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December 2014 Archives

Settlement agreement arranged between student and Ohio State

The lawsuit between an 18-year-old bicyclist and Ohio State was settled Dec. 12 in the Ohio Court of Claims. According to reports, the freshman chemical-engineering major had been riding his bike to class when he was struck by a dump truck near a construction site entrance along Woodruff Avenue. The accident occurred on Sept. 5 and caused him to lose his right leg and severely injured his spine and pelvis. He almost died in the hospital due to several serious infections.

Reduced paperwork requirements for truckers

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that commercial truck drivers will no longer be required to submit pre-driving and post-driving reports when inspections reveal no needed repairs. The new rule took effect on Dec. 18, alleviating commercial drivers of a previous responsibility that forced truckers in Ohio and around the country to spend 46.7 million hours a year on.

Statistics show the cost of distracted driving on US roads

Ohio drivers may be interested in some data on the instances of distracted driving in the U.S. Published statistics show that these drivers may be responsible for thousands of deaths each year.

2 people seriously injured in Ohio car crash

According to authorities, a 47-year-old man was struck by a 2015 Corvette at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 12. The accident occurred on Interstate 71 northbound in Deerfield Township. The man was checking the load on his vehicle when the Corvette driven by a 49-year-old lost control and struck him and his vehicle. After the collision, the man was thrown into traffic and run over.

Technologies that help to prevent vehicle collisions

Ohio residents may not have heard the recent report about vehicle accidents provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent governmental agency approved by Congress to investigate significant transportation accidents. According to the report, most accidents that cause fatalities are rear-end collisions, speeding, loss of control of a vehicle, running off the road and brakes that are out of adjustment. A driver can do several things a driver to avoid a collision should any of the above events take place on the road.

1 dead, 1 jailed in fatal Ohio crash

A two-car collision in Chardon Township left one driver dead and the other jailed after receiving treatment for minor injuries suffered in the crash. Among the charges the surviving driver now faces are improper passing, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and driving under suspension. The other driver killed in the collision died at the accident scene.

Facts about playground injuries

Every year, children in Ohio are injured while playing on private and public playgrounds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 200,000 children under the age of 14 visit the emergency room every year after suffering from a playground-related injury in the United States. About 45 percent of those children have sustained a severe injury such as an amputation, dislocation, concussion, internal injury or severe fracture.

Resident-to-resident abuse in nursing homes

Residents of Ohio nursing homes may be at risk of suffering from resident-to-resident abuse, according to a new study conducted by a team of researchers from Cornell University. Researchers used a variety of methods to examine the lives of 2,011 patients at 10 different nursing homes in the U.S. and found that hostile encounters were pervasive among residents.

Common Ohio legal malpractice cases

When people entrust their case to an attorney, they do so trusting that the attorney will follow through will zealously advocate for their interests and will protect their property. Unfortunately, a minority of attorneys fail at the ethical and legal duties they owe to their clients. When such a failure occurs, people sometimes then file legal malpractice lawsuits against the attorney.

Legal malpractice in Ohio

When you have a legal issue, you will most likely consult with an attorney. The initial meeting may leave you with the belief that your attorney can handle your legal matter in a competent way. Lawyers are expected to treat their cases and clients with a high degree of ethics. Yet, some lawyers fail to meet this expectation, potentially causing serious financial consequences for their clients.

Victims in Ohio hit-and-run accident identified

A Youngstown accident claimed the lives of two men and seriously injured another, according to authorities. The Nov. 27 accident reportedly took place on Lansdowne Boulevard at approximately 2 a.m. and allegedly involved a hit-and-run vehicle.

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