Who Is Responsible When a Bird or Lyme e-Scooter Causes a Crash in Ohio?

POSTED: AUG. 18, 2020

Bird and Lime e-scooters appeared in Columbus literally overnight in 2019. Soon joined by Spin machines and a rotating group of other competitors, e-scooters that riders rent by the half-hour quickly became nearly as common as bicycles on the streets of Ohio’s capital city. E-scooter crashes inevitably followed. Riders fell. Drivers hit riders. Riders slammed […]

What You Should Know About Car Crashes and a Torn Meniscus?

POSTED: JUN. 5, 2020

According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, “Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting your full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus.” Car accidents and truck crashes twist and rotate knees forcefully. This is especially true for drivers whose vehicles get struck by another negligent […]

How Long Does It Take to Settle an Injury Claim After a Semi Truck Accident?

POSTED: MAY. 12, 2020

There is no exact answer to how long you need to work on securing a semi-truck accident settlement in Ohio. Each case is different. An injured victim could accept the first settlement offer within days or weeks of the crash, or the trucking company and at-fault truck driver could work with their insurance company to […]

How Do Ohio Car Accident Attorneys Deal With Insurance Companies?

POSTED: APR. 13, 2020

How does an Ohio car accident attorney deal with insurance companies? Constantly. As much as that sounds like a joke, it’s true. Insurance claims adjustor and lawyers for insurance companies either question everything or ignore message. In both situations, the job of the attorney who represents an injured crash victim is to take and make […]

What Happens If My Child is Injured in a School Bus Accident?

POSTED: JAN. 30, 2020

What to do if your child is in a school bus accident is one of those questions that hits you at 3 am and prevents you from getting back to sleep. You hope to never need a definitive answer, but you also know that school buses crash and some children’s parents face the tough tasks […]

What Legal Issues Exist With Bird and Lime Scooter Accidents?

POSTED: DEC. 30, 2019

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 […]

Dog Causes Car Accident Who is Liable in Ohio?

POSTED: DEC. 17, 2019

In Ohio, Who Is Liable When a Dog Running in the Street Causes a Crash With Injuries? The owner of a dog (or cat) is liable for all serious injuries and property damage caused by the animal. The short legal explanation for this is that Ohio dog law amounts to property law. Just as the […]

When Do You Need a Truck Accident Attorney?

POSTED: DEC. 5, 2019

Why is It Important To Hire An Experienced Attorney When Injured In A Trucking Accident Personal injury and wrongful death cases following truck accidents differ from those involving car crashes in many ways. The most obvious—and tragic—difference is that people who get hit by a tractor-trailer, construction vehicle or some other large truck tend to […]

Who is Liable for a Distracted Driving Accident in Ohio?

POSTED: NOV. 26, 2019

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 […]

Who is Liable for Injuries in a Lime Scooter Accident in Ohio?

POSTED: SEP. 18, 2019

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 […]

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