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What does 'loss of consortium' mean in a damages claim?

When an Ohio residents are injured in car accidents, they may be aware that they can bring personal injury lawsuits against the negligent or reckless drivers who caused the accidents. In these lawsuits, they may be able to recover expenses to cover their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and a less-spoken about type of recovery known as loss of consortium.

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY

Whether you are barbequing, laying out by the pool, watching fireworks, or watching the Reds play this weekend, it is important that you take proactive measures to ensure your safety. You do not want your fun-filled weekend to end up sour by ending up behind bars or injured in a car accident.

New Ohio Law for Teenage Drivers

Beginning July 1, 2015, probationary license holders, drivers under the age of eighteen, will face new restrictions that limit when young drivers will be allowed on the road as well as how many passengers they may carry. Starting on July 1st, probationary license holders will not be allowed to drive between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. unless the driver is accompanied by a parent or has a work, school, or church exemption. These new restrictions are being put into place to help protect young drivers in addition to any others who may be on the road at that time. Teenage drivers make up only five percent of total licensed drivers but they are responsible for approximately thirteen percent of fatal accidents.
Furthermore, seventy-six percent of night time accidents involve young drivers. The new bill is aimed at lowering the accident rates across the state as well as helping young drivers learn at a measured pace. The hope is that this bill will give young drivers a greater opportunity gain experience before traveling at riskier times of day.

50 years of holding distracted drivers accountable

When someone is involved in a car accident and suffers injuries as a result, it may take time for the accident victim to heal, not just physically, but also emotionally. If the victim later learns the accident was caused because the other driver was distracted, such as by texting on their phone, it may be more difficult to come to terms with the accident and understand why someone would value their text message more than someone else's life. But this is the sad reality on the roads, not just in Ohio but across the country. More than 3,000 people died in distracted driving accidents in 2010 and more than 410,000 were injured during the same year. An accident victim may be frustrated to be involved in a completely avoidable accident such as this one.

Technology to curb distracted driving car accidents

Even though driving is a common activity that seems effortless, in reality a good driver always has their eyes, hands, and minds engaged in the driving process. They are aware of changing road conditions and the traffic around them, taking into account all factors and adhering to traffic laws. Yet, when even one distracted driver is on the road, a danger is posed to all other motorists around them and the chances for a crash increase.

What are the 100 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers?

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and summer has unofficially kicked off. Children are off from school and it's much easier for parents to send them off to run their errands during the day rather than go themselves after a long workday. However, parents may not be aware that the 100 days from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend are considered the "100 deadliest days of the year" for young drivers by the AAA.

We help victims track down hit-and-run drivers

Ohio car accident victims usually have a lot to deal with. They have to try to recover from their injuries and come to terms with an accident that might have even left them suffering from a permanent disability. Holding the negligent party accountable for their actions is one way Ohio victims can receive compensation to help cover their medical bills so they can focus on rehabilitation. However, what happens when the irresponsible driver tries to escape responsibility by running from the scene of the crime, as the driver tried to do in the post from last week?

Cincinnati hit and run accident injures deaf pedestrian

The legal process is designed to protect victims who have been harmed by others such as in a car accident. A deaf man was recently sent to the hospital with injuries he suffered in a car accident in Cincinnati. According to Cincinnati law enforcement authorities, the car that hit the man fled the scene of the accident following it. The 41-year old victim hit the windshield of the driver's vehicle as he was trying to cross the street. The 29-year old driver allegedly fled the scene after striking the man. Police officers discovered a vehicle with a cracked windshield nearby that police believed hit the man. The police report indicates alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. The driver has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault.

Avoid distracted driving to avoid car accidents

When Ohio drivers think of distractions on the road while they are driving, the first thing they may think of is using the cellphone, but that is not the only type of distractions drivers face on a daily basis and April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month is the best time for drivers to familiarize themselves not only with the various distractions that exist but also with tips for avoiding them.

We can help get compensation for injuries such as burns and scars

As mentioned last week on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog, survivors of a car accident often walk away from the accident with multiple catastrophic injuries and need medical care to treat their injuries. Recovering these medical expenses and other types of damages may be possible in a personal injury lawsuit, if it is demonstrated that the expenses incurred during treatment related to the injury caused by the car accident.

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