September 2019 Archives

Data shows road rage on the rise

According to statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of car accident fatalities connected to aggressive driving is on a steep rise. The figure spiked almost 500% over the ten years between 2006 and 2015, from 80 fatalities to 467. Drivers in Ohio may already be aware of the increased prevalence of road rage, and there are things they can do to make motor vehicle travel safer.

Fatal DUI car crash after TV show premiere party sparks lawsuit

When there is a fatal accident in Ohio or anywhere across the nation, there could be the foundation to file a legal claim. The circumstances of the incident are key. In many of these cases, the accident occurred while a person was at the accident site as part of their job. In such a situation, the employer could be held liable.

Tesla's sensor tech still a work in progress

Many Ohio residents probably own a car with a driver assistance system. The thing to remember is that the technology behind these systems is not perfect. Cameras and sensors may more easily pick up moving vehicles than parked vehicles, for instance. They may set a safe speed for drivers as long as they stay in their lane, but changing lanes may cause a "cut-out scenario" that confuses the sensors.

Claiming damages after a car accident as a student

Being involved in a car accident as a college student can severely affect your studies, whether you were physically injured or not. It's important to recognize the profound ways that the car accident you were involved in affected you, whether it's physically, emotionally or financially. This is because it may be possible to gain back damages as a result of going through the settlement process.

Innovation important in treatment of rare cancers

Rare cancers present unique difficulties for medical professionals, but that does not mean they can't be properly treated. Medical malpractice law holds doctors and other health care professionals in Ohio to a professional standard of care. With rare cancers, there may be an increased risk of misdiagnosis, limited treatment options and a limited number of specialists available. Most of the data about especially rare types of cancer comes from individual case studies because there are not enough patients for larger group studies or clinical trials.

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