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The best ideas for preventing injuries in car fires

If you drive a Hyundai, Kia, or Tesla electric car, you may want to consider the risk of your vehicle catching fire. According to Consumer Reports, this happens more often than we think and is becoming a growing problem, with the advent of electric cars. Earlier this year, Hyundai and Kia recalled about 168,000 of its cars...

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The best ideas to avoid boating crashes

Ohio is home to thousands of lakes and bodies of water used by many fishing and recreational boaters. Summit Lake and the Portage Lakes are just a stone's throw away from Akron's city limits. Since we're currently in the midst of peak boating season, it's important that vessel owners and occupants understand that boating can...

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How dangerous is it to use a smartphone while driving?

Some people say they are so good at driving they can look at their smartphones without creating a safety risk. Research shows they are only fooling themselves and posing a risk to their lives and everyone sharing the road. Distracted driving is very dangerous and a common factor in car accidents in Ohio, western Pennsylvania...

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Gervelis Law Firm on Car Drivers’ Aggressive Behavior Toward Cyclists

Bicyclists are considered less than human by nearly a third to half of respondents, according to a survey in Australia. The dehumanization found in examining aggressive drivers and bicyclists raises questions about violence, like motorists targeting bicyclists by driving vehicles too close to them, which can lead to crashes and injuries. How drivers view bicyclists...

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An Ohio Attorney Discusses Poor Highway Safety

No matter how safe you may feel, anytime you travel on Ohio roads, you are at risk of being involved in a traffic accident. In 2017, the state saw a total of 1,094 fatal crashes with 1,179 deaths, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. In an annual road safety report released by Advocates for Highway...

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Ohio Attorneys Discuss the Link Between Poor Headlight Quality and Car Accidents

Crashes in Ohio often happen at night due to limited visibility. We just passed the winter solstice. And until the spring daylight savings arrives, many drivers will spend more time in the dark. Limited nighttime visibility According to the National Safety Council, drivers only have an average nighttime visibility range of 250 feet with standard...

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Ohio Attorneys Discuss Multitasking and Distracted Driving

It’s all around us and it comes in many forms: distracted driving. It doesn’t have to involve prolonged use of a handheld device behind the wheel. Distract driving can involve taking one’s eyes off the road for a just few seconds to send a quick text or check social media notifications. Or it can be casual, such as...

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Rear-End Accidents and Whiplash, Ohio Attorneys Discuss

Rear-end accidents are common in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Even at low speeds, a rear-end car accident can cause injuries such as whiplash, pinched nerves and fractured vertebrae.   How whiplash occurs Whiplash occurs when the spine experiences a sudden change in its normal curvature. The rapid backward and forward movement can damage the joints...

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