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WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURIES?
Thousands of people are injured in the state of Ohio every year in a variety of different ways. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) data suggests that every year throughout the country, there are more than 136,000 unintentional injury deaths reported. Some of the most common types of personal injuries include:
- Back, neck, and spine injuries. Back, neck, and spine injuries are some of the most common accident types, causing pain and disability. When injuries are severe, a person may even suffer paralysis as the result of a spinal cord injury.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries. When the head is hit, the brain can suffer serious damage in the form of a concussion or other type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). A brain injury has the potential to be life threatening.
- Soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries, including muscle and ligament sprains and strains, affect thousands of people every year. While many of these injuries will not cause long-term damage, they can be very painful and inconvenient to deal with.
Internal and external injuries. Other types of injuries that victims may sustain when they are involved in an accident include internal injuries and external injuries, such as internal bleeding, broken bones, bruises, cuts, and lacerations.
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WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF PERSONAL INJURIES?
WHILE PERSONAL INJURIES ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ACCIDENTS, THEY ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF ANOTHER PERSON’S RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT CONDUCT.
Personal injuries occur when a person fails to act with a reasonable amount of care, leading to another’s harm. This is called negligence, and when a person acts negligently in Fremont and this negligence harms another, the victim can hold the negligent party liable. Some of the most common causes of personal injury in Fremont include:
- Falls from heights and slip and fall accidents;
- Crashes involving motor vehicles;
- Accidental poisonings;
- Dog attacks;
- Defective products;
- Dangerous prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products; and
- Medical mistakes or nursing home abuse.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER SUFFERING AN INJURY?
To call the harm that someone sustains as a result of another’s actions an “accident” is incorrect; far from an accident, personal injuries most often occur because of another’s reckless conduct or negligence. When negligence leads to your harm, you need to know what to do in order to maximize your compensation
amount and recover the financial damages that you deserve. Too often, Fremont accident victims lose out on compensation because they aren’t sure what to do after an accident to maximize their benefit amount. After suffering a serious injury, be sure to do the following:
Get medical treatment. Getting medical treatment should be a top priority. If you don’t get medical treatment, you are putting your health and your insurance claim at risk.
Report your injuries. Depending upon the type of accident that caused your injuries, you will need to report your accident to the police (i.e. car accidents resulting in injuries should always be reported). You should also be sure to report your injuries to all parties who could be potentially liable for your claim.
Start preparing your claim. You need to gather all evidence that is related to your accident and injuries. If you hire our law firm, we will handle the investigative phase of the claim process for you, including hiring experts.
Hire an attorney. If you have not yet hired an attorney at this point in the process, the time to do so is now. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible is within your best interests.
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SHOULD I SPEAK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY?
The insurance company of the at-fault party will likely contact you in order to get a statement from you. Before you give a statement, and certainly before you sign anything, you should be sure to consult with an attorney. No matter how friendly the insurance adjuster is, the insurance company is not on your side.
WHO CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR MY PERSONAL INJURY?
Liability for a person’s damages after an accident is based on negligence, or the failure to act with a reasonable amount of care. Who may be held liable depends on who caused your injuries; in some cases, there may be more than one liable party. A liable party may be a private individual, a business or corporation, or even the government. amount and recover the financial damages that you deserve. Too often, Fremont accident victims lose out on compensation because they aren’t sure what to do after an accident to maximize their benefit amount. After suffering a serious injury, be sure to do the following:
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM?
After you have been injured in Fremont, you must file your claim within two years’ time from the date of your injury. This law, found in Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, is known as a statute of limitation.
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HOW CAN A FREMONT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY HELP?
A Fremont personal injury attorney can be a valuable asset during the claims process. An attorney will be responsible for investigating your claim, guiding you through the personal injury process, organizing all evidence related to your accident and injuries, negotiating with an insurance company, and taking your case to court if necessary.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED FREMONT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
If you are injured and need compensation to provide for your expenses, do not wait to take action. Our experienced attorneys at Groth & Associates care about your wellbeing, and are here for you. Reach us today by filling out the online form found on our website – a consultation with our experienced personal injury attorneys is free. You can also call us at 419-318-1578.