Something happens to you or a loved one. You may have been personally injured in a car accident, a fall, or an accident at work. You know that you have legal rights, but you're more worried about getting proper treatment than getting paid. Then as time goes on things get worse. Maybe the injury, medical bills or the pain just becomes too much. But when you finally call an attorney they tell you that you are no longer allowed to file your lawsuit. Don't let this happen to you.
On August 15, 2013, the 8th District Court of Appeals located here in Cleveland, Ohio came down with a decision in the matter of Anderson v. Schmidt, an appeal from the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in a personal injury case. The Plaintiff, Priscilla Anderson, a 74 year old woman, was struck by a tow truck while crossing the street in a crosswalk. Ms. Anderson later died from complications as a result of her injuries. Her children brought a wrongful death action against the negligent driver that hit her.
Every driver knows when they visit the local gas station that they have a variety of options to fill up their car. And just as you know that putting diesel fuel in your Honda Accord would leave you stranded on the side of the road, so too should major transportation companies know the importance of distinguishing between different types of fuel.
The recent interest in brain injuries in the media might make people think that this is an injury unique to only NFL football players. The fact is though, that traumatic brain injuries in athletes account for only about 20% of these injuries. Motor vehicle crashes are actually the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries that result in hospitalizations. In a report by the Centers for Disease Control to Congress, it was reported that each year approximately 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, over 50,000 people die per year and between 80 and 90,000 people are left with a long term disability.