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Ohio Drivers Are Not Safe When Using Hands-Free Devices

In spite of appearances, hands-free devices are not actually safer to use than handheld mobile devices. The Insurance Journal reports on data from the National Safety Council that finds more than 30 studies have corroborated this fact. Yet misconceptions continue to encompass the safety of hands-free devices. The National Safety Council also conducted a survey...

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Ohio Law Firm Introduces Car Accident Rapid Investigation Team

CANFIELD, Ohio – Gervelis Law Firm has announced the creation of a Rapid Investigation Team to help clients who have been involved in a car accident. “Time is critical following an auto accident,” said attorney Mark S. Gervelis. “Having investigators on the scene quickly can help us preserve valuable evidence of negligence on the part...

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Akron Riders

Ohio motorcycle riders face serious safety hazards on the roads of Akron. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 4,235 motorcycle accidents reported in Ohio in 2016. These accidents resulted in 200 deaths and 3,513 injuries. The statistics are even more troubling for riders who did not wear helmets. Twenty-five percent of...

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Ohio Drunk Driving Accidents a Serious Spring Threat

DriveitHOME™ recently published a survivor story by Jacob Smith, which highlights the life-altering consequences of many drunk driving accidents. Teens are among those at highest risk through the spring high school and college graduation season, and the beginning of summer travel season. While many focus on the fatal consequences of drinking and driving, Smith reminds...

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Akron Trucking Accidents a Serious Threat to Motorists

The Akron-Canton-Youngstown area has a manufacturing tradition that goes back many generations. As a result, it has long been one of the riskiest places in the state for accidents involving tractor-trailers or other large commercial trucks. But an improving economy, a de-emphasis on federal regulations and a trucker shortage are combining to increase the risk...

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Winter Safety Tips From Ohio Truck Drivers

Across Ohio, winter weather puts road users at risk well after the holidays are over. January, February and even March can bring icy and snowy conditions to Ohio roads. Drivers of trucks with heavy cargo loads or other large vehicles can be in even greater danger during inclement weather. Drivers who are unprepared for this...

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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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