It is hard to plan for what you would do if you were suddenly the victim of an accident that caused you to suffer serious physical injuries. Yes, many people have health insurance, and anyone who drives a vehicle is supposed to have car insurance, but sometimes these insurance policies simply aren’t enough to provide for all of the losses that an accident victim might face. So, what are the options for Ohio residents who find themselves in this type of situation? Is a legal claim a possibility?
Well, as with many legal questions, the initial answer is “it depends.” In the case of a so-called “accident,” there will, in fact, be a person, or a number of parties, at fault. For example, car accidents are one of the most common ways that Ohio residents and individuals throughout the country suffer serious injuries. Was the car accident someone else’s fault? Was the driver who caused the accident distracted by their cellphone? Were they drunk? In these types of situations, there are any number of possibilities that could have led to the negligent action.
Determining fault in other types of accidents can be harder, but not impossible: train accidents, birth injuries, burn injuries, product liability accidents – all of these types of cases may have a negligent party. It just might take a bit of investigating to determine the liable party.
At our law firm, we understand that those who have suffered a personal injury have questions about their options. We do our best to make sure that we provide answers that can help our clients make good decisions. For more information about how we might be able to help you evaluate your options for a potential personal injury lawsuit, please visit our website.