When you suffer injuries as a result of another party’s negligence or carelessness, you are entitled, under Ohio law, to file a personal injury claim against the appropriate party. If your damages are substantial, consult a personal injury lawyer before you take any legal steps. For a firm that regularly handles personal injury cases in Upper Arlington, contact Bressman Law – 877-538-1116.
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim is one that you file to recover your expenses and losses when you suffer injuries as a result of the negligent actions of another person, company or entity. With your attorney’s help, you can file a claim with the insurance company or courts in an attempt to recover your damages.
There are numerous types of personal injury claims. Below are some of the claims our firm has helped people pursue.
- Car and motorcycle accident claims
- Bus and truck accident claims
- Slip and fall premises liability claims
- Toy injury or other product liability claims
- Workplace accident claims
- Animal attack claims
Do you need an attorney for a personal injury case?
If your injury was minor or the damages you sustained amount to less than a few thousand dollars, you likely do not require an attorney for your case. However, when your case is substantial, fault is in dispute, or your injuries are extensive or unique in nature, it’s highly advisable to have a legal professional assist with your case.
Ohio personal injury law can get very complicated. There are procedures that you must follow, certain paperwork to file and timelines you must meet. Ignorance of these laws and protocols will only hurt your claim. Plus, there are numerous ways personal injury claimants can make mistakes that could wreck their claim and chances for compensation.
This is why personal injury cases are best left to the professional; a lawyer will handle your claim correctly and in timely manner and present it in your best interest. A lawyer also will help walk you through the entire claims process and advise you on how to avoid common pitfalls that could negate your case.
Getting an Estimate on Your Personal Injury Claim
The first thing you should do after you tend to your injuries is set up a consultation with a local attorney. Most personal injury firms, including Bressman Law, offer a free consultation. At the meeting, you can explain your situation to the attorney and ask whatever questions you may have.
After a review of some of your case specifics, your attorney will make a few determinations, including the following.
- Whether or not negligence was involved
- Which party(ies) are liable for your damages
- Whether or not there is sufficient evidence to substantiate your claim
- The estimated value of your claim
- Whether not your claim is viable and worth pursuing
- How best to build and present your case to the insurer or court
Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney in Upper Arlington
Attorney David Bressman has dedicated himself to helping personal injury victims in Ohio since he graduated from Ohio State University College of Law in 1990. With 25 years’ experience under his belt, he has handled just about every type of personal injury case to hit the dockets. He is familiar with injury law in Ohio and knows how to help victims get the compensation they need and deserve.
For a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in Upper Arlington, contact Bressman Law today. Call the office at 877-538-1116 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at your convenience.