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What should I do after a slip-and-fall?

Not all slip-and-fall accidents happen inside of the home. There is always the possibility of you falling and injuring yourself while at work, in a store, stadium, mall or any establishment in Ohio. Most slip-and-fall accidents result in minor injuries. But there are circumstances that can cause you to suffer severe wounds that could result in temporary and permanent disability. 

Property owners must keep their properties in good condition to reduce the risk of harm and injury to their guests. When they do not, they may be liable for accidents that happen. Liability is not based solely on their responsibility to keep their buildings free of dangers that could cause harm. Courts give careful consideration to whether the victims could have avoided the hazards that lead to their injuries or death. Because slip-and-fall accidents are complex, consider the following information when filing a personal injury claim

3 medical expenses that might result from a dog bite

A fun day in the park can quickly become a traumatic one if you or your child is bitten by an aggressive dog. According to the Canine Journal, there are around 4.5 million annual cases of dog bites in the United States. These numbers are certainly frightening, but the numbers you see on a medical bill following a bite could be even scarier.

There are a number of expenses you will likely face following a dog attack. Even bites that do not initially seem severe will be costly when you are administered all the healthcare you should receive as a precaution. Seeking legal recourse may help you recoup costs such as the following three:

How do I get damages for an Ohio car accident?

In the days following a car accident, you may need to handle a variety of stressful matters, such as arranging treatment for your injuries, getting your car fixed or replaced and worrying about your work situation. In the middle of all this, you also need to think about financial matters now and in the future.

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What are the differences between a wrongful death claim and a survival claim?

The blog entry below was written in conjuntion with one of our colleague's in Little Rock, AR.

In cases where a fatality is involved, the types of viable claims that may be pursued are varied and complex. The heirs to a decedent's estate may have questions about potential recovery from a negligent act, and while the nomenclature may be confusing, the concepts between the two actions are not.

Three Common Factors in an Auto Accident Case

Being involved in an auto accident can be a tough situation for anyone to have to go through. Most individuals do not know what to do when they are involved in an accident and they may not know what to look for. Here are a few common factors that can be very important in dealing with any auto accident.

Safe winter driving tips

Car accidents are possible at any time, but when Ohio winters hit, the chances of being involved in a collision increase dramatically. Snow, ice and wet roads can make your travels dangerous, whether you are completing a 20-minute commute or heading a few hours out of town. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has reported that between 25,000 and 28,000 accidents happen each month across the state during the winter. Reducing those numbers means safer roadways and less injuries for all drivers. Here are some tips on staying safe behind the wheel this season.

Protecting Yourself From Uninsured Motorists

One of the most important things drivers can do to protect themselves and their loved ones, is purchase full-coverage auto insurance. That is, auto insurance that covers you both, when you are at-fault for an accident, and when you are the innocent victim of an auto accident. 

Keeping our school zones safe

School is back in full swing. With it comes a number of changes from the summer, but whether you have kids or not, it's important to be safe in school zones and around school related traffic. It's no surprise that pedestrian collisions are much higher during the school year than not, so take note of a few best practices to increase safety and try to avoid a preventable car accident.

Give buses extra space

If you've ever driven with kids in the car, you know how distracting they can be. Now imagine a bus full of energetic kids. Give buses extra space on the road to help the drivers cope with their unique challenges. Buses are also one of the places where children are most likely to be struck by a car. The 10-foot radius around the bus is the most dangerous zone, so give them plenty of space. Also, be sure never to pass a bus that is stopped to load or unload passengers. While this is obviously dangerous, it is also illegal in every state. Finally, letting the bus pull ahead after stopping gives you a chance to gain an unobstructed view of the area, this makes it easier to observe any kids who may dart into the road.

Helpful Tips For Car Accidents in Columbus

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. No one expects to be involved in an accidnet, however, you can work to prevent and prepare for an accident. While you may be shaken up and lost with what to do next, the following helpful tips can help you be prepared in the event that you or a loved one are involved in a car accident. 

Recent Updates for Heit Law, LLC

IMG_5133.JPGRecently, the personal injury law firm of Heit Law, LLC began an advertisement campaign on the east side of Columbus, OH. Motorists will notice that the law firm took out ad space at the intersection of Main St. and S. Hamilton Road in Columbus.

The purpose of the advertisement is to draw attention to the firm in order to build a brand awareness and show motorists in Central Ohio that they have an advocate to help them in the aftermath of an accident.  

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