personal injury in Ohio

If you are injured, it is important that you seek immediate medical attention. Once all emergency personnel have responded and your injuries are attended to, obtain the following information, if relevant to your specific circumstances:

  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of the owner of the premises, managers, employees, or anyone possibly responsible for your injury.
  • The full names, addresses, and phone numbers of any other involved parties or individuals.
  • The full names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses to your accident and injury.
  • Insurance information, if available.
  • Take pictures of anything possibly relevant to your accident and injury, including the scene where it happened. Later, take pictures of your injuries.

Observations to Make

You should also make observations and take notes about the following:

  • At what time were you injured and what was the exact location?
  • What were you doing at the time you were injured?
  • What was the weather at the time you sustained your injury?
  • Was something damaged or broken (i.e. stairs, handrail, etc.) which caused your injury?
  • Who do you believe is responsible for you being injured? Why? What evidence is there to prove responsibility?
  • How exactly were you injured?
  • Did you incur any property damage in addition to your injury?
  • Did anyone accept responsibility for your injury or make relevant comments such as, “Those stairs have been dangerous for awhile.”?
  • Did EMS, the fire department, or the police respond to the scene? Did they document any relevant details about your incident?
  • Were you injured on private or commercial property?

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