A three-month nationwide data collection effort revealed that for every 100,000 trips on electric scooters like the ones rented by Lime and Bird, 14.3 people suffer injuries. That sounds pretty safe until you realize that the rate for wrong-site/wrong-patient surgeries is 1 in 112,000 operations. Everyone recognizes the dangers for medical malpractice, as well as […]
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 […]
In a word, yes. But things are a little less cut-and-dried in practice, and simply eliminating texting and driving will not solve a root problem that makes Ohio roads and highways unsafe. What the Ohio Cell Phone Law Says Ohio’s texting and driving law (O.R.C. 4511.204) opens strong by stating, “No person shall drive a […]
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