Many people mistakenly assume that injury lawyers only represent clients for auto accidents. However, that is far from the truth. The practice area of personal injury is far broader and encompasses a wide variety of accidents and events. If you or someone you love was injured due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts, you might have the legal right to pursue a claim for damages. To learn more about your options, contact an injury lawyer in Lucas County.
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our team of injury lawyers have over four decades of experience representing clients for all their Ohio personal injury needs. Holding someone accountable for their actions in an accident is not necessarily easy. Proving liability can be challenging in some cases, which is why you must retain an experienced injury attorney to represent you. Hiring the right lawyer can make the difference between having your claim denied and receiving compensation for your injuries.
When someone acts negligently or recklessly or intentionally causes you harm, you could have a personal injury claim. Some of the most common injury claims in Lucas County we represent clients for include:
If you are successful in proving the other party’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Potentially recoverable damages in a personal injury claim include medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, property damage, pain, and suffering, etc.
Like other claims, Ohio law imposes a deadline on how much time you have to bring a personal injury claim. If there was no deadline, it means someone could bring a lawsuit against you 20 years later for an accident. In most personal injury cases (besides medical/nursing home negligence), you will have up to two years to file a complaint. In medical malpractice and nursing home negligence claims, you may have as little as one year from the date of the injury to settle the claim or ensure that a lawsuit has been filed against all responsible parties.
If you miss the deadline, then the court could prohibit you from proceeding with your case. It also means if the other party had offered you any money and you had not accepted, they can legally rescind their offer. You could wind up with no settlement at all. That is another reason why having an attorney is so essential. Your lawyer will ensure the statute of limitations is protected and a lawsuit filed within your case’s legal deadline.
If you were injured in Lucas County, do not pursue an injury claim on your own. Let our knowledgeable legal team assist. Contact Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC today to schedule an initial consultation.
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.