The team of dedicated trial lawyers at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC understand the financial, emotional, and mental burden that happens if you experience an accident-related injury. If someone else caused the accident, you could be entitled to compensation. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services to protect your financial future.
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, one of the results could be a growing pile of medical bills you might not be able to afford. Two-thirds of people filing for bankruptcy report their medical bills are a key factor. Your best option is to engage an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you build a claim to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately, while you might be entitled to compensation, getting money out of an insurance company is no easy task. Our legal team wants you to get the full and fair compensation you are owed. We understand that no amount of money can make up for your injuries or property loss, but it can help to pay the bills and make your recovery a little bit easier.
If circumstances do not allow you to come to our office, we can be reached by phone and, in some circumstances, can travel to your home or the hospital. It’s our mission to help our clients get the legal help they need using our skills, experience, and resources.
How an Experienced Attorney Can Help
The insurance company may send a representative, called an adjuster, to ask you questions. Although they might act like they want to be your friend, you should know it is their job to gather evidence that disproves your claim.
The adjuster may want to ask you questions or may ask for a recorded statement. You are within your rights to refuse to answer questions until your attorney is with you. The skilled and experienced legal team at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that could harm your case.
An adjuster might also make a settlement offer. When you work with us, we use our experience and resources to give you a professional assessment of the value of your case. This helps during negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Our Team of Skilled Lawyers
Our skilled team of trial lawyers is led by Justin L. Lawrence, managing partner of Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC. Each year since becoming eligible in 2018, Justin was named a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters. This rating demonstrates strength in professional achievement.
Our award-winning legal team consists of lawyers with a variety of experience, including work in federal and state law, claims for disability benefits, federal workers’ compensation programs, and bankruptcy.
Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
In the U.S., each state limits how long you have to file a lawsuit. This time limit is defined by the statute of limitations. Ohio law allows two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to note that medical malpractice claims must be filed one year from the date of the injury.
If you miss these deadlines, you have likely given up the right to seek justice in court.
When the adjuster knows they are working with someone inexperienced with insurance companies or the law, they use strategies to take advantage of you. One strategy is to delay negotiations until you get so frustrated you might drop the case, or it extends past the time you can file a personal injury lawsuit. When you’re working with the experienced legal team at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC, we leverage this time limit to your advantage during negotiations with the insurance company.
Our Practice Areas
Slight nuances in the law can have a significant impact on the outcome of your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. If you experience an accident-related injury from an accident that wasn’t your fault, seek out an experienced attorney.
Our trial lawyers are aggressive negotiators and skilled litigators whose goal is to protect your right to fair compensation. If you do not see the type of accident you experienced in the list below, call our office at (513) 351-5997 to discuss your options. Our practice areas include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Drunk driving motorcycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Distracted driving
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Aggressive driver accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Rental scooter accidents
- Rental bike accidents
- Product liability
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
- Loss of spouse or child
- Workers’ compensation
- Survivor benefits
If negotiations with the insurance company are successful, your settlement may include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are compensation for verifiable and objective costs that are related to the injuries you sustained in the accident. These can include lost wages, lost future earnings, and medical expenses. Non-economic damages are compensation for subjective costs that are not verifiable. This can include pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If negotiations are not successful, we may proceed to a personal injury lawsuit. If the court finds in your favor, they may award you economic and non-economic damages. In rare cases, the court might award punitive damages. These are not meant as compensation for your injuries but rather are a punishment for the defendant’s intentional, egregious, or malicious actions that caused the accident.
Contact Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC for Help After an Accident
If you or a loved one are recovering from injuries caused by someone else’s risky behavior or negligent actions, call the personal injury attorneys at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC. Our dedicated and professionally recognized lawyers have the experience and skill to go up against large insurance companies and litigate your case in court.
We want you to know that you are not alone. Let us help you fight for fair compensation for your injuries while you focus on recovery. Call our office today at (513) 351-5997 for your free consultation and case evaluation.