Welcome to Bressman Law
When you need a Columbus personal injury attorney, turn to Bressman Law. We rank among the best of the Ohio personal injury law firms because we genuinely care about our clients, whether we are negotiating an out-of-court settlement or an injury lawyer from our firm is representing you during trial.
We have seen injury victims taken advantage of during some of the most emotional and difficult times of their lives. We founded our firm to give you the legal advantage when you have been through a trauma. A personal injury attorney working with you on your injury case should be supportive and caring, but focused and dedicated to your case. Come to us for compassion as well as top legal capability when you need it.
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What is a personal injury lawsuit?
It is your right to be compensated for injury, medical expenses and lost income if you have suffered serious injury due to another’s negligence. Additionally, our wrongful death law firm can help exercise your right to file a claim on behalf of the deceased if a loved one has lost his or her life in an accident caused by negligence. Insurance companies cannot take away that right, but they can refuse any payment at all, or offer a very small (and sometimes insulting) amount of money. We consider it our mission to take on big insurance companies on your behalf.
Damages from these accidents can be substantial. Aside from medical bills, you may be losing wages due to inability to work, and you may also seek compensation for the pain and suffering you and your family experience following the injury.
A personal injury claim may be filed in Ohio when the negligent actions of another party cause you or a family member harm. Negligence laws can be confusing without the help of an Ohio wrongful death law firm or injury lawyer to help you understand your legal rights.
Ohio Negligence Laws
The negligence laws in Ohio follow the modified comparative fault 51 percent rule. This means an injured person can only recover damages if he or she is found to have been less than 51 percent at fault for the accident. Determining fault is done by providing evidence and obtaining witness testimonials that support the negligence of the parties involved.
One of the first things an injury lawyer from Bressman Law will do in your case is investigate all of the parties that may be at fault for your injuries. It’s not always just the driver of the other car that may have caused your accident. Defective vehicles or poorly maintained roads may be to blame for the injuries you sustained.
An attorney will work diligently to gather all of the available evidence and documentation for your case. We help clients obtain testimonials from expert witnesses that can help counter the tactics insurance companies may use to devalue or deny injury claims.
Ohio’s Statute of Limitations
There’s an expiration date on your personal injury case and our Columbus personal injury and wrongful death law firm can help you file your claim before time runs out. The Ohio state statutes list the following time limits for filing legal action in the event of an injury case:
- General personal injury – two years from the date of the injury.
- Dangerous products (product liability) – two to 10 years, depending on when the injury was discovered and when the defective product was made or used.
- Wrongful death – two years.
These time limits may seem long, but when you are dealing with recovering from a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, time can tend to slip away. Don’t let time run out on your personal injury case; this is where an injury attorney from Bressman Law can help. The sooner you contact our law firm, the sooner we can begin filing your case before the statute of limitations runs out.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2010 there were 1,080 fatal vehicle accidents in Ohio. Our state ranks 8th in fatal crashes in the United States. With Columbus sitting at the junction of Interstates 70 and 71, as well as being a central hub for traffic, it’s unfortunate, but car accidents are common in our area.
When you’ve been in a vehicle accident, insurance companies try to pay out as little as possible. That’s why you need a personal injury attorney from Bressman Law. We make it our business to take on Big Insurance and get the money damages to which you are entitled. Before you talk to or sign anything from an insurance company, discuss it with your lawyer.
No two accident claims are the same and our law firm handles each case uniquely. An accident between a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck can be quite a different legal matter than an accident between two passenger vehicles. During David Bressman’s tenure as a personal injury attorney he has seen many types of catastrophic trucking accidents. In an effort to prevent these types of accidents, he has put together some safe driving tips for driving around large trucks.
Faced with an 18-wheeler in an accident, the driver of the smaller vehicle may suffer more serious or fatal injuries. Faced with trucking company lawyers and insurance companies, the driver is at a disadvantage. That’s why you should call an experienced Columbus Truck Accident Lawyer like David Bressman. We even the legal “playing field”.
Recreational Vehicle Accidents
Motorcycles, ATVs, and RVs begin the list of other vehicles in which personal injury can occur. Accidents involving these vehicles may be just as dangerous as those involving passenger cars, if not more so in some cases. And children may even be in operation of recreational vehicles like ATVs.
Manufacturer defects may be to blame for injuries that occur when operating vehicles like these. When you file a claim against a vehicle manufacturer you’re going against a large company that typically has a dedicated legal department to handle these cases. Don’t let them silence your rights with a low-value settlement – Bressman Law will fight for your right to fair compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating to both the victim and his or her family. TBIs, if not fatal, may result in life-long disabilities and losses. The insurance companies are not typically quick to offer compensation for these lifelong setbacks, so seek help from a Columbus personal injury attorney.
We believe you deserve substantial money damages because no amount can ever repay the suffering and lasting impact of brain injury. Your lawsuit can be filed by you or by a representative on your behalf. Brain injury is one of the most serious personal injuries and we have a record of taking on the medical-legal profession and winning.
Filing a claim for damages from a TBI involves more than just proving negligence caused the injury. If you want to collect the full amount of damages to which you and your family are entitled, you’ll need to prove the lasting losses that result from such a serious event. Some of the damages you may seek include:
- current and future lost wages (or for children, loss of future earning potential)
- loss of enjoyment of life
- long-term medical care
In the event that the traumatic brain injury results in death, a surviving spouse or next of kin has the right to file for these damages on behalf of the injured victim. These are emotional times where the guidance of our Columbus wrongful death law firm can be of great assistance to a grieving family.
We are a premier personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Columbus, Ohio as well as Upper Arlington, Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna, Westerville, Worthington, Hilliard, and throughout the State of Ohio.
Let Bressman Law be your advocate. To schedule a free consultation to review your case and learn more about your legal options for recovery from a serious injury or loss of life, contact a Columbus personal injury attorney today at 614-538-1116.