You and the Law in Ohio
By Murray D. Bilfield,
Attorney at Law
Money Damages for Bodily Injury Claims
If you or someone you know is hurt by the negligence or intentional act of another person or business, you may have a claim for your injuries. There are many types of personal injury claims for which you can receive compensation, including motor vehicle accidents, such as car, truck, motorcycle or bus, slip and fall, trip and fall, injuries that occur from defective products, dog bites and animal attacks, nursing home injuries, railroad accidents, and certain intentional acts.
Under Ohio law, you are entitled to certain damages resulting from another’s negligence or intentional act. The person or business that injured you may be responsible for the following:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Property that was damaged, such as your vehicle;
- Permanent physical disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Interference with your family relationships;
- A change in your future earning ability due to the injury; and/or
- Any other costs that were a direct result of your injury
Please keep in mind that all claims for body injury damages have a specific time limitation. The time limitation varies between different types of claims, and from state to state. If you, or a member of your family, believe that you have a claim for damages resulting from bodily injury, please consult an attorney immediately to determine the time limitation for your injury claim.
Please note that this column contains general legal information and is not intended to provide solutions to specific cases. Every case is different and requires individual review by an attorney of your own choosing, licensed in your state.
Editor’s Note: Murray D. Bilfield is the managing partner of the Cleveland, Ohio law firm of Bilfield & Associates, LLC. Co., L.P.A. Specific questions may be directed to him at 1-800-ABOGADO.