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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Dog Bite 101: What To Do If You've Been Bitten By A Dog

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 22, 2020 11:42:04 AM

Dog may be man’s best friend, but unfortunately sometimes dogs attack people and when they do, they have the ability to cause severe injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 4.7 million dog bites in the United States every year.

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Nursing Home Negligence and Injury – What You Need To Know

Posted by Libby Brandt on May 12, 2020 12:13:28 PM

Nursing home negligence is one of the most common forms of abuse and neglect perpetrated against adults 65 years of age and older. It’s important to spot it before it becomes a life-threatening problem and to take the necessary steps to ensure your loved one is removed from a dangerous situation if you believe negligence or abuse has already occurred.

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Five Things to do After an Automobile Accident in Ohio

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA 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

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

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA 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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What is a catastrophic injury in personal injury law?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA 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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Spike in lung illnesses linked with vaping, e-cigs, raise questions about defective products [UPDATED]

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA 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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What documents should you bring to your consultation with a lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 27, 2019 11:47:56 AM

So you've set up your first meeting with a personal injury attorney to discuss a potential claim. This initial consultation is a great opportunity for you and a lawyer to get to know each other briefly and to determine if you want to hire that lawyer through a formal attorney-client relationship.

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How Does a Lawsuit Work? An Overview of the Civil Litigation Process

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 8, 2019 8:46:00 AM

When you're injured because of another person's mistake or recklessness and you're considering legal action, one of the many questions that often comes to mind is how a personal injury lawsuit works.

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How to Hire an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Apr 8, 2019 11:08:00 AM

 

One in every three nursing homes in the United States has been cited for abuse infractions or violations. Rectifying that negligent conduct may require legal action. Nursing home cases are complex legal matters that involve extensive legal experience and, oftentimes, intense investigation.

But how should a victim, or the family of a victim, start when looking for an experienced nursing home abuse attorney or nursing home negligence attorney in Ohio? When it comes to a nursing home abuse attorney for your case, choosing an experienced attorney to hire is like choosing any service, and a wise person conducts their research to help them make an informed decision.

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How can I get a replacement child safety seat after an auto accident?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Mar 26, 2019 1:59:05 PM

If you've been involved in a moderate or severe car crash, the aftermath of a collision can make treating injuries, paying medical bills, dealing with lost wages, or replacing your vehicle feel like an endless ordeal of stress. But an additional detail that new parents also must consider is how to replace your child's car safety seat. 

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Three Myths of Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Mar 14, 2019 1:52:09 PM

Should I hire a lawyer? How much time do I have to file a lawsuit? Is this case even worth the effort? Those are just some of the questions that come to mind if you're considering a personal injury claim.

There are many rumors and stigmas within personal injury law — and many of them are false. Few people understand the process of making a personal injury claim after an accident, or negotiating a settlement for their injuries and medical costs, so contacting an experienced attorney for an initial consultation is one of the first steps to get answers to the questions you have.

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How to Hire an Attorney in Ohio

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 5, 2019 10:57:34 PM

When faced with a legal issue, you need to hire an attorney to protect your rights and claims.  Ignoring the issue or representing yourself can lead to negative outcomes that experienced lawyers know how to prevent.  Still, even when you’ve decided to make the smart move and hire an attorney, what do you do next?

In our technological age, individuals looking for legal representation have a wide array of options and services for contacting attorneys.  Attorney sites, referral services, social media, traditional media, and recommendations from friends and family all can point you to a plethora of lawyers and law firms. 

With so many options, finding an attorney is not hard.  However, finding the right attorney for you may not be so simple.

The lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA know that choosing the right attorney can make all the difference to clients.  Moreover, the Lowe Eklund team understands the responsibility that comes with each and every clients’ trust.  From the very first point of contact, the Lowe Eklund team takes a caring, service-focused approach to demonstrate that Lowe Eklund clients are more than just a file. 

Read on below to learn how to hire an attorney by looking out for the practices that keep clients coming back to Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA.

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A Free Consultation After Your Car Accident: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 16, 2018 11:10:11 PM

A free consultation with an experienced attorney should be on your list of priorities if you have been involved in a motor vehicle crash.  While the aftermath of a car or truck accident can be a difficult time, having the right injury attorney on your side can minimize your stress. 


By allowing lawyers like those of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA to take control of your claim, you can focus on your recovery and let the professionals handle the rest.  Do not be taken in by insurance adjusters asking you to sign away your legal rights in exchange for a quick settlement.  To protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation, schedule a free consultation with one of Lowe Eklund Wakefield’s experienced lawyers.

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Liability in Ohio Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

You have heard the word liability. You probably have liability insurance. You know that someone may be found liable in court. But what exactly is liability? 

What Is Liability in Ohio?

In a legal context, liability is any type of debt or obligation that an individual, business, or even government is bound by law to pay or perform. If a defendant is found liable for someone’s personal injuries in Ohio’s legal system, that defendant must compensate the injured individual (subject to any limitations found in Ohio law).

Is Liability the Same as Guilt?

There are a couple ways that the legal concept of liability is different than the legal concept of guilt. Firstly, medical malpractice, car accident, and other personal injury lawsuits are civil matters. Guilt is pleaded or determined not in civil court, but criminal court.

Within the civil system, though, there is another distinction between liability and guilt in the everyday sense of the word.

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How to Find the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Oct 31, 2016 11:30:27 AM

It is no surprise that when you or a loved one are injured you want the best Cleveland personal injury attorneys representing you and your family in court.  Having the right lawyer in your time of need can help to maximize your recovery, minimize your stress, and improve your life in the aftermath of personal injuries both large and small.

What Do the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys Have in Common?

Earlier this month, we discussed how personal injury victims should approach hiring a lawyer.  Today we want to dig a little deeper and discuss what you should be looking for when evaluating personal injury attorneys.  While every lawyer will have their own strengths and style, there are a few traits that exceptional lawyers have in common.

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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 insurance 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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Where Will My Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyer File My Lawsuit?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 14, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Plaintiffs Like You Are Often Concerned About Where They Will File a Lawsuit

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4 Things a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Ask You About Your Claim

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 26, 2016 10:01:29 PM

As a personal injury law firm in Cleveland, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA helps many Ohioans fight for just compensation for their injuries. While every personal injury case is different, there are several questions that will always be asked regarding a negligence claim. For those unfamiliar with the process of pursuing legal action for a personal injury, here are four questions that you can expect your personal injury lawyer to ask about your claim.

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4 Times When You Should Call a Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 20, 2016 11:28:05 PM

If you are like many Clevelanders whose lives are affected by personal injuries, you may have some hesitation when it comes to contacting a Cleveland personal injury lawyer. The legal system can be daunting and complex, and this leads many injured individuals to second-guess whether their particular case is significant enough to warrant the attention of an attorney (or, ultimately, the courts). The truth is that, although not every injury will give rise to a lawsuit or legal claim, every instance where an individual wrongly suffers personal injury or property damage should be reviewed by an experienced injury attorney.

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Cleveland Personal Injury Law Firm Investigating Artificial Turf/Cancer Link

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 13, 2016 9:05:09 PM

For several years there has been convincing evidence that certain types of artificial turf used on athletic fields and playgrounds may be causing cancer among children and athletes. Now, under mounting pressure from advocacy groups, U.S. government agencies are finally investigating whether artificial turf is to blame for many documented cases of cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma. While government research and action could take years, private citizens who suspect they or their loved one suffered as a result of exposure to crumb rubber artificial turf are urged to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.

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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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Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak: What Ohio Customers Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 21, 2015 11:21:56 AM

Last month, the popular fast-casual chain Chipotle made headlines when it temporarily closed 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon after dozens of diners fell ill with E. coli food poisoning. Now it appears that this potentially deadly E. coli outbreak has also reached Northeast Ohio.

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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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Keeping Your Personal Injury Private in the Age of Social Media

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 7, 2015 7:59:44 AM

Years ago, if a defendant or insurance company had doubts as to whether an Ohio personal injury plaintiff was injured as badly as he claimed, they would hire a private investigator to tail the plaintiff in his everyday life.  Since the advent of social media, however, this practice is far less prevalent.  Now, defendants frequently do not need to hire an investigator to photograph or record plaintiffs because the plaintiffs are now doing it themselves and posting the record of their life online.

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Ohio Product Recall News: Sanofi Recalls All Auvi-Q Injectors, Hundreds of Thousands at Risk

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 31, 2015 9:47:04 PM

This week, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis recalled hundreds of thousands of epinephrine auto-injectors due to a risk of incorrect dosing.  Readers are urged to alert friends and loved ones who may be in possession of an epinephrine injector to review the recall details and exchange their defective units. 

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What Is An Independent Medical Examination? Cleveland Personal Injury Law Firm Explains the Basics

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 24, 2015 9:32:27 PM

Under Ohio negligence law, a plaintiff must establish that he suffered injury as the result of the negligent acts of another.  Assuming the plaintiff can successfully prove each element of his claim, the measure of compensation awarded will be based on the extent and severity of the injuries that the plaintiff actually suffered. 

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October and November Are Historically Dangerous Months for Both Motorists and Pedestrians

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 10, 2015 12:50:39 AM

In 2014, the months of October and November saw the highest totals of Ohio traffic accident-related injuries and deaths, with totals of 9,706 and 9,142 respectively.  While snowy months typically see higher total crashes, those accidents frequently occur at lower speeds because drivers may be operating their vehicles with extra caution due to road conditions.  Thus, fewer physical injuries occur as the result of crashes.  Why, then, do so many injuries occur in October and November?

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3 Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Crash

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 2, 2015 9:02:20 PM

Since the start of this blog, we have posted a number of articles suggesting the best course of action to take in the aftermath of an Ohio motor vehicle accident.  Both on the scene and in the weeks or months after a traffic crash, taking the proper steps can help injured victims protect their rights and streamline a potential monetary recovery.  But, along with the list of things to do, there are certain things that injured parties in many cases should not do.

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