The skilled attorneys of Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC handle personal injury claims in the state of Ohio. We hold careless drivers, negligent doctors, careless proprietors, and the manufacturers of defective products accountable for the injuries they cause. With over 40 years of experience, we understand how the claims process works inside and out. Those injured generally must deal with a civil defense attorney or a claims adjuster in order to receive compensation. The process can be frustrating and slow. Our attorneys can help. The following will outline the types of personal injury cases we handle and the process of litigating them in Ohio.
When there is a motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether or not both parties were drivers, a claim is typically made against one party’s insurance policy. Ohio drivers are required to carry $25,000 in injury liability per person, $50,000 per accident, and then another $25,000 for property damage. However, around 13% of those driving on the road do not have any insurance at all. More than a few of those who do only carry the bare minimum in coverage. When your injuries exceed the at-fault party’s liability coverage, your Uninsured Motorist Insured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage can offset the costs of your damages against the other driver’s liability policy. This is a smart way to ensure that you are covered in most cases.
However, dealing with these companies is not always a simple process. Insurance companies will blame you for the accident to reduce their liability. They will claim your injuries are not as bad as you say. They may also say your injuries were part of an issue that existed before the accident. When your injuries are extensive and you require significant medical attention, you should hire a personal injury attorney.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor commits medical negligence. The threshold for medical negligence is higher than basic negligence. It requires that the doctor fails in his or her duty of care. Hence, not all adverse medical events rise to the standard of medical malpractice. The Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC can litigate claims against negligent doctors.
Premises liability occurs when a negligent property owner allows a dangerous condition to persist and this causes injury to someone who is on the property. There are different kinds of premises liability lawsuits. Slip and fall accidents are an example. Negligent security lawsuits are another example. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, our attorneys can let you know if you have a case against the owner.
Product liability occurs when you are injured by a defective product. The product could have a design defect, something may have happened during manufacturing, or the manufacturer may have failed to warn customers about potential dangers. Our attorneys can help you hold that company responsible for your injuries.
Those injured on the job are told that they are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. They then end up having to fight tooth and nail for every dime they are owed from their employer’s insurance provider. Our workers’ compensation attorneys ensure that you are compensated fairly when you are out of work.
If you are injured, the dedicated Bowling Green personal injury attorneys of Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Give us a call or talk to us online to set up a free consultation.
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areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.