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?

What is an injury lawyer?

An injury lawyer, often called a personal injury lawyer, is an attorney who typically represents plaintiffs who have suffered one or more personal injuries.  An injury attorney may pursue legal action or settlement negotiations on behalf of the injured client.

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Clients of injury lawyers can include those who have suffered due to:

  • Car accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Intentional or negligently inflicted injuries

While the causes of injuries can vary, anyone who suffers personal injury due to the actions of another may be entitled to compensation.

What does an injury lawyer do?

An experienced personal injury lawyer can provide legal representation to maximize your chances of receiving just compensation for your injuries. 

Your injury lawyer can act on your behalf to preserve and investigate evidence, assist you with your affairs in the aftermath of your injury, locate and negotiate with all potentially liable insurance companies, and prepare you for taking legal action.

If a lawsuit is necessary, your lawyer will guide you through the legal process from start to finish.  This means discovering evidence, consulting experts, and deposing witnesses to develop a clear picture of the cause of your injuries. 

While most personal injury cases result in a negotiated settlement, your injury lawyer will also be there to try your case before a judge or jury should the need arise.  The right personal injury lawyer will fight for you in the courtroom or at the negotiating table to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

When should I contact an injury lawyer?

As soon as possible.  While it can seem difficult to seek out legal counsel in the aftermath of an injury, it is imperative that you speak to attorney following your injury. 

An attorney can act quickly to protect your rights, your evidence, and your ability to get the medical treatment you may need.  An attorney can also help you understand the benefits that a few simple steps (e.g. keeping a diary relating to your injuries) can have on your case.  Finally, statutes of limitations apply to Ohio personal injury cases; this means you may lose the right to file a lawsuit if you do not do so quickly enough.

Call an Injury Lawyer at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA If You or a Loved One Have Been Injured

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s team of personal injury lawyers have helped countless clients in Ohio and across the country.  If you or your loved one have sustained an injury and you believe someone else may be responsible, do not hesitate. 

Call Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA now for your free telephone consultation.

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Topics: personal injury