Strengthening Ohio’s distracted driving laws just before 2019 has not eliminated the dangers posed by people who make the choice to concentrate on anything other than safely operating their vehicles. Perhaps nothing could, but something needed to be done to address a public safety crisis that left more than 50 people dead in the state […]
Geofencing scooters factors into many plans for integrating rentable Lime and Bird electronic scooters into the transportation mix of Ohio cities. This is a bad idea. While it does make sense to restrict e-scooter riders to certain areas to limit risks for crashes and catastrophic injuries, creating a Lime or Bird geofence could be the […]
At the time I’m posting this update, general Ohio scooter laws remain unwritten. Elected officials in the state’s capital city, however, have made it clear that electric scooters, like bicycles, must remain off the sidewalk in order to protect pedestrians. A local ordinance that has the effect of a criminal statute restricts e-scooter riders to […]
For the most part, the legal principles that apply to pedestrian and bicycle accidents also apply to crashes involving the e-scooters people rent from micromobility startups like Bird and Lime. A car or truck driver will be liable for settling injury claims when the driver caused the collision. In cases where the scooter rider is […]
Hospitals are generally held responsible for the preventable mistakes of the doctors, surgeons, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists they employ. This means that, yes, the family or estate executor of a patient who died due to a health care provider’s negligence or recklessness can have grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Receiving a hospital wrongful […]
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