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Injured on Defective Exercise Equipment

People are known to suffer injuries at the gym, but these are generally sports-related injuries that are caused by overuse of an area of the body, or even improper form. No one expects to be injured by a piece of exercise equipment, but unfortunately this is known to happen. When visiting a gym or fitness facility, a member should not have to worry about whether or not the equipment is kept

What are Ohio’s Helmet Laws?

Helmet laws differ by state for motorcyclists. Some states require a helmet for all riders, while others do not. In Ohio, helmets are required for novice riders, as well as those under the age of 18. Ohio Novice Riders A novice rider is someone who has had their license for less than one year. Their motorcycle license would have a “novice” designation on it, requiring that they operate their motorcycle with a

Michigan Car Insurance Laws Every Ohio Driver Should Know

Residents of Northwest Ohio should know certain facts regarding Michigan’s “no-fault” insurance laws. Since Northwest Ohio provides many opportunities for people to travel to or work in Michigan, it is imperative to be aware of the insurance laws that can significantly affect their car accident claims. Michigan is a “No-Fault” State Michigan has one of the most inclusive no-fault systems in the country. This means that a driver in a Michigan accident

What is the difference between Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Attorney Charlie Contrada has more than 35 years of experience handling car accident lawsuits. He has handled nearly every type of accident you could imagine and has helped thousands of car accident victims receive the justice and compensation that they deserve. As an experienced car accident lawyer, attorney Contrada knows a great deal of information regarding car insurance coverage and how it comes into play after an accident. With this extensive

Ohio Motorcycle Accidents: Facts & Prevention

Usually when you hear about a motorcycle accident in the news, it is one that has caused very serious damage or fatality. When a motorcyclist is on the roadway even at a low speed and they get into an accident, they have nothing protecting them from the damage that the crash will cause (i.e. airbags, seat belt, etc.), resulting in injuries and fatalities. The motorcycle accident attorneys at our law firm

Posting on Social Media after a Car Accident

Social media is an integral part of many people’s lives with daily posts to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, and other social media sites. While posting the latest happenings in our lives has become second nature to some, sharing these details can often affect the outcome of select situations. Attorney Charlie Contrada reminds car accident victims to be careful when they post to social media after a car accident. Sometimes statuses

Exposed to Asbestos at Work

Asbestos is a dangerous group of minerals that, when airborne can cause great risks to individuals exposed to asbestos dust. Attorney Charlie Contrada is the only mesothelioma lawyer in Northwest Ohio who has handled cases for over 25 years for individuals who have been exposed to asbestos. When someone is exposed to this dangerous group of minerals, there is a chance that they may develop cancer as a result. What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma

Can A Lawyer Contact Me after an Accident?

After being involved in a car accident, injured victims are often urged to contact a lawyer. Seeking legal guidance after suffering injury due to the fault of another individual is advice that our law firm gives to victims on a regular basis. When it comes to a car accident claim, every detail matters, so it is imperative to have a professional guiding you through the process. Car Accident Lawyer: Direct Contact

Why Gap Insurance is so Important to Have

Imagine this – you have finally reached the point where you are able to purchase a new car. After spending hours at the credit union looking over papers and getting your financial information in order, and signing on numerous dotted lines, you are approved for the amount you need. You go to the dealership, get the keys, and drive away in the car you’ve been dreaming of for the past

What is considered Personal Injury?

When an individual suffers a personal injury, it is one caused by someone else’s failure to act responsible. Oftentimes you will hear the word negligence associated with personal injury, which is not the reasonable or expected behavior outlined by the law. Negligence is the legal word for fault. The life of an individual can be disrupted after suffering a personal injury. Injuries can result in ongoing sessions of physical therapy and