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November 2017 Archives

Understanding Ohio’s wrongful death laws

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult event an Ohio family can face. If the loved one died because of the wrongful act or negligence of someone, the loss is even harder to take. Oftentimes one or more of the family members file a wrongful death action against the people they believe caused the death.

3 costly mistakes to avoid after a car accident

Getting into a car accident is a scary thought. While you might not want to think about the possibility, it is crucial to prepare in case one does occur. During the aftermath of a collision, you will likely feel stressed and confused. It is easy to make some mistakes in the heat of the moment. Unfortunately, these mistakes can affect how much compensation you receive for your vehicle damage or injuries.

What are the deadliest types of construction accidents?

If you consider construction to be one of the most dangerous jobs you could have, you would be correct. In 2015 alone, 937 construction workers across the country lost their lives on the job, making up 21.4 percent of workplace deaths that year. If you or someone you love works at an Ohio construction site, it would be helpful to know which accidents are the most prevalent and dangerous.

Minimizing the appearance of scars post-accident

Ohio residents who have gotten into a car crash before may be left with painful or unsightly scars that remind the sufferer of their difficult times. Many people wish to get rid of these scars, but aren't sure where to begin. They may not even know if their scar is removable.

3 ways to get out of an OVI in Ohio

Regardless of what each state calls it, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal everywhere in the U.S. An OVI in Ohio can result in high fines, jail time, loss of license, ignition interlock devices and mandatory participation in treatment courses.

What purpose does accident reconstruction serve?

When you get into an accident in Ohio, you'll be facing a battle to prove your side of the story. This can be difficult in some cases, especially in instances where there may not have been many witnesses, or if the witnesses weren't considered reliable. This is where accident reconstruction can come into play.

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