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Ohio State Senator Pushes to Save Lives With Truck Side Guards

Semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and other big rigs have long been the cause of many serious auto accidents on the roads of Ohio. Now, a state senator is working to reduce the number of truck accidents by targeting a specific safety measure with demonstrable effects at reducing truck accident fatalities. When Akron truck accidents do occur,...

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Akron Ohio Drivers Face Greater Risk of Accidents

A recent collision in Akron, Ohio caused one death and caused an additional three injuries when six cars become involved in a motor vehicle accident. WKYC reported on the tragic fatal accident, which happened on US 224 eastbound near the south ramp to I-77 south. The crash was actually a chain reaction accident. Initially, four cars...

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Holiday Season Puts Ohio Residents At Risk of Drunk Driving Injuries

Residents and visitors to Ohio celebrate the holidays in many different ways. Unfortunately, too many of these celebrations involve drinking and driving. Injury victims may have numerous avenues of legal recovery, with defendants potentially including: The drunk driver; The owner of the vehicle; The bar/ establishment that served the alcohol, under Ohio's dram shop law,...

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Truck Safety Technologies Can Prevent Fatal Traffic Accidents in Akron

Truck accidents are a pervasive public safety hazard. Every year, thousands of Americans are killed in preventable truck accidents. New and emerging technologies have a demonstrable effect on the number of truck accidents that occur. Yet the cost of these technologies has led some trucking companies to delay - or avoid - implementing them in...

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Built-In Car Devices Distracting, Increase Risk of Auto Accidents

Ohio auto accident attorney explains study, dangers facing drivers Today’s roadways are filled with distracted drivers. Factors ranging from eating to texting can triple a driver’s risk of a car accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving resulted in a total of 391,000 injuries and 3,477 deaths in 2015. Even...

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Auto Accident Fatalities More Likely to Occur on Local Roads Than Highways

Safety is an issue on the mind of every Ohio driver. By learning more about the causes of traffic accidents, drivers and passengers can help implement safe driving habits which reduce the likelihood of being involved in an auto accident. For example: Consumer Affairs reports that speed-related fatalities are more than three times more likely...

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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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