PERSONAL INJURIES CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE AND WHEN THEY DO THE DAMAGES CAN BE SEVERE.
Every year, millions of adults and children across the United States suffer serious, preventable, and sometimes fatal injuries. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the rate of medically attended injury and poisoning episodes in the U.S. is 126.3 per 1,000 population. In a single year,
the number of emergency department visits in the United States was 43 million. If you are injured in Bowling Green and suffer losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering as a result, our Bowling Green personal injury lawyer at the law firm of Groth & Associates is here to help you.
OUR PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE AREAS
Our clients have been injured in a number of different accident types, suffering very different injuries and damages. We have experience in multiple areas of personal injury law, and are competent in the following practice areas:
- Medical malpractice;
- Nursing home abuse;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Commercial vehicle accidents;
- Bus accidents;
- Injuries caused by defective products;
- Injuries caused by dangerous drugs;
- Wrongful death;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Dangerous premises accidents;
- Bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents; and
- Dog bites and animal attacks.
If you are injured in an accident type that you don’t see listed above, please call our law firm. We have the experience and skill set that’s required to handle even the most complex of personal injury cases.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR A PERSONAL INJURY IN BOWLING GREEN?
Liability for a personal injury in Bowling Green is based on negligence, which is the failure to act with the same level of care that a reasonable person in a similar situation would exercise. In order to hold another party liable for your injuries, you must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that they breached this duty of care (committed an act of negligence), that the negligent act was the direct cause of your injuries, and that you suffered actual damages as a result.
WHY DO I NEED TO WORK WITH A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
You are not required to work with a personal injury lawyer, but doing so can greatly improve your chances of a successful claim. An attorney not only knows the law, and knows how to apply the law to your case, but also is a skilled investigator, researcher, and negotiator. An attorney will know what your claim is worth and how to work with an insurance company to get you that amount, as well as what to do if the insurance company resists paying your claim or denies it outright.
HOW TO DEAL WITH AN INSURANCE COMPANY?
You may be wondering how you should deal with the insurance company after a crash. If you have hired an attorney, your attorney will advise you regarding all interactions with an insurance company. If you have not hired an attorney, then you should know that at the very least, you should not:
- Give a recorded statement;
- Sign anything; or
- Accept a first settlement offer.
As soon as you accept a settlement, your claim is resolved and you release the company from any further liability, meaning that you will be unable to recover any more damages.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE MY CLAIM?
You should act quickly after suffering an injury to hire a lawyer and begin the process of filing your claim. If you do not file your claim against the at-fault party within two years’ time, you will be in violation of Ohio’s statute of limitations, and will be barred from recovering compensation at all.
WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS
Our experience with Attorney Stevin Groth was nothing short of life changing.ALFRED & JENNIFER
When we first contacted Mr. Groth, he gave us his cell phone number and we were able to directly contact him day or night. His knowledge of the Ohio judicial system was astounding. He handled all aspects of our case himself, never once handing off our case to jr. associates. Stevin had positive relationships with all the judges, district attorneys and court personal that we came in contact with. Stevin’s persuasive arguments on our son’s behalf cleared him of all charges. Because of Stevin’s abilities, our son is able to move forward with his life without the stigma of a criminal record. We could not recommend Stevin Groth more highly.
Dan is an amazing attorney. He had my divorce finalized in a short period of time. A lot quicker than I thought it was going to be and for that I’m thankful! Dan knew exactly what he was talking about. Any questions I had Dan, and his assistant, Michelle was glad to answer. The outcome of my divorce was exactly what I was hoping for.LAURIE
Thank You Dan for your services!
Allison Lawrence is the best lawyer I have hired.she was attentive when I presented my case to her & knew exactly how to handle it.very professional person when it comes to her job,also a humanitarian.Allison has given me great advice in a free consultation,as well as stood by side in court with chargers pending,of course she got the charges dismissed!!Great attorney,very dependable.in need of a lawyer,I highly recommend Allison Lawrence.RONNIE
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO WORK WITH AN ATTORNEY?
The good news is that when you work with the Bowling Green personal injury lawyers at Groth & Associates, you will not have any upfront costs. That’s right – we handle the costs of filing your claim, investigating your accident, hiring experts, and going to trial on your behalf. Rather than charging you upfront or hourly fees, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if your claim is successful, we will collect a percentage of your winnings; if your claim is not successful, you will not owe us any fee.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A FREE CONSULTATION?
The process of hiring our law firm begins with a free consultation. During the free consultation, you will have an opportunity to learn about our services, including:
- What our role is during the personal injury process;
- How we charge (our contingency fee);
- Who will be working on your claim;
- What your role will be during the process;
- How we investigate your claim; and
- What the difference is between a personal injury claim and a lawsuit.
You will also have the opportunity to learn about our background and experience, including some of our most notable cases. You can also ask questions related to your accident and injuries, such as what your case may be worth, how long your case will take to settle, and what you should expect throughout the claims process. We will also use the free consultation to learn as much as we can about your accident.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED BOWLING GREEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TODAY
Being injured because of the actions of another is a very scary experience. And in some cases, injuries may be so severe that you are permanently prevented from returning to work, doing the things that you once loved and enjoyed, or even caring for your family physically or financially. When you find yourself in this type of dire situation, you need an experienced legal professional who is willing to do what it takes to help you and your family get back on your feet again. To schedule your free consultation with our law firm and learn more about the personal injury claim process, please call us today at 419.491.7362. You can also use our online form to write us a message and request your consultation.