Five Things to do After an Automobile Accident in Ohio

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Dec 30, 2019 3:54:15 PM

You're driving along the road and suddenly — BOOM — another vehicle slams into the side of your car after they ran a stop sign.

Your car is smashed, you feel pains throughout your body, and your heart is racing. Now what?

After a car accident, there are some key steps to take to make sure your rights are protected. It's important to know what to do and what questions may need answers by the other driver to make your insurance claim.

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Topics: personal injury, airbag injuries, cleveland lawyer, drunk driving accidents, liability

Three trial attorneys from Lowe Eklund Wakefield named to 2020 Super Lawyers List

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Dec 16, 2019 11:00:27 AM

Three trial attorneys from Cleveland personal injury law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield have been recognized by their peers as among the top lawyers in the state of Ohio. James A. Lowe, Greg S. Scott and Ryan H. Fisher were named to the 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list — a recognition received by only 5 percent of all attorneys in the state.

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Topics: James A. Lowe News, Gregory S. Scott News, Meghan P. Connolly News, Ryan H. Fisher News, General Firm News, Kyle Melling News

How much money will I receive from Workers Comp if I'm injured at work?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Dec 11, 2019 4:58:50 PM

A work injury can cause a significant disruption to your life, from the pain of your injuries, to your financial stability, to your long-term well-being. In Ohio, the workers compensation system is designed to help compensate injured workers who are disabled because of a work-related injury or occupational disease.

But there are limits to the amount that you might receive from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, and before you file a claim, it's important to understand how much you should expect to receive while you are recovering.

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Topics: personal injury, cleveland lawyer, Workers' compensation

Three Lowe Eklund Wakefield attorneys ranked by Best Lawyers-U.S. News for Cleveland personal injury

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Nov 20, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Cleveland personal injury attorneys James A. Lowe, Gregory S. Scott and Ryan H. Fisher from the law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, have been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The law firm was also named a Tier 1 firm in Cleveland for Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Product Liability Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020.

"It's an honor that several of our attorneys and our law firm are continually recognized each year by Best Lawyers for the work we do advocating for our clients in their time of need," said Scott, a partner at the firm.

Lowe, Scott and Fisher were recognized by their peers for the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in Cleveland for Medical Malpractice Law, Product Liability Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation.

“Since 1973, Lowe Eklund Wakefield has been characterized by integrity, accountability and the highest standards of practice, and that is reflected in our recognition as a Tier 1 firm by our peers in the Cleveland legal community," Fisher said. "Our goal is to continue delivering the best possible results to our clients.”

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has been regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, more than 62,000 leading lawyers were included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield is frequently sought out to serve as knowledgeable advocates in challenging, high-stakes personal injury and wrongful death cases. Its attorneys often represent car and truck accident victims, and their families, when injuries or death resulted from poor design or defective products.

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Topics: James A. Lowe News, Gregory S. Scott News, Ryan H. Fisher News, News

Ten interesting statistics about nursing home abuse and elder abuse

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Nov 13, 2019 7:15:00 AM

The best-available research indicates that one in 10 persons aged 60 or older is the victim of elder abuse, but just 7 percent of all instances of elder abuse are ever reported to state or local authorities. The National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys, a group of legal professionals compiled and shared some eye-opening nursing home abuse statistics and elder abuse statistics from across the United States.

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Topics: personal injury, nursing home injuries, nursing home abuse

Ten interesting statistics about medical malpractice

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Nov 4, 2019 9:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: medical malpractice

Lowe Eklund Wakefield helps prepare winter clothing for Cleveland kids

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Oct 30, 2019 11:52:49 AM

Continuing its support for the Northeast Ohio community, members of the Lowe Eklund Wakefield team took part in another one-day service project — this time with Shoes and Clothes for Kids — to help prepare winter clothing items for distribution to kids before the colder weather hits. The organization, celebrating its 50th year in operation, is the only one in the Greater Cleveland area providing new shoes, school uniforms, clothes and school supplies throughout the year at no charge to thousands of children in need.

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What is a catastrophic injury in personal injury law?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Oct 4, 2019 11:39:58 AM

In the world of personal injury, terms such as soft tissue injury, skeletal injury, loss of use, and catastrophic injury (just to name a few) are used to broadly describe the extent of the injury a victim suffered because of an accident. With some injuries, a victim can recover in weeks or months of medical treatment. But with more serious injuries, like catastrophic injuries, the impact is permanent and can alter a person's quality of life.

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Topics: product liability, personal injury, cleveland lawyer, medical malpractice, burn injury, auto defects, spinal cord injury, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, traumatic brain injury, truck accidents, wrongful death attorney

Seven warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Sep 25, 2019 7:36:00 AM

There are about 1.5 million individuals residing in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nursing home abuse isn't as rare as some might think. According to data compiled by the National Center on Elder Abuse, about 10 percent of all nursing home residents were victims of some form of abuse in the last year.

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Topics: nursing home injuries, nursing home abuse

Spike in lung illnesses linked with vaping, e-cigs, raise questions about defective products [UPDATED]

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Aug 22, 2019 5:04:57 PM

An alarming national trend is sending e-cigarette users to hospitals with medical emergencies. Doctors are seeing a dramatic spike this summer in serious respiratory conditions, including collapsed lungs, that have a common link — all the cases involve the use of an e-cigarette or vaping product that contain nicotine or THC.

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Topics: product liability, cleveland lawyer, liability