When to Hire an Ohio Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 30, 2018 11:26:13 PM

Neglect of a loved one in a nursing home facility is unacceptable.  Unfortunately, it occurs with alarming frequency in Ohio and across the country.  If your loved one has suffered because of the negligence of a nursing home facility or its staff, you need a nursing home neglect lawyer to help protect your parent or relative from further mistreatment.

What Is Nursing Home Neglect?

Any type of mistreatment of patients and residents in a nursing home facility is wrong, and may be actionable under Ohio law. Intentional abuse and malpractice in the extended care environment should be addressed with the help of an attorney.Nursing_Home_Neglect_Lawyer.jpg

Perhaps the most pervasive form of elder mistreatment, though, is nursing home neglect.  Neglect occurs when a facility and its staff fail to provide the reasonable level of care required to protect the health and safety of patients and residents.

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Topics: nursing home injuries

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 28, 2018 11:12:13 PM

Many people injured on the job in Ohio are entitled to compensation.  Section 4123.65 of the Ohio Revised Code allows injured employees to apply for workers’ compensation settlements following a workplace injury.  If you suffered a workplace accident, it is imperative that you contact an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer to protect and preserve your rights to compensation.Workers_Compensation_Settlements.jpg

While workers’ compensation settlements will vary from case to case, below are a few of the items you can expect to discuss with your attorney when you wish to settle a claim.

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Top Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland | Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 31, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Several lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA recently were honored as being among the top personal injury attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Partners James Lowe, Ryan Fisher, and Greg Scott were named to The Best Lawyers in America listing of top legal practitioners.  Additionally, associate Meghan Connolly was named one of 2018’s Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers are peer-reviewed listings honoring the top attorneys in a particular practice area.  The attorneys at Lowe Eklund have been a fixture of the listings for years, a testament to the firm’s standing in the legal community.

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Winter Car Crash? Call an Accident Attorney in Cleveland Now

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 30, 2017 9:53:40 PM

The Ohio winter has come in like a lion this year.  For the past weeks, Clevelanders have been dealing with precipitous snow, icy roads, and dangerous traffic crashes.  With wrecks and collisions on the rise, you may be wondering if you need an accident attorney in Cleveland.

The truth is that whether you are involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, consulting a lawyer is a must to protect your interests.  Accident attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA are available now to provide a free consultation regarding your accident and your legal options.

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Topics: car accidents

Medical Malpractice in Ohio: The Basics

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 30, 2017 10:23:36 PM

Medical malpractice in Ohio occurs rather frequently.  Unfortunately, many instances of medical malpractice go uninvestigated and unpursued.  If you or a loved one are injured and you suspect a medical professional or hospital is to blame, the most important thing you can do is contact a medical malpractice attorney.

Medical malpractice attorneys in Ohio can assist you from the moment an injury occurs until the resolution of your claims.  With the help of a legal professional, you can focus on your recovery and have the confidence of knowing a lawyer is fighting for your rights.

But what are your rights under Ohio law?  Below are some of the basic points of Ohio medical malpractice law that you can expect to discuss with your attorney.

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How a Cleveland Accident Lawyer Can Make Your Recovery Easier

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 29, 2017 10:56:23 PM

Accidents can cause a lot of damage.  For many, coping with the injuries sustained in a motor vehicle or other accident may be the most difficult time of their lives.  While facing a struggle of this magnitude, individuals owe it to themselves to focus on their recovery.

A Cleveland accident lawyer can help make that possible so that injured accident victims and their families can have the time and resources to recover.

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When Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

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

Injuries on the job can occur in any work environment.  It does not matter whether you work on a construction site, in the office, operating a motor vehicle, in a hospital, or in any other venue—when you are injured at work you have certain rights.  But when do you need to consult a workers’ compensation lawyer? 

Call a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Immediately

In the event of any work-related injury, it is important to consult an experienced workers comp attorney at the earliest opportunity.  This includes all manner of injuries, even those that do not result in missed time at work. 

By calling for a free consultation with Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our workers’ compensation lawyers can review the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you find the best path forward with a potential claim.  This includes helping you understand whether your injury may be compensable under Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Should I Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Truck accidents in Ohio are common.  Unfortunately, this means that injuries and wrongful death caused by truck accidents are common, too.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash involving a semi or other truck, it is recommended that you contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

While everyone is required to share the road, large trucks can wreak a disproportionate amount of havoc when negligence, distracted driving, drunk driving, or drowsy driving are involved.  Ordinary cars, vans, and pick-ups can sustain significantly more damage when involved in a truck accident.  This leads to heightened property damages, and an increased risk of personal injury.

These physical differences are just the tip of the truck accident iceberg.  Key differences in the law, the typical accident scenarios, and the operation of the vehicles themselves make truck crash cases complex.  What follows are a few of the reasons why, if you or a loved one were injured, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer.

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Topics: truck accidents

A Car Accident Personal Injury Attorney Should Always Review Your Claim

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 30, 2017 3:59:46 PM

When someone is injured in a car accident, personal injury attorneys provide victims with a voice.  Whether arguing before the court or fighting against greedy insurance companies, a lawyer can help you stand up for your right to compensation for your injuries.

Many car accident victims, though, do not consult with a personal injury lawyer following a crash.  Some choose to settle with an insurance company on their own.  Others do not think their injuries are serious enough for a case.  Others still believe that their partial responsibility makes a successful lawsuit impossible.

Whatever their reasons, these poor victims disadvantage themselves by not consulting a car accident personal injury attorney. 

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Topics: car accidents

How to Choose an Ohio Injury Lawyer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 27, 2017 9:49:53 PM

Selecting the right Ohio injury lawyer can make all the difference to you and your family following a personal injury or wrongful death.  Of course, everyone wants legal counsel who will passionately represent them.  But there are many additional qualities that are important to consider when hiring an attorney.

The right lawyer for you may not necessarily be the right lawyer for someone else.  The trial team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, works with you to fully understand your needs, set and meet your expectations, and deliver the personal experience you should expect from trusted legal counsel.

If you or a loved one are thinking about hiring an Ohio injury lawyer, here are a few of the qualities that you may wish to consider.

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