Who is Responsible for Passenger Injuries in an Auto Accident?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 30, 2017 9:43:02 PM

Many car and truck accidents involve injuries to vehicle passengers.  Who is at fault for (and who is financially liable for) a passenger’s injuries is not always easy to figure out.  For this reason it is important when a passenger is injured in an auto accident to contact a Cleveland car accident lawyer.

Why You Need an Auto Accident Attorney when Dealing with Insurance Companies

Auto insurance companies are notorious for their efforts to achieve a quick settlement with injured crash victims.  The reasons they do this are many: to prevent individuals from seeking the advice of legal counsel who may be able to determine additional liabilities; to prevent individuals from more thoroughly estimate the amount of damages suffered; and to prevent individuals from hiring legal counsel to negotiate on their behalf for a more appropriate settlement.

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Topics: car accidents

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Protect the Rights of Injured Patients

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 22, 2017 11:13:48 PM

A study published in 2016 estimated that approximately 250,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. as the result of medical errors.  Despite this alarming statistic, medical malpractice claims continue to decrease, and injured patients and their families are left to cope with the aftermath of medical malpractice because of restrictive laws that limit patients’ rights.

In short, medical malpractice may be killing up to a quarter of a million Americans each year, and those responsible are getting away with it.  But injured patients and families still have rights under the law. 

If you or your family have been injured by a doctor or healthcare professional’s negligence, a medical malpractice lawyer may be your only chance to receive the just compensation you deserve.

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Topics: medical malpractice

What Does an Ohio Injury Lawyer Do?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Every Ohio injury lawyer at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA is dedicated to helping individuals obtain fair compensation for their injuries.  But just what does that entail?

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Topics: personal injury

4 Types of Cases That Medical Malpractice Lawyers See Too Often

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 24, 2017 10:42:17 PM

Patients trust medical professionals with their lives.  Too often, though, hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners see patients as nothing more than profits.  This can lead to inattentive and careless treatment.  Worse, it can lead to injury or death due to medical malpractice.

At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, medical malpractice lawyers represent numerous clients who have been harmed due to medical and surgical negligence.  While the specifics of each case differ, the majority of injured patients who rely on Lowe Eklund’s experienced attorneys suffer as the result of just a few types of medical malpractice.

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Topics: medical malpractice

How Can Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Help Senior Citizens?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 30, 2017 11:28:03 PM

Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home facility can be difficult.  We all want the senior citizens in our lives to receive the care and attention they need.  Unfortunately, as elderly abuse and neglect continues in Ohio and nationwide, nursing home abuse lawyers are seeing many families harmed by the mistreatment of a nursing home resident.

If you or your loved one have experienced or show signs of nursing home abuse, you do not have to take on the facility alone.  Experienced nursing home abuse lawyers like those at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA can stand up for your loved one and help your family find justice after an abusive incident.

What is nursing home abuse?

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Topics: nursing home injuries

After a TBI, a Brain Injury Attorney Is Essential

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, ranks among the most serious types of personal injuries.  Typically leading to long-term symptoms and frequently causing permanent disabilities, TBI can cause a lifetime of personal and financial hardship.

When a loved one suffers a TBI, you owe it to your family to contact an experienced Cleveland brain injury attorney.  Seeking justice and obtaining compensation for your injured family member will likely require in-depth legal and medical analysis that can only be provided by a proven professional like those at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA.

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Topics: traumatic brain injury

Why Samsung Is Going to Hate Product Liability Attorneys

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Anyone who follows tech news knows Samsung has received much negative attention recently.  With the manufacturer’s upcoming product release, product liability attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the country are prepared to step up should Samsung release another defective product. 

Background: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In September 2016, Samsung made headlines when it announced a recall—first informally, and then formally—of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.  The recall was necessary because a manufacturing defect related to the phones’ batteries caused some devices to overheat and, in some cases, cause fires.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

How an Ohio Product Liability Attorney Evaluates Your Case

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

An award-winning product liability attorney like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s James Loweknows that every product liability case is different.  Defects in automobiles, appliances, industrial equipment, medical supplies.  These, or any other faulty product, can cause a wide range of serious personal injuries.

Evaluating a product liability case requires both legal and technical knowledge.  Unlike simpler claims, product liability lawsuits may involve investigating mechanical issues, supply chains, industry practices, and even conducting product tests. 

Clearly, these lawsuits can be complicated, and will be fact-specific.  The process of evaluating a product liability case, however, will be fairly similar from case to case.

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Topics: product liability

Who Pays for an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

Financial concerns are common after you or a loved one suffer a personal injury.  Things like car accidents and medical errors can cause thousands of dollars in healthcare costs, periods of unemployment, and expensive property damage.  In these difficult times, the last thing an injured person and their family should have to worry about it the cost of hiring an Ohio personal injury attorney.

At the law firm of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our team of trial lawyers believe that you should not have to pay if you cannot settle or win your dispute.

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Topics: personal injury

How to Get Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Individuals who have suffered injury or illness typically worry about how they will recover from both their physical and financial injuries.  The reality is that many Ohioans must rely on social security disability benefits because they accidents render them disabled.

Planning for your future means uncovering all of the resources available to help you live a life that is financially secure.  If a personal injury accident caused your disability, this may mean filing a civil suit for compensation.  But in all cases of disability, regardless of cause, individuals in Ohio may be entitled to receive social security disability benefits.

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Topics: Social Security