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Providing High Quality Legal Representation for 20 Years | Joel A. Nash Attorney at Law

Cleveland attorney Joel A. Nash has been providing clear legal advice and tenacious advocacy to people arrested for DUI|OVI and individuals injured by negligent individuals, corporations and public entities for over two decades. Mr. Nash is equally comfortable litigating cases in civil and criminal court because he is an experienced and dedicated trial attorney. Mr. Nash has developed a reputation among his former clients, peers, insurance companies, prosecutors and judges for his firm commitment to the highest ethical standards and his diligent pursuit of a positive outcome for his clients.

When representing personal injury clients in Northeast Ohio, Mr. Nash works closely with accident reconstruction experts, property management experts, certified rehabilitation counselors, engineering experts, medical experts, economists/forensic accountants, industry specific experts and many others with specialized knowledge. Our Ohio personal injury law firm has obtained millions of dollars for injury victims by engaging in meticulous preparation and persuasive advocacy.

If Mr. Nash is representing an individual arrested for DUI|OVI, he aggressively defends their constitutional rights and liberty. Because of his extensive trial experience, prosecutors recognize that Mr. Nash will not hesitate to proceed to trial if the prosecutor will not agree to a plea agreement that is favorable to Mr. Nash’s client. He carefully scrutinizes law enforcement procedures from the moment of an initial stop through formal chemical testing to identify unlawful police conduct and violations of his client’s rights. Mr. Nash might challenge the basis of the stop, officer observations, field sobriety tests and chemical testing of breath, blood or urine.

Our Cleveland law firm represents clients in a spectrum of legal matters, including but not limited to the following:

DUI|OVI: An arrest for OVI (formerly referred to in Ohio as DUI) can turn your life upside down. A conviction can result in jail time and a criminal record along with a range of other negative consequences. Many people make the mistake of thinking that evidence like standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) and breath tests are based on reliable scientific principles. However, SFSTs and breath tests are far from infallible. Experienced DUI|OVI attorney Joel A. Nash has the expertise and experience to identify improper procedures and unreliable results. He also may challenge illegally obtained statements, unlawful searches and improper stops.

Personal Injury: When negligent, reckless or intentional conduct causes injury to another, personal injury law provides the basis for compensating victims. Mr. Nash is firmly committed to seeking the financial compensation that injury victims deserve from those who cause injury through a lack of care or inattention. Personal injury law encompasses a broad spectrum of legal claims that include premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and other areas of law. Insurance companies often take advantage of the lack of familiarity of personal injury victims with insurance claim procedures and personal injury litigation. Our law firm will guide you past insurance company litigation traps while seeking the fullest recovery for your injuries.

Product Liability: There are special legal rules that protect consumers who are injured when companies fail to take adequate precautions to make their products safe for consumers. Whether the defective product is a medication with undisclosed side effects because of inadequate drug testing or an airbag that explodes and propels shrapnel, any business in the production and distribution chain might be liable for injuries caused by an unsafe product. Sometimes businesses that expose the public to harm from defective product can be strictly liable for injuries caused by their hazardous products. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous product, you need a personal injury attorney with decades of experience fighting large corporations equipped with extensive defense resources and the large insurers that defend these companies.

Accidents: Our law firm handles motor vehicle accidents involving the full range of vehicles and negligent driving practices. We undertake an investigation to determine not only the basis of liability and amount of damages but also to identify all potential defendants with insurance coverage or assets against which a settlement or judgment can be enforced. Because we have successfully represented clients in hundreds of motor vehicle accident claims, we have probably handled an accident claim similar to yours in the past. Some of the common causes of motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Distracted driving (cell phone texting and talking)
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating (following too closely)
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Running red lights and stop signs

Medical Devices: Medical devices can save lives and improve the quality of life for people with serious medical conditions. Despite the benefits provided by medical devices, they can cause severe injury and wrongful death when they are not properly designed or manufactured. Defective medical devices also can cause debilitating injuries and medical complications when proper testing is not conducted or warning are not provided to doctors and patients. Our product liability law firm has the experience and litigation resources to take on well-funded companies that manufacture medical devices. Some examples of recent products involved in product liability lawsuits include:

  • Hip Implants
  • Heart Stents
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Hernia Mesh Patch
  • Mirena
  • Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft
  • Pain Pumps
  • Da Vinci Surgical Robot

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We offer a free consultation, so we can explain your rights and answer your questions, so call us at (216) 691-3000 or email us.