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Be Alert This Summer!

Summer is just around the corner! It is important to realize that during this time of year not only are more people out on the roads, but they tend to drive faster and play louder music. There are also more pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles and children out and about. These factors call for a heightened awareness

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April Showers Bring Increased Risk of Hydroplaning

I don’t know about you, but I never learned about hydroplaning back in the day in Driver’s Ed class. This is a very real problem that cannot always be prevented, but there are some important things you can do to avoid this hazard & to prepare ahead what your reaction will be. Read more here.

Did You Know that Distracted Driving is a Leading Cause of Auto Accidents?

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles distracted driving is defined as “driving while not fully paying attention on the road.” There are many different types of distracted driving including: Texting Talking on the phone Eating or drinking Checking your GPS Changing the radio station or music on an iPod Read more about distracted driving

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Recent Winter Storm Petra

It might almost be March, but we are still experiencing winter weather across the area. Most recently Winter Storm Petra spread snow and ice across Ohio as it worked its way to the east coast. In preparation for the storm, parts of Ohio were issued snow emergencies to help keep the public safe. According to

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Keep Safe on the Road this Holiday Season

The holidays are one of the busiest times of year on the roads across the country including right here in Akron, Ohio. The influx of drivers on the roads and the winter weather that our area experiences during the months of December and January are a major factor in the increase of traffic related injuries

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Why You Shouldn’t Swoop & Settle:

After an auto accident it is not uncommon for an insurance company to “swoop and settle,” in other words to pressure you to quickly settle and sign their release. This can be unwise because the amount of money that you will be offered is likely less than what you deserve and less than what an

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What Should I Do if I Suspect Elder Abuse?

Family members should not hesitate to contact the nursing facility management at the first onset of any concerns about the care of their loved one. If the problem is not resolved to their satisfaction or if they suspect some type of abuse or neglect that is of a deeper concern, they should contact an attorney

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Nursing Home Abuse

You may have seen the very heart-wrenching video caught on hidden camera in a nursing home in Livonia, Michigan. The family of Hussein Younes grew concerned when they noticed their father had several bruises, cuts, significant weight loss, and eleven falls over 5 months. The verbal abuse and rough treatment of their father was a

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Care of Our Loved Ones in Extended Care Facilities

Do you or someone you know have a loved one residing in a nursing home or receiving care in a hospital? Perhaps the quality of care is not what you had hoped or even worse, your loved one has suffered some neglect or abuse. In my latest issue of the Gutbrod Report I address the

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The Insurance Company Said the Accident Did Not Happen.

Just last week a client came to me who had been in a car crash. The at-fault party seemed very honest, sincere, and apologetic. They exchanged insurance information. Before coming to me the client contacts the insurance company who says there was no police report and the car accident did not happen. I am, of

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