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Ohio Truck Accidents: Don’t be responsible

Ohio truck accidents are entirely too common. Some of these are caused by truckers, while others are the direct result of a mistake made by the driver of a passenger vehicle.

If you are driving on the roadways throughout the state of Ohio, you will likely be surrounded by trucks and other large vehicles on a regular basis.

2 injured, 1 killed in head-on Ohio car accident

Keeping control of a vehicle and ensuring you are driving in a safe manner are duties of all drivers on the roadways. When drivers fail to do either of those things, tragic accidents can occur. Recently, an accident on SR 132 in Batavia, Ohio, claimed the life of one woman who was a passenger in a car that was hit by a truck.

The accident happened when a 47-year-old man driving a Chevrolet truck drifted off the right side of the road. He tried to get back into his lane but ended up crossing into oncoming traffic. The truck was then struck by a Saturn car driven by a 19-year-old woman. Her passenger, a 24-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The consequences of weight-loss surgery gone wrong

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, has become extremely popular in recent years. Operations such as the gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding have been advertised as safe and effective for patients struggling with obesity.

Unfortunately, there are serious risks often downplayed during a surgeon's consultation with the patient. Sometimes, avoidable medical errors leave patients disabled for life, as one man recently learned.

According to his malpractice lawsuit, the 275-pound man consulted a surgeon, Dr. Kim, about gastric bypass surgery. The patient decided to proceed and scheduled an operation. However, Dr. Kim had colleagues perform the surgery and they botched it, forever changing the patient's life.

What are mild traumatic brain injury symptoms?

When a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, there is always the chance that he or she could suffer a brain injury. While some of these are more serious than others, any brain injury can lead to a variety of symptoms.

Traumatic brain injury can impact both the mind and body, with some symptoms lingering for an extended period of time.

Improper winter driving techniques can injure Ohio drivers

Whether you are ready or not, the winter weather is here. That means that all drivers on the roadways must take special precautions that are only necessary when wintry precipitation starts to fall. When drivers don't take winter driving seriously, accidents can happen. With the long winter season just now starting, it is vital that anyone on the roadways be aware of proper winter driving techniques.

One important point for all drivers to remember is that snowplows will work on the Ohio roadways throughout the season. These snowplows require special consideration because they often move slow, might make sudden turns and can cause snow clouds to occur. All drivers should stay two to three car length's behind the snowplow to ensure the snowplow driver can see and to prevent accidents.

Man killed in Lorain County motorcycle accident

Every year, there are Ohio motorcycle accidents that result in serious injury and death. In some cases, all parties involved are able to walk away free of injury; however, this is not typically true. Recently, a motorcycle accident in Lorain County killed one man.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 47-year-old woman was driving an SUV southbound in Carlisle Township when she neglected to stop at a stop sign. As a result of the woman running the stop sign, a man driving a Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound collided with her vehicle. It is important to note that the motorcyclist did not have a stop sign.

Know how to handle Ohio car accidents with insurance companies

When you are involved in a car accident, one of the things that usually has to happen is that you have to deal with the insurance company. It is important for anyone who is hurt in a car accident to understand that the way they deal with the insurance company representatives has a big impact on how the claim is handled.

One of the most important things to know when dealing with an insurance company is that there are strict time limits. Most insurance policies have time limits for bringing legal actions against the insurance company. FindLaw notes that most policies have a one-year limit. That time limit, however, isn't the same as the Ohio statute of limitations for personal injury, which is two years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury.

Impact of brain injuries differs with age; elders have big risks

We recently discussed how gender may affect brain injuries, but the impact of age is often overlooked once the victim reaches adulthood. New research shows that just 10-year age difference can tremendously impact the patient's outlook.

The California study revealed that mild concussions after age 65 can significantly increase one's chance of developing dementia. It is commonly accepted that repeated brain injuries, such as those associated with pro athletes in violent sports, can lead to dementia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The new research, however, shows how a seemingly minor concussion in the senior years can have a near-immediate and profound impact.

Ohio car accident kills groom on wedding day, bride injured

A couple's wedding day should be a wonderful day for the couple. Sadly, accidents don't know that wedding days are special days. When tragedy strikes on a couple's wedding day, holding the at-fault person responsible likely becomes a priority. For a couple in Ohio, their dream day ended in a horrific tragedy.

The man and woman got married on a Sunday. Shortly after the wedding, the 27-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were involved in a fatal car accident. The couple was in a pickup truck. The driver of that pickup truck lost control the truck. He slammed into an embankment. The truck began to flip. It hit a utility pole, rolled more and then came to rest in a cornfield.

Is there treatment for spinal cord injuries?

Some of our Ohio readers have been touched by a spinal cord injury. They are either going through this on their own, or helping a loved one who has been injured in this manner.

Spinal cord injuries happen for many reasons, often as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

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