Entries by Tim Misny

The Truth About Truck Driving Safety

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It is a common misconception that truck drivers have easy jobs. In reality, truckers must drive long hours without getting tired, rely on little to no sleep, maneuver massive vehicles, and load and unload heavy equipment. Not only is all this work difficult, it’s also dangerous. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that truck drivers […]

Car Accidents– What You Need to Know About the Dangers of Speeding

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It is only June and yet there have already been more than 12,000 speed related car accidents in Ohio this year. Whether drivers speed because they need to get somewhere quickly, or because they believe they won’t be caught, speeding is one of the largest contributors to accidents nationwide. In fact, the National Highway Traffic […]

Preventable Car Accidents and the Importance of Turn Signals

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Using a turn signal is one of the first things we learn when beginning to drive a car. Yet, failure to use a turn signal is one of the most common laws broken on the road. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) reported in 2012 that the lack of a turn signal use causes over […]

Top Ohio Workers’ Comp Myths

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Top Ohio Workers’ Comp Myths & Why You Need a Good Lawyer Workers’ compensation law is complicated, to say the least.  As an injured individual, the last thing on your mind is likely to be related to policing your employer and making sure your claim is handled fairly.  Unfortunately, for long term impact, this must be […]

Exhaustion Leading to Nursing Mistakes

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Ohio Nurses are Exhausted Our growing population has led to a serious nursing shortage – and the outcome is dangerous for any of us that step foot in a hospital. In Northeast Ohio alone, one staffing agency predicts Ohio’s shortage of nurses will reach an all time high in the next 3 years – with […]

Swimming Pool Dangers and Negligence

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The Dangers of Swimming Pools Just this past weekend, a dear friend of mine told me a chilling story. As the family sat poolside for Father’s Day, their young nephew began to panic in the deep end of the pool – After comfortably swimming there for hours. It is often very difficult to recognize, react […]

Dangers of Heat on the Football Field

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Tragedy on the Football Field For one Ohio family, a Kent State football practice took a tragic turn.  Tyler Heintz, a freshman football player, was rushed to the hospital after reportedly collapsing following a routine football practice.  What could possibly have taken the life of a young, healthy athlete? The preliminary cause of death has […]

Electrocution Drowning Accidents

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Drowning Danger – Electricity and Water Never Mix Two recent headlines highlight the hidden danger in natural bodies of water. A day at the beach can quite literally turn into a living nightmare. The sad reality is electrical currents are much more prevalent here, along the Great Lakes, given that natural bodies of water are […]

How Proper Car Seat Restraint Can Reduce Car Accident Injuries for Children

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If you are a parent, you understand that your child’s safety is the most important thing in the world. I was surprised to read about a study that found 95% of new parents use their child’s car seat incorrectly. The study indicated that many parents make mistakes in properly installing the car seat and positioning the child, both critical […]

Preventing Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

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As the temperature rises and the sun comes out, Ohio’s summer weather calls for the long-awaited use of motorcycles. However, preventable motorcycle accidents occur for too often during these summer months. In 2015 alone, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists died in crashes according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. Furthermore, although motorcycles made up only […]