Cleveland Personal Injury Blog

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

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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 Cleveland 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

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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

I Have Been Injured at Work, Now What?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on March 28, 2023

Notify Your Employer

If you have been injured at work, it is important to follow the following steps.  First, report the injury immediately to your employer.  It is important to document your injury as soon as possible.  Even if the injury may seem minor, it is important to document it immediately as it may be an injury that lingers for longer then expected.  We see many clients that have their claims denied because they waited too long to report their injury to their employer.

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Drowsy Driving Is Even More Dangerous Than You Think

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on March 28, 2023

According to new research, tired drivers are responsible for nearly one out of every 10 auto crashes. The risk is even higher during nighttime hours.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Unfixed Recalls

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on March 28, 2023

Carfax estimates more than 57 million vehicles on U.S. roads right now have open, unfixed recalls. That’s more than one in five.

Posted in: Car Accidents

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