Cleveland Personal Injury Blog

Why Is It Hard for Car Drivers to Notice Motorcyclists?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on April 30, 2024

A motorcycle rider at dusk in a parking lot with orange cones.

Cars and motorcycles are inherently different, leading to risk and safety management issues. Cars offer enclosed cabins, seat belts, and airbags, providing occupants with significant protection in a collision. In contrast, motorcycles lack such protective features, exposing riders to direct impact and potential ejection during accidents. Additionally, motorcycles are smaller and less visible than cars, increasing the likelihood of other drivers not noticing them on the road. This stark difference in safety features and visibility underscores the heightened risk motorcyclists face compared to car occupants.

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‘Dooring’ Bicycle Accidents: Why Do They Ever Occur?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on April 15, 2024

A parked car with its passenger door open on the street.

Dooring bicycle accidents occur when a cyclist collides with a car door that unexpectedly opens into their path. The cyclist may not have enough time to react, leading to severe injuries or fatalities. These accidents often result from drivers failing to check their surroundings before opening vehicle doors.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accidents

Why Are Some Dog Breeds More Dangerous Than Others?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on March 30, 2024

Four large dogs in a park all on leashes.

Being bitten by a dog is a terrifying experience. And it’s even worse when it happens to someone you love. Unfortunately, small children are the most likely victims of dog attacks.

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Posted in: Dog Bites

Heavy Machinery and the Construction Site Dangers They Cause

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on March 15, 2024

A Road Roller truck on a freshly poured asphalt highway.

Construction workers and others who work with heavy machinery helped build this country and continue to help keep things running smoothly today. Heavy machinery makes holes in solid surfaces, flattens asphalt, lifts people and equipment, mixes and pours cement, and cuts through almost anything. However, workers can suffer catastrophic injuries when heavy machinery is broken, misused, or poorly maintained.

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The Diverse Ohio Weather: Effects on Traffic Accidents

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on February 20, 2024

Ohio cityscape by the water.

Ohio experiences diverse weather conditions throughout the year, from heavy snowfall in winter to scorching heat in summer. Such inclement weather can present significant challenges for road safety and increase the risk of weather-related accidents. By understanding the unique hazards posed by various weather phenomena and taking proactive measures to mitigate these risks, drivers can help prevent accidents and protect themselves and others on the road.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Winter Workers’ Comp: Slip-and-Falls at Work

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on February 10, 2024

A man tripping at work.

As winter’s icy grip tightens, workplaces can be the location of dangerous slip-and-fall accidents. Thus, “winter is coming” isn’t merely a pop culture catchphrase; it serves as a stark warning about the hazards that laborers face in the workplace during winter. Such hazards, like excessive snow and icy surfaces, exacerbate the risks of injury and workers’ compensation claims.

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Common Types of Products That Lead to Injury Liability Cases

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on January 20, 2024

Man puts out a fire in his oven with a fire extinguisher.

Manufacturers bear a significant responsibility to ensure their products are safe for consumers. Product liability is a critical aspect of consumer protection, holding manufacturers accountable for the safety of their products. Defective automotive products, dangerous consumer goods, and hazardous pharmaceuticals and medical devices are common sources of product liability cases. When consumers suffer injuries due to defective products, they may pursue legal recourse to seek compensation for damages. Individuals injured by such products should promptly seek legal advice to protect their rights and pursue the compensation they deserve.

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Posted in: Product Liability

The Prevalent Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Warning Signs

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on January 10, 2024

Wrinkly aged hands self soothing.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our elderly loved ones in nursing homes is paramount, and instances of abuse demand urgent attention. Understanding the prevalent types of nursing home abuse and recognizing warning signs is essential for protecting residents. Nursing homes must uphold their responsibility to create a safe and secure environment, and those who fail in this duty must be held accountable for the harm they cause.

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

What if a Runner Struck by a Car Wasn’t Wearing Safety Gear?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on December 30, 2023

A runner at night on a busy street.

The frequency of accidents involving runners struck by cars is a growing concern in Ohio. These accidents may cause more harm if a runner is not equipped with safety gear. The increasing incidents of vehicles hitting runners underscore the need for a comprehensive understanding of Ohio’s law with regard to this issue.

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What To Know About So-Called “Black Boxes” in Large Trucks

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on December 15, 2023

A mechanic looking under the hood of a semi truck.

Large truck accidents can have severe consequences, often leading to significant injuries and property damage. Understanding the role of electronic control modules (ECMs), commonly referred to as “black boxes,” is vital in these incidents. A truck’s black box can significantly impact a personal injury claim by providing important data about the vehicle’s actions and conditions leading up to an accident.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

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