Archive | June, 2012

Subrogation Explained

June 29, 2012

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Understanding what subrogation is, along with its purposes, becomes crucial in an injury case.  Subrogation in literal terms means “One person or party stands in the place of another.” It is a device used by insurance companies and public benefit programs to recover any money that they may have paid out on your injury, should […]

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim and For What Damages?

June 26, 2012

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Wrongful death occurs when a decedent’s death was caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or a default of another, which would have entitled the deceased party to maintain an action against the person that caused the death, had the decedent survived. In cases of product liability, the cause of the death is sometimes a manufacturer […]

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Clauses in an Auto Insurance Policy

June 26, 2012

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Auto insurance is not easily understood when it comes to reading the policy itself.  The companies use complicated language that the average person is not able to understand unless it is explained to them by someone who understands the business and the unique terminology associated with it.  Ohio requires that all drivers of motor vehicles […]

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Can I Get Worker’s Compensation AND Sue a Third Party When in a Car Accident?

June 26, 2012

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If you are injured in a car accident while you are on the clock at work, you are likely going to have more than one option to secure compensation for your injuries.  Typically, if you are working when injured, you will be limited to worker’s compensation.  That is the whole purpose of the worker’s compensation […]

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Ohio’s Revised Dog Statute

June 20, 2012

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Ohio’s revised dog statute took effect on May 22, 2012.  The statue defines what is a “vicious,” “dangerous,” and “nuisance,” dog.  It also sets out the requirements for owners of dangerous and vicious dogs.  Under the new law, a “vicious” dog is any dog that, without provocation, kills or seriously injures a person.  The vicious […]

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Slip & Fall Accidents and Premise Liability

June 20, 2012

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Falling down while present at another person’s property is a common cause of personal injury.  This area of the law is referred to as premises liability and is based in common law negligence.  Almost everyone has either themselves experienced a fall, or knows someone who has.  At first thought, especially if you are younger, it’s […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation

June 18, 2012

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An injury to the brain of any individual is among the most difficult of all health problems to live with.  It can change everything and alter life permanently.  This type of injury sometimes occurs in vehicular accidents, factory workplaces, the birthing process, falling from heights, and other situations that impact the head area.  Sometimes the […]

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Are Ohio Nursing Homes Trying To Make You Liable For Your Parents Nursing Home Bills?

June 14, 2012

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Nursing Home costs are higher than they have ever been.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported an average cost in Ohio of over $5,000 per month for one resident.  The costs vary depending on the type of facility and the type of care required by the resident, but an average cost for […]

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Child Custody Determinations and Smoking

June 12, 2012

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An astonishing one third of the country’s population smokes tobacco products.  It is well established that smoking is extremely bad for your health.  It causes many forms of cancer, asthma, and numerous other health problems that most of us are aware of.  In fact, smoking alone will rob the average person of about 25 years […]

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Pit Bulls No Longer Deemed Vicious in Ohio

June 11, 2012

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On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, House Bill 14 took effect in Ohio.  Under this new law, pit bulls as a breed will be removed from the definition of a “vicious” dog in Ohio.  The new law defines a  “vicious dog” as a dog that kills or seriously injures someone without regard to breed. Previously, pit […]

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