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Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers

Carla Cannon avatar
Carla represents clients at district and staff hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio, Common Pleas Courts, and in the Tenth District Court of Appeal...
Robert Corey Heit avatar
I am Ohio personal injury lawyer Corey Heit. Based in Westerville, Heit Law, LLC, represents clients throughout the Columbus area and across the state. My dedic...
Gregory J McCleery avatar
Attorney Gregory J. McCleery represents clients throughout southeastern Ohio, primarily in the areas of oil and gas, real estate, wills and criminal law. Greg b...
John Karl Rinehardt avatar
Attorney John Rinehardt earned his law degree at the Ohio State University College of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in 1986. Ever since, John has ...
Kyle Wright avatar
Kyle Wright is a partner at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co., LPA. He has handled a variety of complex personal injury, wrongful death, and motor ...
Carl McCoy Esq avatar
I am Carl McCoy, Attorney at Law. I have provided personalized, competent and affordable legal services to residents of central Ohio for more than 30 years. I a...
Timothy Misny Esq avatar
Tim Misny is an experienced Ohio personal injury lawyer. For over 30 years, Mr. Misny has worked to fight for his personal injury and medical malpractice client...
Richard Anthony Vadnal Esq avatar
Aggressive pursuit of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice cases. "AV" rating (highest rating possible) by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory...
Charles Douglas Lynch Esq avatar
Charles Lynch is a compassionate Ohio family law attorney with 40 years of experience helping people through these complex and frequently emotional times in the...

If you were in an accident and sustained serious or permanent injuries, the insurance for any negligent parties should pay your mounting medical expenses. If you are having trouble with making an injury claim or you need to pursue personal injury lawsuits for something like wrongful death car accidents, navigating that legal process is best with the help of a Ohio personal injury law attorney.

Who is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A Ohio personal injury lawyer is someone who handles cases where you have sustained injuries and deserve compensation. You might, for example, get in a car accident, have a slip and fall accident while at a restaurant, or have a wrongful death case because of negligent behavior from a doctor.

In any situation where someone doesn't follow laws expected from them, they are liable for their negligence, primarily if that negligence causes harm to another person. For instance, if you slip on the floor someone neglected to mop up and knew it could cause harm, or you get in a car accident where someone ignored the traffic laws, you deserve compensation for the medical bills. Personal injury lawyers make sure that you get that compensation.

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?

A personal injury attorney helps you start a personal injury case by reaching out to the insurance companies for any other parties involved. If, for example, somebody T-Bones your vehicle on the road, a personal injury attorney will negotiate on your behalf and lead communication with the insurance company for the other driver.

During these negotiations, your lawyer will explain why the other party was at fault, list any of the injuries you have sustained or income you have lost due to injuries, and provide proof for that. After that, they will demand compensation accordingly.

If the insurance companies refuse to pay, a personal injury attorney will help you prepare your case for trial. This includes gathering all right documents and building a case to prove that someone was negligent, and as a direct result of that negligence, you were injured and deserve compensation.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Ohio?

You don't necessarily need to hire a personal injury lawyer just because you were in a car accident. The key factor in determining whether you need a lawyer and compensation is negligence. You have to know and be able to prove that the other party was negligent, that they knowingly and willingly broke the law or failed to do something they should have, and as a direct result of that, you were injured.

How Do I Choose a Personal Injury Attorney in Ohio?

After an accident, you might be in a great deal of pain, and you might be struggling with financial bills, car repairs, and more. Choosing a personal injury attorney shouldn't add to your stress. For starters, always take advantage of consultation. If you doubt that you need an attorney, reach out to a few personal injury attorneys in Ohio. You can talk to them about whether they think you have a case during the consultation. Go with someone you believe will have the time necessary to dedicate to your case, someone who has experience working with similar personal injury cases, and someone who seems trustworthy.

What is the Personal Injury Lawyer's Average Cost in Ohio?

Personal injury legal representation is typically billed at a percentage of your settlement. This means, instead of getting upfront payment for your injury claim, your attorney will simply take maybe 10% of your fair compensation settlement once you have received your payouts. You can talk this through when you are interviewing potential personal injury attorneys in Ohio.

Do Personal Injury Attorneys Usually Charge for Consultations?

No, personal injury attorneys do not usually charge for a consultation. Because of the nature of personal injury law, most attorneys will offer a free 30-minute consultation. During that, they go over the aspects of your case and explain what they would do moving forward if you hired them for personal injury litigation and what to expect.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money do I need to pay to start the legal process?

During your free consultation, the lawyer determines if they will take your case, but you don’t need money to begin your case. Personal injury lawyers typically take a contingency fee and don’t get paid unless you do.

Will I owe you money if you don’t win my case?

Lawyers do not collect anything if you lose your case or settlement. However, sometimes even if the case isn't settled and is lost at trial, the client can be responsible for certain fees.

How long will my case take from beginning to end?

It is difficult to answer that question because each case is different. Consequently, every case has its own lifespan and some cases settle faster than others. Ultimately, it all boils down to the specific facts and parties involved.