There is no charge to speak by telephone or meet with a lawyer for an initial consultation to discuss your case. We can meet you in our offices, your home, or if appropriate, a hospital.
We represent injury victims on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are no attorney fees charged unless there is a recovery in your case.
We handle a wide range of injury and wrongful death cases; from auto accidents to worksite accidents, to medical malpractice.
Usually our firm cannot assess the value of your claim without analyzing all of the medical records and resulting injuries and damages. We may also need to review your treating physician’s records and reports regarding his opinions as to diagnosis and prognosis once you fully recover. In some accident cases involving either death claims or catastrophic injuries we are sometime able to provide an approximate range of value, but it is still subject to a number of variables.
Generally, settlement negotiations do not commence until you have finished treating or reach maximum medical improvement. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. If your injuries are minor to moderate, the case and your injuries might be evaluated and settlement negotiations commenced within 4-6 months. However, with very serious injuries it may be considerably longer if extensive ongoing medical care is required or there are significant changes to the way you manage your daily activities.
There are strict statutes of limitations that may be as short as one year, when filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim in Ohio. That is why it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can properly advise you regarding the time you have to file your injury or death claim in an Ohio court.