What Does an Ohio Injury Lawyer Do?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Every Ohio injury lawyer at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA is dedicated to helping individuals obtain fair compensation for their injuries.  But just what does that entail?

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Topics: personal injury

Who Pays for an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

Financial concerns are common after you or a loved one suffer a personal injury.  Things like car accidents and medical errors can cause thousands of dollars in healthcare costs, periods of unemployment, and expensive property damage.  In these difficult times, the last thing an injured person and their family should have to worry about it the cost of hiring an Ohio personal injury attorney.

At the law firm of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our team of trial lawyers believe that you should not have to pay if you cannot settle or win your dispute.

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Liability in Ohio Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

You have heard the word liability. You probably have liability insurance. You know that someone may be found liable in court. But what exactly is liability? 

What Is Liability in Ohio?

In a legal context, liability is any type of debt or obligation that an individual, business, or even government is bound by law to pay or perform. If a defendant is found liable for someone’s personal injuries in Ohio’s legal system, that defendant must compensate the injured individual (subject to any limitations found in Ohio law).

Is Liability the Same as Guilt?

There are a couple ways that the legal concept of liability is different than the legal concept of guilt. Firstly, medical malpractice, car accident, and other personal injury lawsuits are civil matters. Guilt is pleaded or determined not in civil court, but criminal court.

Within the civil system, though, there is another distinction between liability and guilt in the everyday sense of the word.

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Cleveland Construction Accident Attorneys Search for Answers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Construction accidents are among the most frequent, and most dangerous, injuries to employees and contractors in Ohio.  Falls, electrocutions, falling objects, collapsing structures, and unstable equipment can cause serious on-the-job injuries to even the most careful worker.  Because of the complexity of law and circumstances, an experienced Cleveland construction accident attorney will need to search for answers to ensure that construction site injuries are fully compensated.

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How to Find the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Oct 31, 2016 11:30:27 AM

It is no surprise that when you or a loved one are injured you want the best Cleveland personal injury attorneys representing you and your family in court.  Having the right lawyer in your time of need can help to maximize your recovery, minimize your stress, and improve your life in the aftermath of personal injuries both large and small.

What Do the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys Have in Common?

Earlier this month, we discussed how personal injury victims should approach hiring a lawyer.  Today we want to dig a little deeper and discuss what you should be looking for when evaluating personal injury attorneys.  While every lawyer will have their own strengths and style, there are a few traits that exceptional lawyers have in common.

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How to Hire a Cleveland Accident Attorney

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you have been injured in an accident, finding the right attorney is essential.  A skilled Cleveland accident attorney can guide you through the complex and trying times that follow a life-altering personal injury.

Frequently, this means more than merely negotiating an in
surance settlement or representing you in court.  It may also mean providing guidance on matters of treatment for your injuries, loss of employment, disability benefits, and the many other difficult personal consequences of sustaining a personal injury.

With so much on the line, you may want to remember a few easy tips to help ensure that your accident attorney is the right attorney for you.

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Attending the 2016 RNC? Be Prepared to Avoid Personal Injury

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Jul 10, 2016 8:52:09 AM

Most of the time in Cleveland, it's easy to rush out of the house, hop in the car, snag a great parking space and get where you're going. Don't count on it being so easy during the Republican National Convention (RNC)!

City officials have recommended that people who work within a certain zone should stay home to avoid the crowds. The city also increased its insurance coverage to cover injury lawsuits that might result from hosting the July convention. They've also increased resources for security and law enforcement, such as riot gear and crowd control tools.  Even the Ohio legislature has added to the fray: This week, legislators approved extended hours for bars. Clearly, officials are hoping for the best, and preparing for the worst. You should, too.

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Who Decides Whether to Settle a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Ohio?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 30, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Personal Injury Plaintiffs Have a Right to Make Their Own Decisions

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Apr 26, 2016 7:22:21 PM

It's warming up out there, and if you're like us, you're bringing the motorcycles out of storage and getting ready for the rubber to meet the road. What do motorcycle accident statistics for motorcycles in Ohio tell us about staying safe? Read our free PDF infographic, "Ohio Motorcycle Injuries & Statistics,to find out what you and your motorcycle-loving friends need to know.

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Topics: personal injury

Where Will My Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyer File My Lawsuit?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 14, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Plaintiffs Like You Are Often Concerned About Where They Will File a Lawsuit

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