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Personal injury law is also known as tort law. A tort is described as "a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another. Torts include all negligence cases as well as intentional wrongs which result in harm." Torts fall under three categories:
- Intentional torts – purposely inflicting injury.
- Negligent torts – causing an accident that result in injury.
- Strict liability torts – manufacturing, marketing or selling defective products that result in injury.
The most common grounds for a civil lawsuit involve negligence. These include motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, swimming and diving accidents, boating accidents and premises liability (slip and fall) accidents. When an accident occurs due to negligence, the injured party may file a claim against the negligent party to recover all their damages. Damages generally include current and future medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, current and future loss of income, loss of enjoyment and in certain cases, punitive damages.
In order to prove negligence, you must support your claim with the following 3 facts:
- Negligence – The other party was negligent.
- Causation – Their negligence caused the accident.
- Damages – You suffered damages as a result of the accident.
It is also imperative that you file your claim within the time allotted by the State of Ohio or the State of Indiana. The statute of limitations for negligent tort cases has generally been two years, unless you have a medical negligence claim or an assault, libel, slander or other statutory claim, then the statute of limitations is one year. It is important that once you believe that you have a cause of action, that you contact an attorney to protect you against the statute of limitations.
We provide sophisticated and innovative legal services for almost any type of injury. We not only handle claims for plaintiffs with obvious injuries, but also pursue the more challenging and less obvious injuries such as a traumatic brain injury.
We believe that in order to represent our clients in the best possible manner, our firm must have an understanding of the human anatomy and how it responds to an injury. Therefore, through experience and education, our firm is able to expertly evaluate medical injuries and pursue personal injury claims on behalf of the injured plaintiff.
While proving a physical, emotional, or cognitive injury can be difficult, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys and staff are able to undertake difficult cases and prevail, convincing skeptics of the merits of a claim via credible, trustworthy evidence and objective test findings. Our firm is committed to protecting our client’s rights and has repeatedly demonstrated our ability to succeed in the most challenging and complex medical injury cases.