It was a bad week for travelers on Interstate 90 in Ohio. First, there was the 31-car accident on Christmas Eve. Then, there were two different semi-trailer accidents on the very same stretch of road just two days later. This resulted in closed lanes on the interstate and potentially some very unhappy holiday travelers.
States like Ohio have a workers' compensation system to protect the victims of workplace accidents and the families of victims. The state insurance system is critical in helping employers cover medical expenses and other injury-relate expenses when an employee is hurt on the job.
Snow and ice are to be expected in a typical Ohio winter. Since slippery conditions during winters months are the norm, premises liability laws generally does not require a property owner to remove snow or ice buildup outside of a business or home. If the property owner does choose the route of snow or ice removal, the owner is then responsible for ensuring that the removal is not done negligently.
Ohio parents take note: high chairs and booster seats may not be as safe for your children as you think. A recent study released by the Center for Injury Research and Police of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital showed that over 9,400 children on average received treatment annually for an injury in conjunction with a booster seat or high chair. Researchers studied children 3-years-old and under who received treatment at an emergency room during 2003 and 2010. Researchers specifically looked at injuries resulting from high chair use and the like.
Generally, news stories of semi-trailer accidents involve trucks and other motor vehicles. But any type of vehicle that shares the road with semi-trucks is susceptible to truck accidents and truck accidents often lead to serious injuries, even fatalities.