Akron & Boston Personal Injury Attorneys
Were you injured in an accident caused by someone’s negligence or recklessness in Akron or Boston? When you suffer a severe injury, you may be left struggling with pain, expensive medical bills, an inability to work, and other losses. You have a right to pursue compensation for those losses, however, and Mendenhall Law Group can help.
Insurance companies, corporations, and other parties liable for your injuries will work hard to minimize their payout to you, but we have the resources and skills needed to investigate your case and build a compelling claim on your behalf. At Mendenhall Law Group, we are taking back the law for the underdog, one case at a time.
At our Akron, Ohio, & Boston, MA law firm, our legal team is committed to leveraging our knowledge of the law to protect the rights of personal injury accident victims. We speak out against injustice and help victims hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, you could be due financial compensation for your losses. To be sure you are being treated fairly, contact an attorney with Mendenhall Law Group today to talk about your case. We want to provide you with the emotional support you need and the legal advocacy you deserve.
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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Chances are that if you have been involved in an accident caused by someone’s negligence, you could benefit from the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Personal injury claims can get complicated, and insurance companies aren’t always looking out for your best interests. At the end of the day, you are concerned about paying for medical bills, property damage, and your everyday expenses. An insurance company is worried about premiums and profits.
Personal injury attorneys are advocates for you, protecting your rights and fighting for the money you deserve. A personal injury attorney can handle the intricate details of a claim. They can ensure your claim is filed correctly and communicate with an insurer on your behalf to look out for your interests and protect you from saying something that could hurt your claim.
Experienced personal injury attorneys also have the resources to investigate the cause of the accident and gather valuable evidence that may strengthen or substantiate your claim. A skilled attorney can help level the playing field and signal to insurers that you will not be taken advantage of or manipulated into accepting less than what your claim is worth.
Why Choose Mendenhall Law Group to Handle My Case?
At Mendenhall Law Group, we are passionate about making sure everyone receives fair representation under the law. Too often, people see hiring an attorney as a “luxury” instead of a necessity. We are proud to represent the Davids of Ohio who feel like they are going up against the Goliaths.
We have a team of experienced litigators who are results-driven and ready to represent you. Whether we are headed to the negotiating table or the courtroom, we know how to prepare a case that gives our clients the best chance possible at a successful outcome. We do this while keeping in mind that you deserve full transparency. We communicate with you through every step of the process, so you always know what is happening and what to expect.
If you are ready to hold a wrongdoer accountable for their actions, we are ready to fight for you. We can help assess your situation, strategize, and review the goals you hope to achieve through the legal system. At our firm, we want you to know that your case is in good hands.
Types of Cases We Handle
A personal injury claim may involve many different types of accidents. A personal injury claim is a type of lawsuit that seeks to compensate a victim for losses incurred as a result of someone’s negligence. Basically, if negligence or reckless actions cause an accident, and that accident results in damages, the victim can attempt to hold the negligent party accountable.
Common types of personal injury claims that we handle at Mendenhall Law Group include:
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accident
- Premises liability claims
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
Common Injuries Suffered
Injuries sustained in personal injury accidents can be moderate to life-threatening, depending on the accident. Victims can end up saddled with medical expenses that can quickly become overwhelming. The stress and anxiety of medical costs can also slow the recovery process and put a strain on a victim’s mental well-being. Some of the most common types of injuries suffered in personal injury accidents are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Compensation for Personal Injury Cases
The first thing many personal injury accident victims ask is, What is the value of my claim? That can be a tricky question to answer because so many different factors can impact the compensation that someone may be due.
To begin, it is important to understand how Ohio’s modified comparative negligence rule can play into your case. This regulation states that if a victim shares some level of liability for causing an accident, their compensation may be reduced by their portion of fault.
For example, if the negligent party can prove that a victim is 20 percent responsible for an accident, the victim would be entitled to the total amount of compensation minus 20 percent. This is only one rule that can impact how much money you may receive after an accident.
Ohio also places a cap on the amount of compensation that a victim may recover for non-economic damages. These are subjective damages that cover things like emotional distress and quality of life changes. Most non-economic damages are capped at $250,000 or three times the amount of economic damages, whichever is greater. However, there is also an overall cap of $350,000 for non-economic damages.
Generally, when calculating the value of a claim, a victim may expect to recover compensation for their economic damages, such as medical costs, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. So, compensation may cover losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
To better understand what you may be owed and how damage caps and modified comparative negligence may factor into your case, talk to an experienced attorney today. At Mendenhall Law Group, we can review your case and give you an honest valuation of your claim.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer at Mendenhall Law Group?
At Mendenhall Law Group, we understand that after a serious accident, you may be feeling like you are in financially dire straits. With medical bills pouring in and more money going out than coming in, you may be worried that you can’t afford to hire an attorney to help. Maybe you think you should settle for what the insurance company offers you. Trust us, that is what the insurer wants you to do.
Having an attorney on your side increases your chances of getting the full and fair value of your claim. At Mendenhall Law Group, we will review your situation, gather crucial evidence to support your claim, and help you achieve a successful resolution to your case. We will also work with you to develop cost-effective strategies that may help you achieve your overall goals.
Start by reaching out to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys. We will take the time to assess your situation, answer your questions, and talk to you about our cost structure. We want to prove that hiring an attorney is within reach.
Personal Injury Statistics
Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. According to data from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in 2020, there were 12,822 car accidents in Summit County. Forty-nine individuals lost their lives in those crashes, and hundreds of others suffered minor to severe injuries.
Medical malpractice can also trigger a personal injury lawsuit. A study compiled by Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Although slip and fall cases may seem minor when compared to the scope of medical malpractice or car accident claims, falls account for over eight million hospital emergency room visits each year. They are also the leading cause of worker compensation claims, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 32 workers died in Ohio in 2019 due to fatal slip and fall accidents.
Contact Mendenhall Law Group Today
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, you already have a lot to overcome. You may face the financial burden of medical bills, a challenging physical recovery process, and the crushing mental strain of it all. Let the experienced Ohio personal injury team at Mendenhall Law Group give you peace of mind and a helping hand.
We understand that every personal injury case is unique, which is why we give each case we take the personal and detailed attention it deserves. Let us help you navigate the legal system and direct you towards the path that will lead to the best possible outcome for your unique situation. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.