The Difference Between Contributory and Comparative Negligence

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Sep 14, 2014 6:46:21 PM

This blog entry is part of an ongoing series of posts explaining commonly confused legal concepts.  These explanations provide a general overview of certain legal terms that you may have heard in the media or everyday conversations, but remember: when you or a loved one have been injured, it is important that you consult an experienced personal injury attorney for a thorough review of your potential claims. 

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Personal Injuries at the Gym

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Sep 12, 2014 9:43:55 PM

Aside from the first few weeks of the New Year, the last few weeks of summer and the first few weeks of fall are when gyms and recreational facilities see the greatest influx of people getting back into the gym.  With cooler weather, waning daylight, and the kids back in school, many people find that now is a good time of the year to reestablish a fitness routine.  Whether you are starting back up or a first-timer, though, you should know a couple of things about your rights if you are injured at your local gym or rec center.

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What Consumers Need to Know About E-Cigarettes

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Sep 4, 2014 3:25:00 PM

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In the last several years, electronic cigarettes (commonly called “e-cigarettes”) have gained popularity as an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.  The e-cigarette product is a battery-powered vaporizer that allows the user to inhale an aerosol vapor made from a refillable liquid, which typically contains nicotine and several chemicals.  E-cigarette manufacturers and suppliers have touted the product as being safer than tobacco cigarettes.  While the evidence is not yet clear whether this claim is accurate, there are several documented and dangerous facts about e-cigarettes that users should know.

Health Complications from Vapor Inhalation

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The Difference Between Wrongful Death Claims and Survival Actions

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Sep 4, 2014 11:23:01 AM

This is the first in an ongoing series of posts explaining commonly confused legal concepts.  These explanations will provide a general overview of certain legal terms that you may have heard in the media or everyday conversations, but remember: when you or a loved one have been injured, it is important that you consult an experienced personal injury attorney for a thorough review of your potential claims. 

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Two Child Deaths Lead to Bean Bag Chair Recall

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Aug 30, 2014 12:12:00 PM

bean bag chair recall

Following the suffocation deaths of a thirteen-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, Ace Bayou Corp. has issued a recall of its bean bag chairs sold before July 2013.  The bean bag chairs were sold by several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Meijer, and Amazon.com. 

Product Details

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Recall Details:

“The recalled chairs with zippers that open were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color.  The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes, 30, 32 and 40 inches in diameter. The L-shaped bean bag chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. They were made in China.

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Back to School Safety: Teaching Children to Be Defensive Pedestrians

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Aug 30, 2014 11:17:00 AM

children defensive pedestriansAs Ohio motor vehicle accident attorneys, the lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have represented many pedestrians who were struck and injured by careless drivers.  In urban and rural environments alike, pedestrians of any age are always at risk.  But with school starting back up, it is particularly important that parents talk to their children about pedestrian safety, as kids walking to, from, or around school are frequently injured in motor vehicle crashes.

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The Harsh Economic Realities of Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Aug 23, 2014 11:05:27 PM

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James Lowe Named One of The Best Lawyers in America 2015

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Aug 23, 2014 11:23:07 AM

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA would like to congratulate partner James Lowe on being named one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.  

Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed "who's who" of the nation's top legal talent, has once again recognized Mr. Lowe for his work in personal injury and product liability litigation.  This is the 23rd consecutive year that James has been ranked as one of the country's elite attorneys.

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Mutually Repugnant Policies: A Prime Example of Why You Need to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Aug 16, 2014 11:15:00 PM

We have said it before: insurance companies too often care more about the bottom line than they do about injured negligence victims.  Whether it is a cunning adjuster or a tricky policy provision, these companies do everything that they can to avoid paying out under the policies that they issue.  To see this truth in action, we need only look at what happens in cases involving two or more auto insurance policies with mutually repugnant excess provisions.  

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Risk of Airbags' Failure to Deploy Leads to Recall

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Aug 15, 2014 11:38:00 PM

In what seems like the year of automobile recalls, we can now add Jaguar Land Rover to the list of auto manufacturers who have issued major recalls in 2014 due to defects in their products. 

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