Need an Injury Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in Ohio?
When somebody is injured in a personal injury accident, here are some of the emotions that they might be feeling: angry, hurt, upset, scared, and hopeless. Many people might throw in the towel and avoid moving forward with a claim because they haven’t heard anything good about the experience and think that they’ll handle all the bills on their own. Unfortunately, as bills and emotions pile up in relation to your injury, you might discover that things are more difficult than you thought and you might decide that it’s time to speak with an attorney to move forward in this difficult time of your life.
By understanding how these claims work and the ability to compensate in your time of need, you are making a conscious decision to heal as you recover in ways that will bring a new light to your life. Attorneys have a firm grasp on how to litigate these difficult matters that cause chaos in the lives of many every year. No matter what the case, no matter how big or small, you have a right to bring a claim after a negligent party has caused your injuries. We want to help.
Helping You After Your Accident
So, when do you know if it’s time to bring a claim for compensation that you deserve? There are 3 rules that every person should follow when it comes to a personal injury claim, and whether or not now is the right time. Here are the rules: You should always file a claim if you have suffered severe injuries, if you have been faced with extensive medical bills, or you have had to take significant time away from your job due to the injury. If you meet these criteria, then you don’t want to handle your case alone, and should have an experienced attorney on your side.
Here are some of the most common cases that we see in our practice and areas we can assist you with:
Auto Accidents: In the state of Ohio, almost 3 fatal accidents take place every day. Every 5 minutes, a person is injured in an Ohio accident. Many of the accidents that take place are due to DUI, but there are also many other reasons – from distracted driving to speeding. No matter how your accident has occurred, if another party is to blame for the injuries that you have sustained and wouldn’t have otherwise, it’s time to speak with an attorney about how to hold that party liable in your time of need.
Every driver on our roads is held to a standard duty of care that means that they will control their vehicle in a safe manner and never cause injury. If you can prove that negligence stands at the center of your case, you might have a claim for compensation.
Bicycle Accidents: Every year, bicyclists are injured or lose their lives in serious accidents due to drivers not watching out for them on the roadways. Bicycle riders are extremely susceptible to injuries due to the fact that they have fewer protections than those who are in motor vehicles at the time of an accident. Many accidents take place at intersections when a bicyclist is riding across the street and a driver is not watching out for them.
Bus Accidents: Bus accidents fall under something known as ‘common carrier law.’ This is a type of mode of transportation that takes you from one place to another. Common carriers are expected to exercise the highest duty of care when they are in charge of taking a person from one place to another because they are doing so as a trusted service to those who use these services. These cases are very unique and do not work the same as other motor vehicle accident cases. You might name more than just one entity, for example, whereas you would name just the driver in a regular accident. As you will find in bus accident cases, more than just the driver could be liable – the company might be, too.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents: There are many types of commercial vehicles that operate on our roadways, carrying goods from one place to another. Some of these include flatbed trucks, passenger vans, ice cream trucks, and more. These accidents are not unheard of, even though these drivers are trained to maintain and handle their vehicles on our roadways and keep us safe from harm. When it comes to a commercial vehicle accident, one issue that many people run into is this: how to dictate between an employee and an independent contractor so that you can compensate in your time of need. As your trusted attorney, we will help you differentiate and make this distinction so that you can move forward with your case.
DUI Accidents: DUI accidents sometimes come with catastrophic injuries, as those who make the decision to drive drunk will sometimes speed or be off when it comes to their perception of the roadways. If somebody made the negligent decision to drink and drive, it could lead to both criminal and civil suits and a case you would have never expected. You will want an attorney on your side if your injuries were extensive, and we are here for you.
Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians are owed the largest duty of care than anyone else on our roadways. You might have heard the term ‘right of way’ and understand that vehicle drivers must always be conscious about pedestrians for their safety. If you have been injured in one of these horrific accidents by a driver who was not looking out for your well-being, you might have a case. Let us help.
Trucking Accidents: Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roadways and, when one collides with a vehicle, the results could be catastrophic. You will find that the damages in these accidents are extensive, putting you out of work for quite some time and in a long period of recovery that could take years or the rest of your life. Unfortunately, trucking accidents are too common on our roadways even though many rules and regulations are in place to stop them from happening.
In Ohio, we handle a variety of other cases as well from motorcycle to ridesharing and wrongful death suits. No matter what type of case you are dealing with, no matter what results you hope to achieve, we can help in your time of need. We don’t want you to handle your case alone, so give us a call as soon as possible for results. Your case is important to us.