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Improving our Highways and Safety – The FAST ACT

Last month Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, known as the FAST Act. This bill is a compromise of a few previous bills that did not pass. This new law allocates $305 Billion towards fixing America’s transit system, which includes fixing roads, reducing freight costs, and boosting productivity in freight related industries. The […]

January 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

COAJ 2015 Past President’s Award

Congratulations to Mark Kitrick who received the Central Ohio Association for Justice 2015 Past President’s Award on January 12, 2016 “In recognition of his unending efforts to promote justice, assist the legal community and serve the citizens of Central Ohio”.

January 22nd, 2016|Community Involvement, Uncategorized|

Safety Alert

Low Fuel Costs Brings More Trucks and New Drivers on our Roadways

For quite some time the trucking industry has had to contend with a national shortage of drivers and additional regulations are on the horizon in Congress. These realities can hurt businesses and consumers by increasing general costs.

However, this new year may mark a positive […]

January 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Drugs, Drugs, and more Drugs- The Many often Unknown Dangers

Over the holidays I bought a well-known weekly national magazine. As I started paging through it, I noticed a multitude of medication ads; so many that I decided to rip out all those pages. Interestingly, after doing so, I was reading a much smaller and lighter magazine. But when I studied  the ripped pile of […]

January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

When Our Minds are NOT on the Road

Study after study including this one from October, 2015 proves that we are seriously distracted when we drive and use hands free devices. The AAA considers a mental distraction rating of 2 or higher (out of 5) as potentially dangerous. In this study the drivers’ attention was distracted with a rating of 3.4. And notably, […]

January 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Steps to Follow After a Car Wreck

Stay at the scene-Assess your  passenger’s injuries and ensure that the environment is safe.  Call 911 to dispatch the police and medical personnel.  It is extremely important that you receive a police report documenting the incident.  Ask the officer for a report number.

Exchange information-Keep conversation with the other driver to a minimum and be polite.  […]

December 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Local Food Outreach

December 17th, 2015|Community Involvement, Uncategorized|

Concussions in Sports – From “having your bell rung” as a mark of courage to “When in Doubt, Sit Them Out” laws

The American Association for Justice has just released a report, Concussions and the Courthouse (http://concussion.justice.org/), detailing the decades of concussion incidents in sports, culture change surrounding concussions, and research on the cognitive effects of repeated brain trauma.

Learn how “having your bell rung” and continuing to play went from a mark of courage to players, coaches […]

December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

#teendriving

December 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A Trucking Industry Crisis – Driver Shortage and those Dangers

Many people do not know important details on how the trucking industry works. Such knowledge is essential if we are to have any true and lasting success reducing truck collisions which would in turn lower the overall driving fatalities in the U.S.

The first notable fact about the industry is that there is a serious driver […]

December 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|