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Radiculopathy from a Car Accident:

Automobile accidents are a common cause personal injury here in Ohio. Many of these accidents result in serious medical conditions like radiculopathy. Also known as a “pinched nerve,” radiculopathy is when a nerve along the spinal cord is compressed. This causes pain and other symptoms that radiate from the source of injury to other parts of the body, such as the shoulders, arms, or…

Respondeat Superior in Ohio: Employer Liability for Employee Actions

When you are injured by the negligence of an employee, you have two options. You can sue the employee for her actions, or you can sue the employer. The law allows you to hold an employer or company responsible for the actions of its employees under a legal principle called respondeat superior, which essentially means “employer liability for employee actions.”

Just to be clear, you can…

Columbus Wins $50 Million U.S. DOT Smart City Grant

In May 2016, the City of Columbus submitted a final application in a bid to become the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) first “Smart City.” Columbus was one of seven cities vying for the title.

On June  21, DOT officials named Columbus the winning city. Columbus will receive a $50 million grant from the DOT and Vulcan Inc.
What is a Smart City?
The “Smart City Challenge” was an…

Study Finds Hands-Free Talking While Driving is Just as Dangerous as Held-Held Conversations

Ohio state laws ban cell phone use for texting while driving, but surprisingly not for hand-held use when making a call. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 14 states currently have bans on hand-held phone use, making only hands-free talking while driving legal.

While legislators may think hands-free is the optimal solution for reducing distracted drivers, new…

NHTSA Focusing on Backseat Safety with Crash Test Dummies

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been testing the crashworthiness of vehicles for nearly four decades. In all these tests, the NHTSA places crash test dummies in front seats to assess how well the car handles a crash. While the information from these tests has led to significant innovations, it leaves one area largely unchanged: the backseat. To improve safety…

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