Accidents happen in an instant, and when they do, the lives of innocent victims are sometimes forever changed. An accident does not only result in physical injuries and scars, but victims are also often hurt mentally and emotionally, as well. Most accidents that occur in Perrysburg are entirely avoidable and only happen due to the negligence or carelessness of another person.
Accident victims can hold careless parties accountable for paying damages after they are injured, but the claims process is not an easy one. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by another person, our Perrysburg injury lawyer can help ensure you receive the fair settlement you deserve.
Accidents can happen in a number of ways. Our skilled attorneys have experience helping victims with many common types of injury cases, including:
The above accidents cause very serious injuries and our Perrysburg injury lawyer can help you recover the damages you deserve for your losses.
It is not uncommon for more than one party to contribute to an accident. For example, a driver may have been speeding when a pedestrian darted out in front of them in an area that did not have a crosswalk. The pedestrian may be found partly at fault because they did not have the right-of-way, while the motorist may be found partly to blame because they were driving too fast. In this instance, the party that was less at fault than the other can still claim damages, but the amount they receive will likely be reduced.
Like the rest of Ohio, personal injury cases in Perrysburg are governed by comparative fault law. Ohio follows a modified version of the law, which means that accident victims can still recover damages if they were less than 51% at fault for the accident. In the above example, the pedestrian would be assigned a certain percentage of fault for darting out in front of the driver. However, because drivers are expected to do whatever they can to avoid a crash with someone on foot, the pedestrian could still likely successfully pursue damages. The amount they recover will be reduced by their same percentage of fault for jumping into the road.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident and someone else was to blame, our Perrysburg injury lawyer can help you claim the full damages you deserve. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, we are passionate about helping accident victims during one of the most difficult times of their life, and we can help you, too. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help with your claim.
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areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.