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February 2017 Archives

Car accidents: Ohio driver and passenger critical after crash

Vehicle operators in Ohio will always be responsible for the safety of their passengers. When passengers suffer injuries in car accidents that involve no other vehicles, the drivers might be liable for damages sustained by the passengers. However, for such a claim, there must be evidence of negligence on the part of the driver.

Spring driving dangers and how to avoid them

The groundhog may have claimed that there are six weeks left of winter, but spring will come faster than you anticipate. As the snow melts and the temperatures warm up, you deal with unique driving conditions that may cause accidents. Every time the season changes, you are forced to adapt your driving to deal with the newest danger. You can help avoid being involved in or causing accidents if you are prepared for common spring driving dangers and the best ways to avoid them.

Sobering numbers reinforce the need for improving highway safety

From statistics compiled nationally to those collected by state agencies, an accurate and often disturbing picture develops of highway fatalities and how they come about. The numbers are recorded each year, and we can see certain trends.

Construction workers' accidents: 25-foot fall seriously injures 2

One of the primary safety hazards on construction sites in Ohio and other states is fall accidents. However, many employers continue to disregard federal safety regulations. Many construction workers' accidents with devastating consequences occur because of unsafe scaffolding structures and a lack of fall protection.

Many workers' compensation claims come from hazards at 1 company

Three workers lost their lives in an explosion at a plant that manufactures corrugated container boards. Although this tragedy happened in another state, many workers' compensation claims are said to have resulted from workplace accidents at facilities of this company in other states, including in Ohio. Reportedly, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has repeatedly issued citations at various facilities of this manufacturer.

Car accidents: 3-car crash claims life of 1 passenger

Barely a month into the New Year and the first fatal crash occurs in Darke County, Ohio. The sheriff's office reported that this was one of those car accidents in which one driver's alleged negligence may have caused the death of a passenger. Deputies say the fatal accident occurred on U.S. 36 on a recent Tuesday evening.