If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
When a person sustains severe injuries in an accident, it can result in significant medical bills, temporary or possibly permanent loss of income and a dramatic change in that individual’s daily living situation. While we are often told that some accidents cannot be prevented, there is usually some party at fault. Need an Injury Attorney Ohio represents residents and visitors who have suffered catastrophic injuries in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, and many surrounding areas of Ohio. Our firm can identify the negligent party and pursue maximum compensation for the financial harm caused.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
Need an Injury Attorney Ohio handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, including car accidents, drunk driving accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and many other types of incidents. When a person has suffered injuries because of another party’s negligence, it is important to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. In Ohio, a person only has two years from the date of his or her injury to file a claim in court against the negligent party. Our firm handles these types of cases on a contingency fee basis, which quite simply means that you do not have to worry about paying us anything unless you receive a monetary award.
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, chances are good that you will be contacted by representatives from the negligent party’s insurance company. You should avoid making any kind of recorded statement to these agents, as your words can and likely will be used against you to reduce your potential settlement. If the insurer offers you a settlement, you should also know that the amount is more than likely much less than what you are truly entitled to.
The personal injury lawyers at Need an Injury Attorney Ohio are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of clients in communities all over the Buckeye State. Our firm will provide a free, no-obligation consultation at which our attorneys will review your case and help you understand all of your legal options.
What kinds of compensation might you be entitled to?
In personal injury cases, the victims filing legal claims are the plaintiffs and the negligent parties are the defendants. Most cases involve lawyers for the plaintiffs negotiating with the defendants or their respective insurance companies. If the two sides cannot negotiate a satisfactory settlement, the personal injury attorneys will file a lawsuit against the defendants.
Should the case actually go to trial, the plaintiffs must prove their cases by a preponderance of the evidence, meaning the greater weight of the evidence (or more than 50 percent) supports the plaintiff’s claims. A jury can then award the plaintiffs financial compensation that is commonly referred to as damages. Essentially, there are three types of damages in personal injury cases:
- Economic Damages — Tangible financial losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, or property damage.
- Noneconomic Damages — Financial losses that cannot be calculated, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
- Punitive Damages — Awards intended to punish a defendant for actions or omissions that demonstrate malice or aggravated or egregious fraud.
Personal injury law in Ohio
Any civil action for damages for injury or loss to person or property in Ohio involves tort law. Torts are civil wrongs that cause harm to another party or infringe on their rights and create legal liabilities. Ohio Revised Code § 2315.21(A)(1) defines a tort action as including a product liability claim for damages for injury or loss to person or property, but does not include a civil action for damages for a breach of contract or another agreement between persons.
In general, the plaintiff in any civil action will have to satisfy four basic elements of a personal injury claim. First, the plaintiff must prove that the negligent party had a duty of care to the victim, such as driving in a reasonable and safe manner. Next, the plaintiff will need to show that the defendant breached that duty by failing to exercise reasonable care. Then the plaintiff will need to prove that the defendant’s breach of duty caused the plaintiff to sustain injuries, and finally, the plaintiff suffered actual damages.
Types of Ohio personal injury cases
Need an Injury Attorney Ohio handles several different kinds of personal injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Uber Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- DUI Accidents
Our lawyers will be your legal advocates.
People who have sustained severe injuries often have their entire lives thrown into disarray. Some injuries will require extended hospital stays and several weeks, months, or even years of rehabilitation. In addition to the tremendous costs associated with treating these injuries, some individuals can also require substantial assistance with everyday tasks.
Need an Injury Attorney Ohio works tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable. Our process involves conducting exhaustive investigations into the causes of accidents and collecting key evidence in addition to interviewing witnesses and utilizing the services of experts in applicable fields.
We will fight to get you all of the compensation you are entitled to.
You have nothing to lose by contacting us.
Our firm understands that most people are not prepared to handle personal injury claims on their own. If you sustained injuries as the result of another party’s negligence, you probably have many questions about what your rights are and what you might be able to do.
The personal injury lawyers at Need an Injury Attorney Ohio can provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free, no obligation consultation so you can fully understand all of your legal options. We are available 24/7 to handle your phone call.
Helping clients in every area of Ohio.
Need an Injury Attorney Ohio serves communities in Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Summit County, Montgomery County, Lucas County, and several other nearby areas of the Buckeye State.
Do not delay in contacting our firm today. We know how insurers attempt to avoid liability and can help you get justice.