Articles by Jordan Lebovitz

Wondering How A Single Individual Was Able To Successfully Enter A Hotel With A Full Arsenal? You Aren’t Alone.

by Jordan Lebovitz | October 10th, 2017

Hotels must provide safety for their guests and customers. In Ohio, as in many other states, hotels and innkeepers have a duty to protect their patrons from foreseeable third-party criminal acts and other such conduct. What that means is that when the hotel staff knows or should know that there is suspicious criminal misconduct occurring […]

Recent Updates To Truck Safety Scoring System

by Jordan Lebovitz | August 18th, 2017

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) recently revised its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) methodology. In this newly revised methodology, twelve (12) new roadside inspection violations are added to the company’s overall CSA score. A subset of the Department of Transportation, the FMCSA uses these scores to score motor carriers (the […]

Questions To Ask When Hiring An Attorney After A Truck Crash

by Jordan Lebovitz | May 15th, 2017

Handling truck crashes is vastly different from handling a motor vehicle crash. And I want to emphasize that there is no such thing as a truck “accident.” That term is consistently used by insurance companies and truck companies to minimize what the truck driver did, or failed to do, in causing a truck crash. Truck […]

Pre-Trip Inspection Essential For Semi-Truck Before Travel

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 16th, 2017

Although it is not an actual safety mechanism or device, the pre-trip inspection is essential to ensure the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle or semi-truck before every truck driver gets on the road each day. More importantly, if you are found with any component part that is not in working order if stopped […]

Understanding How Air Brakes Work On A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 15th, 2017

Air brakes are likely the most important component part of modern commercial motor vehicles. The air brake system on a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), or semi-truck as commonly referred to, uses compressed air to push the brake shoe lining onto the brake drum creating friction to slow the wheel down. That may sound complicated – […]

The Importance of Preserving Evidence

by Jordan Lebovitz | October 20th, 2015

Attorney Jordan Lebovitz discusses the importance of preserving evidence after an accident and the types of evidence that can be used to prove a case.

Should I Speak With an Insurance Adjuster or Representative After a Car Accident?

by Jordan Lebovitz | August 7th, 2014

Clients often ask if they should speak with representatives from the insurance companies after being involved in an accident. Although we encourage all clients to report accidents to their insurance company, we must caution you from giving too much information, or speaking to the wrong people. A key distinction must be made between two different […]

Do the risks outweigh the potential benefits of low testosterone therapy?

by Jordan Lebovitz | June 25th, 2014

Earlier this year, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication alerting the public of its investigation into “Low Testosterone Therapy” medications. These drugs were FDA approved ONLY for men “who lack or have low testosterone levels in conjunction with an associated medical condition.”. However, these “therapies” are marketed to all men who have decreased sex […]

Am I Entitled to New Parts for my Damaged Vehicle?

by Jordan Lebovitz | June 6th, 2014

One question that clients consistently ask is: Am I entitled to new auto parts after being involved in a motor vehicle accident? Unfortunately, the short answer is: no. Automobile insurance companies are only required, by the Ohio Department of Insurance, to restore your car to the same condition it was in immediately before the accident. […]

Where Will Your Case Be Filed: Likelihood of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) In Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

by Jordan Lebovitz | April 17th, 2014

A key component to successfully resolving claims against medical device or pharmaceutical companies is venue. Venue is the Court where your case is filed. Venue depends on a variety of different factors including, but not limited to, where the injury occurred, where the Plaintiff (the injured person) lives, or where the Defendant (Pharmaceutical company) is […]