Herman Legal Group leverages our experience and resources to help injured people and their families fight for the maximum compensation they deserve. If you have suffered a personal injury caused by an accident or negligence, it is important that you consult with a reputable attorney right away. By doing so, you will be able to discuss all the important details to have your claim properly evaluated. It is crucial that the right evidence is gathered and the right people are interviewed early in any investigation.
If an injury or accident has resulted in wrongful death, please know that we understand your loss is unsurmountable and that you will receive the greatest personal attention from our caring legal team to help you seek justice.
Here are some steps to take after a personal injury occurs:
- Seek immediate medical attention – Oftentimes symptoms do not present themselves right away. Get assessed by a medical doctor and keep records of all your medical diagnoses and treatments.
- Determine if there are any witnesses – Ask them to stay until help arrives and write down their names and contact information if you can. Fill out an incident report if applicable.
- Document expenses – These can include lost wages, medical bills, co-pays, prescription costs, and any other related costs. Verifiable proof is important to have when seeking damages.
- Keep meticulous injury-related records – From paperwork, conversations, photos, and videos to every single person you speak with at your insurance company, be as detailed as possible about documenting names, titles, times, dates, advice, etc.
- Do not share information carelessly – Do not discuss your case with any insurance company other than your own. Do not sign any agreements agreeing to settle a claim.
- Be mindful of scammers – Unfortunately, there are people that scour public records, including police reports, as an opportunistic way to take advantage of people when they may be most vulnerable. Be careful about unsolicited individuals or companies who may try to contact you either by phone, mail, or in person.
What Are Some Common Types of Personal Injury Claims?
Personal injury claims can be a very trying experience for victims and their families, especially when the injuries are severe or in the worst case a death has occurred. Our entire team of legal experts is sensitive to each client’s situation. It is always our goal to minimize any added stress for our clients while fighting vigorously to maximize their compensation and hold those accountable for any wrongdoing.
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury caused by someone else, consider calling Herman Legal Group for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our Cleveland injury lawyers will discuss your circumstances and advise whether we believe you have sufficient cause and evidence to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, or loss.
Most personal injury claims fall under these common categories:
Vehicle Accidents – These can involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, trains, bicycles, airplanes, and pedestrians. A qualified Ohio car accident lawyer can assist in financial compensation for:
- Hit and run accidents
- Uninsured motorist accidents
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Rear-end collisions
- OVI/DUI-related accidents
- Other types of car accidents
Slip and fall accidents – It is a business or property owner’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. An experienced slip and fall accident lawyer will know how to prove whether the property owner should have reasonably foreseen that an accident could have occurred.
Animal bites and attacks – If you are attacked by a dog or any other type of animal, be sure to seek immediate medical attention as an infection can develop quickly. Report the attack to local animal control authorities. Bites are not the only injuries that can successfully be prosecuted. If a dog causes you to fall, resulting in an injury, the dog’s owner is liable for those actions. At Herman Legal Group, our legal team is very knowledgeable about Ohio and Michigan pet liability.
Work accidents – If you are injured at the workplace or at a construction site, you should be entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits. If your claim is denied, you will need to contact a workplace injury lawyer. Herman Legal Group will fight aggressively for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Crime injuries – If you have been the victim of a violent crime, chances are your life has changed dramatically. You may even have suffered long-lasting physical and/or emotional effects. Our Ohio crime victim lawyers work diligently and with compassion to help victims of the following types of crimes:
- Sexual assault and molestation
- Armed robbery
Defective products – Unfortunately, children and adults are harmed every day as the result of defective products. Defective products can include medical devices such as artificial joints, breast implants, pacemakers, blood clot filters, pacemakers, defibrillators, mesh devices, and more. In addition, everyday products such as cribs, child car seats, toys, motorcycle helmets, seatbelts and electrical household appliances can lead to, or fail to prevent, injury and death. Herman Legal Group’s qualified product liability lawyers in Columbus and Cleveland assist our clients with these difficult cases, helping them achieve the settlements and verdicts they are entitled to receive.
Wrongful death – Unlike murder cases which are criminal in nature, wrongful death cases are civil lawsuits. A wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to negligence or misconduct. At Herman Legal Group, we handle wrongful death cases caused by a variety of traumatic reasons.
Medical malpractice – If you believe you or your family member has been a victim of medical malpractice, we encourage you to contact a medical malpractice lawyer. More information about Herman Legal Group’s experience handling medical malpractice cases can be found below.
Defective drugs – If you or a family member has suffered severe side effects or medical complications after taking a medication, we recommend consulting with a defective drug injury lawyer. Sometimes negative side effects will not develop for months or years after a drug’s use. These drugs could include antibiotics, diabetes drugs, heartburn drugs, hormone treatments, blood thinners, acid reducers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and many more.
Our Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Take on Tough Cases of Medical Negligence
Herman Legal Group has the experience and resources to handle medical malpractice and healthcare litigation cases throughout the U.S. Pursuing a medical malpractice claim is often complicated and expensive, as it involves investigating claims and securing the professional opinions and testimony of medical experts. Herman Legal Group assumes all of these costs and legal fees along the way. We do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you.
We don’t shy away from complex cases against hospitals, nursing homes, surgical centers, private practices, and medical professionals. These cases include, but are not limited to:
Nursing home abuse – including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, forcible restraint, injuries from falls, over-medication, bedsores, and neglect.
Hospital injuries – including anesthesia injury, airway management errors, intubation injury, heart attack misdiagnosis, cancer misdiagnosis, stroke misdiagnosis, infections from catheters and IVs.
Surgical errors – including drop foot, nerve damage, and paralysis, wrong body part, retained surgical instruments or foreign objects after surgery.
Medical errors – including medication errors, pharmacy errors, failure to diagnose heart condition, failure to diagnose cancer, failure to diagnose a stroke and uncoordinated care.
Sepsis – Failure to diagnose and treat sepsis, a serious infection, can lead to organ failure and even death. It is important to determine whether a healthcare professional is negligent while you or a loved one was under their care.
Birth injuries – including brain injury, cerebral palsy, untreated jaundice which can lead to Kernicterus, meconium aspiration injury, skull injury, Group B Strep, and more. If your child suffered a preventable birth injury, he or she should be able to have access to the best services and the most advanced medical treatment whether they be short term or long term.
Prenatal misdiagnosis – including preeclampsia, spina bifida, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, and more.
Dental Injuries – including overdose of nitrous oxide, infections caused by improperly sterilized dental equipment, needless extraction of teeth, and more.
Eye Injuries – including Lasik and eye surgery complications, failure to diagnose or treat, medication errors that cause vision impairment or blindness, surgical errors, negligence that results in pain or burning, dry eyes, blurry vision, double vision, and more.
What Can I Expect to Pay Upfront?
Absolutely nothing. Herman Legal Group’s attorneys will work with you on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay us if we are successful in winning a fair compensation for you. We will cover all legal fees and expenses until a settlement is reached or your case is won.
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