When the Boston Globe's Spotlight team released its incredible series of articles on child sex abuse and the Catholic Church, there was hope that victims of this abuse would finally get justice. The articles inspired an Academy Award-winning movie released in 2015. It has sadly not proven inspirational for some lawmakers, who continue to frustrate efforts to help people sexually abused as children hold their attackers liable.
Rittgers & Rittgers, working with Craig Schlapprizzi who is an attorney in St. Louis, recently settled a case for the family of a man who died of an overdose from hydrocodone and Xanax. He was forty years old and survived by his wife and three children.
Civil suits are, in large part, brought to pursue financial compensation for those who have been wronged or injured by the negligence or intentional actions of another person. The plaintiffs in these cases are required to prove their case and why they are entitled to compensation for past and future expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
A push is underway to amend the Ohio Constitution to expand the rights of Ohio victims of crime. This amendment, titled Marsy's Law, would, among other things, guarantee certain rights for victims, including:
Like many states, the deadline in Ohio to file a lawsuit against another person or entity for injuries they caused depends on the nature of the injury. This deadline is referred to as the statute of limitations. The purpose for the statute of limitations is at least twofold: first, it helps to ensure evidence is not lost over time such that a person being sued (i.e., a defendant) cannot effectively defend him- or herself against the claim; and second, it incentivizes a person suing another to pursue his or her valid claim diligently.
The holidays can be a joyous time of year. Many of us look forward to the holiday season as an opportunity to reconnect with family, enjoy the spirit of giving and renew traditions that call to mind our own childhoods. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or none of the above, we wish you joy, peace and happiness. As personal injury attorneys, we also feel obligated to pass along some advice on how to stay safe this holiday season.
The best car accident lawyers are usually not sending advertising materials to your home or hospital after you are involved in a car accident.
Ohio officials recently shut down Autumn Health Care Nursing Home in Zanesville after witnessing shockingly poor care at the facility. The patient care was so horrible that the Ohio Attorney General's Office is considering filing criminal charges.
Approximately 5,000 motorcyclists died in crashes during 2012, nearly 10 percent higher than 2011's fatality count. As motorcycle registration numbers continue to climb - along with the number of inexperienced riders - traffic officials are concerned that deadly motorcycle crash totals will continue to increase.
Although Cincinnati bicyclists and motorists have equal rights on the road, it might not always feel like it for those who regularly bike. Oftentimes, blame is put on the bike rider for being in the middle of the road or for "coming out of nowhere." It's not uncommon to hear motorists say "I just didn't see them." Although drivers may try to deflect blame, when their negligent behavior leads to serious injuries for a bicyclist, they may be held accountable.