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3 myths car accident victims need to reject

Sustaining a car crash can be a traumatic event for anyone. Most are not at their best, physically or emotionally, during the time following their accident. It is important to get correct information from a knowledgeable source. Do not rely on advice from well-meaning friends and relatives, as many people harbor misconceptions about the best way to deal with an accident.

Some myths are particularly harmful, and following them can jeopardize your ability to obtain the full extent of the recovery you may need.

Get a truck accident attorney who can help protect your rights

Truck accidents are a major cause of property damage and lost lives on the nation's highways.

Trucks only make up 8 percent of the vehicles on the nation's highways -- but they're responsible for more than one out of every 10 fatalities. Perhaps more telling, studies have found that fatal accidents are more likely to occur any time a lot of trucks are on the road in an area -- even if the overall volume of traffic is actually smaller than usual for the area.

The types and rates of worker's comp in Ohio, part two

Worker's compensation exists to assist those workers injured on the job. At a time when those individuals are unable to assist themselves, having such payments coming in can be crucial. The last article detailed the types of worker's compensation. Some may wonder how much can an individual receive.

Once an employee files a worker's compensation claim, the determination process begins and includes a few different factors. If you or a loved one is going through the process, it is important to understand how it works.

The types and rates of worker’s comp in Ohio, part one

If you suffered an injury on the job, you may receive payment for medical bills, time off and more through your worker’s compensation benefits. In order to receive such benefits, you must file a worker’s comp claim. Seeing as this serves as the catalyst, you want to make sure that you complete the process properly.

There are a few things you should know about worker’s compensation benefits in general. In this first article, you can learn about the different types of worker’s comp available in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation governs these compensation types and payments.

Jailhouse Taverne food truck worker seriously injured in crash

The driver of a truck that was hauling a full-sized boat is alleged to have caused a chain reaction crash in, Ohio, on July 22, 2017. His truck ultimately crashed into and severely injured a food truck worker.

According to witness statements taken by the Ohio Highway Patrol, the driver of the Ford F-350 truck was seen driving in the southbound direction along Route 83 shortly before the crash. As he quickly approached a junction, he didn't seem to notice a Chevrolet Equinox stopped in traffic in front of him.

Factors to consider in your pedestrian-vehicle accident

As a pedestrian, you are more vulnerable to harm from a vehicular accident. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to the negligence of a driver, you may have a case to recover damages for the incident. Before you seek this type of car accident claim, you should consider a few factors.

To make your case properly, there are a few things that you must prove. It is critical that you understand and keep these factors in mind when determining whether you should pursue a pedestrian-vehicle claim.

Avoiding heat-related injuries at work

It's that time of year when the heat starts to get to everyone -- but those who can't stay inside suffer the most. If you work outside in the relentless heat of summer, how can you protect yourself from heat-related injuries?

1. Recognize your risk.

Medication theft in nursing homes

It isn't hard to realize that there's a serious problem with prescription drug addiction happening in the nation -- the headlines of every new organization in the country are screaming about it.

What they aren't discussing nearly as much as where these drugs are coming from in the first place. While there are "pill mills" and dealers who specialize in prescription pills, a lot of addicts start out by stealing drugs from the place they're easiest to find: an elderly or dying person's medication bottles.

Can malpractice lead to incontinence after childbirth?

Pregnancy and childbirth are hard on a woman's body -- but a doctor's mistake can make that hardship worse by leaving her incontinent long after her labor and delivery are over.

One of the questions medical professionals have tried to answer over the years is what causes some women to develop incontinence after childbirth and not others, despite seemingly similar circumstances. They've also tried to determine if anything can be done to minimize the risks that those women face. Research has finally provided some fairly clear answers:

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