How Has COVID-19 Impacted Personal Injury Cases in Ohio?

POSTED: NOV. 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic changed so much about how residents of Ohio live and work. It should come as no surprise, then, that COVID-19 impacted personal injury cases in some ways. Attorneys such as myself continue advising and representing victims of car crashes, collisions with trucks, dog bites and other preventable accidents that inflict injuries and […]

What Types of Damages Can I Claim in an Ohio Personal Injury Case?

POSTED: SEP. 16, 2020

Ohio law permits victims of someone else’s negligence or recklessness to claim two basic types of damages in personal injury cases. These are damages for economic losses and damages for noneconomic losses. In certain circumstances, an individual who suffered personal injuries can also claim punitive damages. Before getting into an explanation of what constitutes an […]

What Makes a Personal Injury ‘Catastrophic’ Under the Laws of Ohio?

POSTED: JUL. 29, 2020

Section 2315.18 of the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) defines a catastrophic injury as one that inflicts A permanent and substantial physical deformity, The loss of a limb or the loss of use of a limb, The loss of an internal organ or eye, and/or A permanent injury that permanently prevents the injured person from being […]

The Car Insurance Company Says My Neck and Spinal Disk Injury Is a Preexisting Condition

POSTED: JUL. 10, 2020

Visit any trusted medical website, and you will learn that the majority of spinal disk injuries result from normal wear and tear. Risks for herniating a disk rise with age, and the more active a person is, the more likely they are to experience the disk degeneration that leads to most instances of herniation. This […]

Medicaid and Personal Injury Settlements Ohio

POSTED: APR. 25, 2020

Does Having Ohio Medicaid Coverage Affect My Personal Injury Settlement? Yes, Medicaid does affect personal injury settlements. No, this should not discourage anyone who has Medicaid coverage in Ohio from attempting to hold the person or company that caused their injuries accountable through insurance claims or a lawsuit. Medicaid Covers Now and Seeks Reimbursement Later […]

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 […]

Causes and Consequences of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries From Accidents in Ohio

POSTED: MAR. 15, 2020

Doctors use the terms “mild traumatic brain injury” and “concussion” interchangeably. They will also shorten this to mTBI in notes and patient sheets. Whatever the name, the most the most important thing to understand that is that a concussion is a serious injury. The “mild” part of the name indicates only that the person may […]

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 […]

Where Can I Ride Electric Scooters in Columbus, Ohio?

POSTED: OCT. 12, 2019

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 electric scooter riders to […]

Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Ohio

POSTED: AUG. 6, 2019

Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage Required in Ohio? Drivers are not required to carry uninsured motorist (UM) coverage in Ohio, but it makes a lot of sense to do so. The coverage provides essential protection in many situations, and supplementing your own injury and collision liability coverage with both UM and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage will […]

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