Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injuries
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After sustaining a personal injury, people often have questions. They want answers, and they want them as quickly as possible.
We want to help you find solutions. That’s why we created this page devoted to many frequently asked questions about the issues surrounding personal injury. Our attorneys at Merriman Legal, LLC acquired this knowledge through years of hard work on a wide range of legal cases in Cleveland, Columbus and throughout Ohio and across the country in many cases.
If you don’t see your specific question – or even if you do – we strongly urge you to contact our law firm right away. Every accident involving negligence is difficult. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or need help now, we want to meet with you and discuss the details of your accident.
- What are common personal injuries?
- How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
- How much is my case worth?
- Do I need to go to court to obtain compensation?
- Do I need to file a personal injury lawsuit?
- Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?
- What I should know when selecting an attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Ohio, you have 2 years to take legal action after your accident. Otherwise, the Statute of Limitations will expire and you will forfeit your right to take legal action.
Personal injuries cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and often most serious ones – we handle at our law firm include:
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Loss of body organ system (eyes, lung, kidney, spleen)
Whatever type of injury you’re dealing with, no matter how minor it might seem, make sure you seek immediate medical treatment, and then contact us. Our experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys can work with you and make sure your accident receives the care and attention it rightfully deserves.
Start by seeking medical treatment from a doctor, nurse or another medical professional. That way, you will create a record of your injury and start documenting it. Having a medical professional diagnose you also makes sense health-wise. You could have a life-threatening injury. Then schedule an appointment with our law firm. We want to learn more about your accident and help you decide if you have legitimate case.
Every case is different. Some cases are worth a few hundred dollars. Others can be worth thousands or millions of dollars. It all depends on the unique circumstances surrounding your case. No two settlements or verdicts are ever exactly the same. That’s why it’s critical to discuss the details of your case with an attorney as soon as possible.
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.
Each personal injury case is different. Sometimes, filing a personal injury lawsuit is the best solution to your case. However, it’s always important to discuss all your legal options with an attorney before deciding whether to pursue this legal option.
When you have an experienced attorney on your side, working with you on your case, you can take an aggressive stance against insurance companies or anyone else attempting to prevent you from being compensated for your injury.
Having an attorney on your side will also ensure that your accident is investigated properly, including determining if the person or persons who caused your injury broke any state or federal laws. Such details can be critical when it comes to obtaining compensation for your accident.
Experience matters. When choosing an attorney to represent you, make sure you hire someone who has successfully handled other complicated personal injury cases in the past. Make sure choose someone who thoroughly understands the law and knows how to get results.
At Merriman Legal, LLC, our experienced attorneys have handled a wide range of injury claims. We understand the justice system, and we’re eager to help you resolve your legal matter. Schedule an appointment at no cost today at our law firm. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.