If you were involved in an accident due to another person’s negligence and sustained an injury, do not hesitate to contact Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC for legal representation. You might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and the trauma you experienced.
At Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC, our team of highly skilled and experienced Norwood personal injury attorneys understands the challenges of recovering after a traumatic accident. It can affect your family, job, and happiness. A serious accident often upends a person’s life and disrupts their daily routine. We want to help you get back on your feet and move forward.
Call us at (513) 351-5997 for a free consultation to learn more about our services and what we can do for you.
Personal Injury Cases We Take
Since 2005, our personal injury lawyers in Norwood, Ohio, have represented clients that have been injured by the wrongdoing of others. We have the resources and knowledge to take on personal injury cases, including:
- Truck accidents – Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds if the trailer contains a full cargo load. The occupants of a smaller vehicle typically sustain catastrophic injuries during a collision with a large truck.
- Rental scooter accidents – Scooters might seem like a fun mode of transportation, but they can be hazardous. Some roadways don’t have designated bicycle lanes for scooter riders, placing them at risk of injury in an accident with a motor vehicle.
- Dog bites – Dogs can cause severe damage during an attack. Infections are common following a bite due to the bacteria that live in a dog’s mouth. The owner could be held liable for the victim’s injuries under the strict liability law.
- Premises liability – Property owners should always offer a safe place for guests to visit. However, a lack of repairs and inadequate maintenance can create dangerous conditions, increasing the risk of injury.
- Car accidents – Car accidents are often the result of driver inattention or error. In 2020, 245,838 crashes occurred in Ohio. A total of 5,926 crashes resulted in serious injuries, and 1,154 of those accidents were fatal.
- Slip and falls – A slip and fall can happen for various reasons. Whether due to a slippery floor, obstructed walkway, or poor lighting, the property owner could be at fault for the hazardous conditions.
- Bicycle accidents – Bicyclists often share the road with motor vehicle drivers. Even if there’s a bike lane for riders to use, they still travel alongside cars and trucks. A dangerous error or split second of inattention can cause a motorist to drift into the bicycle lane, sideswiping a biker.
- Motorcycle accidents – In 2020, there were 212 motorcyclist fatalities in Ohio. Even if riders take the necessary safety precautions, there’s nothing to protect them from other vehicles and flying debris during a collision.
- Rental bike accidents – Rental bikes are convenient and affordable transportation options for residents and tourists. Unfortunately, a defective bike, reckless motorist, or another contributing factor could result in a severe accident.
- Product liability – Manufacturing companies must meet quality and safety standards when providing the public with products. During the design, construction, or marketing phase, errors can place defective products in the hands of consumers, leading to injuries and death.
- Pedestrian accidents – Some drivers ignore pedestrians who are proceeding through an intersection or crosswalk. Others don’t notice someone trying to cross the street because of a distraction. Either way, pedestrians are at an increased risk of death during collisions with vehicles.
- Wrongful death – If someone’s negligence leads to a person’s death, the surviving family can seek compensation for the losses they suffered from the at-fault party.
If you want to discuss your personal injury case to determine what your available legal options may be, contact Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC immediately.
Common Injuries Associated with Personal Injury Accidents
Anyone can find themselves in a dangerous situation caused by another person or company’s negligent misconduct. The severity of the injury typically depends on the type of accident and contributing factors. The most common injuries include:
- Loss of limb
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Electrical shock
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ failure
- Psychological injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
Medical bills can become a significant expense and result in economic strain. Accident victims face disruptions to their lives, whether the injury is minor or severe. Recovering after an accident while trying to seek compensation from the negligent party can be overwhelming. Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC is ready to take on the responsibility for your insurance claim or lawsuit so you can focus on healing.
Compensation Available for a Personal Injury
If someone else causes your injury, you can pursue a personal injury case. The compensation you recover will depend on the severity of your injury, your total incurred expenses, and additional factors.
Whether you choose to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, you could seek compensation to cover the losses you suffered in the accident, such as:
- Medical bills
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Punitive or exemplary damages might also be available when you file a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for your injuries. This financial award punishes the defendant for their actions and attempts to deter similar behavior in the future.
Deadline to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Every state has a statute of limitations, a strict timeframe in which a person can initiate a lawsuit against another person or entity. In Ohio, the statute of limitations is two years. That means you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of your injury. If the statute expires, you could lose your right to compensation.
There are exceptions that could extend the statute of limitations. If you were of unsound mind or under 18 years old at the time of the incident, the timeframe would not begin until you turn 18 or are no longer of unsound mind. You would then have two years from that date to initiate the lawsuit.
If you were injured in an accident due to someone’s negligent actions, contact Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC immediately to discuss your personal injury case with us. One of our Norwood personal injury attorneys can meet you for a free consultation to review the circumstances of the incident and determine how to proceed with your case.