Tort or personal injury law encompasses a broad array of claims. Some of these claims are filed against an at-fault party’s insurance policy, while other claims are filed directly against the at-fault party. Some of these claims can be settled out of court, some of them go into litigation, and some of them go before a jury. Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott, LLC represent injured parties in Defiance and throughout the state of Ohio, and we can help you, too.
Ohio follows a tort, or fault-based, system of managing car accident claims. That means one party files a claim against another party’s insurance policy. A determination is made as to what percentage of the blame each party shares, and so long as you are less than 51% liable, you can pursue damages against the other party, although your damages will be reduced by the percentage of your own blame. Our practice includes motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents alongside standard car-on-car accidents. It also includes claims made against your own uninsured/underinsured insurance policies.
If you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, the trucking company may be liable for your injuries. Improperly loaded trucks, negligent or overly-tired or aggressive drivers, and mechanical failure of trucks are all common causes of trucking accidents.
Premises liability involves slips and falls on a negligently cared-for property, dog bite claims, and negligent security. If you are injured because of a property owner’s negligence, you are entitled to recover damages.
If a defectively manufactured or designed product causes injuries, you can recover damages from the company that produced it, distributed it, or even sold it. If a product is potentially dangerous and the company fails to warn you about that danger, you can recover damages for your injuries.
When you or your loved one are improperly cared for by a nursing facility, you can recover damages related to your injuries. This includes claims related to overt abuse and claims related to lack of proper care.
When a doctor or other health care professional fails to uphold his or her duty to abide by the standard of care, you can recover damages related to your injuries. These include errors related to birth injuries, drug errors, anesthesia errors, surgical errors, or failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis.
When you are injured on the job, you file a claim against your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. Their insurance company does not always give you the money you deserve, regardless of the quality of your claim. Our attorneys can help you pursue fair compensation.
When your loved one is taken from you due to the negligence of another, you can recover damages for your loss, as can your loved one’s estate. This requires that you file a wrongful death suit against the at-fault party. The attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott can help you file this claim.
If you have been injured by another’s negligence, the attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott will litigate your claim against the at-fault party. Set up a free consultation today.
All of our partners are AV Peer Review Rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. Out-of-state referrals are welcome for all
areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.