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Archive for September, 2010

Cincinnati Attorney Calls For Ohio State Ban On In Car Texting

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Recently the city of Cincinnati enacted an oridinance prohibiting in car texting. Here is an article describing the 8-1 vote by cincinnati city council. http://www.wlwt.com/news/24929549/detail.html

The Ohio legislature passed a no texting bill in March and the senate of Ohio needs to acton it. Personally these bills need to go farther and ban the use of cell phones while a vehicle is in operation. The logic is the same for both bills. To prevent car accidents from distracted drivers.

It just takes a second of innattention fo a serious car accident to happen. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, announced that distracted driving-related crashes claimed 5,474 lives and led to 448,000 traffic injuries across the U.S. in 2009. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, distraction-related fatalities represented 16 percent of overall traffic fatalities in 2009. Although 2009 showed the lowest fatality and injury rates since 1950, the numbers show that distracted driving remains an epidemic in America.

By Cincinnati Car Accident Attorney Anthony Castelli . Anthony focuses on serious accident injury cases and welcomes your call for a free no obligation consultation at 1-800-447-6549 or 621-2345

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Lawyer Law Degree Appears Bogus – Don't Let This Happen to You

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported today that a man, Kelly F Fullmer, had been practicing law for 4 years in Kentucky was not a licensed lawyer. Another lawyer caught on and found that Fullmer had done sloppy work and there was money missing from an estate. $449,301 was given back by Fullmer to the Court four days after attorney Ed Monohan asked a judge to have Fullmer turn over the money. What a break and great work by Attorney Ed Monohan who brought this to the court’s attention when a woman came to his office unhappy with Fullmer’s representation.

This can be prevented by thoroughly investigating the attorney you hire . Generally you can call the Supreme Court of the state involved or go to a web site to see if the person is actually an attorney. If they are in Ohio you can call the Ohio supreme court and they can tell you if the person is in good standing and whether they have ever had disciplinary action. You can even find out what the nature of the offense was that they were discplined for.

Her is the link to go to if your case involves Ohio
http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/AttySvcs/AttyReg/Public_AttorneyInformation.asp

Here are the steps to follow:

1. Put in the person’s name. If it does not come up call the Supreme Court to make sure.
2 If the name does come up click on the registration number.
3. This will take you to the attorney information page for that attorney. It will tell you if they are active(may practice law in Ohio) and if there has been discipline. It will give the law school and year of Admission as a lawyer in Ohio.
4. If there was discipline you can click on a bar to see a partial detail.
5. for further detail go to this page on the Ohio Supreme court Clerks web pag
http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Clerk/ecms/ and put the name in the search bar and detailed information will come up

The phone number to call is 1-614-387-9320 Office of attorney services if you have any questions about whether the person you are dealing with is really an attorney and whether they havw a prior history.

By Cincinnati personal injury accident attorney Anthony Castelli

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3 Deadly Sins That Can Ruin Your Cincinnati Car Accident Claim

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

 So you were seriously hurt in a car accident. You just want what is fair. You want your medical bills paid, your time lost from work compensated and something for your pain and suffering. You do not see a problem in giving a taped statement.  In it you did not mention you hurt your back before in another car accident 10 years ago, but it has been fine for the last 9 years.

 Your doctor released you after epidural injections on your back help your disc injury from the car accident . But after a month the pain came back and you have not gone back to the doctor for 4 months even though you are in quite a bit of pain. The insurance company wants to settle, but for very little . Wonder why? Watch this to find out.

    The insurance company looked you up in their index and found out about your injury. They have you on tape lying or just forgetful. And you have not seen a doctor lately so they do not give much credibility  to your claim of pain. Will anyone?

By Antohny Castelli Cincinnati Mason car accident back injury attorney Call 621-2345 for help. Before it’s too late

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