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Toledo Injury Lawyer

Accidents happen suddenly and unexpectedly, but they can also change your life forever. Immediately afterward, you may realize that you have sustained severe injuries such as a traumatic brain injury or multiple broken bones. Unfortunately, accidents such as car crashes and slips and falls can also leave emotional and mental scars, too. The vast majority of accidents in Toledo are preventable and are only caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness.

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you should not be responsible for paying your medical expenses or for losing income when you cannot go back to work. You can file a claim against the negligent party to obtain compensation for your losses, but you should never go through the process alone. Our Toledo injury lawyer can help you claim the full settlement you deserve.

Cases Our Toledo Injury Lawyer Handles

There are a number of different areas of personal injury law, and they all focus on the different types of accidents that happen in Toledo. Our Toledo injury lawyer handles many different types of cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction accidents, including crane accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Defective products
  • Swimming and boating accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect 
  • Slip and falls and other premises liability accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death

The vast majority of accidents happen because one or more parties acted negligently. Our seasoned attorney can advise on the laws that apply to your case, the challenges your case may present, and how to overcome them.

Comparative Fault in Toledo Personal Injury Cases

State law recognizes that sometimes, more than one party may contribute to an accident. In some cases, the accident victim may even be partly to blame. When the injured party is partially to blame for an accident and the resulting injuries, the comparative fault law will apply.

Comparative fault in Toledo, as throughout the rest of Ohio, states that accident victims can still file a claim even if they contributed to the accident. However, accident victims must be less than 51% at fault. When a victim is partly at fault, any damages they are awarded are reduced by the same percentage of fault, so it is critical that you defend against these arguments made by the other side.

For example, one driver may be speeding down a road a pedestrian wants to cross. There is no intersection available, but the pedestrian believes they can cross safely before the car approaches. Misjudging the speed of the driver, the pedestrian then steps into the street and gets hit by the vehicle. The driver would likely be found at fault for speeding, but the pedestrian may also be found 20% at fault for not using a crosswalk. If the pedestrian was initially awarded $100,000 for their injuries, they would only receive $80,000.

Our Injury Lawyer in Toledo Can Help You Claim a Full Settlement

After any type of accident, our Toledo injury lawyer at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott can help you navigate the personal injury process, so you claim the full and fair settlement to which you are entitled. Call us now or connect with us online to schedule a free review of your case.

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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.

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