PERSONAL INJURIES CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE AND WHEN THEY DO THE DAMAGES CAN BE SEVERE.
When you suffer an injury in Perrysburg, you want someone on your side who knows the law and is ready to work for you to help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
At Groth & Associates, we have the Perrysburg personal injury lawyers that you’re looking for.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURIES?
Every year, thousands of people are injured in the state of Ohio. While car accidents are one of the primary causes of these injuries, both in Ohio and across the United States – in fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 33,500 people die in motor vehicle accidents every year – car crashes are by no means the only types of accidents that people are involved in. Accidental poisonings, slip and falls, and acts of medical malpractice and more all cause serious harm to unsuspecting victims. Some of the most common types of injuries that victims suffer include:
- Head and traumatic brain injuries;
- Back, spine, and spinal cord injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Bruising and lacerations;
- Broken bones;
- Soft tissue injuries; and
- Psychological injuries.
Even small injuries, such as a minor bone fracture, can be very painful and disrupt your normal activities. When you lose wages, incur medical bills, or experience pain or suffering, you deserve to be compensated.
HOW DO PERSONAL INJURIES OCCUR?
WHILE PERSONAL INJURIES ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ACCIDENTS, THEY ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF ANOTHER PERSON’S RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT CONDUCT.
The worst thing about personal injuries is that in nearly all cases, personal injuries are completely preventable. To be sure, the majority of personal injuries only occur because of the negligence of another party. Negligent acts include failing to maintain a property in a safe condition, driving while impaired, breaching the medical standard of care, and more. Some of the most common causes of personal injuries include:
- Car and truck accidents;
- Accidents involving commercial vehicles;
- Bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents;
- Slip and fall and other premises liability accidents;
- Defective products;
- Defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices;
- Medical malpractice;
- Nursing home abuse; and
- Dog bites.
Of course, this list is not inclusive. There are many ways that a person can be harmed as a result of the negligence of another.
STEPS TO TAKE AFTER BEING INJURED IN PERRYSBURG
It is important that you know what steps you need to take after suffering a Perrysburg personal injury. By knowing what to do, you can improve your chances
of getting the full amount of compensation that you deserve, and as quickly as possible. Consider this list of things to do after being injured:
Seek medical treatment. Even if you have only suffered injuries that you would characterize as minor, you should seek medical treatment. Seeking medical treatment is a critical part of ensuring that you heal to the full extent possible, and that you are able to recover compensation for your injury-related expenses.
Hire an attorney. You should hire an attorney as soon as possible after a crash. Working with an attorney improves your claim’s chances of success, and can provide you with peace of mind throughout the process.
File your claim. If you know who is to blame for your injuries, you should file a claim with their insurance company as soon as possible. You want to make sure that you give the insurance company an adequate amount of time to investigate your claim.
Collect evidence. You need to collect all evidence related to your claim, a job that your attorney can do if you have hired one. In order to recover compensation, you need to prove the fault of the negligent party, a task that will require a number of evidence types, including witness statements, experts’ opinions, and more.
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SHOULD I TALK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY?
Before you talk with the at-fault party’s insurance company, be sure to consult with your lawyer. An insurance adjuster will be looking for any admittance of fault on your behalf, as well as other ways to undermine your claim. At the very least, do not sign anything or agree to give a recorded statement without speaking to an attorney first.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR MY INJURY?
One of the reasons that you want to work with a personal injury attorney is that there may be an array of potentially liable parties. For example, in a car accident, the driver, the manufacturer of the car (if the accident was caused by a vehicle defect), a government agency (if a road defect contributed to the accident), or the driver’s employer (if the driver was on-the-job at the time of crash), may all be liable. Liability is based on negligence, or the failure to act with a reasonable level of care, and causation, meaning that the accident would not have occurred but for the negligent act.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS IN OHIO?
Ohio Revised Statute Section 2305.10 sets the amount of time that you have to file a claim after being injured in Ohio to two years from the date of injury. If you exceed this time limit, you may be barred from recovering damages.
WHAT WILL A PERRYSBURG PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER DO FOR ME?
Your Perrysburg personal injury lawyer will handle all aspects of your personal injury claim. The process begins with a free consultation, where you can ask the attorney any questions that you have about the process. Then, your attorney will begin investigating your claim and gathering evidence for proving negligence and holding the at-fault party liable. From there, your attorney will file a demand letter with the insurance company and negotiate for a settlement. If an out of court settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to trial by filing a lawsuit.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED PERRYSBURG PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS TODAY?
Our experienced Perrysburg personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Groth & Associates know what you are going through. We approach each injury case with a personalized strategy focused on getting you the recovery amount you deserve. To schedule your free consultation with our law offices today, please fill out the online form on our website. You can also contact us at 419-318-1578 today.