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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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5 things you should do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident

Motorcyclists are at a disadvantage on Ohio roads. Drivers often don't pay attention to motorcyclists or don't acknowledge their right to share the road. Traffic fatalities involving motorcycles occur 28 times more often than those caused by two-car crashes, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Yet, motorcycles make up only five percent of all...

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‘100 Deadliest Days’ begin as COVID-19 restrictions ease

As state restrictions related to COVID-19 ease and businesses begin to re-open, more drivers are hitting the roads in Ohio. Unfortunately, it's happening during the deadliest time of the year for teen drivers. It happens every summer The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has identified the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day as the...

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Possible Zantac cancer link prompts FDA warning to drug makers

FDA tells pharmaceutical companies to stop selling Zantac (ranitidine) drugs Zantac cancer lawsuits have increased in recent months, due to legal cases filed by people who took Zantac and have been diagnosed with cancer. As a result, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action to remove Zantac and other dangerous drugs that...

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Traffic fatalities down 2%, but still remain high

On the surface, the numbers are encouraging. Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC) show the number of traffic fatalities has dropped for two straight years. An estimated 38,800 people died in 2019, down two percent from 39,904 in 2018 and 4 percent from 40,231 in 2017. In addition, about 4.4 million accident victims...

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What should I do If I'm run off the road by another driver?

Being run off the road by another driver can be frightening. It can happen when another driver weaves through traffic, illegally passes on a single-lane road, or is inattentive. Additionally, motorists can be run off the road by distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and aggressive drivers. In some cases, roadway departures can involve a single car due...

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