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Can You Collect Damages For PTSD After An Accident?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 21, 2020 8:14:00 AM

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a life-altering psychological disorder that results from experiencing one or more intense, traumatic life events. Much like a major physical injury, PTSD can cause long-term and severe disruption to one’s life, including mental and emotional strife, heightened anxiety and fear, loss of ability to concentrate, sleep disruptions, depression, moodiness and much more. Often, long after the physical injuries of a motor vehicle accident (or any serious trauma) heal, the mental and emotional side effects from PTSD remain.

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Topics: personal injury, PTSD

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right Of Way?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 13, 2020 10:36:52 AM

There is a popular belief that pedestrians always have the right of way in an encounter with a moving vehicle. It is a good approach to defensive driving and one that drivers should take seriously. Unfortunately, while drivers do have a legal obligation to avoid accidents involving pedestrians, some accidents are unavoidable, and in certain circumstances, a pedestrian can be legally at fault when an accident occurs.

According to Ohio law, drivers must always exercise a reasonable duty of care to avoid harming pedestrians and others who share the road. A reasonable duty of care is the expectation that a driver will take reasonable precaution to avoid harming pedestrians as much as possible, especially in commonly hazardous situations like driving through residential streets, poorly lit roads or high foot traffic areas. A driver’s duty of care includes following traffic laws including posted speed limits, watching for pedestrians, slowing down or stopping when a potential hazard becomes apparent, and yielding at all crosswalks and other pedestrian safety zones. It goes without saying that a driver must avoid distractions on the road including the use of a cell phone.

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Topics: pedestrian accidents

Why Is My Personal Injury Case Taking So Long?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 30, 2020 1:06:27 PM

One of the most common concerns among personal injury clients is, “Why is my case taking so long?” While we always hope that a case will settle quickly and allow our clients to move on with their lives sooner rather than later, it is, unfortunately, not always how circumstances evolve.

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When Should I Hire An Attorney for My Personal Injury Case? Why Sooner Is Better Than Later

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 17, 2020 12:02:32 PM

One of the most common questions asked by people who have sustained an injury after an accident is, “When should I hire a lawyer?” The shortest answer is: as soon as possible.

Here’s why:

  1. The Statute of Limitations: In Ohio, with some exceptions, the statutes of limitations for filing injury lawsuits are one or two years. This means that there is a tight deadline in which your case can be prepared and brought 
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Is It A Medical Malpractice Case? Get Answers From An Attorney

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 8, 2020 2:02:14 PM

People often call our office wanting to know if their case meets the elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit. This can be a tricky question, but one which our attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield take the time to look into in earnest with each call.

There are several key components that are required for a law firm or attorney to accept a medical malpractice case. These include the following:

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Topics: medical malpractice

Three Lowe Eklund Wakefield Partners Named In Best Lawyers 2021 Guide

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 2, 2020 11:15:47 AM

Lowe Eklund Wakefield is pleased to announce that partner attorneys James A. Lowe, Ryan H. Fisher and Gregory S. Scott have been named to Best Lawyers in America’s 2021 guide.

Lowe, who has been featured since 1993, is recognized in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Scott has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2015 for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Fisher was first featured in 2016 and is recognized for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.

Best Lawyers is a legal peer review publication, founded in 1981. Approximately 1% of all lawyers in the United States are represented on its lists. Best Lawyers only accepts additions to its outstanding lawyers lists from peer nominations and a rigorous voting process. The publication works in partnership with U.S. News & World Report and is read by more than 17 million subscribers around the world.

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

Attorney James A. Lowe To Be Honored in Cleveland-Marshall Law Hall of Fame

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 11, 2020 9:51:20 AM

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA is delighted to announce that founding partner, James A. Lowe, has been honored as a 2020 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame inductee.

The Cleveland-Marshall Law Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to recognize and honor alumni, faculty and staff who have enhanced the excellence and ongoing success and prestige of the school through their professional achievements, reputations and intellectual contributions.

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Topics: cleveland lawyer, James A. Lowe News, James Lowe, cleveland-marshall law

Auto Recalls: Common Questions and Straightforward Answers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 6, 2020 3:19:31 PM

Have you ever received a notification in the mail about an issue with your car? If so, your automobile has likely been subject to a manufacturer’s recall, or possibly a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall.

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Topics: auto defects, auto recalls

COVID-19 And Workers Compensation in Ohio

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 28, 2020 11:01:58 AM

It is safe to say that COVID-19, often called coronavirus, has altered the way we work, live and socialize in long-term, previously unimaginable ways. The virus has also brought about some unexpected challenges to conventional workers compensation claims and processes. Specifically, if you get coronavirus while at work and have to take time off, can you collect workers compensation during that period?

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Topics: Workers' compensation, covid-19, coronavirus

Providing Legal Help For Zantac (Ranitidine) Recall Victims

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 22, 2020 12:41:06 PM

In April of 2020 the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) issued a voluntary recall on all Zantac (sometimes called Ranitidine) products after discovering high levels of cancer-causing carcinogens in the drug.

Zantac is a popular over-the-counter heartburn medication. Prolonged use of Zantac and other generic drugs containing Ranitidine can increase the levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a cancer-causing carcinogen, within the human body over time. NDMA is known to cause cancers in the stomach, esophagus, bladder, prostate, breasts, kidneys, thyroid and other areas of the body.

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Topics: product recalls, zantac, ranitidine, drug recall