Typical personal injury accidents in Beachwood include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and dog bites. And if you or a loved one is suffering because of these or another careless act, you deserve to know your legal options. At KNR, our Beachwood personal injury attorneys are here to help and pursue all the compensation you need.
Our mission is to let you recover – physically and financially. We offer 100% free consults, charge nothing upfront, and will explain what to expect from a personal injury settlement or lawsuit.
How KNR Helps
KNR makes seeking compensation after an injury or wrongful death as pain-free as possible. We know going through an insurance claim isn’t easy. Working with KNR is.
Topics we’ll cover in the following video:
Personal Injury: Eligibility & Examples
Personal injury laws protect individuals if they are harmed by another’s act, failure to act, or negligence.
These laws let you recover from the various financial losses of an injury or tragic loss. In a personal claim or lawsuit, the party who caused the harm or their insurance prover pays compensates to the victim to return them to their condition before the incident.
Negligence is what an “ordinary person” would have done in similar circumstances. In a dog bite case, an owner would be negligent if their behavior differed from what an ordinary person would have done. An example would be letting their dog off the leash despite knowing it is aggressive.
Establishing negligence is a major aspect of any personal injury claim. Once neglect is apparent, you can identify who’s liable for the harm. To prove fault and liability for your injuries, you must demonstrate:
The party at fault was expected to follow traffic laws, provide appropriate medical care, or keep an area safe.
The party in question did not meet their obligation (a driver was speeding, a doctor failed to perform a standard exam, or an employee didn’t clean up a spill).
The breach of duty caused an incident in which you suffered harm. This could be a car crash, complications from an illness, or a fall.
The accident had a negative (financial and non-financial) impact on your life. Examples may include medical bills, diminished income, and your pain and suffering.
You’ll need evidence to meet these legal requirements. A Beachwood personal injury lawyer accomplishes this by presenting medical and financial documents, witness reports, and expert testimony.
Ohio follows a “modified comparative negligence rule.” This means your degree of fault will reduce the amount you are entitled to after an injury. So, if you’re in a car accident but by speeding, you’re found to be 10% responsible too, your award will be reduced by 10%. However, you can’t collect anything if you’re more than 50% to blame.
KNR believes that every client deserves personal service and passionate representation – especially when insurance companies and those at fault will be trying to limit or deny what they owe you. Our Beachwood personal injury law firm assists people in Cleveland’s suburbs with all manner of injuries, including:
As a statewide Ohio injury firm, KNR is never too far.
More than 5 centuries of legal experience at your disposal.
A member of the KNR team is always available to you.
Millions of dollars recovered for our clients.
We handle the cost, so you pay nothing.
KNR Practice Areas
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has been helping Cuyahoga County injury victims for over 15 years. Whether a driver struck you on 422, you slipped the Pavilion Shopping Center, or a truck hit you in 175, we proudly assist people in the Beachwood area whenever negligence causes them harm.
Recover from the Harm Done
The value of a personal injury claim is hard to estimate. But the compensation you can recover through an insurance claim or lawsuit s related to:
Our lawyers in Beachwood, Ohio, can maximize & recover compensation for all the ways an injury impacted your life.
Economic damages are easily documented and usually have exact dollar amounts, backed up by receipts and financial records. They include your:
These are the subjective ways an injury harmed you and your life. They are also harder to calculate. Examples include your pain & suffering, lowered quality of life, and any disfigurement or disability.
Punitive damages are not available in every personal injury claim but are possible in severe cases. This is financial compensation intended to punish the party at fault (monetarily at least) if their conduct was malicious, intentional, or grossly negligent. A typical example of gross negligence is drunk driving or if you were hurt due to someone’s criminal act.
Ohio limits the financial damages you can recoup. Non-economic damages are capped at $250,000 or three times the economic amount with a $350,000 limit. Punitive damages also can’t rise above two times the economic damages.
Hold The Right Party Accountable
After your initial consultation, a lawyer will investigate to determine if you have a valid personal injury case. This involved interviewing witnesses, collecting documents, and identifying the alleged liable parties. Your attorney will file a personal injury claim when sufficient evidence is gathered.
Most personal injury cases settle before trial. These personal injury settlement agreements are worked out between you, your lawyer, and the insurance company, but they should account for all your damages: now and in the future.
Keep in mind that insurance companies want you to accept less. They do this by making low-ball offers, minimizing your injuries, and casting doubt on their degree of liability. Your Beachwood attorney should be aware of their tactics and aggressively negotiate on your behalf.
Sometimes, insurance companies don’t negotiate in good faith or limit what evidence you can review. You may need to file a lawsuit or take the other side to court in these cases.
Even if you file a lawsuit, your case will still usually settle. However, by preparing your personal injury case for court, you show the insurance company your claim can’t be ignored. It lets your attorneys use the discovery phase to collect important evidence that strengthens your claim.
There is a time limit for getting compensation. While there are a few exceptions, Ohio Revised Code 2305.10 states personal injury lawsuits must be brought within two years from the accident, incident, or discovery of your injuries.
Two years may sound like a lot of time, but evidence and witnesses may not be available for long. It’s wise to consult a local lawyer in Beachwood and preserve your right to compensation.
Most personal injury cases with more significant losses in the Beachwood area are handled by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.More Personal Injury Resources
Proving that another party caused your injuries and subsequent financial harm due to their negligence requires proof. Examples will vary based on the situation, but commonly used evidence in personal injury cases can be:
If you or a loved one were harmed because of another’s negligence in Beachwood or around suburban Cleveland, the following could help your case:
What Are You Dealing With?
Personal injury compensation varies based on the details and your injuries. While there is no typical settlement, more severe injuries result in higher awards. By speaking with a lawyer, nearby, you can better understand your case and what you can expect.
Wining can mean a lot of things based on the situation. And while there are no guarantees in a personal injury claim, you can strengthen your case and improve your odds of success.
Most cases settle, but when your case involves major medical bills, lost wages, disputes about fault, or to ensure you recover maximum compensation, you should consult a personal injury lawyer.
Most quality personal injury law firms in the area, including KNR, operate on a contingency basis. This means a lawyer does not get paid unless you obtain a jury award or financial settlement.