Personal-Injury

How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Cleveland

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

Everybody makes mistakes, but unfortunately, there are occasions when someone else’s mistakes or carelessness cause you injury. Victims of such mistakes can file a personal injury claim in Cleveland against the person responsible for the accident and resultant injury. Arming yourself with basic information regarding the basic steps to file a personal injury claim can help you navigate the process.

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Swimming Pool Drowning in Cleveland

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

Summertime in Cleveland is hot, and there’s often no better way to beat the heat than to head your nearest pool for a dip in the cool waters. Unfortunately, drowning (including pool drowning) is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States each year.  Drowning is responsible for the death of nearly 10 people each day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these deaths occur in residential and community pools. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to damages via a wrongful death lawsuit.

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What are Pre-settlement Funding Options

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

Filing a personal injury claim for an injury you have sustained because of someone else’s negligence can allow you to recover settlement money to cover the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it may take months or even years to reach a settlement, during which time you may face mounting medical bills you are unable to pay.

Fortunately, if you can’t wait any longer for your settlement money to arrive, you can pursue specific types of pre-settlement funding options to help ease the financial burden you bear. The following provides an outline, as well as possible benefits and risks.

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Can food poisoning kill you | Food Poisoning Liability

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that, per year, about 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from food poisoning, and 128,000 require hospitalization. About 3,000 people die from foodborne disease. While many cases of foodborne disease are minor and require no legal action to recover damages, other cases result in serious illness and even death, in which case the family can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties.

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Social Media During Cleveland Personal Injury Claim

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

Some insurance companies may hire an investigator to shadow you, and follow all your activities in order to gather proof that your injuries were not as serious as you claim. Surprisingly, a lot of the information that an insurer needs to deny or delay a claim is often willingly offered by victims through the use of their social media accounts. Almost every insurer these days will monitor and comb through a claimant’s social media accounts, including his or her Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Instagram posts, to gain information that can diminish the value of the claim. It would be foolish for claimants to believe that the pictures they post on social media are inaccessible to an insurer. Keep this in mind if you’re using social media during your personal injury claim.

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Court of Appeals Affirms Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

The 8th District Court of Appeals affirmed the Cuyahoga County jury verdict on behalf of one of Ryan, LLP’s clients against Fairview Hospital.  In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals agreed with Ryan, LLP’s position that the medical malpractice expert was properly qualified and offered a valid opinion that the treatment offered to the patient fell below the minimum standards of care necessary within the State of Ohio.
 

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Woman Struck by Motorist in Parma Heights

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

February 3, 2012 – Parma Heights, Ohio –  A 77-year old Parma Heights woman was killed when she was struck by a car while he was crossing Pearl Road.  The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 am while the woman was on her way to work.  She was attempting to catch a bus at the time she was struck.  According to WKYC, the woman was unable to recover from her head injuries and died at the hospital. The 61-year old driver of the car was taken to the police station for further questioning.  The accident remains under investigation.

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Kent Man Dies After Being Hit By Car

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

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.

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Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Brainard Road

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

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.

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What is subrogation?

By stream9 | Personal-Injury

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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