If you were injured in an accident in Ohio that wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to compensation. After an accident where you were hurt, you may have mounting medical bills to pay, and you may be unable to work due to your injury. You’re probably also aggravated because you were in an accident someone else caused. How do you move forward?
The Covington personal injury lawyers from Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC know what to do. You can call us about your accident. We’ll advise you about your legal options, and if you hire us, we will fight hard to protect your rights.
After any type of accident, you probably have questions about filing insurance claims, negotiating with insurance adjusters, or filing a personal injury lawsuit. Each of these steps can be intimidating. We want you to know that you are not alone. Call our office today at (513) 351-5997 for your free consultation and case evaluation with one of our nationally acclaimed lawyers.
The Time Allowed to File a Lawsuit
In every state, you have a limited time in which you can file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is dictated by the statute of limitations. In Ohio, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.
If you miss the statutory deadline, your case will likely be dismissed without being heard. You’ll give up your right to seek justice and recover damages through the court system. A year may seem like a long time, but it can pass quickly if you have been significantly injured and need time to recover. Don’t let one accident change the plans you have for your future. Contact our office today.
How Can an Experienced Attorney Help?
After an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company may send an insurance adjuster to ask you questions. These are skilled investigators and negotiators whose goal is to gather evidence to disprove your claim. You are well within your rights to request the presence of your attorney when you’re being questioned or giving a recorded statement.
In fact, it’s in your best interest to wait for legal representation before you speak to anyone from the insurance company. Our experienced attorneys can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that could negatively affect your case.
An insurance adjuster may also make an early settlement offer. These are usually not fair compensation for your injuries or property damage. Even if they suggest that it’s the last offer you’ll get, that’s probably not true. If the adjuster thinks you aren’t represented, they may try to get you to settle your claim quickly just so you can get cash sooner. You want our legal team on your side to aggressively protect your rights and negotiate with the insurance company for fair compensation.
If negotiations are not successful, you may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.
Once we take your case, our attorneys, who are skilled and tenacious litigators, will begin preparing evidence to support your case. Your best chance at getting the compensation you deserve is to hire our legal team. We can help you hold the at-fault party and their insurance company responsible for your injuries and losses.
Our Practice Areas
Personal injury insurance claims and lawsuits can be filed after a wide variety of accidents. We recognize that your accident will have happened under unique circumstances, and we’ll spend the time to understand the details of your case.
This information is used to prepare a customized plan to recover the fair compensation that you deserve. The legal team at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC has the experience and the skills you need, whatever the cause of your injury. These are some of the types of cases we handle:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Box truck accidents
- Distracted driving
- Bike rental accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Scooter rental accidents
- Aggressive driving accidents
- Indoor slip-and-fall
- Shopping injuries
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Wrongful death
Types of Injuries
Accidents can result in significant physical, mental, or emotional injury. Our legal team has experience representing clients who have suffered the following injuries:
- Brain injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Depression and anxiety
- Heart attack
- Internal injuries
- Kidney damage
- Neck or back injury
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Psychological injury, including PTSD
- Torn or ruptured ligaments and tendons
- Traumatic amputation (loss of limb)
- Spinal cord injury
Types of Compensation Available
After an accident that was not your fault, you may have questions about the type of compensation available. The legal team from Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC understands that no amount of compensation can make up for your injuries. However, when you’re facing mounting medical bills and replacement costs, recovering compensation can help the process go more smoothly.
When negotiations with the insurance company are successful, you may get compensation for your economic and non-economic losses in your settlement.
Economic losses are objective and verifiable costs for which you likely have a receipt or invoice. For example, medical expenses, such as doctor visits, prescriptions, assistive devices, or physical therapy, are economic losses. Other economic losses include lost wages if you were unable to return to work immediately or lost earning potential if the injuries prevent you from ever returning to your employment.
Non-economic losses are subjective and non-verifiable costs. These can include pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, or loss of consortium.
If negotiations are not successful and you choose to file a personal injury lawsuit, you could be awarded damages as compensation for your losses. The judge might also award punitive damages. These are not compensation for your injuries but are meant as punishment for the at-fault party and are intended to prevent them from repeating their behavior.
Contact Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC to Protect Your Rights in Covington
If you were injured in an accident in Covington, our personal injury attorneys from Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC understand the physical, financial, and emotional burden you may be experiencing. Our lawyers are strong advocates for your rights and will aggressively negotiate to get you the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at (513) 351-5997, or reach out to us online for your free consultation and case evaluation. We have offices in Ohio and in Kentucky to serve you.