As snow descends on Ohio residents and continues to accumulate while people go about completing their daily tasks, including rushing to complete their holiday shopping, they may not be aware of the risks that could befall them if the proprietors of businesses have not ensured their safety. Slips and falls are common accidents that take place in winter.
A new transportation and recreation option, the rental electronic scooter, has been showing up in many U.S. cities. This includes here in Cincinnati. Such scooters have generated a fair amount of public excitement. They also, however, raise some safety issues.
Retailers may be held legally responsible for merchandise that inflicts harm to others or for failure to take reasonable precautions. In a relatively unique personal injury lawsuit, the family of a man killed by his neighbor sued Cabela's and its parent company, Bass Pro Shop, for selling the murder weapon.
Eating at a fast food restaurant that takes insufficient precautions may be the first step to a doctor's office or, ultimately, the courthouse. Unsafe food may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
It is often ironic and dangerous that products intended to improve safety and convenience can cause personal injury. According to a recent report, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources identified one of these potentially defective products. A de-icer product being sold to consumers contains high levels of radiation that are unacceptable, according to an ODNR study.
A dog bite, under certain circumstances, can be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit in Ohio. Different laws govern liability and damages.
Ohio's amusement parks are known for fun, but its attractions can also cause injuries. Unfortunately, filing a personal injury lawsuit faces obstacles because government agencies do not receive comprehensive reports on injuries suffered at these parks. Lack of transparency also limits public accountability for negligence or unsafe rides.
It is not uncommon for Cincinnati residents to keep pets in their homes. In fact, dogs are among the most popular pets due, in part, to the animals' generally balanced demeanors and loyalty. However, even the calmest dog can turn violent if it feels threatened and when dogs attack the results can be tragic.