The Keefe Law Firm, LLC

Lakewood Personal Injury Blog

Ohio car accident claims 1 life, seriously injures another

Many people will likely agree that younger drivers tend to get into more automobile wrecks due to their inexperience behind the wheel coupled with their typically overwrought sense of self-freedom. Add to that the consumption of alcohol before driving, and the chances of a young person causing a serious or even fatal car accident increase exponentially. Such appears to have been the case with a recent wreck in Ohio that claimed the life of one young man and sent his teenage passenger to the hospital.

The single-car crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Knox County. Authorities have identified those involved as being a 19-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger. According to reports, the driver lost control of the sedan he was driving and left the roadway. His car then struck a barn as well as another parked vehicle and then a tree.  Although both occupants were apparently wearing their seat belts, each was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck, which authorities say broke the car apart.

Product liability: 30 babies died while in Fisher-Price sleepers

Many parents say that they have never felt more love for someone than when they had their children. Most Ohio parents would undoubtedly do anything in order to keep their kids safe, including using baby products that would not cause them harm. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to predict when a product may cause harm. In some cases, the discovery may come too late, and product liability claims may result.

It was recently reported that Fisher-Price hasĀ recalled 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies died while in the sleepers. Apparently, the product is an inclined sleeper that allows children to be strapped in while they sleep. However, when infants reach an age at which they can roll from their backs to their sides or stomachs, they face the risk of rolling into a position that they cannot get out of.

What risks do you face on a motorcycle?

Spring is motorcycle season, and you just got your bike out for the year. You rolled it out into the driveway. You dusted it off. You tried on your helmet and made sure your riding jacket still fit. It's safe to say that you're excited to get back out on the open road.

That excitement is good, but you need to make sure you take a moment to think about the risks. Often, those risks are highest in the spring because they stem from mistakes other drivers make. After an Ohio winter, drivers forget what it's like to drive around bikes, they fail to look for them, and they make more mistakes that can lead to accidents.

Car accident involving teen driver leads to injuries

Teenagers love getting out on the road and having the freedom to take themselves and their friends where they want to go. Still, that freedom also needs to be accompanied by responsible actions because a car accident could take place in an instant. These incidents can easily cause injuries and claim lives.

Three teenagers were recently injured in a single-car accident in Ohio. According to reports, they were the occupants of a vehicle traveling north when the 17-year-old driver swerved in attempts to avoid colliding with an oncoming vehicle when they reached the top of a hill. That action caused the driver to lose control and leave the road. The vehicle then collided with multiple trees before the vehicle was sheared in half.

Wrongful death claims could result after family killed in crash

When one family member suddenly passes away, the surviving loved ones can be immensely devastated. When multiple family members are killed in the same accident, the situation can seem almost unbelievable. The repercussions of this type of event can go far beyond causing substantial grief, and surviving loved ones may find themselves looking for justice through wrongful death claims.

It was recently reported that three people lost their lives in a crash in Ohio. According to reports, a 51-year-old man, a 50-year-old woman and their 10-year-old daughter were in a vehicle heading south on Interstate 75 when a vehicle traveling the wrong direction collided with their car. Though the cause of the incident is still being investigated, authorities did suspect that alcohol played a role in the crash.

Man files bad faith claim after adjustor denies roof damage

Most Ohio residents appreciate having insurance because it brings them some peace of mind that they will have financial assistance in certain situations. For instance, homeowners insurance can help when homes sustain damage in events like severe weather. However, some insurance companies may act in bad faith and deny a claim or indicate that there is less damage than there really is in efforts to provide a lower payout.

This type of situation recently affected a homeowner in another state. Apparently, a hail storm had caused significant damage to the man's home and surrounding homes, and as a result, he called his insurance company to assess the damage to his roof. While the adjustor did indicate that multiple parts of the home were damaged, he stated that the roof did not need to be replaced.

Product liability: Frito Lay recalls pita chips over allergy risk

Having food allergies often causes many Ohio residents and people elsewhere to pay close attention to the food they consume. They commonly check packages and ingredients to determine whether their allergen may be present in a particular product. Of course, even taking these precautions may not be enough if a company fails to disclose an allergen or puts a product in the wrong packaging. When this happens, negatively affected consumers may have reason to file product liability claims.

It was recently reported that Frito Lay has issued a recall for it's Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips. The Simply Naked chips essentially have no added flavor ingredients, but in this situation, another flavor of chips was put into the Simply Naked packaging. As a result, consumers may purchase a bag of chips thinking that they do not have any added flavor ingredients only to be exposed to a possible milk allergen.

The call that changes everything: 'Your spouse passed away'

It's a call you never expected to get. You knew theoretically that it could happen. It happens to people all the time in the United States. One evening spent watching the nightly news is enough to make that clear. But you never really thought about what it meant for you.

Your spouse passed away. Maybe they were involved in a car accident on the way to work or got seriously injured in a workplace accident and died on the way to the hospital. Maybe a doctor made a mistake and prescribed a medication to which they were allergic to. When your spouse fill the prescription that day and took the first dose, that was it.

Fatal injuries result from head-on crash in Ohio

Though car accidents happen every day, many people think that such an incident will not happen to them or to their loved ones. Of course, no one is immune to becoming involved in serious crashes, and they can happen seemingly out of nowhere. Regrettably, these events often lead to fatal injuries and leave families grieving.

It was recently reported that a fatal accident took place in Ohio. Apparently, a person driving an SUV failed to keep the vehicle in the correct lane. As a result, the SUV went over the center dividing line and crashed head-on into another vehicle. That second vehicle was being driven by an off-duty police officer. That man suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash, and he was declared dead at the accident site.

Medical malpractice claim results after woman's death

Having any type of medical issue can be disconcerting. Even if the problem does not seem that serious, some of the treatments or operations needed to attend to the issue could have considerable risks. Additionally, if doctors, nurses or other staff members do not properly follow the standard of care, mistakes or negligence could lead to serious injuries, illness or even death. In such cases, medical malpractice claims could result.

Ohio readers may be interested in such a case currently underway in another state. According to reports, a 68-year-old woman had been diagnosed with aortic insufficiency, which resulted in her heart's aortic valve not closing completely. The condition meant that the woman needed to undergo a routine operation to replace the valve. After the surgery, the woman was placed in the intensive care unit, where her family became concerned about her care.


Get Your Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Lakewood Office
14222 Madison Ave.
2nd Floor
Lakewood, OH 44107

Phone: 216-815-3574
Fax: 216-228-7207
Lakewood Law Office Map

Hinckley Office
2008 Hinckley Hills Rd
Hinckley, OH 44233

Phone: 216-815-3574
Fax: 216-228-7207
Map & Directions