Your car accident might have left you literally battered and bruised. If you were harmed in an accident, Bressman Law could help you seek compensation. Even if cuts and bruises are your only physical injury, you could still recover a financial award for your accident. Many kinds of pain and suffering can make a person eligible for compensable damages.
We can take a look at your case to determine how much compensation you may be eligible to collect. See how a Cincinnati contusions and lacerations lawyer can help you today by calling our office.
Determining Liability for the Contusions and Lacerations You Suffered
In order to secure compensation for you, we will need to prove that the motor vehicle accident was primarily the fault of the other party, and they are financially liable for your losses as a result. Another person could have hit you with their vehicle or harmed you in some other way. Read on to learn more about the types of accidents we see in our practice.
Car Accident, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Accidents
Someone might have violated traffic laws and disregarded your safety as a passenger, driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian. They could have done this as a result of being distracted or intoxicated while driving. Alternatively, they might have been driving aggressively or otherwise recklessly on the roads, causing your accident.
Our team will investigate your accident to determine who may have caused or contributed to your injuries.
A commercial driver is required to follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations regarding how much weight they can transport, how they have to secure their loads, how long they can drive for, and how much of a break they need to have taken in between shifts. If a truck driver (or their employer) violated these regulations and caused your accident, we can hold them accountable for your damages.
Commercial entities require a higher degree of attention and care for others, as many people are affected by their actions or inactions. Call Bressman Law to learn more about the responsibility commercial vehicle drivers have to be safe on the road. Our team knows how to handle these cases.
How We Will Prove that You Were Injured in Your Car Accident
Regardless of how you were injured, we will look for evidence to support your testimony. Pieces of information that could be helpful might include a journal that discusses your healing and recovery process. Noting all the details of how you were injured and how you responded to treatment can help connect your injuries to the accident itself.
Similarly, medical documents from when you first sought treatment can affirm that your bruises and cuts (and any other injuries) were the results of the specific accident for which you are seeking to be awarded damages.
We can also look for any video footage captured of the accident site or crash itself. Video from a nearby business, traffic camera, or an eyewitness’s social media post could benefit you also. Additionally, we can use our resources and knowledge to recruit an expert medical witness to attest to your injuries and likely cause of harm. Accident reconstruction experts could also serve a similar purpose.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
While the compensation you can recover depends on your case, common damages we have recovered for our clients include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you lost a loved one, you may be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death claim. You may be entitled to several different types of damages, including funeral and burial costs, loss of services, and loss of inheritance. Our team will investigate your accident to determine the value of your case.
Ohio Laws and Doctrines that Might Prove Relevant to Your Injury Case
In Ohio, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit in a personal injury case under the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10. Similarly, family members suing for the wrongful death of a loved one will generally also have only two years to file.
You might think that your action or inaction partially caused the car accident. You might be right. However, this does not bar you from recovering compensation for your damages. Under ORC §2315.33, if your percentage of fault is less than the other party’s percentage of fault, you can recover some damages.
Your legal team can look over your whole case to determine the different legal details that could affect you and your eligibility for compensation.
We Handle Cases with No Upfront Costs
You do not have anything to lose when you call us, as we operate on a contingency-fee-basis and offer free consultations to all prospective clients. This means that we charge no retainers and only recover attorney’s fees if and when you recover compensation.
A Cincinnati Contusions and Lacerations Lawyer Can Help with Your Case Today
Our clients’ testimonials convey the care and attention we pay to all our clients. Bressman Law has more than 30 years of experience serving injured parties. Rest assured, you can count on us to protect your rights and seek damages for you and your family.
Call our team today to discuss how a Cincinnati contusions and lacerations lawyer will handle all aspects of your injury case. We cannot get started on your case until you reach out and tell us your story.