Frequently Asked Questions

Should I speak directly to each insurance company on my own?

It's advisable not to speak directly to insurance companies without consulting an attorney first. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize payouts, and anything you say can be used to undermine your claim. Let our experienced attorneys handle communications to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Ohio?

In Ohio, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are exceptions that can shorten or extend this period, so consulting with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident is crucial to preserving your rights.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?

You may be entitled to various types of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. In certain cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish particularly egregious conduct.

What Sets Your Firm Apart in Handling Car Accident and Personal Injury Cases in Ohio?

Paulozzi LPA is distinguished by our commitment to personalized attention, our aggressive representation, and our extensive experience in Ohio personal injury law. Our track record of success stems from our dedication to fighting for the maximum compensation our clients deserve.

How long will my claim take?

The duration of a personal injury claim can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the extent of your injuries, and the willingness of the insurance company to settle. While some cases may settle in a few months, others may take years to reach a resolution, especially if they go to trial.

Should I give a statement after an accident?

You should avoid giving a detailed statement to an insurance company before speaking with an attorney. Providing a statement without legal advice can inadvertently harm your claim. It's best to limit communication with insurers until you have legal representation.

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, but some do go to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached. Our firm prepares every case as if it will go to trial, ensuring we are ready to fight for your rights in court if necessary.

Which claims can I recover financial compensation for?

You can recover financial compensation for any claim that involves physical injury, emotional distress, and financial loss due to someone else's negligence or intentional harm. This includes car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and more.

What if the Insurance Company Denied My Claim?

If your claim is denied, don't lose hope. Our attorneys can review the denial, advise you on the best course of action, and, if necessary, appeal the decision or pursue litigation to seek the compensation you deserve.

Will Having a Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney Increase My Chances of Success?

Yes, having an experienced personal injury attorney significantly increases your chances of a successful outcome. Legal representation ensures that your case is professionally managed, from negotiating with insurance companies to presenting your case in court if needed.

Can I Still Recover Damages If I'm Partially at Fault for My Injury?

Ohio follows a comparative negligence rule, meaning you can still recover damages if you are partially at fault, as long as your fault does not exceed 50%. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

What Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident in Ohio?

Immediately after a car accident, ensure everyone's safety and call 911. Seek medical attention, even if you feel fine, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Document the scene with photos and gather contact information from witnesses. Then, contact Paulozzi LPA as soon as possible to protect your rights and begin the process of filing a claim.

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