Personal Injury

Akron Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Clients in Ohio

Personal injury law is a broad area of the law that allows an injured person to seek financial compensation from the party responsible for his or her 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.

An experienced Ohio personal injury attorney can assess your case today and discuss the availability of financial compensation.

Types of Ohio Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Niese, LLP, we regularly represent injured plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits, including but not limited to the following:

  • Car accidents;
  • Truck accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents;
  • Medical malpractice;
  • Defective medical devices;
  • Dangerous drugs;
  • Product liability lawsuits; and
  • Wrongful death claims.

If you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, an aggressive advocate at our firm can speak with you about your options for obtaining financial compensation.

The Statute of Limitations for an Ohio Personal Injury Claim

Your Ohio personal injury lawsuit has a statute of limitations, which is the strict amount of time you have to file a lawsuit before it becomes time-barred. Under Ohio law (Ohio Rev. Code § 2301.10), 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 to negotiate with the insurance company while remaining eligible to file a civil lawsuit.

Damages in an Ohio Personal Injury Lawsuit

Ohio personal injury lawsuits frequently result in plaintiffs receiving two kinds of compensatory damages:

  • Economic damages, or 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); and
  • Non-economic damages, or compensation for losses that can not be objectively valued (such as disfigurement or pain and suffering).

Non-economic damages may be capped depending upon the case, and contributory fault also may result in a damages award being diminished. A personal injury attorney can say more.

Contact an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney

Were you 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. An aggressive Akron personal injury attorney can discuss your options with you. Contact Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Niese, LLP at 330-434-1000 to speak with an advocate about your case.

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