Akron Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Clients In Ohio
Personal injury is a broad area of the law that allows an injured person to seek financial compensation for their injuries. In many cases, personal injury claims arise when another party is careless or reckless, allowing an injured plaintiff to bring a claim under a theory of negligence. In other cases, such as product liability claims, the plaintiff does not need to prove that the defendant was negligent. Instead, product liability cases operate under a theory of strict liability, meaning that if the defendant designed, manufactured or sold the product, it may be strictly liable for injuries.
If you are seriously injured as a result of someone’s negligence, do not attempt to represent yourself. Even if you are a lawyer, it is inadvisable to attempt it. Just like in the criminal world “Everything you say can and will be used against you in a Court of Law.” Insurance adjusters are professionals and will trick you into doing and saying things that will harm your case. You need a professional on your side to deal with them.
Our experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys at Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Niese, LLP, can assess your case today and discuss the availability of financial compensation.
Types Of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Niese, LLP, our lawyers regularly represent injured plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits, including but not limited to the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective medical devices
- Dangerous drugs
- Product liability lawsuits
- Wrongful death claims
- Negligent hiring and supervision
- Negligent entrustment
- Premises liability
If you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, one of our aggressive advocates can speak with you about your options for obtaining financial compensation.
The Statute Of Limitations For An Ohio Personal Injury Claim
Your personal injury lawsuit has a statute of limitations, which is a limited amount of time you have to file a lawsuit before it becomes time-barred. Under Ohio law (Ohio Rev. Code § 2305.10), most personal injury lawsuits have a two-year statute of limitations. As such, your claim must be filed within two years from the date of the injury in order for you to be eligible to receive compensation.
While two years might seem like a long time, it is essential to get in touch with an Akron personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Many personal injury claims begin by dealing with insurance companies and negotiating for a reasonable settlement before the case is filed in court. As such, you want to leave yourself enough time for your lawyer to negotiate with the insurance company before the deadline to file a civil lawsuit.
Damages In A Personal Injury Lawsuit
Ohio personal injury lawsuits frequently result in plaintiffs receiving two kinds of compensatory damages:
- Economic damages: Compensation for direct financial losses, such as the cost of your hospital bills or the wages you lost as a result of being unable to work)
- Noneconomic damages: Compensation for losses that cannot be objectively valued, such as disfigurement or pain and suffering
Noneconomic damages may be capped depending upon the case, and contributory fault also may result in a diminished damages award. One of our personal injury attorneys can provide more information.
Contact Us For An Experienced Attorney
If you were injured because someone else was not careful or made a mistake that resulted in a serious accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in Ohio. One of our aggressive Akron personal injury attorneys can discuss your options with you. Contact Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Niese, LLP at 330-434-1000 to speak with an advocate about your case.