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Building a Personal Injury Case in Ohio

Suffering bodily harm or property loss caused by another person’s failure to use reasonable care is, in legal terms, personal injury. In determining liability in a personal injury case, the courts look for evidence of negligent or reckless actions, and whether the injury was a foreseeable result of another party’s actions.

The wrongful death and negligence issues below serve as the basis for many personal injury lawsuits:

  • Nursing home liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Automobile accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Trucking accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Inadequate or overzealous security
  • Product liability (defective products)
  • Toxic and mass torts
  • Fraud
  • Dog bite or animal attack cases
  • Slip and fall
  • Negligent hiring and retention practices

Damages recovery

Insurance companies often attempt to minimize your losses and coerce you into accepting a token settlement. We stand up to insurance companies for you.

Damages may be recovered for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Prescription costs
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Job retraining
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Funeral expenses (wrongful death)

Statutory limitations

It is important to keep in mind that the statutory limitation for filing a personal injury claim begins counting down the day your Ohio personal injury occurs.

  • Personal injury — two years bodily injury, one-year other claims
  • Wrongful death — two years
  • Personal property damage — two years
  • Fraud — four years
  • Medical malpractice — one year
  • Products liability — two to ten years (Dependent upon manufacture date and usage, and discovery date of injury.)

Your personal injury lawyer needs some time before the statute expires to be able to investigate your claim and determine if there is a personal injury case worth pursuing. It is best to act quickly and contact an injury attorney as soon as possible for the best chance at winning compensation.

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post (“post”) is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through, this Post without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer licensed in the recipient’s state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.
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