According to data available from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, we can see that traffic accidents occur on a regular basis in and around the Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Columbus areas. During the latest reporting year of data, there were nearly 300,000 total vehicle accidents across the state. Out of these incidents, there were more than 74,000 total injuries and 1,041 total fatalities. In the aftermath of a car accident, victims are often left with devastating injuries, and they need an avenue to secure compensation from negligent drivers.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, when a truck collides with a traditional vehicle, it can leave drivers and passengers with devastating injuries. All too often, large truck crashes occur due to the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company.
Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of those who are on their premises. Property owners should regularly inspect and maintain all parts of their premises and implement proper training protocols for employees. Slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe floor conditions are the most common cause of premises liability cases, but any unsafe property condition can cause serious injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 800,000 people seek medical treatment for dog bite injuries each year in the United States. Dogs have incredibly powerful jaws, and a bite can lead to severe soft tissue damage, damaged ligaments and muscles, severed arteries in veins, and more. In many cases, dog bite victims are left with severe disfigurement and scarring, and dog owners should be held accountable in these situations.
Data from the Ohio Department of Transportation found that there were more than 3,500 total motorcycle accident injuries during the latest reporting year across the state. These incidents led to nearly 2,700 total injuries and 156 fatalities. Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, they are incredibly vulnerable to accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers. Motorcyclists often sustain injuries that lead to permanent disabilities.
A recent study has found that “Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday than babies born in other wealthy countries.” Maternal and infant health in the United States is worse than in any other developed nation. Much of this has to do with access to healthcare, or a lack thereof, by minorities and those with low socioeconomic status. Federal law prohibits nearly every hospital and emergency care facility from denying treatment to women in labor or who may be in labor.
It is hard to believe that anyone could abuse a vulnerable elderly person, but it happens. Unfortunately, this is one of the most understudied areas of crime in the US. According to the CDC, there are over 16,000 nursing homes in the country–a number that will surely grow as the average age of the population shifts upwards.
Cleveland is a city with significant cultural value in Ohio and the United States. Millions of people live in the Cleveland Metropolitan area. What was once a significant manufacturing hub, Cleveland’s economy is now heavily diversified. Cleveland is a niche tourist destination, and despite its decline in the late 20th century, it has been a city on the rise in recent years. A key city in the Midwest region of the country, Cleveland is on the climb.
Because every personal injury case is under a time constraint, it is important to get well-informed legal advice from an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. We are aware that your case is unique and will give it undivided attention. Contact us today for a free consultation, so we can explain all of your rights to you and protect your interests immediately.