Snowmobile Accidents: Who is Liable?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 28, 2015 8:49:34 PM

With winter coming in less than a month, outdoor enthusiasts throughout Ohio are preparing to switch out their ATVs for their snowmobiles and enjoy some high-speed fun in the snow. While snowmobiling can be a good time for riders both young and old, it is a very dangerous activity. In fact, in 2014 snowmobile and ATV crashes resulted in a higher fatality per crash rate in Ohio than any other type of vehicle, including motorcycles.

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The Danger of Distracted Driving Summed Up in One Graphic

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 27, 2015 2:42:43 PM

Anyone Can Be a Distracted Driver

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Topics: car accidents, cleveland lawyer

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak: What Ohio Customers Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 21, 2015 11:21:56 AM

Last month, the popular fast-casual chain Chipotle made headlines when it temporarily closed 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon after dozens of diners fell ill with E. coli food poisoning. Now it appears that this potentially deadly E. coli outbreak has also reached Northeast Ohio.

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5 Reasons Thanksgiving is Ohio’s Most Dangerous Holiday for Drivers

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Nov 20, 2015 9:18:18 PM

In 2014, there were a total of 3,429 motor vehicle accidents reported in Ohio during the Thanksgiving holiday. This number far exceeds the crash total for any other holiday. Why exactly is Thanksgiving so hazardous for this state’s drivers, passengers, and pedestrians? While every traffic accident is different, there are many factors that may contribute to the high volume of Thanksgiving car accidents. Keep the following factors in mind when planning a safe, enjoyable holiday this year.

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Mercedes-Benz USA Recalls 126,000 Vehicles Due to Airbag Defects

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 14, 2015 3:26:22 PM

In case you missed it, Mercedes-Benz USA filed a recall report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last month announcing the recall of 126,260 vehicles.  Per the report summary, “Due to a manufacturing error, the air bag control unit [in affected vehicles] may corrode and cause the control unit to malfunction.”  This can cause either unexpected deployment while driving or a failure to deploy during a crash, meaning that the defective airbags pose risks to motorists both in everyday use and during motor vehicle accidents.

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Topics: airbag injuries

“Culture of Secrecy”: NewsChannel5 Report Echoes Warnings of Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 13, 2015 10:23:44 AM

Last night, Cleveland’s NewsChannel5 aired an investigative piece by Sarah Buduson entitled “Culture of Secrecy.”  The report examines the air of secrecy surrounding instances of medical malpractice and the lengths to which hospitals, doctors, and health care providers will go to conceal the truth about medical negligence and surgical errors.  Readers are urged to watch the full report here for a glimpse of what victims and their families must go through following medical malpractice injuries or death.

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Can an Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer Help With My Intentional Tort Claim?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 7, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Far more often than not, this blog discusses issues relating to negligence cases.  But every single day individuals suffer personal injuries and wrongful deaths due to the intentional—as opposed to negligent—actions of another. 

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Keeping Your Personal Injury Private in the Age of Social Media

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 7, 2015 7:59:44 AM

Years ago, if a defendant or insurance company had doubts as to whether an Ohio personal injury plaintiff was injured as badly as he claimed, they would hire a private investigator to tail the plaintiff in his everyday life.  Since the advent of social media, however, this practice is far less prevalent.  Now, defendants frequently do not need to hire an investigator to photograph or record plaintiffs because the plaintiffs are now doing it themselves and posting the record of their life online.

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Ohio Product Recall News: Sanofi Recalls All Auvi-Q Injectors, Hundreds of Thousands at Risk

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 31, 2015 9:47:04 PM

This week, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis recalled hundreds of thousands of epinephrine auto-injectors due to a risk of incorrect dosing.  Readers are urged to alert friends and loved ones who may be in possession of an epinephrine injector to review the recall details and exchange their defective units. 

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Topics: product liability, cleveland lawyer

Does Marijuana Cause Car Accidents?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 31, 2015 1:30:30 PM

With a marijuana legalization issue on the Ohio ballot next week, many are thinking about the potential consequences of marijuana use in our state.  While we will leave it to the voters to decide the issue, one fact that will remain true regardless of the outcome is that marijuana use can result in personal injuries.

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Topics: car accidents

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