If you have been injured in a personal injury accident — or a loved one has been killed through the negligence of others — you may be entitled to compensation under Ohio law, including damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At the law office of Douglas A. Ball, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to helping injury victims seek the compensation they deserve. We will do everything possible, including collaboration with other practices, to help ensure you obtain the best recovery possible. From beginning to end, we will carefully explain your legal options and help guide you through this often-intimidating process.
Negligent individuals need to be held accountable when their actions cause injuries to others - so let us help you today.
While we assist a wide variety of personal injury victims, we focus on helping those injured in motor vehicle accidents, including:
It is important to remember that you only have two years to file a lawsuit for personal injury damages following a car wreck. After this two-year statute of limitations has expired, you may be barred from ever filing a claim or obtaining compensation.
If a loved one, such as a spouse, child, or parent, has been killed in a car accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim under Ohio law. In addition to lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, you may be able to seek damages for loss of future earnings, loss of companionship and possible loss of the inheritance you would have received had the family member lived a natural life.
However, as with other personal injury actions, a two-year statute of limitations applies to wrongful death claims - meaning you need to contact a lawyer right away to learn what your rights and options may be.
Some other wrongful death acts, such as medical malpractice, have much shorter statutes of limitations. Further, much work needs to be done to evaluate and prepare a case before the statute of limitations runs. Often an insurance company will act like they are going to settle up until close to the running of the statute of limitations knowing that it is hard to get an attorney to take a case when the statute of limitations is close to running out. Therefore, it is important to contact an attorney right after an accident or claim to assure that you get the advice needed to protect and preserve your claim.
If you are the victim of an accident and need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney, contact Douglas A. Ball, Attorney at Law, today. With an office in Batavia, we serve clients throughout Clermont County and the surrounding areas, including those in Cincinnati and Georgetown. To schedule a FREE in-person or telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes, you can email us online or call us today.