Personal injury claims and lawsuits can arise out of many different types of accidents and incidents in Ohio. Many types of personal injury claims will require you to prove that the at-fault party was negligent in order for you to win your case. In some cases, however, a defendant may be strictly liable for injuries. In other words, you may not need to prove that the defendant was negligent in order to be eligible for financial compensation. The following are some common types of personal injury claims for which you may be eligible to seek financial compensation in Ohio.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can include car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents. Many motor vehicle accident claims will begin with an auto insurance claim—either a first-party claim through your own auto insurance policy or a third-party claim through the at-fault driver’s insurance. An Ohio car accident lawyer can help you to determine the best path forward for an auto insurance claim and can assist you in negotiating a fair settlement. When an auto insurance claim does not cover your losses, you can work with a car accident attorney to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can be grouped in with motor vehicle collisions (when a motorist strikes a pedestrian or a bicyclist), but pedestrian and bicycle accidents can also have other causes, such as damaged sidewalks or bike lanes, or defective bike parts. Pedestrians and bicyclists can also be negligent in causing accidents involving other pedestrians and bicyclists. Most motor vehicle accident claims, including pedestrian and bicycle accident claims, require the injured party to prove negligence in order to receive financial compensation.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
When a healthcare provider is negligent and causes a patient’s injury, that healthcare provider can be liable for those injuries. Many different healthcare providers can be liable in a medical malpractice case, including a doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, lab technician, pharmacist, dentist, and even the hospital or outpatient facility where the injury occurred. Unlike other types of accident cases, medical malpractice claims are governed by a specific medical malpractice statute in Ohio.
Dog bite claims are another type of personal injury claim. Unlike the claims I have discussed above, dog bite lawsuits are typically brought under a theory of strict liability. What this means is that you do not need to prove that the dog owner was negligent, but only that the owner was the owner of the dog. The mere fact of ownership of the dog means that liability attaches.
Contact My Firm for Help with Your Personal Injury Claim
From accident cases to catastrophic injury claims, I know how important it is to hold the at-fault party accountable for the harm they have caused and to get the financial compensation you need and deserve. Whether you sustained serious injuries in a car accident, got hurt on the job, or suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Do not hesitate to call my firm at 877.944.4373 to learn more about the services I provide to accident and injury victims in Ohio. I can assess your case today and help you to determine your options for moving forward with a claim for compensation.