Accidents happen. No one leaves their home in the morning expecting to be injured, but it happens every day — and an injury can have a serious effect on your quality of life, your family, and your financial wellbeing.
In Ohio, nearly 30,000 crashes are investigated every year, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Another 15,000 annual OVI enforcement cases are reported. And at least 80,000 Ohioans get in trouble for not wearing their seat belts every year.
If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you shouldn’t have to bear the cost. When injuries prevent you from returning to work or performing life’s daily activities, the personal injury attorneys at Plevin & Gallucci will fight to recover the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and property damage.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Ohio
Personal injury law is designed to make sure you don’t suffer financial hardship as a result of someone else’s negligence. “Negligence” is a technical legal term. It means that the person who caused your injury failed to act with a reasonable level of care. That may come in the form of an action (such as running a red light because they were texting while driving) or an omission (like failing to muzzle a dog that has bitten someone before). By acting negligently, the other person has legally caused your injuries and is responsible for the costs of that injury.
Personal injury law in Ohio can be very complex; there aren’t clear black-and-white rules for what kinds of actions and omissions are negligent. There may also be a lot of factual questions to deal with as far as the circumstances of the accident. Any case involving an injury involves a lot of technical medical evidence and may require expert testimony, not to mention dealing with the insurance companies. In other words, a personal injury case isn’t something most people can handle on their own.
If you’ve been injured through the negligence of another person, we’re here to help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have handled thousands of cases throughout Ohio stemming from car crashes, motorcycle and trucking accidents, premise liability accidents, dram shop (liquor establishment) accidents, aviation accidents, and more, obtaining millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients.
Don’t Delay: Timing of Your Case is Crucial
Ohio law only gives you a certain amount of time to file a personal injury claim, but there’s another reason you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible: you need to protect the evidence for your case. For example, there may be security footage or other records of the accident. There may be paperwork or damaged property. There may be evidence at the scene of the accident. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case will be. Once you contact Plevin & Gallucci, we can help you send a “spoliation” letter to the relevant parties to ensure that they don’t destroy or alter any of that evidence.
We can help you evaluate your case and understand your options. We’ll handle the logistics of filing your claim and gathering evidence. We’ll deal with the insurance companies. We’ll help you negotiate a settlement or, if we can’t get to a fair settlement, we’ll take your case to court.
Expert Personal Injury Lawyers in Cleveland are Here to Help
We have fought tirelessly to achieve justice, taking our clients’ cases before the Ohio Supreme Court if necessary to demonstrate our commitment to our clients’ rights and provide the highest level of personal attention to every case.
No case is too big or too small for Plevin & Gallucci. Our attorneys provide personalized service to help real people with real problems. Each detail and fact of your case is examined. Your case will never be handed off to an assistant or paralegal or farmed out to another law firm. We do what is necessary to make things right during the time you need us most.
Since 1971, we have had a proven record of results to help you on your path to recovery. Turn to us and let our experience make the difference for you at three convenient locations in the heart of Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, and Waverly.
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