March 2018 Archives

State fair accident victim settles for $1.7 million

An afternoon at the Ohio State Fair in July of 2017 quickly turned from family fun into unspeakable tragedy and permanent disability. An accident involving a ride at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. One of the victims who suffered catastrophic injuries is expected to receive a $1.7 million settlement.

Stopping truckers from changing their colors

Safety ratings are used to help prevent truck accidents by preventing trucking companies with poor ratings from continuing operations. Trucking and bus companies with unsatisfactory records, however, try to escape their unsafe records by closing and then reopening under a new carrier name.

Underage bartending leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Social hosts, in addition to bars and restaurants, may be held legally responsible in Ohio for injuries caused by serving alcohol to minors or intoxicated guests. In a recent case, the father of a 19-year-old who was killed in a drunk driving car crash filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the party host who hired her as a bartender at his private party.

Feds reverse vehicle safety rules

The federal government has implemented numerous regulations following a fatal truck or car crash and other deadly accidents. However, the U.S. Department of Transportation has withdrawn, repealed or delayed implementation of at least 12 transportation safety rules since the beginning of 2017 designed to prevent accidents that lead to wrongful death in Ohio and across the nation.

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