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Gender bias: Crash test standards favor men

In similar car accidents, women are more likely to suffer severe injuries or death when compared to men, according to a new study. Conducted by the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), researchers found unequal car and truck safety standards for men, women, and anyone who falls outside of the "standard" male body type. It turns out...

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

As the pandemic finally eases, the roadways of Ohio are filling up again with motorists, including motorcyclists. With the popularity of motorcycles on the rise, so is the risk to operators and their passengers. Here's what you should know... Motorcycle safety increasingly important Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, marked for May, could not arrive at a...

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In focus: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Texting while driving is a problem that’s running rampant in our country, as distracted driving has become a widespread issue for motorists of all ages. Distraction comes in many forms, including taking selfies, recording video, talking with passengers, programming a GPS, navigating mobile apps, eating, drinking, and personal grooming (e.g., fixing your makeup or styling...

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What makes intersection accidents so complex?

Intersections are three-way and four-way road junctions where motorists, truckers, pedestrians and bicyclists cross paths. Since intersections can be difficult to navigate, they are often the focal point of many car accidents. At Gervelis Law Firm, we often see motorists sustain serious and life-threatening injuries in intersection car accidents. Since these crashes are so complex, determining...

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Dealing with insurance companies after a crash

If you were involved in a car accident that was someone else's fault, the other driver's insurance company is responsible for your losses. After you file a car accident claim, compensation is recovered through a financial settlement or court verdict. But recovering full compensation for your damages, or any damages at all, isn't always easy....

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What makes truck accidents so complex?

Truck accidents in Ohio can be devastating. Large commercial trucks make up a small percentage of the total vehicles on Ohio roadways. Yet, they cause a disproportionate number of serious injuries and deaths during crashes. This is simply due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. They often weigh up to 80,000 lbs. when...

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How to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Ohio

There is nothing worse than finding out that a loved one has lost his or her life due to someone else's negligence or malicious behavior. If you're a surviving family member of a deceased person, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for your loved one's death. A...

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How ADAS systems may interfere with driving

Drivers who have recently purchased a new car or plan on purchasing one may have access to the latest advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). A recent AAA study reveals that drivers should not rely too much on these autonomous and semi-autonomous features. ADAS systems are designed to prevent crashes caused by human error. According to...

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Best ideas for dealing with aggressive drivers

At some point, we have all encountered an aggressive driver. In most cases, it's a very unpleasant experience. Sometimes, it can be dangerous and lead to a serious crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as "The operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to...

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