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4 Simple Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies

When you are recovering from an accident, the last thing you want is to be given the run around during the confusing claims process by insurance companies. Here are 4 simple tips to keep your claim on track and what you need to know to settle your claim. Don’t Make Friends with Insurance Adjustors Your insurance adjustor may seem very nice to you and make you believe they have your best interest

Fault versus no-fault car accidents on Ohio/Michigan border

You live near the border of Ohio, a fault state, and Michigan, a no-fault state. Thousands of commuters cross the state line daily during rush hour, making the roads ripe for car accidents. So, what happens when the involved drivers are from different states? Fault insurance Most states including Ohio are fault states, meaning the insurance company for the at-fault driver pays damages caused by the at-fault driver. However, it may deduct

3 Ways Sports Equipped Contrada as a Personal Injury Lawyer

Contrada’s experience playing college football, coaching, and leading a recreation center gives him an extra edge as a personal injury lawyer. On October 14 and November 5, 2015, Tom Cole interviewed Charles V. Contrada, car accident lawyer, on BCSN Sports Flash. The conversations centered around how sports are key to helping youth develop long-term career skills. Contrada played football at Kenyon College and graduated before completing law school at the University of

Car Accidents Involving Leased Vehicles

Your leased car was just involved in an accident, what now? When you are in an accident with a leased vehicle, there are a few specific extra steps to be aware of as you are not the actual owner of the vehicle. 1) Call 911 Report the accident to the police, even if it is relatively minor and even if you are at fault. A police report is very important in resolving

School Bus Accidents

Back to school is right around the corner. As parents, you entrust your child’s school bus driver/school district with their safety to and from school. As a parent, getting a phone call saying there was an accident involving a school bus your child was riding on and they were injured is a nightmare coming true. Since school buses are not required to have seatbelts, your child could be at risk

New Ohio Laws for Teen Drivers

Ohio has taken another step in their “Drive Towards A Safer Ohio Initiative” with passing a new law that restricts teens with a probationary license. It is intended to increase the level of experience for teenage drivers under 18. Research conducted by AAA shows that teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident between the months of May and September when school is out. Their research

Accidents Involving a Low Speed Vehicle

Summer is here and there is a good possibility that you will see a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) driving around your neighborhood. LSV’s are small electric vehicles, similar to golf carts that are street legal. To drive legally, your LSV must pass an inspection, be registered and titled by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and insured. You must also have a valid driver’s license. An LSV can only go up

Accident with an Uber Driver

What is Uber? Uber is a very popular rideshare service in most major cities in the United States. Uber is similar to a taxi service but the difference is Uber does not own, operate or control their cars and do not hire drivers directly, the drivers are considered independent contractors by Uber. You were in an Accident with an Uber Driver Have you been in an accident because of an Uber driver? If

Driving Safely in Construction Zones

If you live in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan you probably have noticed that there is construction on almost every major highway in our area. Driving in construction zones can prove to be dangerous and hazardous. Knowing the proper way to drive in a construction zone can help prevent accidents and save the lives of construction workers and other motorists. Speed When driving through a construction zone, it is important to slow

Defensive Driving for Motorcyclists in the Spring

It’s officially spring and with the weather warming up most motorcyclists are chomping at the bit to get out on their bikes for the first ride of the New Year.  Whether you’re a newer motorcyclist or an experienced one, it’s always best to keep refreshed on defensive driving tips to make your ride as happy and accident-free as possible. Defensive Driving The only way to ride safely on a motorcycle is to