A slip-and-fall accident can cause serious or even permanent injuries. People who slip and fall often require medical attention and may even need long-term rehabilitation.
Although many drunk driving accidents take place late at night when bars and other drinking establishments close, you can be involved in an accident with a drunk driver at any time, including during work hours.
We live in a society in which credentials carry considerable weight when it comes to persuasion. Nowhere is this more true than with the medical profession.
One of the most pernicious effects of drunk driving on Ohio roads and highways is the destruction that drunk drivers inflict in the form of property damage and wrecked lives of those with whom they collide. Ohio law allows anyone so injured, or in the worst case his or her estate, to recover from the drunk driver, his or her insurer, or both through a negligence or wrongful death lawsuit.
Have you ever left a store at night and felt uncomfortable walking back to your car? Maybe you parked close to a parking lot light to decrease your risk of danger?
Whenever anyone believes that they have a legal claim, whether it is against a person or a company, that claim must be brought within a certain time limit. If a lawsuit is filed after that time limit has expired, it will almost certainly be dismissed. The legal term used for this time limit is the "statute of limitations."
A trip to the doctor in Columbus, Ohio, can be filled with anxiety if you are sick or injured. First, you feel terrible, and you probably fear what the diagnosis will be. One thing you should not be concerned about is the ability of the doctor to properly diagnose and treat what is wrong with you, but, sadly, this might not be true in many cases.
A person who is injured in an accident caused by the negligence of a drunk driver might immediately look toward the driver for compensation. Depending upon the circumstances and facts surrounding an accident, liability might also exist on the part of the person who sold the alcohol to the drunk driver under Ohio dram shop laws. Dram shop laws get their name from shops that sold gin for the consumption of their patrons in England during the 1700s.
It would not surprise many that car accidents are a leading cause of personal injury cases. As Ohio roads become more congested with cars and trucks, it is a natural consequence that more and more car accidents will occur.