Cleveland Personal Injury Blog

“Bike Cleveland” and the Rights of Cleveland Bicyclists

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on August 30, 2023

Several Professional cyclists on a road with cones. They are dressed in full gear.

Bike Cleveland is a non-profit organization that represents over a thousand members and more than 30 local businesses. Their mission is to make the Greater Cleveland area more connected, sustainable, healthy, and vibrant by advocating for bicycle safety and equitable transportation for everyone. The organization was created in 2011 when a group of local business owners, bicyclists, and community stakeholders gathered to discuss their goals and vision for Cleveland’s future.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The Legal Complications of Injury from a Rideshare Accident

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on August 15, 2023

Someone holding a smartphone is requesting an uber on a busy street

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have taken over the transportation industry. Despite their convenience, the increased number of accidents involving rideshare vehicles has led to new legal challenges.

For accidents involving rideshare services, the question of who is liable becomes less straightforward than other motor vehicle accidents. If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft, it could not be more critical to engage the help of an experienced Cleveland car accident lawyer to pursue compensation.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Do “Beware of Dog” Signs Affect Dog Bite Liability in Ohio?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on July 30, 2023

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Ohio is a strict liability state, meaning that if you were bitten by a dog, resulting in injuries, the dog’s owner may be held liable. Even if the property owner posted a “Beware of Dog” sign for potential visitors or trespassers to see, this generally would not shield them from liability. In some cases, a warning sign may even suggest that the owner was aware of their dog’s propensity for violent attacks.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Why Proper Large Truck Braking Practices Are So Important

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on July 15, 2023

Heavy truck steep hill hairpin

For truck drivers, correct downhill braking practices are crucial. Trucks take longer to stop than passenger cars due to their size and weight. If a truck is following too closely or driving at an unsafe speed, it could affect its ability to stop in time, resulting in a potentially fatal collision. There are many factors involved in truck accidents related to braking downhill. In addition to driver error, the brakes may not be properly maintained, or there may be an air-brake failure.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

What Is Loss of Consortium in Ohio Personal Injury Cases?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on June 30, 2023

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Compensation for personal injury cases in Ohio is designed to make victims and their families whole again. Compensation may cover a wide range of losses, including the loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is a term that refers to the loss of support, services, and other damages suffered between the injured party and their spouse or children. If your injuries make it difficult for you to give your family the emotional support and love you were once capable of providing, this is an example of loss of consortium.

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Large Truck Blind Spots and the Accidents They Cause

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on June 15, 2023

Grill of a blue big rig focused on the large mirror.

Every vehicle on the road has blind spots, but the blind spots on a large truck are substantially more dangerous. When truck drivers are negligent and fail to check their blind spots, it can result in serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. Survivors of these terrible accidents may not be able to recover from their injuries, requiring ongoing care and treatment. If you were injured in a truck accident associated with a truck’s blind spots, you could pursue compensation by filing a personal injury claim.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

The Most Common Causes of Construction Site Falls

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on May 22, 2023

Construction worker in a hard hat is on the ground after falling

America was built by construction workers. Every structure you see in Ohio was put together and maintained by people working in the building trades.

Construction work is difficult and dangerous. That’s why OSHA has strict codes to protect construction workers from harm. When building companies cut corners and violate the law, people get hurt.

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How Dashcam Footage Helps Injury Cases

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on May 10, 2023

Car video camera attached to the windshield to record driving.

Dashcams have many benefits. They can be used to support your personal injury claim if a negligent driver causes a crash when you’re on the road. Dashcams also help discourage theft or vandalism when your car is parked.

Dashcams are growing in popularity. As this technology advances, they’re becoming more affordable, and automakers are starting to build dashcams into new vehicles.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How to Take Car Accident Aftermath Photos

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on April 30, 2023

Man photographing his vehicle damages with smart phone

A car accident – even a minor fender bender – is shocking and frightening. The first action to take is to seek emergency medical care if any individual in either vehicle has been injured, by calling 911. When the police arrive, be respectful and honest in answering questions, without admitting fault – leave the accident investigation up to the professionals.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Can I Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on April 15, 2023

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In cases of serious injuries, the need for an experienced Cleveland personal injury lawyer cannot be overstated. Insurance companies are not humanitarian organizations. They are in business to make a profit. Reducing the cost of insurance settlements benefits the bottom line of these companies, and various strategies are used to pay out as little as possible. The injured and their families do not have the legal experience to correctly value a personal injury claim and could accept a settlement offer that is far, far lower than they deserve.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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