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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 have 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 speeding-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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Consumer Protections and Malpractice Litigants Affected by Proposed Tort Reforms

The civil justice system is one playing field where "the little guy" and the "big guy" are even. It offers an opportunity for those wronged by medical malpractice or defective products to make claims for compensation against doctors and companies with deeper pockets. It's an opportunity for consumers to go toe-to-toe with these entities and prevail...

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New Ohio Legislation Could Toughen Distracted Driving Laws

With the rise of handheld electronic devices, distracted driving is becoming a bigger and bigger issue on roads and highways throughout Ohio. And state lawmakers are taking action to make our roads safer. House Bill 95, currently under consideration by the Ohio Transportation and Public Safety Committee, would toughen penalties for moving violations while distracted....

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