What is a catastrophic injury in personal injury law?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 4, 2019 11:39:58 AM

In the world of personal injury, terms such as soft tissue injury, skeletal injury, loss of use, and catastrophic injury (just to name a few) are used to broadly describe the extent of the injury a victim suffered because of an accident. With some injuries, a victim can recover in weeks or months of medical treatment. But with more serious injuries, like catastrophic injuries, the impact is permanent and can alter a person's quality of life.

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A Free Consultation After Your Car Accident: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 16, 2018 11:10:11 PM

A free consultation with an experienced attorney should be on your list of priorities if you have been involved in a motor vehicle crash.  While the aftermath of a car or truck accident can be a difficult time, having the right injury attorney on your side can minimize your stress. 

By allowing lawyers like those of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA to take control of your claim, you can focus on your recovery and let the professionals handle the rest.  Do not be taken in by insurance adjusters asking you to sign away your legal rights in exchange for a quick settlement.  To protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation, schedule a free consultation with one of Lowe Eklund Wakefield’s experienced lawyers.

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Topics: cleveland lawyer, auto defects, drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents

Should I Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Truck accidents in Ohio are common.  Unfortunately, this means that injuries and wrongful death caused by truck accidents are common, too.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash involving a semi or other truck, it is recommended that you contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

While everyone is required to share the road, large trucks can wreak a disproportionate amount of havoc when negligence, distracted driving, drunk driving, or drowsy driving are involved.  Ordinary cars, vans, and pick-ups can sustain significantly more damage when involved in a truck accident.  This leads to heightened property damages, and an increased risk of personal injury.

These physical differences are just the tip of the truck accident iceberg.  Key differences in the law, the typical accident scenarios, and the operation of the vehicles themselves make truck crash cases complex.  What follows are a few of the reasons why, if you or a loved one were injured, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer.

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Topics: truck accidents