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Central Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers
Ohio Personal injury law is the area of the law that holds people or organizations responsible for the harm they cause to others by their negligence or misconduct. Personal injury (injury to a person) is an injury to the body, mind, or emotions of the victim. It is not damage to physical property, such as damage to a car. Personal injury includes physical harm, such as broken or fractured bones, back injury, head injury, bruises, or any serious injury sustained in an accident. Personal injury also includes the emotional or psychological injury experienced by a person as a result of the trauma of being injured or their recovery from injuries. It is important in personal injury claims that not only a victim receives fair compensation for the injuries and loss they suffered, but that their claims are protected for future medical care and attention. We provide legal representation to personal injury clients and make sure that they are fully compensated for all claims, including future medical expense, loss of quality of life, future loss income, and the loss to the victim’s family.
Under Ohio personal injury laws, victims of injury who suffer physical, financial, emotional or psychological harm, have the right to sue the people who caused their injuries. Legal action for injury claims seek to recover the costs victims had to pay because of the accident, which can include medical bills, loss of income, funeral bills and more. Some loss and damage from an injury may be difficult to calculate a dollar amount for compensation. However, under Ohio law, Ohio common law provides that an injured person may recover for the following damages: physical pain; anxiety; mental distress; loss of enjoyment of life; inability to perform ordinary activities; and, physical impairment. Further, Ohio law recognizes that a spouse suffers when their husband or wife is injured and they have a claim for the loss of the care, comfort and companionship of their spouse.
In cases where a person causes harm to others because they are reckless, or show disregard for the safety of others, or intentionally cause harm to others, victims of injuries in these cases may also be able to recover punitive damages, which seek to punish wrongdoers financially for deliberate or flagrant violations of the law.
The most common type of personal injury claims in Ohio arise from car accidents, and as a result, the typical subjects for personal-injury lawsuits include, car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Claims for personal injury may also include slips and falls or premises liability; construction accidents; workplace injuries, defective products or foods, or intentional acts of others that cause injury. Unfortunately, we are seeing more and more people injured who have been injured by a drunk driver.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of negligence or misconduct on the part of someone else, we can help you recover financial compensation for your accident claim. We provide free personal injury consultations to victims of injuries in Ohio. We charge you nothing unless you win a recovery. Please call us anytime at (614)-523-7575 or fill out our free consult form on this website.