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:
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.
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.
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
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.
Unlike murder cases which are criminal in nature, wrongful death cases are civil lawsuits. 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.
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.
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.