Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA
richmond heights 440-461-8500 / 866-930-3961
parma 440-843-8400 / 866-623-0845
Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA. is a family owned and managed general practice law firm
View Our Practice Areas

Car Accidents Archives

Device delivers electric shocks to keep drivers awake

Ohio motorists know that driver fatigue can be dangerous. People who drive while they are drowsy cause as many as 6,000 fatal accidents around the country every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A startup company has put together a device that shocks drivers awake as a way to cut down on these numbers.

Accident deaths on the rise despite safety advances

Ohio residents may be aware that motor vehicle accident fatalities rose sharply in 2015 after falling steadily for many years. Road safety experts say that the increase in road deaths is the result of higher traffic levels caused by falling oil prices and an economy that continues to grow, and they expect fatalities to remain high for the foreseeable future.

Child fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents

Children under the age of 15 years who live in the South have a higher chance of being killed in a motor vehicle accident than in any other region in the United States. Ohio parents might want to know that their region is safer than the South, but it still lags behind other parts of the country.

Dangerous aggressive driving behaviors

Many Ohio motorists have had the experience of looking in their rear-view mirror and noticing that there is a vehicle following behind them much too closely. Following too closely, passing in an area where passing is prohibited and making erratic lane changes are just a few examples of what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration refers to as aggressive driving.

City contemplates closing deadly intersection

Many motorists may find that high-traffic roads that intersect with busy highways can be extremely dangerous. In fact, in Ohio, there have been more than a dozen car wrecks at a particular intersection, some of which have been fatal, and city officials are contemplating eliminating the intersection.

Commercial vehicle crashes on the rise in Ohio

Economic growth has brought one negative side effect to Ohio's highways: with more semi-trucks on the road, commercial vehicle crashes are also up. According to the Springfield News-Sun, crashes involving trucks, buses or other commercial vehicles increased by 13 percent from 2012 to 2015, and fatalities from such crashes increased by 12 percent.

Who was at fault for my car accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident in Ohio, one of the first questions that you may have after seeking medical treatment is how it is determined who is at fault for the accident. Establishing liability is necessary before you can receive compensation for the damages that you suffered.

Spike in traffic fatalities in 2015

Gas prices in Ohio and around the country have been relatively low for some time, and this is one of the chief reasons for an increase in U.S. traffic accident fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While car makers are equipping their vehicles with an ever widening array of sophisticated safety features, the federal agency says this has not been enough to prevent auto accident deaths in 2015 increasing by more than 7 percent compared to 2014 figures. The data was released in an Aug. 26 report that NHTSA hopes will act as a call to action for lawmakers and police departments around the country.

Sleepy behind the wheel equivalent to drinking alcohol

Most Ohio motorists understand the hazards of drinking and driving. Drowsy driving, however, also poses significant risks. A lack of sleep impairs people to an extent similar to alcohol. The Governors Highway Safety Association has released a report about the safety issues created by sleep-deprived people who operate motor vehicles.

Fatal head-on collision injures 4 Secret Service officials

Ohio residents might have heard about a head-on collision that left four Secret Service agents injured. The accident happened during the evening of Dec. 29 in New Hampshire. According to the report, the crash occurred on Route 16 after a 45-year-old man traveling in a northbound Mercury Sable traversed the centerline and collided with the Ford Taurus carrying the agents.

Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA
691 Richmond Road
Richmond Town Square
Richmond Heights, OH 44143

Toll Free: 866-930-3961
Phone: 440-461-8500
Fax: 440-461-0861
Map & Directions
Richmond Heights Office Location

Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA
6656 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129

Toll Free: 866-623-0845
Phone: 440-843-8400
Fax: 440-886-6004
Map & Directions
Parma Office Location

Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA. is a family owned and managed general practice law firm