When you have suffered a serious injury in an accident or in another kind of incident, you might be wondering if you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. It can be extremely difficult to know with certainty whether you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit without speaking with an experienced Ohio personal injury lawyer. I am here to assess the specific facts of your case and to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim.
In the meantime, however, I want to provide you with some information that can help you understand the likelihood of having a compensable injury claim.
Did Another Party’s Negligence Cause Your Injuries?
Most personal injury lawsuits arise when another person or party has been negligent, and that negligence caused the personal injuries. Accordingly, if you are trying to determine whether you have a personal injury lawsuit, you will want to ask yourself if another party was negligent, and if that negligence caused your injuries. For example: in a car accident case, a driver who caused the collision may have behaved negligently or carelessly by speeding, texting while driving, or driving while intoxicated. As such, that driver may be liable for your injuries. When a healthcare provider is negligent, an injury victim can seek financial compensation from that healthcare provider.
Nearly any type of accident claim can be brought against a negligent party when that party’s negligence caused the injury. I can provide you with more information about some of the particular kinds of cases brought under a theory of negligence.
Is Another Party Strictly Liable for Your Injuries?
In some personal injury cases, the injury victim does not even need to prove that another party was negligent because that party can be held “strictly liable” for the victim’s injuries. There are some types of injury cases in which a party’s association with the injury—even if that party was not careless or negligent—can make that party liable. Strict liability arises most frequently in product liability lawsuits, when a consumer is injured by a defective product, or in dog bite lawsuits.
Has the Statute of Limitations Run Out?
You will only be able to file a successful personal injury lawsuit if the statute of limitations has not run out. Under Ohio law, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the injury, but there are exceptions.
Call My Office for Help with a Personal Injury Claim
I have years of experience representing injury victims in Ohio in a wide range of personal injury cases. I know that, for many injury victims, it can seem difficult to know if you really have a valid claim or whether your case is worth enough money to file a lawsuit. When you get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, you can learn more about the merits of your case. I can assess your case and can help you to determine the options you have for seeking financial compensation. If another person or party is responsible for your injuries, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Do not hesitate to get in touch with me at 877.944.4373 so that I can evaluate your case as soon as possible.