When most people in Ohio think of personal injury lawsuits, they probably think about litigation that occurs in the wake of a car or truck accident. While this is not an incorrect instinct, the fact is that many different types of accidents can lead to a personal injury claim in Ohio.
Every year thousands of Ohio residents are injured in workplace accidents, nursing home neglect or abuse incidents, animal bites, medical malpractice incidents, boating accidents and property accidents, just to name a few. Emergency rooms can be flooded with victims at times, all because someone acted negligently or recklessly. While car accidents might be the primary cause of personal injury lawsuits, they certainly are not the only cause.
And, as much as the cause of a personal injury lawsuit can vary, the types of injuries involved in these incidents can vary just as much. For instance, while a car accident may lead to broken bones or brain injuries, medical malpractice may lead to a deadly illness or infection. Nursing home neglect can lead to bedsores. Animal bites can leave a victim scarred for life.
Ohio residents who have been injured due to another party’s recklessness or negligence should explore their legal options. At our law firm, we do our best to help victims of personal injury incidents recover financial compensation to help with their medical expenses and other financial concerns. The laws in Ohio are in place to protect those who are without fault for the injuries they suffer. For more information, please visit our law firm’s website.