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Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers

Whether you are hurt in a car accident on I-90, lost a loved one in a truck crash on 480, or are injured by a botched medical procedure at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio personal injury law (O.R.C. 2307) lets you pursue damages and financially recover for the harm inflicted.

 

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An Overview

Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio

When people in Cuyahoga County suffer injuries or a devastating loss due to another’s negligence, the Cleveland injury lawyers at KNR can help. Let our legal team advise you about your rights, help you through the insurance claim or lawsuit process, and pursue the best possible insurance settlement or another result that fully compensates you for everything you endured.

At KNR, we’re dedicated to helping Cleveland injury victims move on after an accident– physically and financially. We offer 100% free consultations, charge nothing up front, and will tell you what to expect from a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

How KNR Helps

Why Work with Our Cleveland Injury Law Firm?

KNR makes the legal system as pain-free as possible for injury victims across Northeastern Ohio. Going through a personal injury insurance claim or a lawsuit isn’t easy. Working with KNR is.

Our Cleveland Legal Team Will

  • Investigate, collect evidence, and find those at fault.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and financial experts.
  • Communicate with the insurer, clarify liability, and pursue max compensation.
  • Determine your claim’s full and fair value – what you lost and deserve to recover.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.

The KNR Difference

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Personal Injury: Eligibility & Examples

Personal Injury Claims in Cuyahoga County

You could be hurt by negligence anywhere from North Collinwood and Euclid Green to Riverside and Downtown Cleveland. But whether it was a car accident on Tremont Ave or a dog bite at a neighbor’s house in Elyria, you, fortunately, don’t have to carry the financial burden alone.

Personal injury cases in the Cleveland area usually require filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party. This means proving how they were negligent, establishing liability for your losses, and seeking compensation.

Negligence

Legally speaking, negligence occurs when someone fails to act how an “ordinary person” would in similar circumstances. For instance, they’d be considered negligent if the alleged at-fault party for a car crash was speeding over the limit, which caused an accident that injured you.

Proving Negligence

While the facts in your Cleveland personal injury case will be unique, establishing negligence requires:

You Were Owed a Duty of Care

The party who caused your accident was expected to act or take reasonable care (follow traffic laws, provide proper medical care, and keep an area safe).

The Duty Was Breached

The party in question did not meet their obligation (a driver was speeding, a doctor failed to examine you, or a property owner ignored a hazard).

The Breach Caused Harm

The accident resulted in injuries or harm. Examples include car accidents, failing to diagnose an illness, or falling on a neglected property.

You Suffered Damages

You must demonstrate that the accident, or your injuries, caused you physical or financial damages, like medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

You’ll need evidence to prove the other party’s negligence to an insurance company or court. Our attorneys accomplish this by using your medical and financial documents, witness reports, and expert testimony.

Comparative Negligence

Ohio law follows the “modified comparative negligence rule.” Under this statute, your degree of responsibility in. a personal injury case reduces your potential compensation.

So, if you slipped on a wet floor while shopping at Tower City Center but were distracted by your phone, you could share some responsibility for not seeing the hazard and your subsequent injuries.

If you’re found to be 10% at fault, your possible compensation will be reduced by 10%. Also, if you’re found to be more than 50% responsible, you can’t recover any compensation.

Common Cleveland Injuries

KNR provides personalized legal service and aggressive representation to injury victims across the Great Lakes Region. Our Cleveland personal injury law firm routinely assists clients across the area who are suffering from:

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KNR Cleveland: The Injury Cases We Handle

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has been helping injury victims for over 15 years. We proudly assist people to get back to the life they had before another’s carelessness caused them harm.

We handle a myriad of personal injury cases, including:

Recover from the Harm Done

Personal Injury Compensation

The value of a personal injury claim is hard to estimate without the facts. Typically, the financial recovery you can expect from an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit depends on:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your economic & non-economic losses
  • If the injury impacted your daily life
  • Any shared fault for your injuries
  • The parties involved & insurance limits

Our Cleveland attorneys can better calculate the compensation you may deserve after hearing about how your injuries impacted your life.

Personal injury Damages

A significant injury or loss creates financial harm, which the law references as “damages.” In a personal injury case, damages are paid to an injured party by the person or company found legally responsible (the defendant or their insurance company). An award can be agreed upon in a negotiated settlement or ordered by a judge or jury.

  • Special Damages— These are the economic losses you have suffered from the accident and your injuries. You can pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and employment benefits, reduced earning capacity, and out-of-pocket expenses.
  • General Damages — These are non-economic injuries and include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.
  • Punitive Damages— Punitive damages are intended to punish wrongdoers for reckless, malicious, or fraudulent behavior. These are not allowed in every case, and Ohio limits the punitive damages to twice the amount of compensatory damages.

Personal Injury Settlements

Most personal injury claims and lawsuits in Cuyahoga County reach a negotiated settlement. And while preparing for court makes your case stronger and shows insurance companies you are serious, you should ensure any proposed settlement covers all your losses. This means compensation for what you need now and will need in the future.

Remember that insurers are known to use aggressive tactics, so you accept less money. These methods include low-ball offers, diminishing your suffering, and suggesting you are at fault. Your attorney should know how to counter these tactics and be prepared to fight for your long-term interests.

Hold The Right Party Accountable

Cleveland Personal Injury Civil Actions

After your free initial consultation, your attorney should start investigating your accident, gathering evidence of your injury, and assessing your personal injury case’s viability. Your personal injury attorney may draft a demand letter to the insurance company or advise filing a lawsuit based on the facts.

Cleveland Lawsuits vs. Insurance Claims

Sometimes, large insurance companies don’t want to negotiate or offer far less than what’s right. Remember, they are profit-driven businesses and not focused on your well-being. Your best option to secure total and fair compensation may be a lawsuit.

The benefits of a lawsuit include showing an insurance company you can’t be pushed around, preserving your right under the statute of limitations, and granting you access to critical evidence during the discovery phase.

Personal Injury Time Limits

While some exceptions exist, Ohio Revised Code 2305.10 states that personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the incident or upon discovering injuries. This may seem like plenty of time, but time could be against you. Also, if the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from seeking compensation altogether.

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Cleveland Personal Injury Info & Resources

Filing a Lawsuit in Cuyahoga County

The Ohio courts of common pleas have jurisdiction in cases where the amount exceeds $15,000. As a result, most Cleveland area civil claims cases are filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, located at 41200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

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Personal Injury Evidence

Demonstrating that someone’s negligence caused harm to you or a loved one is more complicated than most expect. You might think the fault is clear-cut, but proving fault and liability requires evidence.

Personal injury evidence may include:

  • Accident Reports
  • Medical Records
  • Photos & Injuries
  • Medical Bills
  • Financial Documents
  • Insurance Forms
  • Witness Statements
  • Expert Opinions/Testimony
  • Accident Reconstruction Data

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Helpful Advice for Injury Victims

It’s hard to know what to do next, what mistakes to avoid, and how to help yourself when hurt in any Cleveland accident. No matter if a distracted driver hits you on Euclid Avenue or another act of negligence causes your injuries; the following could be helpful:

  • Keep a journal: Document every detail about your accident and the pain you experienced.
  • Report the accident: This may be the police, your insurance company, or sometimes the person/business you believe is responsible.
  • Preserve Evidence: Proof is the key to personal injury cases. Take photos or videos if you can and of your injuries.
  • Keep Medical Records: The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the right to a copy of your medical records from any provider.
  • Collect Docs & Info. Obtain police reports and witness information (names, addresses, and phone numbers). Give this and any financial records to your attorney.

What Are You Dealing With?

Cleveland Personal Injury FAQs

How Much Is My Injury Claim Worth?

Personal injury compensation varies based on the facts and extent of your injuries. While there is no typical calculation, you can better understand the law and what you can expect by speaking with a nearby personal injury lawyer.

Will I Win My Personal Injury Case?

Success can mean many things based on the details and what you need. The compensation you recover could be the difference in paying off your medical bills and moving on after an accident. And while there are no guarantees, you can do a few things to improve your odds of success in a personal injury claim

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most injury cases settle, and insurance companies will be quick to make contact and suggest you can resolve things without an attorney. However, when your case involves significant bills, issues regarding liability, or you need maximum compensation, you should work with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in the area. This provides an objective and professional opinion about your claim and how to proceed.

How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

Most quality personal injury law firms in Cleveland, including KNR, take cases on contingency. Your lawyer does not get paid unless you obtain a jury award or financial settlement.