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Getting hurt in an accident can be an extremely traumatic experience. Matters become even more devastating if someone else’s negligence is to blame for what happened to you. Although it may seem evident that another party is responsible for your injuries, proving this liability in court can be extremely challenging to accomplish alone.
A Belpre personal injury lawyer at our firm can help you hold the liable party legally responsible for your losses. In addition, building a comprehensive settlement demand or lawsuit, accounting for all compensable losses, and demanding fair financial restitution can all be much easier with seasoned legal counsel by your side. If you were harmed in an accident that was not your fault, contact our firm today to discuss your unique case during a private consultation.
Several situations could potentially give rise to a personal injury lawsuit or settlement demand, such as:
All of these incidents have the concept of “negligence” in common—in other words, a failure to meet a certain duty or standard of care that directly caused someone else to suffer injuries. Help from a capable Belpre attorney can be vital to establishing exactly how a personal injury has occurred and whether civil litigation might be possible.
A comprehensive personal injury claim can incorporate both economic and non-economic losses suffered by the plaintiff. These losses could include medical bills, lost work income, physical pain, and psychological distress. However, state law caps how much compensation a single plaintiff can recover for non-economic harm in cases pursued against medical professionals.
Furthermore, even if an injured person can prove that someone else’s negligence contributed to causing the accident, he or she could still miss out on valuable compensation if he or she is found partially liable for the incident. Even worse, under Ohio Revised Code §2315.33, any person who bears more fault for his or her own personal injury than all other parties involved is ineligible to recover any compensation for his or her losses.
There are also filing deadlines set by state law that restrict how long an injured person has to start a lawsuit. As per O.R.C. §2305.10, this time frame is two years for most cases. A skilled attorney can help ensure these, and other possible procedural roadblocks do not negatively affect a Belpre personal injury claim.
After a serious accident, getting caught up in civil litigation may understandably be the last thing on your mind. However, if another person’s careless actions caused your harm, prompt legal action may be your only opportunity to recover damages from those responsible.
Allow an experienced attorney at our firm to handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on recovering. Although financial compensation cannot make up for what happened to you, damages could help you cover any costs related to your accident. Call our firm today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable Belpre personal injury lawyer.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law