Tag Archives: negligence

Highway patrol investigates cause of accident that took road worker’s life

Highway patrol investigates cause of accident that took road worker’s life

Repairing Ohio’s roadways can be hazardous work, perhaps especially in the spring and summer months when the amount of work increases. Nevertheless, highway workers should be able to expect other drivers to heed signage and other warnings about taking special care in work zones. Failure to exercise due caution too often results in serious accidents.…

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Injuries from medical negligence a serious risk in Ohio

Injuries from medical negligence a serious risk in Ohio

Injurious medical errors happen more than you might expect, and the consequences can be devastating. In fact, the Office of the Inspector General has estimated that the federal government spends more than $4 billion annually to address medical errors in treatment covered by Medicare. It has also been estimated that hospitals report less than 1 percent…

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Ohio negligence law: How does it work?

Ohio negligence law: How does it work?

Most civil lawsuits, including personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, are based on negligence laws, and those laws are left up to states to decide. In general, to hold a person responsible for negligence that caused injury or death, a number of things have to be proven. First, you have to prove that the person…

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After a truck accident, it is crucial to notify all potentially liable parties

After a truck accident, it is crucial to notify all potentially liable parties

In dealing with the physical and emotional strain caused by a collision with a large truck, individuals and families are often overwhelmed by the prospect of pursuing compensation for medical bills and other expenses. You cannot be certain the insurance companies will provide the full measure of coverage you need, so it is important to…

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Police: Reckless driving led to bus-truck crash that took student’s life

Police: Reckless driving led to bus-truck crash that took student’s life

When a loved one dies because of another party’s negligent or reckless actions, the family of the deceased has the right to hold the responsible party accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit, regardless of the outcome of any criminal trial that follows the death. Wrongful death claims are civil actions that allow grieving families to…

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Victim of medical negligence? You are not alone

Victim of medical negligence? You are not alone

Patients have a reasonable expectation that the doctors and nurses who treat them have already met high educational standards, will stay abreast of changes in the medical field, and ensure that patient safety is the top priority. Too often, however, that expectation is not met, and patients suffer serious injury because of medical negligence. In…

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Auto Accidents in Adams, Ohio

Auto Accidents in Adams, Ohio

27 Y-O Man Injured in Adams, Ohio, When Car Strikes Tree, Fence. Auto Accident, which occurred in Scott, Adams, Ohio, on July 2, 2014 at approximately 9:00 am, caused injuries to a 27 year old man. Reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol are that the man, who is from Winchester, Ohio, was driving a…

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Fatigued driving puts Ohio motorists at risk

Fatigued driving puts Ohio motorists at risk

Most drivers in Ohio understand that drunk driving is irresponsible and puts people’s lives at risk, but perhaps fewer people are aware of just how quickly drowsy driving can lead to an accident. Like distracted driving, driver fatigue can be as dangerous as driving while impaired by alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

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Police suspect DUI in crash that killed grandfather, granddaughter

Police suspect DUI in crash that killed grandfather, granddaughter

An Ohio family is awaiting answers after a fatal two-vehicle collision took the lives of a grandfather and granddaughter. The rear-end collision also injured the grandmother and younger sister of the now deceased little girl. The grandmother was reportedly released from the hospital, but the surviving sister’s condition was listed as serious. The crash happened…

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NHTSA stats underscore serious risk of injury in truck accidents

NHTSA stats underscore serious risk of injury in truck accidents

Truck drivers, trucking companies and other parties to the trucking industry all too often fail to comply with safety regulations established by the federal and state governments. When these violations occur, the lives of passenger vehicle occupants are put at risk. To underscore how devastating truck accidents can be, let’s consider some statistics from the…

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