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How to Avoid Injuries During the Holidays

December 21st, 2022 by

avoid injuries during holidayDuring the holidays, people get extra excited because there is so much to do! From baking festive treats and setting up colorful lights, to bonfires with friends and family, the opportunities to enjoy yourself in Ohio are endless. However, because there is so much going on around this time, there is a higher risk of accidents.

Although the holidays should be happy and safe, injuries do happen and you may need help from an Ohio personal injury lawyer. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to prevent an accident over the holidays, but it’s also important to be ready should one occur.  (more…)

What are the Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents?

November 28th, 2021 by


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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s estimates, around 36,680 people died in 2020 due to motor vehicle traffic crashes—the largest number of deaths since 2007. This rise is despite the smaller number of cars on the road last year, while we socially-distanced, stayed and worked from home, and generally got out less during the pandemic.

What’s caused this spike in fatal car accidents in the last year? And why is 2021 projected to be even worse? There are five main reasons that people get into car crashes. If you can, avoid the following so you don’t become a statistic!

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Rules of the Road: Bicycle Laws in Ohio

June 30th, 2020 by

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Ohio cyclists are responsible to follow the same rules and regulations as motor vehicles, which includes yielding to pedestrians, using lights between sunset and sunrise, and obeying all traffic signs and signals (ORC 4511.55). However, there are additional rules that apply to cyclists when riding on public roadways:

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Rinehardt Law Firm’s Top 10 List of Bicycle Safety Gear

June 17th, 2020 by

Top 10 Bicycle Safety Gear
Whether you choose to wear one or not, you probably know that a properly fitted helmet is by far the number one most important piece of safety equipment to protect yourself from injury when out for a bicycle ride. But what other safety gear is important and why? Rinehardt Injury Attorneys compiled a top ten list of core biking gear.

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Bicycle Safety—Know and Minimize the Risks

June 15th, 2020 by

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In the context of COVID-19 and the shutdown of gyms and fitness centers, many individuals are finding different ways to keep fit and pursue recreational activities. Because of this, the demand for bicycles is through the roof. Sales of bicycles for both children and adults have experienced double and triple-digit increases.

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Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

April 3rd, 2020 by

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We hear a lot in the news about how to protect ourselves and our communities physically during the current health crisis, but we don’t hear as much about how to protect our mental health and stability. Given the drastic changes in everyday life and the barrage of news stories on TV and in social media, everyone is at risk for increased anxiety and depression – even people who have never had such symptoms before. But what can you do to avoid getting overly anxious or depressed? We suggest trying out some (or all!) of these strategies when things start to feel overwhelming:

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A Hidden Danger Of Summer Grilling

August 23rd, 2018 by

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As summer is winding down, grills are still heating up. Many of us love to cook out on our grill with family and friends. We know the risks of dealing with fire, flames, propane and lighter fluid. We know we must make sure the meat is cooked to a safe temperature. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns of another danger many Americans are unaware of -wayward bristles from grill-cleaning brushes.

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The Scooter Trend—Convenient and Fun until Someone gets Hurt

August 14th, 2018 by

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If you live in or near Columbus, you’ve probably seen the newly installed electric scooters for rent. Two competing companies, Bird and Lime (owned by Uber), expanded to central Ohio in mid-July introducing motorized scooters to Ohio State’s campus and several Columbus neighborhoods, including downtown.

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NASCAR’s Safe Driving Tips

June 22nd, 2018 by

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and NASCAR have teamed up to promote vehicle safety. In 2015, our nation lost 35,092 in crashes across the U.S. ending a five-decade trend of declining fatalities. To help drivers stay safe, the NHTSA and NASCAR collaborated to address important issues facing drivers and to increase vehicle safety. With practical safety tips on topics like seat belts, recalls, tire safety, distractions and safety ratings, the program is sure to save lives.

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Ohio Motorcycle Helmet Laws

May 14th, 2018 by

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Am I Required to Wear a Helmet?

Ohio law only requires a motorcyclist to wear a helmet if he or she is under 18 years of age or if he or she is within the first year of getting a motorcycle license (a novice) or driving with a temporary permit. If the operator of the motorcycle is required to wear a helmet, any passenger must also wear one.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 5th, 2018 by

Help Hale’s Harley-Davidson and Rinehardt Injury Attorneys get the message out! We are giving away over $900 in prizes including a custom fit modular helmet, a riding jacket with inserts, and a reflective backpack with rain gear and other cool gear!

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Exploding Takata Airbags

March 9th, 2018 by

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Exploding Takata Air Bags

Defective Takata airbags have caused 15 deaths and more than 180 injuries resulting in the largest safety recalls in U.S. history. The recall affects 45 million cars across 19 manufacturers. Although there was initially an attempt to cover-up the problem, the primary objective right now is to get these defective airbags off of the road.

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In Search of Justice: Holding Big Pharma Accountable for the Opioid Epidemic

February 7th, 2018 by

Recent news has been inundated with lawmakers and health care providers discussing the opioid crisis and what to do about it, very important and complex issues with no easy answers.

But what we don’t see often discussed is what caused this epidemic to begin with? The answer is astonishingly simple. We, the American people and our medical doctors are victims of fraud at the hands of a number of pharmaceutical companies.

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Driverless Cars Coming Soon: Lives Will be Saved

February 2nd, 2018 by

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We have all heard that driverless cars are on the horizon. GM is currently testing a car with no steering wheel or pedals that it says will be ready for the roads in 2019. “Connected” vehicles are also in production, meaning cars will be equipped with Wi-Fi and other communication technology that enables them to share data with other connected vehicles, connected infrastructure and the driver’s smart phone. Many of today’s motor vehicles are already equipped with life-saving technology that helps drivers avoid drifting into adjacent lanes, warns drivers of obstacles when they are backing up, or brakes automatically if a vehicle ahead slows or stops suddenly.

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Top Ten List of Most Dangerous Toys of 2017

December 13th, 2017 by

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In the frenzy of shopping for Christmas gifts, remember to think about child safety. Don’t assume that a toy is safe just because it is on the toy store shelves. There are a range of popular toys that can seriously injure or even kill children.

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Avoid Common Hunting Injuries—Take a Safety Course

September 4th, 2017 by

Almost one half of hunting related injuries occur during the short gun deer hunting season. A wide variety of injuries occur during hunting activities. While many are minor, serious injury with potential long-term disability or even death may result.

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