Springfield, Ohio, Legal Blog

Head-on car accident leaves Ohio trooper in critical condition

Wrong-way drivers are a significant danger on roadways. Some people may drive the wrong direction due to intoxication, and others may simply get lost and end up going the wrong way. Unfortunately, any wrong-way driver could easily cause a car accident that leads to serious injuries.

It was recently reported that state troopers in Ohio were informed of an erratic driver on the interstate. A trooper began to look for the vehicle, and while doing so, the driver apparently made a U-turn on the roadway and began traveling south in the northbound lanes of the interstate. This action resulted in that vehicle crashing head-on into the trooper's vehicle. Both vehicles caught fire, and two individuals stopped and pulled the trooper from his car.

Drug charges call for criminal defense strategy for 2 in Ohio

Facing criminal charges is a situation most people want to avoid. Even if they are participating in questionable activity, they likely hope that police will not charge them with crimes. Of course, this outcome is not always what happens, and many people find themselves in need of a criminal defense due to facing drug charges or other allegations.

It was recently reported that two people in Ohio are facing this type of ordeal. Apparently, authorities went to a residence and conducted a search. The report did not mention whether the officers had a search warrant or what may have raised suspicions about the residence in the first place. Nonetheless, officers reportedly uncovered oxycodone, methamphetamine and a suspicious powder that was sent for lab testing.

Dogs can become aggressive for many reasons and you could suffer

You may consider yourself a dog person. You may have had dogs growing up or have one as an adult. You likely have also done your best to teach your children that dogs can pose dangers as well as be friendly. Still, it is important to understand that a strange dog or even your own pet could show aggression when you least expect it.

Of course, most dogs will show warning signs that they feel agitated, scared or defensive. Understanding these signs and remembering to back off when a dog shows them could help prevent a serious incident that could lead to injuries.

Wrongful death: Ohio teen killed in single-vehicle accident

For many events in life, there are various routes people can take to handle them. For instance, a person could consume alcohol and then choose not to drive or could get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Unfortunately, the latter decision often results in serious car accidents, and when a person is killed in a crash, the family may be deciding whether to file a wrongful death claim.

It was recently reported that a crash in Ohio resulted in the death of one individual. Apparently, the incident involved only one vehicle. Reports indicated that a 19-year-old man was driving a pickup truck south when he failed to keep the vehicle on the road. The crash resulted in an 18-year-old female passenger being thrown from the truck.

Loss of vision in eye leads to medical malpractice lawsuit

It can be difficult for anyone to accept that an ability he or she once had has been lost. For some, this acceptance can be even more challenging if the loss resulted from the mistakes or negligence of a medical professional. Medical malpractice could easily cause individuals in Ohio and elsewhere to suffer unnecessarily.

It was recently reported that a malpractice suit was filed in another state. The situation leading to the lawsuit began when a man visited an ophthalmologist in order to have cataract surgery. Unfortunately, after the surgery, the man contracted an infection, and within two days, he lost sight in that eye and was unable to recover that ability. The lawsuit was filed against the doctor involved in the surgery and the eye center where the operation took place.

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.

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