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Personal Injury FAQ
Being involved in an accident can have long-lasting effects on your life. If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence of another individual, it is in your best interest to read the following personal injury FAQ and contact a personal injury attorney right away.
Sustaining an injury can make your life difficult and complicated. Read our personal injury FAQ below for suggestions on how to improve your situation after you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the carelessness and negligence of someone else, you should seek help from the personal injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping those who have been wrongfully injured. We can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
What should I do after a car accident?
Immediately after a car accident, you should call 911 for help and make sure anyone involved is okay. You should get to the side of the road and out of traffic, if possible. While you are waiting for the police to arrive at the scene, you should take pictures of the accident to document what occurred, because your claim’s success will rely heavily on evidence.
Do I need a lawyer to pursue a car accident claim?
Pursuing a car accident claim can be complex and confusing. While you are recovering from your injuries and the trauma of an accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about navigating the legal process alone. Having an experienced car accident attorney can let you take care of yourself and recover while we handle the legal side of things.
Additionally, insurance companies are known to give lowball offers to their clients. Our car accident lawyers know how to navigate these offers and can negotiate with the insurance company for you.
Should I accept an offer from the insurance company?
Having an experienced lawyer at your side can help you become aware of any lowball offers an insurance company may give you. Since these offers are extremely common, you need a knowledgeable car accident lawyer at your side to negotiate on your behalf and help fight for your right to the compensation you deserve.
Call us today if you’re asking yourself, “should I accept an offer from the insurance company?”
What is a class action lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit occurs when one or more people who have been harmed by the same product or action sue a large group or corporation. Lawsuits are classified as class action when the dispute affects each member of the class, and because the lawsuit is against so many people that is unreasonable for them to all be in court at the same time.
Different lawsuits that fall under this category are employment class actions, consumer class actions, product liability class actions, and pharmaceutical class actions.
Who can I sue for injuries caused by a defective product?
A defective product can pose a great threat to your safety and the safety of the ones you love. If you have been the victim of a defective product, you may able to file a claim against the manufacturer. There are different types of product defects such as manufacturing, warning, and design defects.
If you’re wondering who you can sue for injuries caused by a defective product, call one of our personal injury attorneys right away. Once you pinpoint what caused your product to malfunction, your product liability lawyer will help you file your claim. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and punitive damages.
How do I make a workers’ compensation claim?
In order to make a successful workers’ compensation claim in Ohio, you must prove that your injury happened while you were working and was caused by work related factor. You must report your injury to your employer as soon as possible, as the statute of limitations for work-related injury or condition is one year from the day you were injured, or learned that you were injured. If you suffer from an occupational disease, then you have two years after the disability began or six months after you were diagnosed to file a claim.
The workers’ compensation process can be complex. It is important to have a knowledgeable Ohio work injury attorney at your side to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for the losses you’ve suffered.
What benefits can I get through workers’ compensation in Ohio?
In Ohio, you are legally allowed to recover workers’ compensation benefits for an occupational illness or for being injured while working. With an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at your side, you may be able to recover compensation for: medical benefits, lost wages, disability payments, and re-training or rehabilitation benefits.
What should I do if I suffered serious prescription drug side effects?
If you or someone you love has suffered serious prescription drug side effects, you may be eligible for compensation. When a prescription is administered, your doctor has a legal duty to inform you of the advantages and disadvantages of the medication, how the medication will react to any other medications you are currently taking, and the medication’s known side effects. If your doctor failed to do so, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
Who is liable for medical device injuries?
There are three types of defective medical device product claims, including devices manufactured improperly, wrongly-designed devices, and devices that were marketed incorrectly.
Depending on how your device malfunctioned and injured you, one or more parties could be liable for your medical device injuries. These parties include the manufacturer, testing laboratory, doctor, hospital, and retail distributor.
What compensation can I receive in a wrongful death claim?
If your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, you should file a wrongful death claim. Through this claim, you may be able to receive compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of your family member’s monetary support, loss of companionship, loss of a prospective inheritance you might have received from your family member, and mental anguish.
While compensation can’t bring your loved one back, it can help your family right now. Contact our Ohio wrongful death lawyers today to get started.
What compensation can I receive in a prescription drug claim?
If a medical professional gave you the wrong medication, mixed your medication incorrectly, gave you the wrong dosage, and/or failed to check for potential drug interactions, you can file a prescription drug claim. With the help of an Ohio medical malpractice attorney, you can pursue compensation for medical costs and hospital bills, loss of income, disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
What compensation can I receive in a medical malpractice claim?
If you or your loved one has suffered because of a medical professional’s negligence, you can file a medical malpractice claim and pursue compensation for your or your loved one’s injuries and losses. You can potentially receive compensation for medical costs and hospital bills, loss of income, disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
What compensation can I receive in a premises liability claim?
Some common types of property injuries that lead to a premises liability claims include broken steps that led to someone’s fall, puddles that caused a slip, poor lighting, and more. Through your premises liability claim, you can pursue compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
Can I sue a trucking company for an accident caused by their driver?
Liability for trucking accidents can be complex and confusing. In most trucking accidents, there are multiple parties that can be held responsible for your accident. These include the trucking company, the truck driver, and any other third-party that could have impacted your accident, such as the manufacturer of the truck and its parts.
When it comes to trucking claims, establishing liability is necessary in order to receive the compensation you deserve. That is why you should hire an experienced Ohio truck accident attorney who knows how to investigate the accident and hold the negligible parties accountable.
What compensation can I receive in a defective product claim?
If you have been the victim of a defective product, you can file a defective product claim. Through this claim, you may be able to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and in some situations – punitive damages. Product liability claims can be complex and add stress on top of dealing with the injuries you’ve incurred from the malfunctioning product. That’s why you should hire an Ohio product liability lawyer who understands and can handle the legal process while you focus on recovery.
What are compensatory damages?
In the event you file a successful lawsuit, you will be entitled to collecting damages. There are two different types of damages: punitive and compensatory. While punitive damages will punish the individual or group found guilty, compensatory damages are awarded to the victims of the case. Compensatory damages can cover physical injuries, medical bills, emotional suffering, and more.
Who pays for my car accident medical bills and lost income?
The at-fault party will pay damages once your lawsuit and trial have been resolved. However, they are not required to pay your medical bills and lost income on a constant basis. Since Ohio is not a no-fault state, you will be required to pay for your medical bills. An exception would be if you have medical payment insurance coverage, also known as “med pay.” Med pay limits vary, but they are generally less than $10,000.
Can I recover even if the liable party has no insurance?
If you are in an accident and the at-fault driver has no insurance or very minimal coverage, you can still recover compensation if you have uninsured and/or underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured coverage will pay for your bills and expenses in the event that the at-fault driver has no coverage at all. On the other hand, if the at-fault driver has insurance, but has extremely low liability limits, your underinsured insurance will cover what the at-fault driver’s insurance company cannot.
Can I collect injury compensation beyond the insurance policy limits?
If you seek to collect compensation beyond the insurance policy limits, there are multiple routes you can go such as taking your lawsuit against different defendants, receiving compensation under an umbrella insurance policy, or collecting from the defendant.
Suing different defendants is common in product liability cases where multiple parties such as the manufacturer, distributor, and store selling the product can be held negligible.
Can I sue a homeowner for a dog bite?
Ohio operates under the “one bite rule.” Under this rule, you may be able to file a claim against the dog’s owner if the dog has previously bit someone else. Additionally, dog bites are typically covered under homeowner’s insurance. Through your claim, you may be eligible to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potential punitive damages. If you’re wondering if you need a lawyer to sue a homeowner after a dog bite, call us today.
Do I need an attorney if my child was bitten by a dog?
If your child was bitten was a dog, you may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of an Ohio dog bite lawyer. If the dog that bit your child has bitten other individuals, your case qualifies under the one bite rule. By filing a claim, you may be able to collect compensation for your child’s injuries. For more information on hiring an attorney if your child was bitten by a dog, contact us today.
Is there any charge or fee to discuss my case with a lawyer?
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio personal injury attorneys offer free and confidential case consultations with each prospective client. In fact, we do not charge attorney fees until you recover compensation for your case.
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Any injury resulting from an accident can be devastating, and it may change your life forever. If you have questions about pursuing a personal injury claim, contact one of our experienced attorneys today.