Automobile Accident Blogs
May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month
Posted by: Admin on May 30, 2017
Riding a motorcycle is exhilarating for millions of people; nothing really compares to the open road experience of a motorcycle ride. For many, speed and risk are no doubt part of the attraction! Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are at a much greater risk for accidents and severe injury. Whether you prefer to drive two wheels or four, each and every driver is equally responsible for highway and byway safety.
In 2015 alone, more than 88,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in the US. Sadly, of those injured, 5,000 lost their lives! Motorcycles account for a small fraction of registered vehicles, but account for over 14% of accident fatalities… this is a staggering number!
Snowmobile Accidents Happen All-Too-Frequently in the Winter. When Accidents Happen, Victims are Entitled to Compensation for Their Losses.
Posted by: Admin on January 20, 2017
With our cold winter temperatures and varied terrain, snowmobiling is a favorite pastime of many here in Northeast Ohio. While it offers fun and excitement, snowmobiles are dangerous motorized vehicles, and like any motorized vehicle, accidents can happen.
Tow Truck Drivers Work Overtime in the Winter. When Accidents Happen, Victims are Entitled to Compensation for Their Losses
Posted by: Admin on January 5, 2017
While drowsy driving can affect any motorists, tow truck drivers are working long hours during our winter months here in Northeast Ohio—and they are especially prone to drowsy driving. The work that tow truck drivers must perform is grueling and occurs repeatedly in cold temperatures, over long hours. During our winter months, many tow truck drivers are sleep-deprived, and when sleep-deprived drivers get behind the wheel, accidents happen.
Party Pooper: Injuries at Social Gatherings Can Be Serious. Know When Social Hosts are Liable – and When Injured Parties Can Sue
Posted by: Admin on December 15, 2016
The holidays provide bountiful opportunities to come together with family, friends, co-workers and colleagues, share good tidings and rejoice in the spirit of the season. While social gatherings are festive occasions, they also provide ample opportunity for injuries to occur—especially when you factor in varying levels of alcohol, medication, foul weather, carelessness, recklessness, or any combination thereof.
Rude Awakening: Drowsy Driving Causes Serious Accidents. Victims are Entitled to Compensation
Posted by: Admin on December 8, 2016
According to new research by the American Automobile Association (AAA), drivers who miss two to three hours of sleep a day more than quadruple their risk of getting involved in a crash, compared to drivers who sleep for seven hours.
Whiplash Can Cause Debilitating Pain and Lead to High Medical Bills
Posted by: Admin on October 28, 2016
It all happened so fast…
There you were, driving home from work late one afternoon, minding your own business, thinking back on the day’s events and contemplating dinner just like you’ve done every other day of every other week. Except on this day, WHACK!
Big Truck Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
Posted by: Admin on October 12, 2016
Big trucks cause big accidents for motorists—and even pedestrians. Official statistics show that one out of every eight automobile accident fatalities involve large trucks, and every 16 minutes, a crash or collision involving a big truck occurs. In most big truck accidents, liable parties that can be sued may include the driver of the truck, the commercial vehicle owner, the owner of the freight, the employer of the driver, the manufacturer of the truck cab, trailer or other truck equipment, and even third-party maintenance companies.
ATV/Three-Wheeled Vehicle Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
Posted by: Admin on October 5, 2016
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular recreational vehicles, used and enjoyed by thousands of Americans each year, but they can be extremely dangerous under a variety of circumstances, and when accidents occur, they can cause serious injuries or even death.
Road Construction Zone Accidents Put Workers at Risk of Injury or Death
Posted by: Admin on September 15, 2016
This year’s “orange barrel season” here in Northeast Ohio was a busy one. From highways and main thoroughfares to side streets, it seemed like those dreaded barrels appeared at nearly every turn. While road construction can cause delays and headaches for motorists, it’s necessary to keep our infrastructure safe and efficient. Yet road construction-related accidents are an all-too-frequent occurrence. There is one work zone injury every nine minutes—and 160 per day. Tragically, one work zone fatality occurs every eight hours—and three per day.
Pending Law Could Block Motorists from Pursuing Pain and Suffering Damages
Posted by: Admin on August 12, 2016
A bill currently pending in the Ohio House of Representatives could have far-reaching implications for uninsured drivers.