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

How to Hire a Cleveland Accident Attorney

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you have been injured in an accident, finding the right attorney is essential.  A skilled Cleveland accident attorney can guide you through the complex and trying times that follow a life-altering personal injury.

Frequently, this means more than merely negotiating an in
surance settlement or representing you in court.  It may also mean providing guidance on matters of treatment for your injuries, loss of employment, disability benefits, and the many other difficult personal consequences of sustaining a personal injury.

With so much on the line, you may want to remember a few easy tips to help ensure that your accident attorney is the right attorney for you.

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Can a Passenger in a Motor Vehicle Accident Sue Both Drivers?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 30, 2016 9:43:49 PM

Any Driver Can Be Negligent

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There are many scenarios that can cause you to seek out a car accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio.

When most of us think of motor vehicle accident lawsuits, we probably think of a negligent driver crashing into another vehicle and causing injuries to the occupants of the other vehicle. This type of scenario does, in fact, occur quite often.

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What is Ohio’s Dram Shop Law?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 23, 2016 9:52:14 PM

When Bars Overserve, Lives Hang in the Balance

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Topics: car accidents, drunk driving accidents

Ohio Experiences Highest Increase in Risk of Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 12, 2016 1:23:43 PM

A new reportissued by the Governors Highway Safety Association projects an approximately 10% increase of pedestrian traffic fatalities nationwide in 2015. The preliminary data reported by the GHSA is based on deaths occurring only in the first half of the year, but if projections hold the 10% increase will be the highest year-to-year increase since the data has been collected.

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Ohio Traffic Deaths Rise in 2015

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 2, 2016 1:27:49 PM

2015 saw an approximately 5% increase in Ohio traffic-related deaths over the previous year, according to the State Highway Patrol. The 1,057 confirmed traffic deaths in 2015 was up from 1,008 in 2014 and 990 in 2013. With 42 deaths still under review, the 2015 figure could rise to over 1,100 Ohio traffic deaths.

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Steps to Take Following a Cleveland Hit-and-Run Accident

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 26, 2015 12:27:39 PM

Tragedy struck this holiday season as two Cleveland hit-and-run accidents left a local woman dead and at least two people injured on Christmas. Police are believed to have promising leads for identifying both of the responsible hit/skip drivers, but this does not change the fact that once again local car accident victims and their families must now cope with devastating injury and loss because of the actions of negligent—and likely criminal—drivers.

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New NHTSA Standards May Reduce Personal Injuries Among Pedestrians, Drivers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 11, 2015 7:39:34 PM

Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a series of changes to its crash testing protocols and vehicle safety rating system. Though not yet finalized, the proposed changes would bring American crash testing standards up to par with those of other countries around the globe. As Ohio motor vehicle accident lawyers, the team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA knows firsthand the significant and potentially life-saving difference that these updates could make.

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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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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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