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Dublin, Ohio 43017
Personal injuries come in many forms. Injures often result from car wrecks and collisions on the highway, but personal injuries can result from slips and falls from hidden and unmarked dangers on the premises, injuries result from products that fail or are simply dangerous, injuries can arise from defective medical implants or pharmaceutical drugs, and injuries can result from animal attacks, such as dog bites.
Injuries require a lawyer who is willing and able to investigate, research, communicate, collect documentation, and negotiate with the insurance company or others.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer does not mean that you are suing someone. Most people don’t like lawsuits and don’t want to sue. Oliver Law Office tries to resolve cases outside of the courtroom before a lawsuit is even filed. Through hard work and diligence, we often resolve cases without filing a complaint in Court. However, if we are unable to get a case settled or if the person who caused the injury (called the “tortfeasor”) is not willing to be reasonable, we WILL file suit to protect our clients’ rights.
Damages in personal injury claims include economic and non-economic damages. In Ohio, like many states, injured parties are entitled to be reimbursed for their medical bills if they are reasonable and necessary and proximately caused by the incident. Injured parties may also be entitled to past and future lost earnings as well as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
How does an injured party choose a good lawyer? It is important to ask if the lawyer has tried personal injury cases to a jury and how many times he or she has done so. Ask if your lawyer will try the case if it doesn’t settle, or whether the case will be referred out to another firm at some future date. Ask whether the lawyer will communicate with you or whether you will be in communication with the secretary or paralegal.
Most importantly, never agree to sign anything with an insurance company without consulting a lawyer and discussing your options. We offer free consultations for personal injury cases, so if you were injured and you need help or simply have questions about a document you are being asked to sign, please call Oliver Law Office at call 614-220-9100 or contact us through our online form below.