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?”

Too Cold for School?

School officials have no problem justifying a delay or cancellation when roads are covered in snow or ice, but making the decision to cancel when low wind chill values are the issue at hand can be much harder. While some children are cozy in the back of a parent’s vehicle during their commute, many of their peers walk to school or a bus stop each day. This contrast in circumstances raises a question commonly debated by both parents and administrators: how cold is too cold for school?
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Do you know the warning signs of post-birth complications?

post-birth complicationsThe United States lags behind the world in mother and child safety during delivery. Despite steep declines in the global rate of maternal mortality, it is one of the few countries reporting increases in pregnancy-related deaths, making it an outlier among developed nations. Continue reading “Do you know the warning signs of post-birth complications?”

The dangers of unsecured furniture and TVs: how to prevent tip-over accidents

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In recent months, numerous parents watched a shocking viral video of a 2-year-old Utah boy rescuing his twin brother, who was pinned under a fallen dresser. Others read about IKEA’s $50 million settlement with the families of three toddlers who were killed in tip-over incidents involving furniture made by the company.

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