Cleveland Personal Injury Blog

Common Types of Products That Lead to Injury Liability Cases

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on January 20, 2024

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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

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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

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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

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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

Why Motorcycles Are in Way More Accidents Than Cars

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on November 15, 2023

Motorcycle on its side in the middle of the road by a car.

Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars for several reasons. They are smaller, less visible, and less stable than four-wheeled passenger vehicles. Riders are more vulnerable to weather and road hazards than occupants of enclosed vehicles. Operating a motorcycle requires different mental and physical skills than driving a car or a truck.

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What Kinds of Cases Do Personal Injury Attorneys Look For?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on November 6, 2023

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Personal injury attorneys help victims of negligence or wrongdoing by holding responsible parties accountable and seeking compensation for the harm victims have suffered. This is accomplished through skillful negotiations with insurance companies for fair settlements or by filing lawsuits for damages in civil court. In evaluating a personal injury claim, an attorney looks for injuries caused by provable negligence of a responsible party, including a potential third party, and considers the following factors.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

The Role of an Attorney in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on October 30, 2023

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Like most states, Ohio has workers’ compensation laws that provide income for workers injured on the job and cover the cost of medical treatment. Workers’ compensation in Ohio has some unique features that make it different from most other states.

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How To File a Successful Workers’ Comp Claim in Ohio

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on October 15, 2023

Woman in a hospital gown, neck brace, and arm sling sitting with a lawyer doing paperwork.

Every employer in Ohio is required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to make sure that workers injured on the job get appropriate medical care. It also provides income replacement to hold the worker and their family over while the employee is unable to earn income.

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What If the Driver Who Injured Me Didn’t Have Insurance?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on September 30, 2023

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Drivers in Ohio are required to carry mandatory minimum amounts of auto insurance coverage. They must show proof of insurance at traffic stops, accident scenes, and vehicle inspections. Nevertheless, some motorists drive with no car insurance. An estimated 13% of drivers in Ohio are uninsured, as stated in a news release by the Insurance Research Council. If you have been injured by an uninsured driver, you may be wondering how to recover compensation for your losses.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Proper Braking Techniques for Snowy and Icy Weather

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on September 15, 2023

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Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the top seven snowiest cities in the U.S., according to a report on Fox Weather. We usually get 63.8 inches of snowfall annually. This is due to our city’s location on the banks of Lake Erie. Chilly air flowing over the relatively warm lake picks up moisture and dumps it on Cleveland as snowflakes. In an area that gets so much snowfall, safe driving in snowy or icy conditions is critical. Knowing how to brake correctly on snow and ice can help prevent accidents and injuries.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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