SKILLED IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES
GROTH & ASSOCIATES KNOW HOW TO BUILD A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
Referring to the city, not the state, Oregon, Ohio in Lucas County is a relatively small city that just about 20,000 people call home. While the city may be small, it’s quickly growing, and as more people flood to Oregon, more people, more traffic, and more cars on the road–amongst other things–all increase the risk of injury for Oregon residents.
If you’ve suffered an injury in Oregon, Ohio, you don’t have to navigate the claims process on your own. Our experienced Oregon injury lawyers from the law office of Groth & Associates know how to build a personal injury claim, negotiate with an insurance company, and get a client of ours the settlement award that they deserve. If you’ve been injured, call our team for a free consultation and legal services you can trust.
OUR PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE AREAS
Being involved in any type of accident that leaves you with an injury can be a terrifying experience. When you’ve been harmed, especially as a result of another’s fault, you want to be able to take comfort in the fact that you’re working with a lawyer who has experience managing cases like yours, and has successfully recovered large settlements in the past. Our lawyers bring decades worth of combined experienced to the table, and have helped clients like you navigate nearly every type of personal injury claim imaginable. Our personal injury practice areas include:
- Car accidents;
- Commercial vehicle accidents;
- Bus and truck accidents;
- Slip and falls;
- Nursing home abuse;
- Medical malpractice;
- Premises liability accidents;
- Dog bites and animal attacks;
- Defective products;
- Defective pharmaceuticals;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Bicycle accidents; and
- Wrongful death claims.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Oregon, call (419) 930-3030
YOUR RIGHTS FOLLOWING AN INJURY IN OREGON, OH
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES
If you have suffered an injury in Ohio, you may be entitled to personal injury damages. In order to bring forth a claim and recover compensation, you will need to prove that the party who caused you harm owed you a duty of care and breached the duty of care owed to you. You will also need to prove that the breach of the duty of care was the direct cause of your accident and injuries, and that you suffered actual damages as a result.
Proving that the defendant breached the duty of care owed to you is one of the toughest components of a personal injury claim. This requires proving that the defendant acted negligently, which means that they acted in a manner that was unreasonable and outside the realm of what another, rational person in the same situation would do. What is considered negligent varies depending on the situation and the type of accident. For example, driving at an unsafe speed for conditions is negligent. Or, failing to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition is negligent.
Our lawyers understand the proving negligence often requires a thorough investigation into a case. We manage all elements of an investigation, including the hiring of accident reconstruction and other experts who can build your claim.
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DAMAGES RECOVERABLE IN A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
In addition to building your claim and proving the fault and negligence of the party responsible for your injuries, we also help you to understand how damages in a personal injury claim are calculated, and the types of damages to which you may be entitled. Recoverable damages in a personal injury suit include the full extent of economic and noneconomic losses, including:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Property damages expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of quality of life;
- Disability and disfigurement.
In some cases, exemplary damages may also be sought. Unlike the damages types listed above, which are designed to compensate a victim for their losses, exemplary damages are designed to punish a defendant for egregious conduct. In Ohio, per Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.21, exemplary damages are only available when the actions of the defendant demonstrated “malice or aggravated or egregious fraud.”
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in Ohio
If you believe that you have a personal injury claim, it is important that you meet with a personal injury lawyer in Oregon, Ohio as soon as possible to start building your case. Not only is acting quickly important because it helps to ensure that evidence is preserved and it improves your chances of recovering a settlement sooner rather than later, but also you are bound to act within two years from the date of your injury per Ohio’s statute of limitations. If you do not file your personal injury suit within the two-year time limit, you may be permanently barred from recovery.
STEPS TO TAKE AFTER AN INJURY IN OREGON, OH
Don’t hesitate to act after suffering an injury. Doing the following can help to preserve your right to recovery:
- Seek medical care – Even if you don’t think that your injuries are serious, you should seek medical care within 24 hours of your accident. Some injuries are not immediately evident, but if you fail to seek medical care, you may jeopardize your right to damages.
- Report the injury to the authorities and your insurer – Depending upon the type of accident in which you’re involved, you need to file a report with the Oregon police. You must also report the accident to the appropriate party (i.e. a property owner, product manufacturer, etc.) and report your accident to your insurer.
- Start documenting and gathering evidence – You must also start the process of gathering evidence, such as witnesses’ names and stories, physical evidence, photographs, and more. You should also be writing down details of your injuries and recovery process.
- Hire a skilled Oregon, Ohio injury lawyer – A consultation with a personal injury lawyer is free, and can be a valuable step in understanding your rights. Because injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, you lose nothing by hiring a skilled attorney.
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At the office of Groth & Associates, our injury lawyers in Oregon, Ohio care about you, and will go above and beyond to show you how much you matter. We know how to recover large settlements for our clients, and are ready to meet with you to discuss your case, free of charge, today. Please reach us online or by phone to get started.