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If you are the victim of an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you need the services of an Ohio personal injury lawyer. Before you speak to the insurance company or make any kind of taped statement, talk to an attorney. You cannot count on the insurance company to look out for you. You need someone on your side who is familiar with insurance company claims adjusters, and who knows how to beat them.

A personal injury is defined as an injury to the emotions, mind, or body, juxtaposed to an injury to a piece of property. It usually is referred to a lawsuit that involves a plaintiff has been injured due to another person's carelessness. There are many different types of personal injuries, including tripping accidents, assault claims, dog bites, accidents at work, accidents in the home, holiday accidents, medical and dental accidents, and defective product accidents. A personal injury is not only physical in nature, but it can be industrial disease cases. These include occupational stress, contact dermititis, mesothelioma and asbestosis, chest diseases, vibration white fingers, and repetitive strain injuries.

After an accident, you may get a friendly call from the insurance company. They will show you kindness and compassion, all while preparing a case against you. They will try to get a taped statement from you, in order to use your words against you. Do not allow an insurance company to tape your statement until you have consulted with a personal injury attorney.

One current personal injury case is by a mother who is claiming that a doctor, the defendant, carelessly administered a drug while she was pregnant that injured her, causing cardiomyopathy.

If your accident is a simple fender bender with no real injuries, you can probably handle it yourself but anything more complicated than that will require professional assistance.

Ohio personal injury law uses the standard of comparative negligence. This means that even if you are less than 51% responsible for the accident you can sue for reduced damages. If you are 51% or more responsible, you cannot sue for damages. It is important that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner you get an attorney involved, the better your chance for a successful conclusion to your case.

If you were injured due to a defective product, Ohio law says you must prove that the product was defective because it had no warning, had insufficient warning or was manufactured incorrectly. You must prove that the product defect caused the injury and that you suffered damages due to that defect. A case like this requires an experienced personal injury lawyer with plenty of resources.

An average of 11,200 accidental injuries that are considered disabling take place every hour every year. The most common accident at construction sites are falls. And, every year about 11,000 people in America suffer from a traumatic spinal cord injury, which many will turn into permanent disabilities. About 6,500,000 construction workers were active in 1995 in the United States. Out of those, there were 1,040 construction related deaths and 350,000 disabling injuries. The part of the body that is the most commonly injured is the back, with about 25% of all work-related injuries.

If you have no money to finance your case, you can find many attorneys throughout Ohio who will review your case and, if the facts are on your side, take the case on contingency. This means you pay nothing unless you win your case. You will then pay a portion of your award to your attorney for their services.

Your attorney can sue for your medical expenses, past and future, lost wages, permanent disability, reduced earning ability, mental suffering and all other costs due to your injury.


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