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The law firm of Miraldi & Barrett is dedicated to helping victims of car accidents, wrongful death, and personal injury claims.
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  • Ohio is Raising Minimum Liability Auto Insurance Requirements Ohio is raising its minimum liability requirements for auto insurance.
  • Injured due to negligence? Three questions to ask If you are hurt in a car crash, injured by a doctor, or bitten by a dog, whether you have a case depends on whether the law says that someone is at fault for causing those injuries.
  • Ohio Supreme Court rules that injured parties must have two separate phases of a trial before punitive damages can be awarded The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a controversial tort reform law that requires a judge to divide a trial into two phases if the defendant asks that the claim for punitive damages be litigated after the claim for compensatory damages has finished. This provision seemed to be in conflict with a constitutional provision that left procedural issues such as bifurcation to the discretion of the judge. However, the Ohio Supreme Court (in a 5-2 decision) upheld the law's constitutionality.
  • Ohio Animal & Dog Bite Law Videos | Miraldi & Barrett, Co., LPA, Lorain, Ohio Ohio Animal and Dog Bite Law. The attorneys at Miraldi & Barrett answer your questions on video about recovering damages for animal and dog bite injuries.
  • Ohio Dangerous and Defective Products Law | Greater Cleveland Area Ohio Dangerous and Defective Products Law. The attorneys at Miraldi & Barrett answer your questions on video about recovering damages for products injuries.
  • Ohio Spinal Injury Law | Miraldi & Barrett Co., LPA, Lorain & Cleveland, Ohio Ohio Spinal Injury Law. The Lorain attorneys at Miraldi & Barrett answer your questions on video about recover damages for spinal injuries in Ohio.
  • Ohio Wrongful Death Law | Northeast Ohio, Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria Attorneys Ohio Wrongful Death Law attorneys at Miraldi & Barrett, Co., LPA answer your legal questions on video about recovering damages for wrongful death in Ohio.
  • Video FAQs Ohio firm Miraldi & Barrett has on-demand video answers to law questions re: Dog Bites-Construction Accidents-Defective Products-Spinal Injuries-Wrongful Death
  • Sports Injury Can Lead To A Lawsuit When a participant in a sporting event acts recklessly to injure someone in a way that is not foreseeably part of the game, liability can result.
  • Employer Intentional Tort Cases Harder to Prove The Ohio Supreme Court found constitutional the legislature's right to severely limit direct actions against an employer for extremely dangerous conditions.
  • Facebook Photographs Can Hurt Case Although the trial court refused to admit photographs of the plaintiff at various social functions, the defense did cross-examine her based on these posting. It is within the discretion of the trial court to admit or exclude these photographs. Face Book postings are becoming more and more prevalent in finding information inconsistent witht the injured person's claimed injuries.
  • Liability for injuries during sporting events Sometimes a player becomes too zealous in a sporting and recreational activity and injures another. This article describes when an injured participant has a claim against the overly aggressive player.
  • U.S. SUPREME COURT DECIDES IMPORTANT QUESTION ABOUT ARBITRATION Many employers require prospective employees to sign agreement mandating that the employee submit any employment dispute to arbitration. Arbitration has few remedies and often the cards are stacked against the employee, particularly when certain arbitrators routinely rule in favor of the employer. In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court spelled out when an employee can challenge a provision that gives the arbitrator the right to determine the enforceability of the contract rather than the court.
  • Political Subdivision Not Immune From Claim Brought By Employee Political subdivisions enjoy immunity from many types of negligence claims. This immunity is created by statute in Chapter 2744 of the Ohio Revised Code. However, when the negligence or intentional tort action arises out of the employment relationship, this immunity does not apply.
  • Age Discrimination Claim Not Established When the employer can demonstrate a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for discharging an older employee, the employee's claim for wrongful termination will fail.
  • York International Agrees to Settlement The law firm of Miraldi & Barrett represented the City of Elyria in a case against York International because York closed its plant in Elyria despite being given tax abatements. After the city sued York in federal court, York eventually agreed to pay a monetary settlement to resolve the issues in the lawsuit.
  • Advice from Experienced Attorneys The attorneys at Miraldi and Barrett believe, when you or a family member has been injured or killed in a crash or some other incident, it is important for you to have the best advice available in order to make the many important decisions. Call us today at 1 800 589 3023 for a free consultation.
  • Damages When Spouse is the Caretaker The Ohio Supreme Court recently decided that when a spouse takes time off from work to care for an injured spouse that this loss should be recovered as part of the claim. The spouse's losses are determined by calculating how much money the family would have spent if they had hired a nurse's aid or other medical provider to care for the injured spouse.
  • Effectively Presenting Claim to Insurance Company Providing insurance companies with short video settlement brochures is often an effective way to communicate unique losses in your claim. In this ten minute video, the client, spouse, friends and doctor explain how the injuries affected the client and will likely affect the client in the future.
  • Wrongful Termination Employment Law The law firm of Miraldi and Barrett has demonstrated their knowledge of Ohio Employment law through their proven results. There are exceptions to the "at will" doctrine that may allowed an employee who has been terminated to initiate a claim. Call us today at 1 800 589 3023 to discuss your options.