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An Ohio Attorney Discusses Poor Highway Safety

No matter how safe you may feel, anytime you travel on Ohio roads, you are at risk of being involved in a traffic accident. In 2017, the state saw a total of 1,094 fatal crashes with 1,179 deaths, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. In an annual road safety report released by Advocates for Highway...

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Ohio Attorneys Discuss the Link Between Poor Headlight Quality and Car Accidents

Crashes in Ohio often happen at night due to limited visibility. We just passed the winter solstice. And until the spring daylight savings arrives, many drivers will spend more time in the dark. Limited nighttime visibility According to the National Safety Council, drivers only have an average nighttime visibility range of 250 feet with standard...

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Ohio Attorneys Discuss Multitasking and Distracted Driving

It’s all around us and it comes in many forms: distracted driving. It doesn’t have to involve prolonged use of a handheld device behind the wheel. Distract driving can involve taking one’s eyes off the road for a just few seconds to send a quick text or check social media notifications. Or it can be casual, such as...

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Rear-End Accidents and Whiplash, Ohio Attorneys Discuss

Rear-end accidents are common in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Even at low speeds, a rear-end car accident can cause injuries such as whiplash, pinched nerves and fractured vertebrae.   How whiplash occurs Whiplash occurs when the spine experiences a sudden change in its normal curvature. The rapid backward and forward movement can damage the joints...

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The Risks Posed by Automobile Technology in Ohio

As technology makes headway in the automobile industry, many drivers will soon have the option to use semi-autonomous features. While these features are intended to mitigate accidents caused by human error, they don't provide a substitute for attentiveness.  In some cases, glitches can exist in automobile technology. When this happens, drivers need to be prepared...

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Reducing Ohio Trucking Accidents Top Priority for Troopers

Reducing truck accidents in Ohio is a top priority for state troopers, who are warning motorists to use extra caution around commercial vehicles, citing a spike in recent crashes involving tractor-trailers and buses. One of the reasons this is such a high priority for authorities is that these crashes on the whole are deadlier and...

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Road Rage Reality Check for Ohio Drivers

We are nearing the height of Northern Ohio's travel season this year. Sports fishermen and sports fans will join vacationers to the Lake Erie islands and Cedar Point. Others will travel to visit friends and family. Never-ending road construction will add to the travel headaches. The summer heat will inflame tempers. Aggressive driving and road...

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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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