Car accident attorneys help accident victims obtain compensation or reimbursement from the responsible party for property damage or bodily injury sustained in a crash. This type of attorney concentrates in personal injury law and has specific knowledge of the laws affecting insurance and settlements, and possesses solid negotiation skills. Many individuals who have suffered injuries or property damage hire accident attorneys to make sure they are fairly compensated.
If you’ve been in an accident in Cleveland and are looking for representation, one of your concerns is likely to be cost. What are a car accident attorney’s fees for services, and can you afford it?
The much-touted Google self-driving car is in the news again, and the company recently unveiled a prototype. The cartoonish-looking vehicle comes sans steering wheel or pedals. According to Google, it is extremely easy to navigate and has a maximum speed of 25 mph. The car comes with two buttons -- one for “start” and one for “off.” Google insists that the prototype is based on a design that prioritizes safety and that the car comes with sensors that eliminate the risk of accidents involving other vehicles in a motorist's blind spot.
Everybody makes mistakes, but unfortunately, there are occasions when someone else’s mistakes or carelessness cause you injury. Victims of such mistakes can file a personal injury claim in Cleveland against the person responsible for the accident and resultant injury. Arming yourself with basic information regarding the basic steps to file a personal injury claim can help you navigate the process.
Summertime in Cleveland is hot, and there’s often no better way to beat the heat than to head your nearest pool for a dip in the cool waters. Unfortunately, drowning (including pool drowning) is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States each year. Drowning is responsible for the death of nearly 10 people each day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these deaths occur in residential and community pools. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to damages via a wrongful death lawsuit.
Filing a personal injury claim for an injury you have sustained because of someone else’s negligence can allow you to recover settlement money to cover the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it may take months or even years to reach a settlement, during which time you may face mounting medical bills you are unable to pay.
Fortunately, if you can’t wait any longer for your settlement money to arrive, you can pursue specific types of pre-settlement funding options to help ease the financial burden you bear. The following provides an outline, as well as possible benefits and risks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that, per year, about 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from food poisoning, and 128,000 require hospitalization. About 3,000 people die from foodborne disease. While many cases of foodborne disease are minor and require no legal action to recover damages, other cases result in serious illness and even death, in which case the family can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties.
Some insurance companies may hire an investigator to shadow you, and follow all your activities in order to gather proof that your injuries were not as serious as you claim. Surprisingly, a lot of the information that an insurer needs to deny or delay a claim is often willingly offered by victims through the use of their social media accounts. Almost every insurer these days will monitor and comb through a claimant's social media accounts, including his or her Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Instagram posts, to gain information that can diminish the value of the claim. It would be foolish for claimants to believe that the pictures they post on social media are inaccessible to an insurer. Keep this in mind if you’re using social media during your personal injury claim.
The 8th District Court of Appeals affirmed the Cuyahoga County jury verdict on behalf of one of Ryan, LLP's clients against Fairview Hospital. In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals agreed with Ryan, LLP's position that the medical malpractice expert was properly qualified and offered a valid opinion that the treatment offered to the patient fell below the minimum standards of care necessary within the State of Ohio.