When you work with a Dublin, OH, personal injury lawyer from Bressman Law, our legal team will act for three main reasons:
- You need to pay your medical bills.
- You need to be compensated for lost income or a permanent disability you sustained.
- In the State of Ohio, you generally must file your lawsuit within two years of being injured, per Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10.
If you are injured in an accident, a lawyer from Bressman Law will get to work for you. You can speak with a member of our team in a free consultation or have a trusted family member or friend make contact on your behalf. We want to help you build your personal injury case and fight for the compensation you need.
Why You Might Decide to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer from Bressman Law
A Dublin, OH, personal injury lawyer from Bressman Law can help you recover damages you incurred when another party’s negligence caused you serious injury. Our law firm handles various types of personal injury cases and has helped injured victims like you get the compensation they needed to achieve financial recovery.
Some of our recent cases have resulted in the following settlements and verdicts:
- $1.6 million settlement for a car accident case in 2020 for a family of four
- $850,000 settlement for a motorcycle accident case in 2020
- $450,000 settlement for a truck accident case in 2019
Actions Your Lawyer will Take to Support Your Case
When you decide to work with our legal team, we will help you manage your case. We can even handle your case entirely if you are still recovering from your injuries or prefer us to take the lead.
As our client, we offer to:
- Identify the liable party or parties in your case
- Collect information as evidence to support your case
- Calculate how much compensation you may be entitled to receive
- Handle administrative tasks required of your case, such as paperwork and communications
- Represent you during negotiations to reach an out-of-court settlement
- Represent you in court to present your case if necessary
What Kinds of Cases Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?
The personal injury lawyers at Bressman Law handle many kinds of cases, including cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Head and brain injury accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
If the cause of your injury is not on that list, we are still interested in hearing about your case. We offer free case reviews for this purpose. Should you decide to work with us, we can begin developing your case.
What You Need to Build a Personal Injury Case
The first step to building a personal injury claim is discovering the details of your accident and resulting injuries. By speaking with our law firm soon after your accident, we can collect a statement from you about how your accident occurred while it is still fresh in your memory. Afterward, we can begin gathering evidence to support your claims.
We could use the following evidence to build your personal injury case:
- The official accident report
- Photos or videos of the accident
- Expert witness testimony, such as from a medical professional or accident reconstruction analyst
- Surveillance footage from a building nearby that captured the accident
- Document records, such as medical records, driving records, or cell phone records
If possible, we may also interview people who witnessed the accident that led to your injuries. Statements from witnesses can help a Dublin, OH, personal injury attorney from our team build your case and pursue compensation.
Witnesses’ memories are most accurate immediately after an accident, which is why you’ll want to have our team gathering witness testimony for your case as soon as possible.
Why You Should File a Personal Injury Case Right Away
Delaying filing your case can be detrimental to proving your injuries’ severity since it might imply your injuries were not as damaging as you claim. Insurance companies may see a claim filed months after an accident and wonder why the victim took so long to claim injuries. An insurance adjuster may see a claim and wonder, “If the injuries were so serious, why didn’t they say something right after the accident?”
The truth is, many types of serious injury, such as nerve damage or whiplash, can take days, even months, to manifest. Expert testimony from doctors can help prove that the injuries were delayed in presenting symptoms but were still just as severe.
Ohio’s Statute of Limitations
Another reason why you might want to file your case as soon as possible is Ohio’s statute of limitations, as mentioned earlier. According to ORC §2305.10, you generally have about two years to file your lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, your case could get dismissed.
Several aspects of building your case can stall time, making two years go by faster than expected, such as:
- Collecting evidence
- Contacting involved parties, including witnesses to the accident, and getting statements
- Negotiating with the insurance company to reach an insurance claim settlement
Our legal team will help you prepare materials, but the decision to begin building your case first begins with you. Do not hesitate to start your legal journey before time runs out.
What Happens When You Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer
We will be looking for details, so you can expect your attorney to ask many questions, but always in the caring manner you would expect from someone on your side.
When dealing with an accident, an injury lawyer will need official information—for instance, approval to get your medical records. From the start, your personal injury attorney will be preparing your case to go to trial. At Bressman Law, we get ready quickly and prepare thoroughly.
Negotiating a Settlement
It may turn out that we can negotiate a settlement with the party at fault or with an insurance company.
Insurance companies might be more apt to reach a settlement to avoid going to court when presented with a researched and organized case. Your lawyer can help you prepare your case and present all its relevant facts.
If you receive an acceptable settlement offer, your attorney will help you finalize your case. However, if your case is still worth more than is being offered for a case of serious injury or accidental death, your lawyer will continue preparing for trial.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The next step is to file the lawsuit with the court and pay the filing fee. You are not paying for any of these costs or attorney’s fees unless you win your case or we get you a settlement. There is no cost to you throughout the process until it ends in your favor. If it doesn’t, you pay nothing.
The “Discovery” Period
The “discovery” period is when your personal injury lawyer is required to give documents to the party you are suing. You may have to be examined by a doctor of the insurer’s choice. Remember, when filing a lawsuit after an accident, your injury lawyer will be guiding you throughout this.
Discovery may be the period when your lawyer agrees on a settlement. At Bressman Law, we work to get what is fair—given the suffering, pain, and financial impact on you or your family.
Call Our Personal Injury Team for a Free Case Evaluation
A Dublin, OH, personal injury lawyer from Bressman Law will work diligently to resolve your case without a trial. Still, if our team can’t settle your case, we are willing to go to court.
We serve Dublin, Ohio, and surrounding areas in Ohio, such as:
- Upper Arlington
- Grove City
Call now to receive a free consultation from our team. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.