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What is a personal injury?
"Personal injury" is a broad term that means any type of accident that leads to a bodily injury. While many personal injuries may result in an award for damages, you may be precluded from any recovery due to the amount of time since the injury or because of a statute restricts recovery for the injury. The attorneys at Ryan LLP are Ohio personal injury attorneys that represent clients who have suffered an injury during an auto accident, truck accident, product accident, or as the result of medical malpractice.Our lawyers exclusive focus on these specific serious personal injury cases and can evaluate your claim to determine whether you may be entitled to a monetary award. By dealing just with these specific types of cases, our lawyers know the nuances of the laws governing personal injury cases and motor vehicle insurance in Ohio. We have great familiarity with the insurance companies, their attorneys and the insurance adjusters. We have developed a reputation with them as personal injury attorneys who will ethically and professionally fight for our client's interests at every turn. Also, because our personal injury attorneys have beaten all of the major insurance companies at trial, they know that our lawyers are not just bluffing during settlement negotiations about our willingness to go to trial. Accordingly, this focus, reputation and expertise allows us to put our clients in the best position to achieve fair compensation for their injuries.
I slipped on ice/snow, can I recover my medical expenses?
A large majority of slip and fall cases are the result of individuals losing their footing on ice or snow. In the State of Ohio, a property owner cannot be held liable for injuries that were the result of the natural accumulation of ice or snow. However, if the property owner created a hazard either intentionally or negligently, then you may be able to recover for your injuries. For example, a property owner has a broken downspout that directs water onto a sidewalk, which then freezes. If an individual slips on that ice and is injurred, the property owner may be held responsible for the injuries that occurred as a result of the unnatural accumulation of ice.
What is my case worth?
Predicting the value of any Ohio personal injury case is almost impossible. Ohio has laws that limit the recovery and the legislature has made it very difficult for the injured to recover a fair award for their injuries. There are many factors that effects the value of a case. Attorneys can only give you a general idea of the value of your case based on cases they have previously handled with similar facts and injuries as the present case. That said, the lawyers at Ryan LLP generally are able to give our clients a settlement range that they can reasonably expect after our lawyers have reviewed the client's personal injury case.
When can I recover damages as a result of an accident that occurred in Ohio?
To recover damages as a result of an accident or medical malpractice in Ohio, you must have suffered an injury to your person or property from the actions of another individual. In other words, the person or company who caused the harm or injury must be at fault for your accident.
An insurance company offered me money, should I accept?
Maybe. But before any offer is accepted, you should have your case reviewed by an attorney. Ryan, LLP can review your case and advise you whether hiring a law firm is advantageous to your case. The insurance adjuster has the insurance company's interests in mind. An experienced representative will seek compensation with your interests in mind.