Elder abuse on the rise: what steps can you take to protect your loved ones?

A new report released by the World Health Organization is raising alarms about the increasing number of elderly people suffering abuse and neglect. The research reveals that one out of six people around the world will fall victim to some form of abuse after they turn 60.

According to the CDC, for each reported case of elder abuse more than 20 other cases remain in the dark Continue reading “Elder abuse on the rise: what steps can you take to protect your loved ones?”

How to document your recovery after a car crash

By William J. Price

car crashMany car crash victims suffer serious injuries that prevent them from caring for themselves and their families or doing the things they love.

Whether these struggles will last for months or a lifetime, documenting the recovery period can be an important step toward building the foundation of a case. A skilled attorney can combine these notes with information about the injuries and treatments to paint a picture of the ways the victim’s life was changed by the crash and determine how they should be compensated for the damages. Continue reading “How to document your recovery after a car crash”

Preventing bike accidents: 6 tips for avoiding collisions with motor vehicles

bike accidents Taking your bike out for a spin is the perfect way to get some exercise and unwind while enjoying the outdoors, but this popular pastime can take a dangerous turn in the blink of an eye. Although bicyclists are granted the same rights as other vehicles on the road, motorists continue to pose deadly risks to those on two wheels. Continue reading “Preventing bike accidents: 6 tips for avoiding collisions with motor vehicles”

Ohio Supreme Court declines appeal of $2.7M verdict for fatal motorcycle accident

On February 22, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a $2.7 million verdict awarded to victims of a fatal trike motorcycle crash. Elk & Elk attorneys Gary Cowan and Kimberly Young represented the family of the Ohio man killed in the accident and his surviving spouse, who suffered severe injuries. Continue reading “Ohio Supreme Court declines appeal of $2.7M verdict for fatal motorcycle accident”

Why isn’t the insurance carrier using new parts on my car?

What vehicle owners need to know about aftermarket crash parts

By William J. Price

aftermarket crash partsWhen my 2006 Honda Accord was involved in an accident, the insurance company opted to use “non-original equipment manufacturer aftermarket crash parts” in the repairs. Also called non-OEM aftermarket crash parts, these parts were not new. The use of certain types of aftermarket crash parts can be a cause of concern for vehicle owners who are not properly informed about the practice. Read on to learn what you can expect of the parts used in repairs on your vehicle.  Continue reading “Why isn’t the insurance carrier using new parts on my car?”