Feb 15th, 2018
Joseph Paulozzi Auto Accidents

Did you know that the owner of a vehicle is potentially liable for an accident involving a driver of that vehicle? The basic principle is called negligent entrustment. If the owner knows or has reason to know any of the following, he/she can be liable: Was the driver intoxicated at the time of the accident? […]

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Feb 14th, 2018
Joseph Paulozzi Dog & Animal Bites

If a dog bites you, against whom can you bring a claim? The owner of the dog is an obvious choice, but many tenants do not have renter’s insurance. Landlords can be held liable for dog bites/injuries under limited circumstances. By statute (R.C. 955.28), the “harborer” of a dog is liable. In the landlord-tenant context, a […]

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Feb 7th, 2018
Joseph Paulozzi Auto Accidents

If your vehicle is in an accident, most insurance companies will only pay the vehicle’s repair cost (assuming it is not totaled). What about the diminished value of the vehicle? The resale value of a vehicle that has been involved in an accident is considerably less than one which has not. Ohio has recognized a […]

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Jan 25th, 2018
Joseph Paulozzi Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Ohio’s Good Samaritan Statute, R.C. 2305.23, was recently tested in Carter v. Reese, 148 Ohio St.3d 226 (2016). In Carter, a person moving a tractor-trailer that had pinned Carter’s leg between the trailer and the loading dock was sued for injuries. The Court analyzed various terms in the Statute and held that immunity applied to: […]

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Dec 14th, 2017

How many doors do you walk through a day? You probably walk through a number of exterior doorways with some type of elevated strip at the threshold. Sometimes there are even small to full size steps at the threshold. These conditions can cause people to fall and severely injure themselves. Many lawyers will not touch […]

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May 24th, 2017
Joseph Paulozzi Personal Injury

By: Todd Rosenberg, Esq., Brooklyn Heights, OH Many people believe that bad faith can only be used in a first- party case such as a UM/UIM or med pay claim. However, bad faith is a highly overlooked “club” that plaintiffs’ lawyers can use to get larger settlements in third-party tort claims. It is also surprising […]

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Apr 20th, 2011
Joseph Paulozzi Auto Accidents

Stop immediately and be careful of oncoming traffic. Do not leave the scene of an accident. Keep Calm and aid the injured if possible. Call the police and, if needed, an ambulance. Exchange information with the other driver(s). Identify the witnesses and get their names, addresses, phone numbers, and statements. Make an accident report with […]

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