Have you suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one in an auto accident? Did a medical provider cause you or a loved one to suffer a personal injury? Did an incident at work leave you or a family member in pain and unable to return to work — either temporarily or permanently? If so, according to the state of Ohio, you may have legal recourse.
People suffer injuries or the loss of loved ones in all sorts of events every single day in Ohio. When these events happen, there is usually an initial period of shock followed by planning for one’s new future. During this difficult time, it is okay to ask questions like: Who is responsible for my losses and can I seek compensation?
When it comes to personal injury or wrongful death cases, it all comes down to negligence. Did a distracted, reckless or intoxicated driver cause you harm? Did a medical provider make a bad call because he or she ignored symptoms? Did an employer or fellow employee fail to follow safety standards and protocols? If proof of negligence exists in your case, you may seek relief for any economic or noneconomic damages you’ve experienced.
Personal injury and wrongful death cases are not resolved overnight. They can take time, which may be frustrating. In the end, if legal counsel is successful in helping you negotiate compensation outside of court or litigating your case in an Ohio civil court, the time spent on the matter will prove worthwhile.