Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys
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When dealing with a personal injury claim it is important to protect your rights and interests immediately. In doing so, every effort is made to preserve evidence to substantiate a claim for injuries/damages. Consult with an attorney as soon as practical to ensure your rights and interests are protected.
Personal Injury in Ohio – What you need to know.
What is personal injury?
We hear the word “personal injury” with respect to auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and other types of accidents. But what does it mean? In Ohio, personal injury means any physical or emotional injury or damage a person sustains as a result of another’s action or inaction.
Personal injury focuses on the accident victim’s mental and physical health. The greater the accident, the greater the impact on the accident victim’s life. Damages in personal injury claims include the costs of medical treatment, insurance reimbursement, psychological treatment, loss of work, loss of the companionship, loss of future income, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering. Quantifying the damages is not always easy. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we recognize the effects of an accident can remain long after the medical treatment ends. Unfortunately some personal injury victims never recover from the emotional or physical injuries. A good personal injury attorney should seek to maximize your recover under the specific circumstances of your case.
You’ve just been involved in incident and sustained personal injuries; now what?
If you suspect any injuries you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Sometimes symptoms from personal injuries sustained in accidents develop over the next days or weeks after the accident. Listen to your body and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Make sure that when you speak to medical providers that you are as specific as possible regarding your symptoms and injuries. Make sure that your medical providers have the benefit of knowing all of your symptoms so that they can properly treat you.
How will I pay my medical bills?
When dealing with personal injury matters, if you have health insurance, your medical bills should be sent through your health insurance for payment. If you do not have health insurance, then you may access medical payments coverage through your automobile insurance, if it is available. Without insurance and medical payments coverage, medical bills may start to accumulate. In some cases involving personal injuries, medical providers will accept a letter of protection from your attorney, which is a promise to pay the medical bills once the case is resolved. This process may help you to continue to receive medical care while your claim is pending.
Do I need a lawyer to help me with my automobile accident claim?
Without legal expertise and experience, you have a significant disadvantage in dealing with the insurance company.
Key mistakes that accident victims make when they do not have representation include making statements to the insurance company, settling their claims without knowing their rights, and losing out on thousands of dollars of potential recovery from the insurance companies to compensate them for the full extent of their injuries and losses.
Using his/her expertise and experience, the attorney will attempt to settle your claim before it is necessary to file a lawsuit.
When do I have to file a lawsuit for an automobile accident case?
For the most part, personal injury cases must be filed within two (2) years of the date of the incident that caused the personal injury. Though this may seem like a long period of time, depending on the extent of personal injuries and treatment, you might still be receiving medical treatment for your injuries two years after the accident. A civil action, including a claim for personal injuries, must be filed within that time frame or you will lose your legal right to recovery from the person that injured you.
We can help you.
We seek the best results possible for all of our clients. We are personal injury attorneys that help the injured receive compensation and justice for their injuries. We have handled injury cases involving fractures, burns, torn ligaments, amputations, contusions, lacerations, disfigurement, sprains, strains, and even death. Every case is different and we make sure to give each of our clients the personal attention that they deserve.
If you have been injured as a result of another’s conduct, call the personal injury attorneys at Kasunic & Weeks. We are here to give you peace of mind and experienced guidance in these stressful times. The attorneys and staff at our office have been representing the injured for over 30 years of combined experience.
We assist at all levels of the personal injury representation process, from making a claim with the insurance companies, negotiating settlements with the insurance companies, and litigating the case in court, if necessary.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your case.