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Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer
After a personal injury, it’s normal to have questions. One of the most common is “Do I need a personal injury attorney?” You may feel like you have no options after a severe accident. This is not true. If you suffered injury, pain, or financial stress because of someone else’s negligence, you do have legal options. To protect your rights and pursue fair compensation, get experienced legal representation by Cincinnati personal injury lawyer, Mark L. Newman. Together, you can decide what course of legal action will be the most effective path toward the compensation you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in Cincinnati
Ohio laws allow a personal injury victim to seek multiple forms of compensation from the person, organization or business that’s negligence led to the accident. The laws for seeking monetary damages apply to almost every type of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:
- Vehicle Accidents: Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Boat, Common Carrier, Airplane, Bus and Train Wrecks, Pedestrian and Bike Accidents
- Premises Accidents: Slip and Fall Accidents, Drownings, Escalator Injures, Etc.
- Electric Shock
- Dangerous Products and Product Defects
- Assaults or Intentional Torts
- Medical Malpractice
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Wrongful Death
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Ohio Personal Injury FAQs
If you suffered an injury at the hands of someone else, you could be left with bills piling up from expenses and wage losses. These expenses might include things like medical bills or property damage repair. If the accident wasn’t even your fault, why should you be stuck with these expenses?
From the beginning, hiring a personal injury attorney like Mark Newman can help ensure you receive the compensation needed to pay for these damages and losses. Holding the negligent person accountable is the least you can do to pay back for the injury and expenses they’ve cost you. While you recover physically, a personal injury attorney can help you recover financially.
Drivers who are fatigued, texting, or otherwise not paying attention can cause accidents in a fraction of a second. Other accidents happen when products fail or property owners do not fix hazards. Things like slippery surfaces and bumpy walkways could lead to serious injury.
Sometimes there can be more than one negligent party involved. The best way to determine who was at fault and whether you have a valid personal injury claim is to talk to an attorney.
Mark Newman will conduct his own investigation to determine who all is responsible and the damages they may owe you.
A personal injury case could range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands. Though the average settlement usually falls somewhere around $25,000. However, the settlement for a personal injury claim is unique to each individual case. The payout you’re able to receive depends on a number of factors.
The first and most obvious factor is the extent of your injury. For example, a severe head injury could bring in much more than a sprained ankle could. This is because of the seriousness of a head injury as well as the medical bills that likely accompanied it.
Your choice of attorney also plays a large role in how much you’re able to collect. Having a skilled, knowledgeable negotiator on your side could be the difference between thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands.
To begin with, Mark Newman will look into several factors that can affect your amount in compensation. Important factors that play into how much you can receive include:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses that resulted from the injury
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Any mental or emotional trauma that resulted from the injury.
- This could include anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.
- Property damage
- For example, vehicle repair costs resulting from a car accident.
- Loss of consortium
- If the injury resulted in the inability to carry on a relationship.
- Pain and suffering
- The pain and suffering you may have endured at the scene of the accident or any amount of time following can increase your compensation by a significant amount.
Ohio Compensatory Damages
In Ohio, victims can seek economic damages, which are also known as compensatory damages. These reflect the direct cost of recovering from an injury inflicted by another party’s negligence or recklessness.
Non Economic Damages
Items that Ohio law treats as economic damages include, but are not limited to:
- Past and future medical bills for emergency care, prescription medications, surgeries and therapy
- Loss of wages and future earning from time missed at work and a persistent disability
- Out of pocket expenses for goods and services related to recovering from the injury
- Travel and relocation expenses related to health care and/or making change to residence or vehicles
Ohio does not impose a cap on economic damage settlements or jury awards.
Noneconomic damages, or general damages for a person injury, reflect the effect that an injury has in terms of:
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish and Emotional Distress
- Loss of Companionship
With the exception of cases that involve catastrophic injures, Ohio law imposes a cap on noneconomic damages to an individual that is the greater or $250,000 or three times the total of economic damages.
Ohio Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are noncriminal monetary penalties assessed against the person or organization that inflicted an injury. They are also called exemplary damages because they are meant to serve as an example of the price that must be paid for acting negligently.
Although punitive damages aren’t awarded in every case, when they are, they’re subject to caps, as well. In Ohio, punitive damages are capped at twice the value of compensatory damages.
If the defendant is an individual or small employer, however, that cap is limited to 10% of their net worth, up to a maximum of $250,000
Contact Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer, Mark L. Newman
Mark Newman will take this information to produce an amount for the most possible compensation you can get. He will then fight for you to receive that compensation, whether in a settlement or in court.
He will apply his extensive knowledge and resources to help you achieve your case goals. Whether in settlement negotiations or through litigation, he will fight for your rights. In helping you or a loved one recover from a personal injury, Mark will work hard to create a custom solution. Every case is unique, and solutions may require innovative methods to reach your goals. Mark offers a free consultation, flexible appointments, and a high level of personal attention. If we take your case, there are no fees until your case is successful.
The impact of an injury can be long-lasting and devastating to you and your family. Getting you justice and fair compensation is our main goal. Call our law firm today at 513-533-2009 to schedule a meeting with Mark L. Newman. You can also reach out to us here on our website.
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