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Guidelines for Being Entitled to Financial Compensation from an Accident

After a serious accident it is essential that you secure the full and fair compensation that you deserve. It is in your best interest to seek legal representation, who evaluate your case, determine liability, and ensure you recover the maximum compensation. Call an Ohio car accident attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick for help today.

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Am I Entitled to Financial Compensation?

Have you sustained an injury in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence? If so, you may be asking yourself, “Am I entitled to financial compensation?” Although the details of your case will determine the answer to this question, it is most likely yes. In the event you are eligible for compensation, you can use it to ease your financial burden so you can fully focus on what matters most: your recovery.

Contact our Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today at 1-800-HURT-NOW if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault. We’ll inform you of whether you may be able to collect compensation for your damages during a free and confidential consultation.

Common Types of Personal Injury Accidents

There are a variety of personal injury accidents that may occur that can make a victim eligible for compensation. These accidents include:

  • Car Accidents: Car accidents are the most common personal injury cases that can lead to both minor and severe injuries. Drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving are the most common causes of car accidents.
  • Truck Accidents: Due to commercial truck’s massive weight and size, truck accidents often cause life-changing injuries and fatalities.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Since motorcyclists do not have substantial protection, the injuries they face in a motorcycle accident can be devastating. For example, failing to notice a motorcycle in a blind spot or following a motorcyclist too closely may lead to a motorcycle accident.
  • Product Liability: Manufacturers are legally obligated to ensure the products they bring to the market are safe for consumers. If a defective product led to your injury, the manufacturer or another party might be held liable for damages.
  • Medical Malpractice: A Medical professional who makes a mistake leaving a patient injured may face a medical malpractice lawsuit that holds them accountable for their negligence.

Who is Eligible for Compensation?

If you are involved in an accident and can prove that the negligence of another party caused and led to your injuries, you are eligible for compensation. A personal injury lawyer can work on your behalf to help prove negligence by demonstrating:

  • The party had a duty to you to show reasonable care.
  • There was a breach of that duty.
  • You were injured.
  • Your injuries were directly related to the party’s failure to act reasonably.
  • The party should have been able to foresee that their actions could harm you.

Recoverable Damages

You may be able to collect compensation for the following damages in a personal injury claim:

  • Medical Expenses: All of the medications, treatments, and medical devices you received as a result of the accident and any you require in the future may be covered. It is important to note that you should document your medical costs to ensure that you are compensated fairly.
  • Lost Wages: If your injury leaves you unable to work and forces you to lose wages as a result, you can recover compensation. It is wise to ask your employer for a letter that outlines your pay rate, how many hours you were unable to work, and the total amount of compensation you missed because of your injury.
  • Pain and Suffering: Pain and suffering compensation accounts for any physical pain and discomfort you faced after the accident. Your injuries and the duration of your recovery period will help determine the amount of pain and suffering compensation you qualify for.
  • Emotional Distress: In addition to physical pain, your accident may leave you with mental anguish and psychological distress. Documentation from your doctor, therapist, or counselor may reveal the severity of your emotional distress and help you secure fair compensation.
  • Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium accounts for any loss of sexual or emotional companionship with a spouse or significant other that your accident has caused. In most cases, proof of sexual disability is required to recover compensation for this damage.

Why Hire an Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you would like to make sure that you secure the full and fair compensation you may deserve, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation. A personal injury lawyer can help you prove that another party’s negligence left you injured. Additionally, they can communicate with insurance companies on your behalf and ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick Today

If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should reach out to our personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick as soon as possible. We can evaluate your case, determine liability, and ensure you recover the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.

To set up a free case consultation, call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today.

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