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What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

What are Traumatic Brain Injuries? Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, are serious forms of head trauma. According to the Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injury “usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.” Traumatic brain injuries can also result from “an object that goes through brain tissue, such as…

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What to Do After a Dog Bite?

What to Do After a Dog Bite? There are dog-lovers all over the world, but few people love dog bites. In fact, dog bites can cause serious injuries, including lacerations, infections, and even amputations. If you have been bitten by a dog, it is important to take all necessary steps in order to ensure that…

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Do I Need a Lawyer for an Ohio Dog Bite Injury?

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Ohio Dog Bite Injury? If you have been bitten by man’s best friend, you may be wondering what you did to deserve that outcome. Dogs can bring so much joy to people’s lives, but they are still animals that can act unpredictably. When dogs are not properly trained…

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What Should I Do After a Lyft or Uber Accident?

What Should I Do After a Lyft or Uber Accident? Many people rely on rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to get around easily and conveniently. However, drivers for these services can be hired in a short period of time with no prior experience, and often have to drive to areas with which they are…

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Can I Handle My Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer?

Can I Handle My Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer? Millions of people suffer injuries every year due to accidents that were not their fault. From car wrecks to slip-and-fall accidents and medical malpractice, personal injuries can be serious, expensive, and have lasting consequences. The most frustrating thing about these injuries is that they could…

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What are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

What are common causes of motorcycle accidents? It seems that every spring, the motorcycle enthusiasts pull their bikes out of storage, and you can see the two-wheelers fly over the roads, no matter where you are. As the number of drivers continues to increase, so do the accidents. In fact, over 5,000 motorcyclists have died…

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How Can My Child Avoid Playground Injuries?

How Can My Child Avoid Playground Injuries? Playgrounds are wonderful places for all members of the family to run, play, and enjoy each other’s company. For young children, playgrounds offer the opportunity to test their strength, skill, and imagination. While many children visit playgrounds and get home without injury, you should still take steps to avoid…

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What are Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

What are Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents? One unfortunate myth that persists about slip and fall accidents is that the resulting damage is often not severe. In reality, approximately 30% of people who are involved in falling accidents end up with moderate to severe injuries. The chances of becoming seriously injured increase greatly…

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Can I Protect my Personal Injury Award in Divorce?

Can I Protect my Personal Injury Award in Divorce? Even though 90% of all people in this country marry by the age of 50, a surprisingly large number of these marriages do not last. Data shows that approximately 58% of all Ohio marriages end in divorce. Divorce is seldom easy and involves various challenging processes including…

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Why Are Left Turns So Dangerous?

Why Are Left Turns So Dangerous? For some odd reason, left turns are just creepy. We don’t like taking them. They seem unsafe, especially if you need to make that turn while your view is partially blocked by oncoming traffic, trees, or other hazards that keep you from seeing the road. Right turns are the…

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What Happens If I Hit An Animal While Driving?

What Happens If I Hit An Animal While Driving? There are many areas in Southwestern Ohio where animals cross the roads freely. It can get very difficult to spot animals when driving, especially if they suddenly appear in front of your car at night. If you happen to hit an animal while driving, you can…

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What can I do if I’m bit by a dog while on a delivery?

Dog Bite Injuries During Deliveries What can I do if I’m bit by a dog while on a delivery? There has been a surge in home deliveries over the past years. While online deliveries help individuals get essentials and other items at their doorstep, there are many risks that the delivery personnel faces while carrying…

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Has the Ohio Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents Changed?

Has the Ohio Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents Changed? In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine signed Ohio House Bill 197, which tolled all criminal and civil statutes of limitations that were set to expire between March 9th and July 30th, 2020. Because the tolling provision was set to expire on…

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How are Car Crashes Different During a Pandemic?

How are Car Crashes Different During a Pandemic? A lot has changed in our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including how car crashes are handled. While we all know that the pandemic had resulted in shipping delays, made it more difficult to find toilet paper, and altered how school classes are run, the pandemic…

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What is a Rear-End Collision?

What is a Rear-End Collision? A rear-end collision happens when one vehicle runs into the vehicle in front of it. While rear-end accidents can range from a simple fender bender to a dangerous collision, they happen for several reasons. The rear driver is driving too close to the front driver. The rear driver is driving…

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Is Road Rage Negligence in a Car Accident?

Is Road Rage Negligence in a Car Accident? Road rage is aggressive and angry behavior from someone driving a vehicle. Road rage can manifest itself through verbal altercation, by yelling or screaming at someone else like another driver, or even a pedestrian or a cyclist. Physical road rage shows itself by driving unsafely, often too…

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Should I Go to Urgent Care After a Car Accident in Middletown?

Should I Go to Urgent Care After a Car Accident in Middletown? The attorneys at Kruger & Hodges have spent years talking to police, fire, and EMS professionals who respond to car crashes. One thing we’ve learned is that injuries may not always appear immediately at the scene.  A car accident is an adrenaline-inducing experience.…

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My Child Was Bitten By My Neighbor’s Dog. What Do I Do?

My Child Was Bitten By My Neighbor’s Dog. What Do I Do? Even though dogs are considered man’s best friend, there are still times when a poorly trained dog or a negligent dog owner allows victims to be bitten. Depending on the type of dog, a bite can lead to serious injury and sometimes even…

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Can my Car Accident Attorney Access Traffic Camera Video Footage?

Can my Car Accident Attorney Access Traffic Camera Video Footage? With the spread of technology into our daily lives, video surveillance is present almost everywhere we look. It can come in the form of people recording incidents with their cellphones, dash cams, or traffic cams. This prevalence can be concerning for privacy; however, it can…

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Injured in Car Accident with Uninsured Motorist, Can I Be Compensated?

If I'm Injured in Car Accident with Uninsured Motorist, Can I Be Compensated? An accident by itself, regardless of damage or injuries, can be an extremely stressful event. These incidents can be made even worse if you find out that the other party involved in the crash doesn’t have insurance, or if their insurance isn’t sufficient…

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How Are Semi-Truck Accidents Different From Car Crashes?

How Are Semi-Truck Accidents Different From Car Crashes? There are six key differences in how passenger car crashes and accidents involving commercial motor vehicles are handled in Eaton, OH. The following reviews some of the most significant differences between these two major types of auto accidents. Semi-Truck Accidents Often Result in More Substantial Damage While…

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What You Must Know About Being a Part of a Wrongful Death Case

There are so many ways that someone can wrongfully die. There are car accidents, construction accidents, weird accidents that just happen. The most common of all accidents that happen are trucking accidents. These large accidents happen all too often and this causes those who are a part of the wrongful death to seek restitution for…

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Staying Safe From Texting While Driving Accidents

The American Automobile Association (AAA) reports that approximately 50% of all teenagers in the United States text while driving. Other research reveals that at any moment, there are approximately 800,000 people in the country using cell phones while driving. Texting while driving is responsible for many car accidents in Ohio. The following will review some…

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E-Scooter Accidents Can Cause Extremely Serious Injuries

Electric scooters are becoming an increasingly popular way for people to get around in cities and suburbs around the country, and the vehicles are a common sight throughout Cincinnati and other Ohio cities. Companies like Bird and Lime operate the dockless e-scooters, which can be unlocked for a small fee via a smartphone app. While…

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Ohio Car Accidents Involving Wet Conditions

The Federal Highway Administration reports that there are approximately 5,748,000 vehicle accidents in this country each year. It might come as a surprise, but approximately 22% of these accidents are at least in part due to the weather. When weather-related crashes occur, they are most often caused by roads that are wet from either rain…

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What You Need to Know About Ohio Rollover Accidents

There are several ways in which motor vehicle accidents can occur, but rollovers are one of the deadliest. Even if these accidents are not fatal, they almost always result in serious injuries. According to data compiled by the Ohio Department of Transportation, 1% of accidents that occur each year involve vehicles overturning. That might not…

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Bicycle Accidents

How to Stay Safe While Bicycling in Ohio This Winter

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of people killed on bicycles each year is increasing. In 2016, 18 bicyclists in Ohio were killed in accidents and approximately 1,500 bicycle-related crashes occurred. To reduce the risk of being injured or killed in a vehicle accident, Ohio bicyclists must exercise caution and follow…

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How Can You Avoid Backing-Up Accidents?

How can you avoid backing-up accidents? This might sound surprising, but car accidents that involve a vehicle is backing up can have serious consequences for everyone involved. The Ohio Department of Transportation found that between 2010 to 2014, backing-up accidents represented 4.5% of motor vehicle accidents in the state. Supporting these findings, the Insurance Institute…

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How to Avoid Ohio Sideswipe Collisions

Sideswipe accidents occur when two vehicles that are traveling close to one another in the same direction collide at their sides. Like other types of motor vehicle accidents, sideswipe collisions can result in serious injuries for all of the parties involved. Based on statistics compiled by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, approximately 240,000 sideswipe…

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Fixed Car Point Accidents in Ohio: Why They are So Deadly

Statistics compiled by the Ohio Department of Transportation reveal that between 2010 to 2014, approximately 17% of all motor vehicle crashes involved fixed objects. If you are involved in a single-vehicle accident where you collide with a fixed point, it is likely you will end up being held responsible. This means that if you own…

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How Car and Truck Drivers can Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles offer their riders an unparalleled experience on Ohio’s open roads, but the associated risks of operating a motorcycle are not insignificant. By exercising an adequate degree of caution, it is possible for motorcyclists to avoid accidents and subsequent injuries some of the time. Even the most careful, defensive riding cannot prevent all motorcycle accidents,…

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What Types of Compensation can Dog Bite Victims Receive?

As dog owners both of our lawyers know the joy that having a dog can bring.  However, as dog bite lawyers we also know the devastation that can occur when a dog attacks someone.  Given that a huge number of households in the United States that contain dogs, it should come as no surprise that…

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Common Mistakes Made After a Dog Bite

It is an unfortunate truth that dog bites are a common occurrence in Ohio. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, it is important to remember that you might be entitled to receive compensation. Unfortunately, the victims of dog bite accidents sometimes make substantial mistakes that create serious obstacles in obtaining adequate…

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Accidents Involving Semi Trucks

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating cases we handle.  According to the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Ohio is in the Top 10 when it comes to average number of fatal large truck and bus crashes. Nationally, 61% of all fatal crashes involving a large truck occurred in rural…

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Who Pays for my Injury after a Hit-and-Run?

Car accident lawyers often get asked, "Who pays for my injury after a hit-and-run."  This post will give you some information that will help you if you are the victim of a hit-and-run.  Hit-and-run crashes (also known as hit-and-skips in some parts) are reported to occur about every 43 seconds in the US (WTOP).  The…

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Driving in the Snow…

Please be cautious of dangerous driving conditions as you navigate Ohio’s roadways this winter. Winter conditions cause more deadly car accidents in Ohio than any other state in the nation. As of 2017, the average number of deadly winter car accidents in Ohio was 86 deaths per year. So why is the rate so high…

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How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you are debating filing a personal injury lawsuit, one question you might have is, “What exactly is my case worth?” While the amount can vary widely between cases, the exact amount of damages that a person can expect to be awarded depends on the severity of the injuries suffered and the circumstances of the…

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What is the Statute of Limitations on my Personal Injury Case?

While you might have heard the term before, many people are confused about what a statute of limitations means to them. Each state as well as federal agencies place different statutes of limitations on various offenses. These refer to the specific period of time that a person has in which to pursue a legal action.…

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What is the Difference Between an Insurance Claim and a Lawsuit?

What is the difference between an insurance claim and a lawsuit? Many people have heard the phrases, “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit” used in an almost interchangeable manner. There is a significant difference, however, between these two phrases. A personal injury claim is a process that involves an injured party negotiating for a…

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What to do After a Car Crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that so far in 2018, there have been 532 car accidents involving fatalities. There are also many car accidents each year in Ohio that leave drivers and passengers seriously injured and overwhelmed by anxiety, shock, and other emotions that make it difficult to determine how to react appropriately. By…

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