Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Injuries Resulting From Porch & Deck Collapse

Deck Collapse is a greater problem than many people are aware of. Ever year, more than 6,000 people suffer serious injuries, life long disabilities and even death from a balcony, deck collapse or deck failure. Even though building requirements and codes have become more stringent over the years, millions of decks that were built decades […]

Fireworks This Season: Why Safety Comes First

It’s that time of year – when the night sky lights up with explosions of fireworks.  Unfortunately, it’s also a busy time for emergency rooms and hand surgeons treating fireworks injuries, from small burns to huge blasts.  Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, a former hand surgeon, told the Marietta Daily Journal yesterday that she spent many nights […]

Honda Will Pay $70 Million in Penalties for Failing to Report Deaths and Injuries That May Have Been Caused by Vehicle Defects

The year 2014 saw more motor-vehicle recalls than any year in history. While recalls are often prompted by injuries or deaths found to have been caused by specific vehicle or vehicle safety-equipment defects, others may be instituted upon discovery of defects that have not yet led to injury-causing accidents. Recalls made for either reason are […]

Serious injuries and death in various auto accidents and car crashes

A Canton woman was flown by helicopter to Akron General Hospital following a single vehicle accident on May 16, near New Philadelphia.  Marilyn R. Neff, 68, was driving southwest on Oldtown Valley Road and lost control of her vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and flip into a ditch.  The truck’s roof was […]