Archive | December, 2012

Stepladder and Stool Combination Recalled as Injuries Climb

December 19, 2012

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A stepladder and stepstool combination, sold only at The Home Depot, has been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Several injuries were reported when users attempted to extend the two-foot stepstool into a six-foot ladder and fell in the process. Injuries reported to date range from scrapes and contusions to a fractured […]

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Are Hot Beverage Lawsuits Frivolous?

December 18, 2012

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A 43-year-old airline passenger who was scalded by a cup of boiling hot water poured by an airline stewardess has sued Southwest Airlines for $800,000 alleging negligence.  The lawsuit has revived the debate about frivolous lawsuits and the need for tort reform. Angelica Keller of Smyrna, Tenn., a construction worker, was on a plane to […]

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Garbage Truck Accidents in Ohio

December 17, 2012

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As Ohio motorists travel throughout the area where they live and work most people probably give little thought to being involved in a collision with a garbage truck, but garbage truck accidents happen more frequently than one might imagine, often with a disastrous outcome. In Ohio this year (2012), three woman were killed in separate […]

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Personal Injury Lawsuits from C8 Exposure in Ohio Communities are being Filed in Ohio Courts

December 14, 2012

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Any Ohio resident who has lived in the vicinity of Parkersburg, West Virginia may have been unknowingly exposed to a dangerous chemical that was emitted from a DuPont manufacturing facility near the Ohio River city. The chemical (commonly known as C8) was released from the factory over a period of years and contaminated the region’s […]

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The Most Common Car Accident Injuries

December 11, 2012

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Vehicular accidents occur far too often on Ohio’s roadways.  Between 2001 and 2007, serious auto accident injuries averaged more than 133,000 per year with an average of 1,300 fatalities per year. Statistics tallied from government agencies, personal injury lawsuits and insurance claims indicate the most common auto accident injuries are: 1. Head injuries 2. Neck […]

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Being Rear-Ended in an Auto Accident Can Lead to a Variety of Injuries

December 11, 2012

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Sometimes it is too late when you discover the car driving behind you is not going to stop.   Even if you realize it, there is a good chance you may not be able to get your vehicle out of the way or off the road.  You are about to become the victim of a rear […]

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Don’t Undervalue Prompt Medical Attention After a Car Crash

December 10, 2012

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Sometimes deciding to “wait-and see” is the best approach, but not if you are involved in a car accident. Waiting too long to get a medical examination after a car accident injury could seriously harm your chances of acquiring fair compensation months down the road in a auto accident injury claim.  Even a minor injury […]

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Minor Damage to Your Car in an Accident Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Minor Injuries

December 10, 2012

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Sometimes a so-called “fender bender” can be much more.  What seems like a minor car accident leads to long-term injuries for one, or perhaps, all of the parties.  For this reason a motorist who is involved in an accident that seems insignificant needs to take some very important actions. Even if auto accident injuries initially […]

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In an Auto Accident? Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies

December 10, 2012

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When an insurance company contacts you after an auto accident injury, you might think the polite thing to do is to respond to their questions.  But it’s very important to limit your initial discussions with an insurance agent, the other party, your passengers, the police, or witnesses concerning any aspect of the accident including your […]

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Step-Parent Rights for Custody and Visitation of Step-Children in an Ohio Divorce

December 5, 2012

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Although a step-parent may seem like a villain when they are adopting someone’s grandchildren and that grandmother or grandfather faces losing visitation rights, the shoe is often on the other foot when step-parents are involved in a divorce and are seeking to visit their step-children. A step-parent divorcing the biological parent of a child faces […]

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