November 2014 Archives

Ohio’s electronic communication ban seeks to curb car accidents

On June 1, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a law into effect aimed at reducing car accidents by banning the use of electronic communication devices while driving. Known as House Bill 99, the law went into effect Aug. 31, 2012. Currently, it is illegal for any person under 18 years of age to use an electronic wireless communications device in any capacity while they are behind the wheel.

Bartender in court for role in drunk driving wrongful death

On Nov. 10, a bartender implicated in providing alcohol to a drunk driver made an appearance in Ohio's Hamilton County Municipal Court. Court documents reveal that the bartender filed a written not guilty plea back on Aug. 4 in response to charges that she over-served a customer at her place of employment prior to a fatal car accident.

The importance of experts in drunk driving accident lawsuits

In a previous blog post we discussed the differences between economic and noneconomic damages under Ohio law. Currently, victims of drunk driving accidents have little difficulty in recovering economic damages. Basically, victims can usually receive compensation for expenses which are verifiable through documentation such as paycheck stubs, medical bills, etc.

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