Personal injury lawyers file lawsuits called torts against negligent defendants. Our job is to ensure that you are made whole after a major injury. These injuries can be caused by careless drivers, negligent proprietors, or companies that produce dangerous products. They can also be filed against doctors, nursing homes, and even the state of Ohio. Your personal injury lawyer in Bowling Green will help you fight for every penny you are owed by the negligent party or their insurer.
Ohio is a “fault” or tort state when it comes to handling car accident claims. That means that you file a claim on the negligent party’s insurance policy and the insurer reviews the claim and pays out the damages. In a no-fault state, you file an injury claim on your own policy and are barred from filing a lawsuit unless the policy does not cover your damages or you are severely injured in the accident.
Personal injury lawyers handle serious traffic accident claims on behalf of injured defendants, including claims filed against commercial trucking companies and motor carriers.
If you are injured as a customer on a proprietor’s property, you are entitled to recover damages so long as you can prove that the proprietor was negligent. Negligence in terms of premises liability includes causing a dangerous condition to be present on the premises, ignoring a dangerous condition that the proprietor knew was present, or failing to account for a potentially dangerous condition that the proprietor knew could occur if it was unmanaged.
All proprietors have a duty of care to those who they invite on their premises for their financial benefit. Lawsuits involving premises liability include slip, trip, and fall accidents, negligent security lawsuits, amusement park lawsuits, swimming pool lawsuits, and more.
If you are injured by a dangerous product, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product and often the vendor as well. The company is strictly liable for any injuries that occur which means you do not (necessarily) have to prove negligence, only that you were injured in the anticipated course of using the product appropriately. Our attorneys can help you sue negligent companies for injuries they cause.
Medical negligence lawsuits are different from simple negligence lawsuits because it is assumed that a group of laypeople would not have the education necessary to determine whether or not a medical choice was negligent or not. For that reason, doctors are held up to industry standards when deciding if negligence has been committed. The attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott can handle complex medical malpractice lawsuits filed on behalf of injured patients.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, the attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott, LLC can manage your claim for you and we will fight for you to receive a fair settlement or a jury verdict in your favor. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.
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