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Stagnant Federal Regulations May Hurt Truck Accident Victims

For more than thirty years, federal regulations have set minimum liability insurance coverage for trucks at $750,000. This figure has not changed since 1983. It has not even been adjusted for inflation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently declined yet another proposal to raise the minimum coverage standard. Now, more than ever, it is...

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Gervelis Law Firm Now Representing Clients Injured by Defective Total Hip Replacements

Responding to a slew of FDA recalls of dangerous defects in popular hip implants, attorneys Mark S. Gervelis and David M. Tschantz are pursuing litigation against manufacturers Stryker, Biomet, DePuy, Zimmer, and Wright for their roles in failing to disclose to the public the catastrophic risks of cobalt poisoning in their hip replacement products.  The...

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Expect More Sleep Disorder Testing for Truckers

Trucking companies are likely to begin initiating more tests of truckers suspected of having sleep disorders that could affect their driving performance, potentially leading to truck accidents in Ohio and elsewhere. This is the expected result of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth...

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Consumer Protections and Malpractice Litigants Affected by Proposed Tort Reforms

The civil justice system is one playing field where "the little guy" and the "big guy" are even. It offers an opportunity for those wronged by medical malpractice or defective products to make claims for compensation against doctors and companies with deeper pockets. It's an opportunity for consumers to go toe-to-toe with these entities and prevail...

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New Ohio Legislation Could Toughen Distracted Driving Laws

With the rise of handheld electronic devices, distracted driving is becoming a bigger and bigger issue on roads and highways throughout Ohio. And state lawmakers are taking action to make our roads safer. House Bill 95, currently under consideration by the Ohio Transportation and Public Safety Committee, would toughen penalties for moving violations while distracted....

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Could a Truck Driver Be Liable for a Truck Accident Caused by Snow or Ice?

If a truck accident occurs, it becomes important to determine who was responsible for causing the collision. When a truck driver did something to cause the accident to happen, the driver could be held liable for losses. Because drivers act on behalf of their employers, the trucking company could also be responsible for compensating crash victims. ...

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Ohio Drivers Owe Passengers Duty to Avoid Injury Risks

When you are driving, you are not just responsible for your own safety. You also have a responsibility to every person sharing the road with you. If you invite someone into your car, you also have a responsibility to the passenger or passengers who you have asked into your vehicle.   This is more than just...

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