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March 2011 Archives

Workers' Comp Celebrates Birthday: A Century Old in 2011

Although it is easy to take for granted many protections that American workers presently have under state and federal laws, it is worthwhile to occasionally be reminded of the hard and long fight that workers in industries across the county had to wage against employers to earn and then safeguard those rights. Even today -- as much as at any time in the past -- employees across the country need to routinely secure the assistance of experienced attorneys to protect and promote their legal interests in the workplace.

AAP to Parents: Keep Young Kids in Rear-Facing Seats Longer

In the realm of deadly car accidents involving infants, the last word would seemingly end with Sweden: The country requires that children sit in the back seats of vehicles in age-appropriate seats that face the rear, with the result that it has the lowest motor vehicle fatality rate in the world involving accidents with kids under the age of six.

New Study Strongly Supports a Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law

For many years, critics of motorcycle helmets have cited a decades-old study to support their view that riders and passengers in motorcycle accidents suffer a comparatively higher rate of spine injuries when they crash while wearing a helmet. Their reasoning centers on data suggesting that a helmet's weight unduly pressures the neck in an accident, which can result in severe damage to the spine.

Multiple Serious Injuries in Montville Township Two-Car Collision

The Ohio State Highway Patrol ("OHP") and local police continue their investigation into a two-vehicle car accident that occurred in the early evening hours last Saturday in Montville Township. OHP reports indicate that five people were seriously injured when one vehicle collided with another at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and state Route 86. Crash investigators state that, despite the severity of the collision, there were no fatalities at the accident site.

Tragic Consequences in Toledo Multiple-Vehicle Collision

A tragic motor vehicle accident that occurred this past Wednesday afternoon on a Toledo highway serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that are ever-present on Ohio roadways and the need for drivers to be vigilant at all times.

Lucky Ending in New York Scaffolding Drama

Certain workplace or construction accidents tend to rivet our attention. This is certainly the case with scaffolding accidents, especially those occurring high above the ground. For nearly two hours last Friday afternoon, viewers across the country watched what one media report called a "nail-biter of a rescue on the side of one of the tallest buildings in Yonkers," as pedestrians watched from below and news choppers from across New York City circled above, filming the footage.

Drag racing teens in Ohio face charges

While drag racing may be portrayed in the media as a legitimate pastime for young people, two teenage boys from the Cincinnati, Ohio, area have learned the hard way that the sport can have serious consequences. The two 16-year-old high school students have been charged in connection with an accident that left two of their classmates injured.

Improving Outcomes for Car Drivers in Rear-End Truck Collisions

Car safety has progressively improved upon many fronts over the past decades, from the advent of seat belts to greater stability and rollover-prevention features. Collectively, the increased safety features have contributed to saving many thousands - if not millions - of motorists' lives across the country.