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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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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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