Personal Injury Law in Ohio
In the blink of an eye, you can be thrown into the legal, medical, and insurance systems. If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be shocked at how fast life can change. Fortunately, Ohio personal injury attorneys are trained to help injured people get the financial compensation they need and deserve so that they can focus on what’s really important – healing – family – a fresh start.
A qualified personal injury lawyer will provide the specifics applicable to your case, but in the meantime, we’ll discuss:
- The kinds of cases that Ohio personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney.
Would an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
Fortunately, Ohio PI attorneys always give free consultations, with no commitment required, so you can find out if you have a case without paying a fee.
Here are examples of cases that Ohio PI lawyers take:
Motor Vehicle Accidents. Car, ATV, RV, motorcycle, truck, ferry, cruise ship, boat, bicycle, golf cart, construction zone, amusement park, pedestrian, and mass accidents.
Defective Products. Defective cars, tools, appliances, power tools, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, saws, machines, medications, kitchen tools, equipment, and chemicals.
Medical Malpractice. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to treat, birth injuries, wrongful death, inappropriate surgery, adverse medication reactions, and mistakes in surgery.
Injuries. Food-borne illnesses, birth injuries, brain injuries, adverse drug reactions, scars, fractures, lacerations, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, burns, bruises, Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer), slip and falls injuries, dog bites, and wrongful death.
Even if you’re entitled to Workers Compensation, you may need legal help getting your rightful benefits or getting the compensation you deserve from the manufacturer or distributor of a defective product.
How Do I Prove My Ohio Personal Injury Case?
Most personal injury cases are negligence cases. This means that you must prove that someone:
- Didn’t act in a reasonable way for the situation.
- The failure to act in a reasonable way hurt you.
- The injury you suffered is recoverable under the law.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- To get an attorney on your side right away.
- To have an investigator protect evidence before it disappears.
- To deal with the insurance company so they don’t trick you.
To make sure your case is filed before the legal deadline.
Here are some example Ohio statutes of limitation (i.e. deadlines) for personal injury cases:
How Do I Find an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney?
To find an Ohio personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral.