You Need an Experienced Ohio Personal Injury Attorney
We handle cases involving premises liability, wrongful death, workplace injuries, and more
Accidents that happen through no fault of your own often seem straightforward at first. Someone caused the accident. The personal injury victim receives compensation for the related losses. Sometimes, that happens. But far more often, victims do not get the money they rightfully deserve for their accident.
That’s not right. That’s why our experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys at Merriman Legal, LLC work so hard on every single case we handle at our law firm. Located in Cleveland and serving clients throughout the country, our legal team thoroughly understands the legal system and knows how to obtain results.
Whether you’re dealing with a temporary injury or one that permanently alters your life or the life of a loved one, our law firm can aggressively investigate your accident and hold the person or company that caused it responsible for their actions. We know how to succeed, and we’re prepared to do whatever it takes to help you win.
When you need an Ohio personal injury lawyer, make Merriman Legal your first call
When you’re injured in an accident, it can be tough to know what to do. Your first step should be to make sure the scene is safe and, if necessary, get emergency medical attention. Take pictures of the scene and any visible injuries and get names and contact information for any witnesses. If there are any accident or incident reports related to the injury (police, employer, property owner, etc.), be sure to get copies of those, as well.
Get medical attention as soon as possible, even if you think your injuries are minor. Seeing a doctor is the best option for your health, especially since some injuries have delayed symptoms. In addition, getting medical attention creates a record of your injuries in case the insurance company later disputes or downplays them.
Then, contact us and schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer at Merriman Legal. If you have documents and evidence on hand, bring it all to your consultation, but even if you don’t, the most important thing is to contact us as soon as possible. We can investigate to fill in the gaps, answer any questions you have about the process, and deal with the insurance company while you focus on healing. Whatever type of personal injury you’re dealing with, no matter how minor or serious it might seem, make sure to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
We handle a full range of personal injury cases in Ohio
Our attorneys stand up for victims of negligent property owners in premises liability claims, including both slip and fall accidents that occur due to dangerous conditions and victims of assaults and other crimes due to negligent security. Under Ohio law, property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises, and we hold them accountable when they cut corners on safety. We also know the specific laws governing dog bite claims in Ohio and stand up for victims, both adults and children.
We also stand up for people with work injuries who have third-party claims. You can’t sue your direct employer if you’re hurt on the job, but if someone other than your employer caused your injury – such as a motorist, equipment manufacturer, vendor, subcontractor, or property manager – then you have the same right to take legal action against that third party. This is especially common in construction accidents because of the number of companies working side by side on the same site, but it can happen in any workplace.
If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by negligence, we would be honored to fight for your family in a wrongful death claim. No amount of legal action can bring someone back, but we can fight to secure compensation and closure to help you move forward.
We represent clients with all types of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss
- Loss of organs (lung, kidney, spleen)
In short, if your accident was caused by someone else’s carelessness, we can help. We know Ohio law, we know the courts in Cleveland and across the state, and we know how to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
Start by seeking medical treatment from a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional. That way, you will not only protect your health but also create a record of your injury. Having a medical professional diagnose you also makes sense health-wise. Then schedule an appointment with our law firm. We want to learn more about your accident and help you decide if you have a legitimate case.
Compensation in Personal Injury Lawsuits
One of the most common questions people ask our law firm after a serious accident is, “How much is my case worth?” The short answer is, “It depends.”
What you need to remember is that you get one shot at compensation. Your verdict or settlement needs to cover the entire cost of the accident, even costs like future surgery that may be years away. That may include:
- Medical expenses: ambulance fees, emergency medical care, surgery, physical therapy, follow-up appointments, medication, medical devices, home health aides, even mileage to and from appointments.
- Lost income: both the wages you lost during your period of recovery, and lost future income if the injury affects your ability to return to work, work a full schedule, or qualify for raises and promotions.
- Modifications to your home or vehicle due to a permanent disability.
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
- Loss of consortium, a legal term for loss of intimacy with your spouse and family members.
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life.
These are just some of the most common expenses for serious accidents. Each case is unique – and so is each settlement or verdict. That’s why it’s important that you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible about your specific case. We can calculate the full amount of damages you deserve and fight for the full compensation you need.
Do I need to file a lawsuit? Do I need to go to court?
Sometimes. In some cases, your best option might be to take legal action and file a personal injury lawsuit. In such cases, a jury may decide on your case. If the jury rules in your favor, you could receive financial compensation due to a favorable verdict.
Other times, simply threatening to take your case to trial is enough to prompt some companies and insurance providers to resolve your case out of court, often by offering a financial settlement.
In either case, your decision to take your case to trial might have been a key contributing factor in obtaining a financial settlement or verdict.
Ultimately, the only way to know what you should do next is to discuss all your legal options with an experienced attorney.
How can a personal injury lawyer help me with my case?
When you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can take an aggressive approach right from the start. This includes carefully reviewing all the evidence in your case, from accident reports to medical records and other official documentation.
We will conduct a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of what happened, and we will deal with the insurance company while you focus on getting better.
When you have an attorney, you can dictate what happens after your accident, rather than let the insurance companies decide. Instead of waiting for them to make a low-ball offer, you can take back control and negotiate with them on your terms. Throughout the process, you’ll have answers to your questions and a guide who knows the system, instead of having to go it alone.
When you have a law firm with a proven track record of success, you can command respect and make sure your voice is heard loud and clear. That’s why injury victims in Cleveland, Columbus, and throughout Ohio routinely turn to us to take on their cases.
Merriman Legal, LLC has the qualities victims and families in Ohio need
When you meet with us, you’ll notice a difference right away. We don’t tell you what to do. We take the time to learn about your case. We’ll listen. That way, we can offer you intelligent advice designed to help you make smart decisions.
Once you decide what strategy you want to take with your case, we will then work tirelessly to help you and your family pursue the verdict or settlement you need to cover the true cost of your accident.
We think long-term at Merriman Legal, LLC. We’re focused on the true financial impact of your personal injury throughout your life.
Contact us as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case. Schedule a no-cost consultation. Call 866-823-3332 and make my team your team.