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Questions arise about fan safety after foul ball hits young child

Once struck by a bat, a baseball can travel over 100 miles an hour. A horrifying scene took place last week during a game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs when a foul ball hit a four-year-old girl sitting in the stands. The incident has sparked a conversation across the country, including in Ohio, about what measures are necessary to prevent future incidents like this from happening. 

What are some property hazards postal workers face?

The dangers posed to postal workers are far more than just an occasional aggressive dog. Properties in Ohio can offer many different hazards that sting, bite, cut or otherwise injure an unsuspecting mail carrier. If you want to make your yard or land safe for someone to deliver your mail, here are some property hazards to watch out for.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases?

The law places limits on how long after something happens it can go to court. This is for everyone's protection. It happens in criminal and civil law. This is known as the statute of limitations. Essentially, it means that after a certain amount of time, you nor the state of Ohio no longer has the right to bring a case to court. This is important for you to know and understand when it comes to personal injury cases because you want to be sure that your case makes it to court before the statute of limitations runs out. If you were to go to court after the allowed time period, the judge would have to throw out the case.

Are cat bites dangerous?

Dog bites in Ohio are more likely to make the news than attacks from any other type of pet, and yet other domestic animals can also cause harm to humans by biting. You may not consider a cat a dangerous animal, and often they are not, but if you receive a bite from a cat that penetrates the skin, take it seriously. The Mayo Clinic reports that infections from cat bites are common and one in three patients bitten on the hand by a cat winds up in the hospital.

Falls the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults

Anytime anyone takes a serious fall in Ohio, they run the risk of suffering a severe, debilitating injury, but when older Americans fall down, the repercussions oftenn prove even more serious and potentially deadly. At Mezibov Butler, we understand just how upsetting it can be when someone else’s negligence contributes to a fall, and we have helped many people spanning all age groups pursue appropriate recourse in the aftermath of a slip-and-fall accident.

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