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Easy Ways to Obtain Info after Car Accident

A majority of people are aware that after being involved in a car accident, there are different steps to take to ensure that you are obtaining all the information that is necessary for insurance purposes. In some cases, the car accident may result in serious damages or injuries that would later result in a car accident claim. In these instances, obtaining certain information is even more helpful to your personal

Sharing Information with Your Personal Injury Lawyer

After being involved in a car accident, there are many confusing and overwhelming things that must be dealt with, including the legal side of your accident (property damages, injuries, etc.). Some people don’t believe that there should be compensation for something that is considered to be an accident. However, the injury is defined as an “injury that was caused by the fault of another.” The personal injury lawyers at Contrada & Associates

Car Accident Caused by Defective Vehicle

With the increased number of recalls that exist on vehicles today, it’s no surprise that there are vehicle accidents that are caused by defective vehicles. There are several results of accidents that are caused by defective vehicles, including injury accidents or even fatal car accidents. Vehicle Defects There are several types of common vehicle defects that have the potential to cause car accidents. The defects can be due to a variety of

What is the Statute of Limitations?

If an individual is injured in an accident, there is a defined amount of time that they have to pursue a legal claim. This period of time is referred to as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations keeps legal claims within a reasonable amount of time from the incident. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for most personal injury is two years. This means that an individual has two

Faulty Medical Device Causes Injury

The term ‘medical device’ applies to countless types of medical equipment that individuals use during a treatment process. There are incidents in which patients experience injury from medical devices which constitutes a product liability claim. What is a medical device? A medical device is anything that is used by an individual to help throughout the treatment process. These devices are utilized for those suffering from a disease, illness, injury of some kind,

What Should I do as a Witness of a Car Accident?

There is much confusion when it comes to what bystanders should do if first on the scene of a car accident. There have been stories in the past in which an individual has attempted to help the victim of a car accident and instead found themselves in legal trouble. The Good Samaritan law protects any bystander who assists someone after they have been involved in a car accident without expecting any

Defective Product: Product Liability Claim

Defective product announcements enter the news on a daily basis. The products that can be defective and cause injury to an individual include everything from a vehicle, to a small appliance, to a small medical device. If you or a loved one suffers injury due to a defective product, you may have several questions about your legal options. Below the product liability lawyers at Contrada & Associates have highlighted three important

Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents have proven to be some of the most serious accidents that occur on the roadway today. Due to the fact that motorcyclists are not fully protected while riding their bikes in addition to their unmatched size with the other vehicles they tend to be in accidents with (compact cars, trucks, etc.), the odds are that such accidents end in serious injury or even death. The motorcycle accident lawyers at

Injured in an Accident with a Semi Truck

Contrada & Associates has handled numerous trucking accidents in the past. From our experience helping trucking accident victims, we can say that these accidents are often very serious. When a semi-truck is involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle such as a compact car, the difference in size and force is massive. This is one of the many reasons why these accidents often result in serious injury or fatality. Injured

What is considered Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is when an individual’s negligent behavior or wrongdoing causes the death of another person. In the case of wrongful death, the family members of the decedent (the individual who has died) can be included in a claim for the death of their loved one. Examples of common wrongful death causes include fatal car accidents or work accidents. Due to the complicating factors for most wrongful death claims, our attorneys