Category: Recent Legal Issues

Legal options after a neighbor has cut down a tree on your property

If a neighbor or someone else has cut down a tree, bush, or similar object on your property, you may be entitled to pursue a legal trespass and property damage claim.  These incidents often happen when during the course of clearing his or her own trees, a neighbor proceeds to cross the property line and accidentally or intentionally cuts down valuable trees in another yard. Although it may have been a mistake, trees can often be expensive to replace, and the innocent person who had their tree cut down should not be stuck with a missing tree – or with… Read More →

Protect Your Family With An Insurance Umbrella!

Imagine that you cause a bad accident and seriously injure someone – or cause a fatality.  You end up with a $1 million judgment against you.  Your car insurance pays out the policy limits of $300,000.  You are personally on the hook for the other $700,000.  Now what?  Well, you will be wishing you had an umbrella insurance policy, because at this point wage garnishment, bankruptcy, and losing your personal assets may be the only option. Umbrella insurance policies “sit on top of” your other insurance policies (such as car insurance and homeowners insurance) and provide an extra level of protection.… Read More →

Hair, Tanning, and Nail Salon Infection, Nail Fungus, and Foot Fungus: Cleveland, Ohio Lawyer Discusses Lawsuits and Legal Claims

If you have had a hair, tanning, or nail salon infection in the greater Cleveland area, it’s time to call Cleveland’s Injury Lawyer™, Nicholas M. Dodosh.  You may be entitled to a settlement consisting of monetary compensation to cover your medical bills, pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Hair, nail, and tanning salons can be a breeding ground for bacteria, disease, nail fungus, foot fungus, and staph infections.  With communicable disease on the rise, hair, tanning, and nail salons have a duty to educate their workers and protect consumers from bacterial infection.  However, many hair, nail, and tanning salons across the Cleveland area are rarely inspected… Read More →

Androgel Heart Attack and Stroke Settlements and Lawsuits

If you have had an Androgel heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism, you may be entitled to a settlement consisting of monetary compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, pain, suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages. Attorneys across the country are investigating potential Androgel settlements and lawsuits on behalf of men who used AndroGel or other testosterone gels, pellets, patches, or injections such as Testim, Axiron, Delatestryl, Fortesta, Testopel, Androderm, Bio-T-Gel, Dep-Testosterone, or Striant and suffered from heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, or other serious medical conditions. In fact, on January 31, 2014, the FDA announced it would be investigating the risk of… Read More →

Ohio Slip And Fall Law

As a slip and fall lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio, I am often asked whether a business is liable when a customer has a slip and fall injury on the property (this is sometimes known as “commercial premises liability” law).  Slip and fall law in Ohio is not always plaintiff friendly.  However, with the right facts and the right lawyer, a slip and fall injury victim can make a successful claim and recover the compensation they deserve.  Below is a summary of some Oho case law where the slip and fall victim was able to prove to the court that they deserved… Read More →

Money for Damages

As a Cleveland, Ohio car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney, I am often asked about the legal concept of “money for damages,” i.e. taking money from an individual or corporation that has caused harm by their negligence and giving it to the person that has been harmed. In a perfect system we could snap our fingers, the motor vehicle accident or other incident would have never happened, the plaintiff would not have been hurt, and there would be no need for a car accident settlement or trial. But unfortunately that is not an option. A wrong has occurred. And… Read More →

Entirely Avoidable But Common Car Accidents

As a Cleveland, Ohio car accident lawyer, there are several types of entirely avoidable but common car accidents that I see. My hope is that if you read this and become aware of these types of accidents, you can avoid being involved in any of them in the future. Avoidable Accident Type 1 The first type of entirely avoidable but common car accident that I see occurs on interstate highways where there are three lanes heading in the same direction: the far right lane, the center lane, and the far left lane. Prior to the accident, there will be a… Read More →

Cleveland to Host New Year ’s Eve Celebration on Public Square with Drew Carrey, Live Music by Krewella, a Beer Garden, Food Trucks, and Fireworks!

It is no secret that Cleveland has had an explosion of positive growth over the past several years. Young professionals are living and working downtown in record numbers. Downtown apartments are filled to capacity with vacancies far and few between. The city has established itself as a global leader in healthcare innovation and has become a haven for young professionals, technological startups, the legal profession, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life. But one thing has remained missing from downtown Cleveland: a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration. In the past, Clevelanders might head downtown for New Years, but they would… Read More →

Winter Weather Driving Tips

As a Cleveland, Ohio Car Accident Lawyer, I hear my fair share of stories about car accidents caused by wintery road conditions. To say safe on the roads this winter, keep these important tips in mind! Driving in Snow and Ice The best advice for avoiding a motor vehicle accident in snow and ice is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don’t go out until the snow plows and sand trucks have had a chance to work, and allow extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive in snow and ice, make sure your… Read More →

School Bullying Suicide – Is a School Liable for a Student Suicide Caused by Bullying?

It is troubling that suicide is the third most common cause of death among children and young adults in the 10-24 age range, just behind accidents and homicide. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 5,000 people between the ages of 10 and 24 take their own lives every year. Studies at Yale University have concluded that victims of bullying at school are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide as opposed to non-victims. ABC News has reported that nearly 30 percent of school students are either bullies or victims of bullying. Research… Read More →