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Slipped on Icy Sidewalk in Front of Business

If you were to trip on an icy sidewalk, that does not mean that you have a legitimate slip-and-fall personal injury claim. Ohio slip-and-fall law can seem somewhat confusing because in order for there to be a premises liability claim, there must have been negligence or fault on behalf of the business owner. Just because someone slips and falls on the property of another person or business, it doesn’t mean that

How can I find an attorney for a car accident injury?

After sustaining an injury in a car accident, it is very important to contact a car accident attorney. Finding the right attorney for your injury can be done in a variety of ways. Finding a Car Accident Injury Attorney The first thing that many do when seeking an attorney for a car accident injury is to ask their friends and family for suggestions. If someone you know has been in a similar

What to Do After a Child Injury Accident

If your child is injured in an accident due to the fault of another individual or entity, as a parent you may wish to seek a personal injury claim on their behalf. The first thing to do when a child suffers an injury is to seek medical attention. Seeking treatment is always the most important thing to do after suffering an injury, whether the injured individual is a child or adult.

Injured in Car Accident while in Uber Car

Uber is a ride sharing service that connects riders to drivers through the use of an app. Uber is not a taxi. The service is praised by users due to its low cost (nearly half the price of taxis) and its convenience. Uber is available in over 200 cities, including the Toledo area. Since it is a rather new concept for many, it may cause confusion as to what someone is

Motorcycle Safety during the Fall Season

As the season changes from summer to fall, there are increasing concerns of motorcycle safety. Inclement weather adds to the potential for accidents on the roadway that motorcyclists are more susceptible to. There are several tips that motorcyclists should follow during the colder months of the year to reduce the likelihood of accidents and injury. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have listed tips below that can help Ohio motorcyclists be safe throughout

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

As we get closer to Halloween, the personal injury lawyers at Contrada & Associates are sharing safety tips for children, parents and drivers. On Halloween, the streets fill with children and their parents. With the influx of pedestrians on the sidewalks and in the streets, it is imperative for drivers to be cautious and for parents to counsel their children in the importance of safety. Safety Tips for Halloween Night Costume Tip One of

Toledo Zombie Bar Crawl: Don’t Get a Personal Injury Bite

The Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl returns on October 24th with a night that is sure to be full of ghouls and goblins wandering the Toledo streets. With an increased number of people walking throughout Uptown Toledo, dressed in Halloween costumes and consuming alcohol, we caution drivers to be extra cautious and the participating ‘zombies’ to be aware of their surroundings. Zombie Safety Tips The Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl has turned

Laws Surrounding Running and Biking on Road

It is not uncommon to see a runner or biker on the side of the road at any given time. With so many individuals focused on their health and fitness with goals of completing races, whether they are a 5K, a marathon, or a triathlon, the number or individuals using the roadways for exercise have increased. Running on the Roadway It is understood by many that if using the roadway as a

Defective Drugs & Pharmaceutical Malpractice

A defective drug is either a prescription or an over-the-counter medication that has caused an individual harm. Injuries from a drug defect can be the result of many things, including the following: Dangerous side effects – the drug could result in unwanted side effects due to insufficient research Wrong prescription – your doctor could have prescribed the wrong prescription altogether, causing serious medical issues Improperly filled – the pharmacist could have filled your

Preventing School Bus Accidents

As each new school year begins, there are concerns for school bus safety. At the start of the 2014-2015 school year, there were three bus accidents reported in the news within a week of each other, highlighting the importance of safety. School bus safety is a team effort between the school, parents, children and drivers. It is important for proper training courses to teach children the rules of the road and