. Understanding Ohio’s law as it pertains to dangerous animals…Read More

Awareness Of Danger Can Protect You On The Road
  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: July 2, 2019

Summer is in high gear and in Ohio, that means potential dangers on the road, especially for teen drivers. During summer months, the risk of fatal accidents involving teen drivers and passengers increases by almost 20 percent. For motorists in general, one-third of fatal accidents in any given year will happen during the summer months. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are often referred to as “the 100 deadliest days” because of the higher rate of fatal crashes.…Read More

Understanding Responsibility In Personal Injury Cases
  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: June 14, 2019

When you are injured because of someone else’s negligence, it is critical that you are compensated for the cost and the pain that you suffer as a result. Understanding how this compensation is determined and where it comes from can make a difference in securing the best settlement in your case. Ohio is an at-fault state that practices a modified comparative negligence law. While this law can be applied in any personal injury case, it frequently comes into play in…Read More

  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: April 30, 2018

A new study from AAA shows just how dangerous “drowsy driving” can be. Research shows that drivers who miss as little as 2-3 hours of sleep a night can quadruple their risk for a crash – numbers that are comparable to drunk drivers. If you are tired, or drowsy, do not get behind the wheel. It’s simply not worth the risk. http://www.cbsnews.comRead More

  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: April 30, 2018

“Drowsy Driving,” or driving while fatigued, is an incredibly dangerous and, unfortunately, incredibly widespread activity. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that an average of 83,000 accidents involving drowsy driving occurred annually between 2005 and 2009. Despite the dangers it presents, drivers often don’t think twice before getting behind the wheel when tired or sleep-deprived. Below is a link to a recent Harvard University forum on the topic, entitled “Asleep at the Wheel: Drowsy Driving and Public Health.”…Read More

  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: April 30, 2018

The American Association of Justice (AAJ), of which we are proud members, recently published a report on concussions in sports. Part of that report includes a brief summary of state laws regarding concussions in youth sports. At the link below, you can review a chart which outlines how concussion laws vary from state to state, including Ohio and Pennsylvania. If your child is participating in youth sports, you should educate yourself as to what should happen when he or she…Read More

  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: April 30, 2018

A lawsuit has been filed after a Georgia accident which was caused by a young woman driving over 100 mph while using Snapchat on her cell phone. She collided with another vehicle and caused serious injuries to the other driver, including brain damage. The lawsuit seeks damages from not only the driver but also the makers of the Snapchat app, which the Plaintiffs argue incentivizes users to use Snapchat while driving. You can read more about the lawsuit at the…Read More

  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: April 30, 2018

Nice weather is finally here. That means that motorcycles are back on the roads in Ohio and Pennsylvania, too. If you’re in a car, remember to always keep an eye out for bikes. An extra second of caution can save a life.Read More

  • By: Elizabeth A. Bernard
  • Published: April 30, 2018

April is the National Safety Council’s “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” As you may know, distracted driving is a growing problem on American roads. Take a minute to visit the NSC’s website and learn more about what you can do about distracted driving. Click hereRead More

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