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Electric Shock Drowning Liability

Recently, the news has shared multiple stories in Ohio and Michigan about people losing their lives to electric shock drowning. With summer in full swing, it’s important to raise awareness of this very preventable danger to keep your family safe while having fun. What is Electric Shock Drowning Electric shock drowning (ESD) is a cause of death that occurs when swimmers are exposed to electric currents, usually low-level AC currents in most

Liability for Swimming Pool Accidents

Summer is the season to beat the heat. Many Ohioans either have a private swimming pool on their property, know a friend or family member who does or swims at their local public pool. As fun as swimming is, pool owners need to be aware that it comes with extremely important responsibilities. In Ohio, homeowners can be found liable for injuries that occur on their property which includes accidents in

5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

In the aftermath of being injured in a car accident, making the right decision of choosing the personal injury attorney to represent you can be intimidating and overwhelming. Hiring the wrong lawyer could cause you to be injured twice. Make sure the lawyer spends most of his time handling car accident cases. There are hundreds of specific areas of law and they are all different and it is impossible for any

5 Things You Need to Know if You Are Injured in a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is a very trying time and with every accident being unique depending on the specific situation, there are 5 main things to know about your claim. Seek needed medical attention This seems obvious, but there are many accident victims out there that will wait to seek needed medical treatment for days and even weeks after their car accident. Waiting to seek medical attention can significantly impact

Settling the Property Damage Portion of Your Car Crash Claim

Under Ohio law, there are essentially two claims to any car accident against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.   First is the property damage claim which involves damage to your vehicle.   The second claim is the personal injury claim.  You can settle the property damage claim and it will have no adverse affect on your injury claim. Always keep in mind that at the end of the day, the insurance company is

Recorded Statements and Insurance Companies

When you are involved in a car crash, you oftentimes have to deal with two automobile insurance companies:  your insurance company and the driver at fault’s insurance company. There are several differences in regard to whether to give a sworn statement or an interview, regarding the crash. No matter what, always remember that insurance companies and insurance adjusters are not you r friends.   Their first interest is their company’s bottom line.  Before you

Vital Evidence in Multi-Car Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident, it’s a traumatic event. When it’s a multi-car accident, it’s even more shocking and you can get lost in the fray without collecting vital evidence if you are able. There are many factors that can play into multi-car accidents including multiple people seeking damages. This can make the claims process very complicated very quickly. In order to successfully make a claim, you

How Insurance Companies Calculate Accident Settlements

Have you been injured in a car accident and received a settlement offer from the insurance company that is much lower than you expected? This happens to most accident victims and probably gets you thinking about how the insurance company calculates their settlement offers. When it comes to calculating your settlement, insurance companies do not have a specific and precise mathematical formula since every accident claim is different. However, they

Defensive Driving in the Winter

It’s no secret that driving in the winter can become treacherous in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Ice and snow can make for slippery roads and poor visibility which in turn cause more accidents than in the summer months. Below are the typical types of accidents you will see in winter and how you can adjust your defensive driving style to help avoid them. Sliding Through Intersections Vehicles sliding through an intersection or

Legal Consequences of Road Rage

While you are driving on the road, you never know who you are on the same road with. Over the last few years, drivers have become increasingly aggravated and aggressive and can create a situation which leads to motor vehicle accidents. Some people can keep themselves in check, but others become so enraged they purposely cause accidents in a fit of road rage. What is Road Rage? The Department of Motor Vehicles