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September 2015 Archives

Recovery from a car accident can require professional legal help

A study of fighter pilots revealed that of those that survived being shot down, the vast majority never saw what hit them. In a sense whenever you are behind the wheel of your car you are like a fighter pilot yourself: trying to accomplish the personal mission that made you drive in the first place, looking around constantly to look to avoid threats to your vehicle, and hoping to make it home without having your vehicle damaged or destroyed.

Is a landowner liable for the negligence of a tenant?

When considering who may be held responsible for injuries to invitees on real property that they do not own, it can be tempting to think that anyone and everyone involved in the use, control and ownership of the property is a potential defendant. As Ohio courts have interpreted this state’s premises liability law, however, this may not be the case in actual practice. Instead, under some circumstances an owner of property may not be responsible for the injuries to people on that property if the landowner did not actually exercise occupation and control over the property.

Act quickly after loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident

Almost three years after the accident, an Ohio man has pled guilty to causing the death of a bicyclist by aggravated vehicular homicide. The man’s blood-alcohol level was just right above the legal limit, but this unusual case has a twist: the blood-alcohol level of the bicyclist was over the legal limit as well. 

Property owners may be strictly liable for dog bites in Ohio

If you are bitten or otherwise injured by a dog, you might have a right to compensation from the owner of the dog and the property owner where the dog was kept. Ohio actually gives you two theories to use in seeking damages for your injuries. The first of these is a lawsuit against the negligent property owner who kept a dog that was known to be vicious or had shown signs of being a danger to people.

A look at misdiagnosis and erroneous treatment

When you put your trust in an Ohio doctor, you expect that they will provide you with the medical care that you need to get well. Unfortunately, medical malpractice and negligence are all too common, often leading to worsened medical conditions. People who have been the victim of medical wrong-doing might be entitled to compensation.