No matter how you came to be injured, personal injury cases can be complicated. There are a lot of facts to consider, and the law itself is confusing. There are also various misconceptions about how to get compensation for your losses. Luckily, working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can provide you with answers and clear guidance to get what’s rightfully owed.
Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA represent those injured throughout the Sandusky, Ohio region. Let us listen to your story, answer your questions, and tell you what to expect. Our Sandusky injury lawyers work very hard for our clients, so they get the best outcome possible.
1. How Can I Win a Personal Injury Case?
In nearly all Ohio personal injury claims, it boils down to the facts and how well they’re documented. Insurance companies can be unreasonable and difficult to work with, but if the facts are in your favor and your lawyers can establish them, a big part of the dispute is over.
When it comes down to negotiating the value of your case, the insurance company knows if they push too far, they’ll have to go to trial. If the facts and evidence are on your side, that’s the last thing an insurance company will want to do.
2. What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Generally, the value of a personal injury case in Ohio depends on:
- Your Injuries: How severe they are, whether they are temporary or permanent, and the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
- Impact on Your Income: Whether you lost work and will continue to miss more. Some accident victims are so affected they may switch careers to one that pays less, or if they’re disabled, they can’t work at all.
- Your Bills: Paying substantial medical and rehabilitation bills would be a burden to anyone, especially if they’re expected in the future.
- Strength of Evidence: Is there concrete evidence that someone’s negligence led to your accident and injuries? Some examples include security camera video of a car going through a red light, an admission by a drunk driver, or multiple witnesses telling the same, damaging story.
- Insurance Policy: Without insurance coverage, the case may or may not be worth pursuing. The policy limit will also influence what the insurance company is willing to pay.
3. What Types of Personal Injury Cases Are There?
Personal injury cases are only limited by the kinds of injuries involved, how they’re caused, and the other party’s negligence. It can be as simple as a slip and fall, a car accident on Route 101, or as complex as a defective medication.
You might be injured on a poorly maintained roller coaster. A drunk motorcyclist could strike you as you cross the street. A defective knee replacement could make your pain and disability worse than before your surgery. A neighbor’s dog might attack your child. These are all examples of personal injury claims and should be discussed with an experienced lawyer.
4. Can I Win a Case if I’m Partially at Fault?
In Ohio, if you’re more than half at fault for the accident, there will be no recovery. However, when you are less than half to blame, your compensation award will be reduced by your share of fault. For instance, if a jury decides you share a third of the blame for a car accident because you were going too fast, your $300,000 award will be reduced by a third to $200,000.
5. Do I Need a Lawyer?
Simple cases, like fender benders that only involve property damage, probably don’t require a lawyer. The insurance company will pay for the repairs and will likely put you in a rental car. But if you’re injured – even mildly, and it’s someone else’s fault, call our office; you need an attorney.
There could be issues and future medical costs that you don’t see right away. The greater your injury, the more lost pay is at stake, the higher your medical bills, the more pain you suffer, and the more you need a lawyer to help you with your case. Talk to us so you can make a well-informed decision about choosing a lawyer or not. Your consultation is free, and there’s no cost unless you recover compensation.
Let An Experienced Sandusky Injury Attorney Help
If you’re injured after a severe accident, you may wonder what to do next. Contact an Ohio accident attorney at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA to discuss your situation, Ohio law, and your legal options.
We will help you understand what to expect and navigate the legal process while you get better. With our experience and record of success, insurance companies know we’re there to aggressively advocate for you and your family to achieve fair compensation.