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Civil claim could result from Ohio car accident

Many people hop into cars with their friends for a fun night out. However, not all of those outings end with everyone making it home safely. In fact, a friend may make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, and before a driver or passengers know it, a serious car accident can take place.

It was recently reported that an Ohio crash resulted in the injuries of two people. Apparently, a 26-year-old man was driving a vehicle when it presumably left the roadway before colliding with a tree. The collision caused the vehicle to sheer into two pieces, and one piece was wrapped around the tree. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m., and authorities suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor.

Complaint leads to need for criminal defense

Providing service to others can be a challenging experience. Individuals and businesses often go to great lengths to provide service and meet customer demands. Many times, this is done while still attempting to meet the personal and financial needs of the individual or business. At times, these demands and needs can conflict, causing dissension and misunderstanding between the parties. In some instances, this can create the need for a criminal defense within the Ohio court system.

In one such case, an Ohio-based company was hired to build playgrounds for a variety of customers. These customers included several day care centers and churches. Unfortunately, something apparently prevented the company from completing these tasks, and charges have now been filed against the owner of the company.

Drivers must be cautious when sharing the road with motorcycles

As the weather begins to change and evidence of spring arrives, more people will be riding motorcycles as a way to enjoy the nice weather and take advantage of the freedom of the open road. If you are a biker, you understand the appeal of seeing Ohio while traveling on a bike. However, you are probably also completely aware that many drivers do not safely share the road with motorcycles.

Drivers have the responsibility of driving safely and practicing caution when they are sharing the road with motorcycles. Many drivers fail to recognize the rights of bikers, and their lack of caution can result in grave or fatal injuries. As the seasons change, there will be more bikers on the road, and it will be more important to be aware and safe while behind the wheel.

Fatal Ohio accident may warrant wrongful death claim

When a loved one dies in a sudden accident, the event may not seem real to surviving family members. Denial is a common part of the grieving process, but unfortunately, families typically do have to come to terms with their losses at some point. For many individuals, seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim against the person considered at fault for a fatal event can often help on the journey to finding closure.

One family in Ohio may be considering this legal option after a recent fatal accident. According to reports, a father and son were stopped on the side of Interstate 90 as they attempted to load a vehicle onto a trailer. While they were standing on the berm, a vehicle drifted off the road and struck the men, collided with the trailer and then spun onto the interstate before being hit by another vehicle.

Study reveals discouraging attitudes about distracted driving

Ohio is among the majority of states to impose some limits on cellphone use behind the wheel. State laws ban texting while driving, but it is still legal to use a handheld cellphone to make calls. The fact that so many states are legislatively fighting distracted driving is a recognition of how dangerous this practice is. Yet, many Americans still aren’t getting the message.

A recent nationwide study called the 2019 Travelers Risk Index included survey data from 1,000 drivers and 1,050 business executives. The results of the survey illuminate some unsettling attitudes about cellphone use behind the wheel.

Elopement from nursing homes may indicate neglect

You carefully chose an Ohio nursing facility because you could not be with your loved one every hour of the day. Perhaps you had some scary moments that brought you to the realization that your loved one's Alzheimer's or another form of dementia was beyond your ability to care for. If you researched and found a home that offered a staff skilled and trained to deal with the behaviors in a patient with dementia, you may have felt you made the right choice for the well-being of your parent.

Unfortunately, one of the most common behaviors in patients with Alzheimer's is wandering. Known as elopement when the wandering takes a patient out of the secured facility, this type of behavior can have tragic results. If your loved one suffered injury or worse during a time of elopement from a nursing facility, you may have many questions about how to seek justice.

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