Ohio Personal Injury Law 101: Know Your Rights

Doug Mann

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Table of Contents
  1. Wrongful Death
  2. Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault, but now you’re racking up expensive medical treatments. Health care is costly and those expenses can quickly overwhelm your resources.

Fortunately, the law recognizes that you shouldn’t have to bear the consequences of another person’s negligence. You have to deal with the physical and emotional toll of an injury, but you don’t have to bear the financial cost. If you’re injured by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other costs.

Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz has been fighting for the rights of injured parties for decades. We’ll fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. We can’t undo the injury, but we’ll work to ensure the party at fault foots the bill.

Wrongful Death

In addition to personal injury cases, we handle wrongful death cases. You may be entitled to compensation if your loved one suffered a fatal accident due to the negligence of another party. Funeral expenses often catch families by surprise and a wrongful death claim can help alleviate that burden. In addition, a wrongful death claim can secure payment to dependents of the deceased to help support them going forward. We understand that no amount of money can replace your loved one, but we’ll fight to lift the financial burden for you and your family.

If you suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one, because of the negligence of another party, talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about your rights and options. Contact our Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky serious injury attorneys at DGM&S by calling (937) 222-2222 to discuss your case and schedule a free initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?

If your lawyer works on a contingent fee basis, the cost to you is nothing unless you win. Learn more about the expenses involved in hiring a lawyer here.

How much is my personal injury claim worth?

While every injury is different, the factors used to determine how much a claim is worth remain fairly constant. You can typically recover medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Find out more about claim worth and the factors involved here.

If you’re filing for bankruptcy, this article will help to describe what you can expect from your personal injury claim in that regard.

I fell on someone else’s property: who’s liable?

There are many factors that go into deciding liability in these types of cases, but ultimately this becomes a matter of premises liability. You can learn more about that here.

Can I sue for a dog bite in Ohio?

Ohio has strict statutory liability for dog bites. In other words, Ohio law explicitly makes dog owners liable for every bite, including the first one. You may be able to recover the costs of medical bills, time off work, emotional distress, and more. Learn more about Ohio dog bite law here.

A doctor caused my injury: what legal rights do I have?

Doctors go to medical school for a reason – they need that intensive learning and training in order to provide good care. However, even doctors don’t know everything about your health. If medical negligence can be proven, you may have a potential case. Learn more about medical malpractice here.

Who can sue for wrongful death in Ohio?

In Ohio, the suit must be for the benefit of the estate, surviving spouse, parents, or children of the deceased. Those people are presumed to have suffered damages because of the death. Learn more about wrongful death suits here.

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