Inexperience the Leading Cause of Ohio Boating Accidents

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 28, 2015 10:54:36 PM

Earlier this month, a boating accident on the Ohio River that left three dead brought national attention to the issue of boating safety.  As with automobile accidents, stricter regulations and technological advancements have improved the overall survival rate of those injured in Ohio boating accidents compared to previous decades.  Unfortunately, many in Ohio continue to suffer injury and death due to boating crashes every year.

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Cleveland Airbag Injury Lawyers: Is Another Major Airbag Recall On the Way?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 24, 2015 11:54:02 PM

Defective airbags have been all over the news during the past year, primarily due to the massive recall related to faulty airbag inflators manufactured by Takata Corp. and used in a wide range of popular automobiles.  Now, it seems possible that another major airbag recall may be on the way.

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Home Fire Leads to Recall of 143,000 Night Lights

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 23, 2015 12:12:34 AM

On Tuesday, retail giant Target recalled approximately 143,000 Circo Night Lights due to a known fire hazard.

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Essure Injuries: FDA Updates Risks of Permanent Birth Control Implant

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 18, 2015 9:38:46 PM

Essure Lawsuit Watch – Update from the FDA

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Uber Settles CA Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 14, 2015 11:07:19 PM

Today Reuters reported that Uber, the international “ride-hailing” service that connects drivers with passengers via a mobile app, reached a settlement with the family of a child who was killed when she was struck by an on-duty Uber driver in 2013.  The tragic story of the six-year-old victim, Sofia Liu, has garnered national attention and raised questions about Uber’s dangerously lax driver screening process.  Details of the settlement remain confidential.

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How Contingency Fees Work: An Ohio Personal Injury Primer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 11, 2015 3:24:57 AM

Personal injury lawsuits can be quite expensive.  The costs of investigating an accident and injury, obtaining medical records, filing a lawsuit, paying for depositions and expert witnesses, and other case expenses frequently add up to thousands of dollars that injured plaintiffs do not have available to them.  A contingent fee agreement is a contractual tool that allows personal injury plaintiffs to obtain legal representation without having to pay for these burdensome expenses.

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Xarelto Lawsuit Update: New Report Suggests Link Between Rivaroxaban and Vitreous Hemorrhaging

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 7, 2015 11:58:29 PM

One month has passed since Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA apprised readers of the dangers of Xarelto (Rivaroxaban), and in that brief period a new report has surfaced that could implicate the anti-coagulant in a host of new injury claims. 

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The Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 4, 2015 9:37:49 PM

It has been some time since the last entry in our “Difference Between…” series, a feature in which we explain, in broad strokes, the difference between related, similar, or frequently confused legal concepts for non-lawyers.  In this post, we will be discussing the difference between negligence and negligence per se, two legal terms that you will likely hear if you are involved in an Ohio personal injury accident.

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Have a Fun, Safe Independence Day!

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 30, 2015 9:49:20 PM

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA would like to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July.  With the coming weekend likely to be filled with fireworks, swimming, grilling, and perhaps alcohol, we urge everyone to practice safety and restraint when enjoying these potentially dangerous activities. 

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Expanded Teen Driving Restrictions Take Effect July 1

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 27, 2015 10:53:10 PM

In an effort to curb crashes involving inexperienced teenage drivers, Ohio lawmakers passed a series of driving restrictions last April that go into effect on Wednesday.  The restrictions, which apply to probationary license holders under the age of eighteen, expand upon Ohio’s teen driving laws enacted in 2007.

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