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Personal Injury Lawyers in Independence, Ohio

Independence, Ohio, encompasses much of the I-77/I-480 interchange, and as a bustling suburb of Cleveland, Independence sees a lot of vehicle accidents and other injury-causing incidents. Fortunately, if you or a loved one are injured because of another’s negligence, Ohio personal injury law (O.R.C. 2307) lets you pursue financial compensation for your various losses.

 

 

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An Overview

Independence Personal Injury Attorneys

When people in the City of Independence suffer by no fault of their own or experience a wrongful death, the personal injury lawyers at KNR can help. From our office on Pleasant Valley Rd, we will explain your rights, handle the insurance process, and pursue all the compensation you are legally entitled to.

At KNR, we’re dedicated to helping injury victims in the “Heart of Cuyahoga County,” recover – physically and financially. We offer 100% free consultations, charge nothing up front, and honestly tell you what to expect.

How KNR Helps

Our Independence Lawyers Handle Everything

Our experienced legal team and support staff are here to make an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit as easy on you as possible. Going through a personal injury is hard. Working with KNR isn’t.

KNR Attorneys 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

Independence Personal Injury Claims

From a car wreck on Canal Rd to a major truck collision on Willow Freeway, a severe accident can happen anywhere and leave innocent injury victims under financial strain. But those at fault and their insurance providers should be the ones to pay for the harm done.

Personal injury cases usually start with an insurance claim, whether in Independence or elsewhere in Cuyahoga County. This means identifying the responsible party, establishing negligence, and proving financial liability.

Proving Negligence in Independence, Ohio

Negligence is the legal term for when a person, business, or other entity fails to act how an “ordinary person” would in similar circumstances. For example, if a drunk driver hit you on Hillside Rd, that person would be considered negligent for breaking the law by driving under the influence.

The Elements of Negligence

While no two personal injury claims are the same, there are legal requirements to establish negligence:

  • You Were Owed a Duty of Care
    The party in question 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 other party did not meet their responsibility (a driver was speeding, a doctor failed to examine you, or a property owner ignored a hazard).
  • Their Breach Caused Harm
    The accident led to your injuries or harm. Examples include car accidents, failing to diagnose an illness, or falling on a neglected property.
  • You Suffered Damages
    The resulting incident caused physical and financial losses, like medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

After reviewing your case and investigating, our Independence personal injury lawyers typically prove negligence through your medical and financial records, witness statements, and expert testimony.

Can You File a Claim If You Share Fault?

Ohio uses a “modified comparative negligence rule” in personal injury matters. This means you can share responsibility for an accident and still recover damages. But your degree of fault equally decreases your possible financial award or settlement.

For example, if a distracted driver hits you on Brookside Rd, you can be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other losses. But you could also potentially share responsibility for your injuries if you were speeding during the collision. So if you incurred 100,000 in damages but are deemed 10% at fault, you could still recover $90,000.

Also, Ohio law states that you are barred from recovering any compensation if you’re more than 50% at fault.

Injuries in Independence, Ohio

KNR provides personalized legal services and aggressive representation to injury victims across suburban Cuyahoga County. Our Independence personal injury law firm routinely assists people dealing with:

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Kisling, Nestico & Redick has been fighting for injury victims for over 15 years. We assist people like you to get back to the life they knew before a severe accident.

Recover from the Harm Done

How Much Compensation Can You Expect?

Every injury victim’s experience is different. However, financial compensation in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit is related to:

  • The gravity of your injuries
  • Your assorted financial losses
  • The negative impact on your life
  • Your degree of fault
  • The parties involved & insurance limits

Our Independence attorneys can better calculate what you may deserve after hearing about the accident and how your life was negatively impacted.

Recoverable Damages & Losses

When you pursue an insurance claim or civil lawsuit for an injury caused by negligence, the at-fault party or insurance company should compensate you for your various losses. Your financial recovery can be a negotiated insurance settlement or court verdict.

Based on the facts, you can recover damages for your:

  • Economic losses: medical expenses, lost wages, and employment benefits, reduced earning capacity, and out-of-pocket costs.
  • Non-economic losses: pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.
  • Punitive Damages: monetary punishment for someone’s reckless, malicious, or fraudulent behavior. Punitive damages are not available in every case, and Ohio law limits what you can recover.

Should You Accept a Settlement?

Most personal injury cases settle without going to court. But remember that any insurance settlement offer you receive needs to cover not only what the accident or injury cost you but also what you will need in the future because of your injury. This includes money for any ongoing medical care and your pain and suffering.

Insurers may try to take advantage by making a low-ball offer, hoping you accept before talking to a lawyer. They may also diminish your injuries or allude to you sharing the blame. Your personal injury attorney should be able to recognize and counter these tactics.

Hold The Right Party Accountable

Personal Injury Lawsuits in Independence, Ohio

After your free initial consultation, KNR will investigate your accident, gather evidence, and assess your case’s viability. If our team of lawyers determines your case has merit, we may send a demand letter to the insurance company or file a civil lawsuit.

Lawsuits vs. Insurance Claims

Large insurance providers are known to offer people a lot less than they’ll need after a serious injury. They also go as far as to deny any liability for your losses. This is how they maximize profits. Sometimes filing a lawsuit is the best way to ensure they respect your claim and recover the maximum amount possible.

A lawsuit also forces the other side into the discovery phase, where you and your attorney get access to previously unavailable evidence, which can make your case more compelling.

Personal Injury Time Limits

The statute of limitation in personal injury cases is covered under Ohio Revised Code 2305.10. it gives victims two years from the date of the accident or discovery of the injuries to file a lawsuit. If the time limit expires and you don’t meet an exception, you may be prohibited from filing.

Learn More

Independence Personal Injury Info & Resources

How to File a Civil Claim?

The Ohio courts of common pleas have jurisdiction when the amount exceeds $15,000. Therefore, most personal injury cases in the City of Independence are filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, located at 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

View the Local Court Rules
More Personal Injury Resources

What Are You Dealing With?

Independence, Ohio Personal Injury FAQs

What Are My Injuries Worth?

There is no standard calculation. Potential compensation in an injury claim, either through a settlement or verdict, will depend on your injuries and how they impacted your life.  Your best option is to speak with a nearby personal injury lawyer.

What Are the Chances I’ll Win?

Success can mean many things based on the facts and what you need. Recovering damages could be the difference between paying off your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and securing what your pain and suffering are worth. 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?

Insurance companies will quickly suggest you can handle things without a lawyer. They may even offer a settlement; However, you could be putting yourself at a disadvantage. You should work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. This provides an objective and professional opinion about your unique situation.

How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

Most quality personal injury law firms in Independence, OH, including KNR, take cases on contingency. We are not paid unless you obtain a jury award or financial settlement.