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Personal Injury Claims

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It takes less than a second for a serious accident to happen, but the resulting pain and emotional distress can last for months or even years. In addition to the physical and psychological trauma, the loss of income and costs of medical care can threaten the financial security of you and your family.

I understand the adversity you are facing and am ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured as a result of the negligent or intentional acts of another, please feel free to contact me at 614-654-5404. I offer free consultations and accept cases on a contingency fee basis.

Types of Personal Injury Claims:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse

How Can I Strengthen My Personal Injury Case?

Even if you are not at fault, there is no guarantee that the insurance company will cooperate and pay a fair settlement. Therefore, it is smart to take certain steps to strengthen your claim:

  • Undergo an Immediate Medical Evaluation: If you have been injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another, your first step should be to seek medical attention. No matter how minor your injuries seem, obtaining an evaluation right away is essential if you intend to file a personal injury claim. Without timely documentation of your injuries, it may be difficult to prove your claim.
  • Preserving Evidence: Whether your injuries are the result of an auto accident, a slip-and-fall, or a defective product, it is important to preserve the evidence related to your claim. You should document the accident the best you can under the circumstances. This may include taking pictures and obtaining the names and telephone numbers of witnesses. To help preserve important evidence, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
  • Avoid Speaking to the Insurance Company: Insurance companies are businesses and one of their primary goals is to pay claimants as little as possible. In pursuit of that goal, insurance representatives often seek a recorded statement and ask leading questions to elicit responses that may be used to deny or undervalue claims. Therefore, it is generally in your best interests to secure a lawyer to handle all communications with anyone affiliated with the insurance company.
  • Limiting Your Social Media Activity: Social media posts are often used by insurance companies to dispute liability or damages. To protect your claim, you should limit you social media activities until your claim is resolved, and should avoid placing any information regarding your injuries or claim on social media.
  • Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney: The guidance of a skilled personal injury attorney can help you avoid critical mistakes that would lessen the value of your claim. The sooner your lawyer can investigate your case, assist in preserving evidence, and begin guiding you through the claim process, the better your chances are of receiving full and fair compensation for your injuries.