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Can Social Media Harm A Personal Injury Case?

Social media channels have integrated themselves into the daily lives of most individuals. Everyone loves to share status updates, photos, and videos about what is going on in their life. Sometimes, sharing updates about a car accident can result in consequences in the future. Here is what you can do to protect yourself and your personal injury claim on social media. Effects of Social Media Information that is shared on a public

Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

It’s extremely common to be very upset, confused and frazzled in the minutes after you are initially in a car accident. In the aftermath and scramble, you may make a few mistakes that can affect your legal claim. Below are actions you must take to ensure you do not jeopardize your claim. Gather Information The first thing you should automatically do is call the police. Then, get as much information about the

Driving Safe in School Zones

It’s that time again – back to school and that means driving in school zones. Millions of children from preschool to seniors in high school are headed back to the classroom which means school buses back on the roads, kids walking and biking on sidewalks to school and new inexperienced teen drivers are on the roads. How do you keep yourself and children safe on their way to school? Here

Accidents in a Rental Car

You’re on vacation in your rental car and get in an accident. What happens next? Who is liable? Will my insurance policy cover me? These are just a few of the questions you may ask yourself. The answers will vary depending on what rental car company you rent from and what insurance policy you have. Your Auto Insurance Policy Most auto insurance policies will travel with you when you’re on the road

4 Simple Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies

When you are recovering from an accident, the last thing you want is to be given the run around during the confusing claims process by insurance companies. Here are 4 simple tips to keep your claim on track and what you need to know to settle your claim. Don’t Make Friends with Insurance Adjustors Your insurance adjustor may seem very nice to you and make you believe they have your best interest

Fault versus no-fault car accidents on Ohio/Michigan border

You live near the border of Ohio, a fault state, and Michigan, a no-fault state. Thousands of commuters cross the state line daily during rush hour, making the roads ripe for car accidents. So, what happens when the involved drivers are from different states? Fault insurance Most states including Ohio are fault states, meaning the insurance company for the at-fault driver pays damages caused by the at-fault driver. However, it may deduct

3 Ways Sports Equipped Contrada as a Personal Injury Lawyer

Contrada’s experience playing college football, coaching, and leading a recreation center gives him an extra edge as a personal injury lawyer. On October 14 and November 5, 2015, Tom Cole interviewed Charles V. Contrada, car accident lawyer, on BCSN Sports Flash. The conversations centered around how sports are key to helping youth develop long-term career skills. Contrada played football at Kenyon College and graduated before completing law school at the University of

Car Accidents Involving Leased Vehicles

Your leased car was just involved in an accident, what now? When you are in an accident with a leased vehicle, there are a few specific extra steps to be aware of as you are not the actual owner of the vehicle. 1) Call 911 Report the accident to the police, even if it is relatively minor and even if you are at fault. A police report is very important in resolving

School Bus Accidents

Back to school is right around the corner. As parents, you entrust your child’s school bus driver/school district with their safety to and from school. As a parent, getting a phone call saying there was an accident involving a school bus your child was riding on and they were injured is a nightmare coming true. Since school buses are not required to have seatbelts, your child could be at risk

New Ohio Laws for Teen Drivers

Ohio has taken another step in their “Drive Towards A Safer Ohio Initiative” with passing a new law that restricts teens with a probationary license. It is intended to increase the level of experience for teenage drivers under 18. Research conducted by AAA shows that teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident between the months of May and September when school is out. Their research