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Driving Safely Near Semi-trucks

Semi-trucks are a common fixture on interstates and roadways. They can be tricky to maneuver around and if you get into a crash with one, it is most likely to result in serious injury. A common rule of thumb is to give truckers plenty of room. Common Hazards with Semi-trucks Tire Blowouts. Most people who […]

Tips on Long-Term Disability Claims & ERISA

Tips on Long-Term Disability Claims & ERISA Life can be unpredictable. Many of us find comfort in having backup plans and safety nets for our lives. People open a savings account for unexpected expenses, families own two vehicles should one break down, and many employees carry long-term disability (LTD) insurance through their employer in case […]

What if I Am Exposed to Asbestos?

Have You Suffered from a Surgical Error?

Undergoing any surgery, minor or life-changing, is a serious matter. Whether it is having tonsils removed, a heart transplant, or any other type of surgery, there are always risks involved. If surgery does result in an error, that does not necessarily mean medical malpractice was committed. Read further to understand when a surgical error equals […]

Tips for Your Personal Injury Case

If you were hurt in a car accident and are trying to retrieve payment for medical bills and fair compensation for your suffering, you are involved in a personal injury claim. For many people, being involved in a car accident is the first time they’ve had to deal with a legal dispute, and therefore, are […]

Why Should You Choose an NBTA Certified Attorney?

Many people are unsure of how to find a good attorney. Most people search on Google for attorneys in their area. While that might be a good first step, what comes after that? Look for an attorney who is board certified. The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is accredited by the American Bar Association. […]

What Should You Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident?

What Should You Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident? Car accidents happen every day, and unfortunately, the reality is that at some point in our lives, we or someone we know will be involved in one. Whether it is a minor fender bender or a major collision, it is wise to have an […]

What Is ERISA?

ERISA stands for Employment Retirement Income Security Act. In this video, Attorney Ethan Vessels, ERISA Attorney in Marietta, Ohio, explains some of the complexities and solutions with ERISA cases. Here at Fields, Dehmlow & Vessels, we handle ERISA claims for employees and plan participants. The ERISA laws govern most employee benefit actions including health plan claims, […]

Preparing for Your First Meeting With Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Preparing for Your First Meeting With Your Personal Injury Lawyer In a previous article, I discussed the qualities you should look for in a personal injury attorney (trial experience, previous work with personal injury cases, a successful track record, etc). Once you have found the right lawyer, you will meet with him or her. At […]

Slips on Snow or Ice

Slips on Snow or Ice We typically receive several calls each winter regarding falls on ice or snow.  These slips and falls can be serious.  I once encountered a case in which a business patron actually had his leg amputated, resulting from complications of a fall on ice. However, most people misunderstand what obligations property […]