You can take every precaution possible when leaving your home in Mason. But every time you set foot outside your house, your safety is dependent in part on others acting in a reasonably careful manner around you. Your Mason personal injury attorney cannot force others to take your safety seriously. But when their careless acts cause you harm, your lawyer with Norris Persinger Law can hold them accountable for the injuries you suffered because of them.
What Are Common Types of Personal Injuries?
There are a variety of ways that you and your loved ones might sustain injuries. For instance:
- Over four million people were seriously hurt in car wrecks, according to the National Safety Council
- The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 800,000 individuals need hospitalization each year because of injuries they sustain in falls
- The CDC also states that about 190 people in the U.S. die every day because of traumatic brain injuries they sustain in falls, motor vehicle wrecks, and other personal injury events
Injuries that you could sustain in a personal injury accident include:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Damage to your neck, back, and spinal cord
- Hip and knee trauma
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Mental pain and trauma
The facts that lead to your accident, and the way that it affects you, are both unique. But like every other person who is injured by the carelessness of another, you have legal rights. These rights include the right to pursue monetary damages against the at-fault party and to make them pay for the harm they committed.
Norris Persinger Law is committed to helping injury victims like yourself receive financial compensation so you are not left bearing the burden of your injuries yourself. Contact Norris Persinger Law today.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Accomplish?
A personal injury case, filed with help from your injury attorney, is the legal means through which you receive monetary compensation for injuries that another causes you. After a personal injury accident, there may be various ways in which you are injured. These include:
- Incurring medical bills and other costs associated with treating your injuries
- Damage done to your personal property, like your car or home
- Pay you could not earn from your job or will not be able to earn in the future because of your injuries
- Mental anguish, anxiety, depression, or similar conditions
Through a successful personal injury lawsuit, a settlement or judgment is entered in your favor ordering the person who caused your injuries to compensate you for them.
How can I know if I have a winning case?
In order for your case to succeed, there must be evidence that another person acted in a negligent manner and, in doing so, caused you to sustain injuries. There must also be evidence that your injuries can be addressed through an award of monetary damages in a certain amount. You have the obligation of proving these elements are more likely true than not using tangible evidence like surveillance footage, police reports, and photographs. Witnesses who saw the injury happen can also testify in your case to prove your allegations.
A case that will prevail and result in you obtaining compensation will have strong evidence to support these elements. Unfortunately, immediately after an accident you may not know what evidence is available for you or how strong your case might be. By speaking with a knowledgeable attorney with years of experience handling personal injury cases, though, you can get an idea of whether you might have a right to compensation.
How quickly must I file a case?
Time is not on your side following a personal injury accident. In Ohio, the personal injury statute of limitations is only two years. This statute means that you may be prevented from obtaining any compensation at all if you try and file a personal injury lawsuit more than two years after your injury accident occurs. While there are some exceptions to this general rule, they are limited in their application.
If you are hurt in Kentucky, you have even less time to file a case. That state’s personal injury statute of limitations only gives you one year from the date of your injury to initiate a lawsuit. For car accident victims, you have a two-year statute of limitations. Once again, failing to abide by either of these time limitations can mean that compensation is unavailable to you either through a settlement or through a lawsuit.
One of the best ways to not run afoul of these time limitations is to employ an experienced and attentive personal injury lawyer from Norris Persinger Law. Our team pays attention to details, including how quickly your case must be filed. By speaking with us early and retaining our services quickly, you can get back to focusing on your recovery and leave it to us to timely file your lawsuit.
Do I have to make an appearance in court?
Parties in a personal injury case often settle their dispute outside of court without the need for a trial. While a settlement can be risky, it has the benefit of providing you with compensation more quickly than waiting months for your case to go to trial. By consulting with your injury lawyer, you can learn if a settlement offer is right for you and what amount you might need in order to be adequately compensated for your injuries.
If there are disputes between you and the at-fault party that cannot be resolved, a trial verdict may be the only remaining avenue available to you by which to receive compensation. Before a judge or jury renders a verdict in your case, though, you and your Mason personal injury attorney will have:
Prepared and filed a lawsuit in court setting forth your allegations and the amount of compensation you are seeking
Participated in the discovery process and obtained the evidence the other party intends to use to defend itself
Attended one or more pretrial hearings that determine the evidence that will be presented by the parties at trial and what arguments the parties are allowed to make
Testified at that trial before the judge or jury about what happened in your incident and how it has impacted you since
At Norris Persinger. Law, our Mason personal injury attorneys are advocates and counselors. We understand that recovering compensation through a lawsuit can be a nerve-wracking experience even with legal counsel by your side. You can count on us keeping you informed about your case’s progress along every step of the way. If a court appearance is necessary, we will ensure you are prepared and know what to expect.
What Are Some Qualities I Should Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer in Mason?
When searching for a firm to represent you after an injury accident, you should care about the firm’s attorneys and their reputation, experience, and personality. More specifically:
- Has this firm been able to settle or resolve cases similar to mine in the past (though a firm’s past settlements are no guarantee your case will be resolved in the same manner)?
- Do the attorneys in this firm regularly take on personal injury cases and stay abreast of changes in the law, so that my case will proceed with as few missteps as possible?
- Do I trust this firm and its attorneys and staff, and can I believe them when they offer me advice?
Finding a firm like Norris Persinger. Law that checks all three of these boxes can help you feel better about trusting that firm with your legal rights and your financial future.
When Should I Call Norris Persinger Law?
If you have been injured by another, now is the time to contact a Mason personal injury attorney at Norris Persinger Law. Reach out to us so we can discuss your case with you and help you take those first steps toward your financial recovery.