Personal injury law in Ohio gives victims injured by others’ careless acts the right to seek compensation for their damages from the at-fault party. Damages can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses you may sustain as a result of your injuries.
When you are hurt, be it in a slip and fall, auto accident, work mishap, or any other type of accident, obtaining compensation for your damages should be one of your top priorities. Generally, when another’s negligence caused you injury, you have the right to file a claim with that party’s liability insurance company and demand a payment for damages.
It is highly recommended to have a Cincinnati Ohio personal injury attorney review your case, explain your options, ensure that your insurance company is not trying to take advantage of you, and help you take the necessary steps to file the claim or suit.
Levy Law Offices in Cincinnati, Ohio handles all types of personal injury cases throughout the state of Ohio. The attorneys at our firm work on a contingency basis, so you do not have to worry about having the financial means to retain us. Below are just a few types of cases we handle. To discuss your specific case with one of our attorneys, contact our law firm.
About 90 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes in 2014, and 6,400 people were injured. When someone dies as a result of another’s negligence or misconduct, the deceased’s surviving family members can seek compensation for their losses via a wrongful death claim. You will need to satisfy the same basic elements of negligence for a wrongful death claim that a victim must for a personal injury case, and you have to be able to demonstrate the extent of your monetary and non-monetary losses to the insurer/court. If your case is successful, you can recover funeral expenses, the loss of your loved one’s income, and other contributions such as love, support, and consortium.
If a dog bites or attacks you, Ohio dog bite laws provide that you can hold the dog owner liable for your damages. You can recover various expenses such as your medical bills, costs for reconstructive surgeries, lost wages, and disability. Because dog attacks are particularly traumatic, you can also recover many intangible losses, like post-traumatic stress disorder, scarring and disfigurement, and mental anguish.
When you work with us, our attorneys can help you file a claim with the dog owner’s insurance company, or file a suit against the owner directly.
It is the rider, not the car occupant, who sustains the brunt of the injuries in a motorcycle accident. Brain trauma, spinal cord damage, severe road rash, and amputations are not uncommon due to the lack of protection and safety restraints. If another driver was at fault, the motorcycle victim (or her loved ones in fatal cases) can seek recovery by filing an insurance claim with the driver’s auto insurer or by filing a lawsuit in civil court.
Insurers like to pin a lot of the fault on riders in motorcycle-vehicle accidents, so it is vital to have an attorney help you prove the other party’s fault (and your lack thereof.)
Truck accident cases are, by nature, quite complex. They require careful investigation, knowledge of federal trucking laws, and a good amount of tenacity to combat carriers’ bigwig legal teams.
If the trucker, carrier, or truck part manufacturer breached its duty of care and contributed to the accident, you can hold it liable for all of your injury-related damages, from medical bills to pain and suffering. CAUTION: If you or your family were hurt in a truck accident, you will need to take swift action before the truck company destroys or “loses” evidence.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents, one of the most common causes of unintentional injuries in the nation, fall under a subcategory of personal injury referred to as premises liability. This area of the law provides that you can seek recovery from the property owner when he knew or should have known about a hazard and did not fix it or warn you about it.
If you slipped or tripped and fell on another’s premises or at a place of business, such as due to a loose carpet or wet floors, you can file a premises liability claim with the owner’s liability insurer and demand payment for damages.
The workplace can be fraught with hazards. When an employee is hurt on the job, she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which include medical benefits and income replacement benefits.
In some cases, she might also be eligible to file an additional third party injury claim against another party (not the insurer). For instance, if you were hurt in a defective elevator in your building while on-duty, you may be able to file a third-party claim against the elevator installation company or manufacturer. Levy Law Offices can assist with both workers’ compensation claims and third-party liability claims.
How do I get started?
To get started seeking the compensation you need and deserve after sustaining a personal injury, call our Cincinnati, Ohio personal injury attorneys and request an initial meeting. We can discuss your options and how to best move forward. The consult is completely free and there is no obligation to retain us.
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