Practice Areas

Injuries from Chemicals, Toxins and Poisons

Workplace Exposures

The most common setting where chemical injuries occur is in the workplace. Occupational exposure, whether long term or due to a single or one-time event, can lead to very serious or even deadly injuries or diseases. A single or one-time exposure to c… Read More

Household Exposures

Many household chemicals can cause severe injuries. Drain cleaners, pool supplies, and oven cleaners are just a few examples. For children, the risk of injury from household chemicals is a particular concern. Small children can ingest or drink poison… Read More

Food Poisoning

Food borne illness is an all too common problem. Some of the most common forms of food poisoning include: salmonella, E-coli and listeria. The elderly, young children, and people with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk of developing a se… Read More

Workplace Injuries

Dangerously Designed Machines

People working in an industrial or factory setting are often handling or exposed to machinery. Far too often, workers suffer severe injuries such as amputations, loss of an eye, burns, or crush injuries because the machines were not properly safeguar… Read More

Unsafe Working Conditions

By law, all workers are entitled to work in a safe environment. For example, a construction worker working at a significant height should be provided with fall protection equipment, such as a harness. Scaffolding must be properly erected and maintain… Read More

Dangerous Consumer & Household Products

Hundreds of household products land on the shelves of stores each year. Occasionally, manufacturers make products that were poorly designed or improperly manufactured. These defective products can pose a serious risk of injury to both adults and youn… Read More

Traffic Accidents

Car Accidents

According to the most recent data from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 24,474 automobile accident related deaths across the United States in 2009. 1,021 of those deaths were in Ohio alone. In that same year, 2.2 mill… Read More

Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcyclist’s risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than the driver or occupant of a passenger car. The NHTSA also reports that 75% of motorcycle accidents involve another vehi… Read More

Bicycle Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2009, 630 cyclists were killed and an additional 51,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. All bicyclists should wear properly fitted bicycle helmets every time they ride.… Read More

Pedestrians Hit by Motor Vehicles

The term “pedestrian” can include individuals who are struck by a motor vehicle while walking, running, jogging, hiking or simply standing. A pedestrian/motor vehicle accident can occur on a roadway or on private property. A pedestrian who is str… Read More

Tractor Trailer Collisions

A tractor trailer is a type of “commercial vehicle.” However, commercial vehicles include any type of motor vehicle that is used for transporting goods or passengers, including tractor-trailers, semis, and multi-passenger vehicles, such as buses.… Read More

Accidents Involving Drunk or Impaired Drivers

In Ohio, drunk drivers are responsible for hundreds of deaths each year and thousands of injuries, many of which are very serious. One recent study found that drunk drivers were involved in over 14,000 traffic accidents, injuring 8,650 people. In add… Read More

Premises Accidents/Premises Liability

Dog Bites

In Ohio, an owner, keeper or harborer of a dog is strictly liable or responsible if a dog bites another person. This strict liability rule is set forth in the Ohio Revised Code. Under the statute, there are two defenses that can be raised: 1) the own… Read More

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States. A property owner can be responsible for injuries to persons who trip, slip or fall if there is a dangerous or hazardous condition on the property. This applies to both resi… Read More

Swimming Pool Injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that approximately 500 children under 5 years of age are the victims of drowning in a swimming pool each year. An additional 3,000 children receive medical treatment for near-drowning injuries. Near… Read More

Serious Injuries

Have you been in involved in an accident or suffered a serious injury? Our Cleveland personal injury lawyers have successfully represented accident victims and obtained positive results in a wide variety of serious and catastrophic injury cases, incl… Read More

Other Practice Areas

We handle many other types of injury cases. If your type of case is not listed above please contact us at (216) 348-1800 or click on the “Contact Us” link to contact us by email for a free consultation. Read More