Serious Injuries Archives

Boy's skull fractured following physical assault

Many personal injury cases in Ohio arise from negligence. In other words, someone acts in a way that is irresponsible or fails to do what is necessary, and someone else gets hurt as a result. However, negligence is only one possible reason that personal injuries can occur. They can also arise because of the willful misconduct of others. To put it another way, someone knows that his or her actions could result in harm to others but carries them out anyway. 

What is a spinal cord injury?

If you are like most people in Ohio, you have likely heard references to spinal cord injuries. These may frequently be the result of a motor vehicle accident. It is important to understand that no two spinal cord injuries are generally alike. There is a wide range of variance in the severity of spinal cord injuries and any associating disabilities that may occur.

Reporting gaps for nursing home abuse

Most people in Ohio have either faced the challenge of caring for an aging relative or know someone who has. In many situations, the level of care required necessitates that a person be moved to a nursing home. This decision is rarely made without a lot of deliberation and even hesitation, in part because of concerns that a person could be abused or neglected in the very facility that is supposed to care for them. 

Man falls off roof during routine inspection

Many people in Ohio have jobs that require them to work in environments or situations that may be risky. This makes it essential that the right safety procedures and protocols are in place and that those procedures and protocols are consistently and properly adhered to. It is also important for people and their family members to know what steps to take in the event that the right actions are not followed and a serious injury results.

Types of post-accident amputations

People in Ohio who are involved in any type of motor vehicle accident may find themselves with lifelong injuries as a result of the incidents. In some cases, damage to an arm or a leg may not be able to be repaired fully and a person might have to undergo an amputation. It can be helpful to have a basic understanding of what might be involved in amputation surgery and recovery and how a person can move forward in their life after such an experience.

Life after a spinal cord injury

Poor road conditions, distracted driving and negligence are among the most common causes for crashes on Ohio roadways. While some accidents are minor fender benders handled through insurance companies quickly, some collisions result in catastrophic trauma to the body. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence, there might be grounds for a claim. The legal team at Mezibov Butler often represents clients with life-altering damage to their spinal cord.

What do you need to know about the Takata airbag recall?

The purpose of airbags in vehicles is to keep you safe in the event of a car crash, but they also have the potential to cause serious injuries. Many Ohio residents have concerns about the recall of vehicles containing airbags manufactured by a company called Takata. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the recall, which has been in effect since May 2015, affects 50 million airbags in 37 million vehicles in the United States. 

What serious injuries can result from airbags?

Airbags are generally thought of as a helpful safety device in a vehicle. Often, they get credit for saving lives and preventing serious injuries. However, on occasion in Ohio, an airbag may be responsible for causing a serious injury. Do keep in mind that Resus explains most often airbag injuries result from the person not using a seat belt properly or sitting too close to the airbag. Still, there are some common serious injuries possible due to an airbag deploying in an accident.

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