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Kent Man Dies After Being Hit By Car

By Thomas Ryan | Personal-Injury | February 2, 2012

February 1, 2012 – Kent, Ohio –  An 88-year old man was struck by a vehicle while walking outside his home.  The accident occurred around 10 p.m. in Kent, Ohio.  The victim was walking near his home and attempting to cross the street when he was struck by a passing Volkswagen.  The victim was transported to Akron City Hospital by ambulance.  The victim could not recover from his injuries, which ultimately caused his death.


Two Seriously Injured in Jeep Wrangler Crash

By Thomas Ryan | Vehicle Accidents | January 31, 2012

January 27, 2011 – Springfield Township, Ohio – A Jeep Wrangler was involved in a one-car vehicle accident in Springfield Township, Ohio.  The vehicle accident caused serious injuries to the two 23-year old occupants.  The male driver and female passenger were both ejected from the Jeep when it crashed.   According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Jeep was rounding a curve when it struck a guard-rail and went off the road.  Both the driver and passenger were taken to the hospital for their serious and potentially life threatening injuries.  Officers believed alcohol played a part in the single vehicle accident.  


Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Brainard Road

By Thomas Ryan | Personal-Injury | January 29, 2012

Lyndhurst, Ohio – January 28, 2012 – A 50-year old Lyndhurst man was killed when he was struck by a car while he was crossing Brainard Road.  According to the Plain Dealer, the man was unable to recover from his head injuries. The driver of the car was not cited, but the accident remains under investigation.


Two Men Die After Building Collapse – Cleveland, Ohio

By Thomas Ryan | Wrongful Death | January 25, 2012

January 24, 2012 – Cleveland, Ohio – Two men died after a building they were working in collapsed on them.  NewsChannel 5 reports that the building was under renovation.  The workers were cutting down beams on the second floor when the beams fell in an unexpected direction, causing the injuries.  The Plain Dealer reports the workers were on their first day of the job.  The building was previously used to mix brick and mortar.


Man Killed by Wrong Way Driver on I-76

By Thomas Ryan | Vehicle Accidents | January 24, 2012

Wadsworth Township, Ohio – January 24, 2011 – A 57-year-old man died in a car accident on Monday when the car he was driving was struck by a 22-year-old man driving the wrong direction on I-76 in Medina County.  The car accident occurred on January 23, 2012 around 7 pm.  The vehicle accident remains under investigation.  Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating why the 22-year-old driver was driving the wrong direction, but there are no answers at this time.  The news story regarding this accident is available here.


Hit-Skip Death of Teenager

By Thomas Ryan | Vehicle Accidents | January 18, 2012

Olmsted Falls, Ohio – January 17, 2011 – An 80-year old woman was arraigned on the hit-skip accident which caused the death of a teenager in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. The woman pleaded not guilty and the matter has been set before Judge Hollie Gallagher.
The accident occurred on October 17, 2011.  The teenager was struck by a car while walking along Cook Road in Olmsted Township.  The teenager was out with friends delivering invitations to his 13th birthday party.  The teenager died the next day, which was also his birthday. After the accident, the driver left the scene.  A few days after the accident, the driver took her car to a body shop to get repaired, but insisted she did not want to file a police report or get insurance involved.  This led to the police arresting the 80-year old woman and charging her with aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to stop after an accident, and tampering with evidence.


5 Medina Teens Injurred in Car-Bus Accident

By Thomas Ryan | Vehicle Accidents | January 18, 2012

December 2011:  YORK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Five Medina County children were injured when their school bus was struck by a car that was passing another vehicle. The State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. when a school bus from the Buckeye Local Schools driven by Karen Galdun, 45, of Valley City, stopped at a stop sign.  A Pontiac Aztec driven by Matthew Perkins, 23, of Medina, was driving northbound when attempting to pass another vehicle. Mr. Perkins lost control of his car and struck the bus.  At the time, the bus was carrying 20 children.  Five of these students were injured and treated for minor injuries and released.  Mr. Perkins was Life Flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.  A passenger in his car, Lawrence Henderson, 36, of Medina, was treated at Medina Hospital and released.


What is subrogation?

By Thomas Ryan | Personal-Injury | November 20, 2011

Subrogation is a concept in injury law that can be complex and confusing.  Subrogation is usually involved when an insurance or governmental agency has paid out benefits on behalf of an individual for injuries sustained due to the negligence of another.  The insurance agency that pays an amount of money on behalf of an insured is said to “subrogate” to the rights of that insured. What this means is that the insurance company may exercise whatever rights or defenses that insured had as a result of the accident. The insurance company “steps into the shoes” of the insured, so to speak. Subrogation typically arises where one person pays on behalf of another.


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