Our Cincinnati personal injury lawyers have helped Ohio residents build claims and win the money they deserve for over 30 years. If you or a loved one has been hurt, we may be able to help.
Personal Injury is bodily harm or mental trauma caused by someone else. The other person may have been acting negligently or intentionally. Personal injuries can include pain, disfigurement, disability or emotional issues.
To start a personal injury lawsuit, a victim must be able to prove negligence. Negligence is when someone fails to act in a practical way. For example, a hit and run driver would be negligent.
If you were the victim of another's carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. You shouldn't be responsible for your medical costs or pain and suffering. Speak with an experienced Cincinnati personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer can tell you if you have a case.
Get a free consultation about your personal injury claim. Fill out our ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form to your right. It’s 100% confidential.
Causes of Injuries
Car accidents, work injuries and falls are the most common personal injury cases. According to a CDC survey, in 2001, over 29 million people went to an emergency room for an accidental injury. Most were due to car crashes and falls.
Some common causes of personal injury include:
- Defective Products
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Collisions
- Dangerous Drugs
- Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
- Defective Medical Devices
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Sports Injuries
- Workplace Accidents
- Slip and Fall Incidents
- Exposure to Hazardous Materials
Injuries can vastly range in severity. Some injuries are temporary, but others are permanent, debilitating and require a lifetime of care. If you have been hurt, contact us today.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured?
If you’re injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you delay treatment, an insurance company may deem your injuries unrelated to your case. If you don't seek medical treatment you may not have a case at all.
You should also keep a record of all the damages in your case. Track your medical costs and any time lost from work. Also track the effects the injury has had on your daily life. Your attorney may be able to use this information to seek more money for your injuries.
Finally, contact our Cincinnati personal injury law firm to discuss your case for free. Lawsuits must be filed by a certain time. That's why you should seek the advice of an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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Personal Injury Damages
There is no precise way to calculate the value of a personal injury case. Each case is different and there is no standard payout for a personal injury claim. Therefore, it is impossible to know the worth of your case without a review by a personal injury attorney.
Personal injury cases often include costs which are easy to tally. Examples include medical costs and lost wages. These are called special damages. But some costs are harder to pin down, like what you may have to pay in the future. These are general damages that can include pain, scarring and disability.
If you settle with an insurance company, your case is closed. You cannot get any more money. If you need more medical treatment in the future, there is usually no way for you to get more money. Consult with a Cincinnati personal injury law firm before you settle.
How Does a Lawyer Help My Case?
Personal Injury lawyers are valuable allies. Your attorney can fight for more money for your injury claim. Specifically, an attorney can identify additional damages and negotiate with your insurance adjuster for a fair settlement for all your losses.
An insurance company is a business. One way an insurer protects its profits is by offering as little as possible for your claim. Our personal injury attorneys have over 30 years of experience negotiating for our clients. Our lawyers work hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
What Costs Are Involved in Hiring a Lawyer?
Many potential clients want to know how a personal injury attorney is paid. The answer is simple: we are not, unless we are successful. This is strong motivation for your attorney to do everything possible to get the MAXIMUM compensation for your injuries.
We collect a fee if our attorneys get you a verdict or settlement. Fees are usually a percentage of your award. You and your attorney will agree on the fee before any work is done.
An attorney can't accept a settlement without your consent. If a proposed amount is unsatisfactory, an attorney can file the case in court and go to trial.
Contact our Personal Injury Lawyers in Cincinnati Today
O’Connor, Acciani & Levy offers a free consultation for your personal injury case. This is an opportunity to discuss your claim and ask any questions you may have. We will also determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit.
Once retained, the attorneys of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy draw on their knowledge and experience to pursue the maximum award for you and your family.
Our trusted team of attorneys has represented accident injury clients in the Ohio area for more than 30 years. We can guide you through the entire litigation process. We have two offices in Cincinnati and are pleased to serve these areas:
- St. Bernard
- …and surrounding cities and towns
If you have suffered a personal injury, contact us for a free consultation at 1-877-288-3241. Our intake staff will connect you with a lawyer best suited to your case.
You can also contact us online. Just fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form at the top of this page. We will review your claim right away.