Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Accident Victims – Cuyahoga County Personal Injury Attorneys
Whether you experience a devastating injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver or a fall on a construction project, a lack of care by others can turn your life upside down. While struggling with intense pain and stress, your recovery can be hampered by the financial hardships associated with mounting medical expenses and the disruption of a family breadwinner’s income. When the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of an individual, business or government entity causes injury or wrongful death, a personal injury claim can provide the financial compensation to obtain the best medical attention and the highest quality of life.
Why our Cleveland personal injury law firm is the right choice?
Cleveland personal injury attorney Joel A. Nash has been providing effective legal representation to injury victims for over two decades. Mr. Nash engages in diligent investigation of the facts, which might involve working with private investigators and a variety of experts. He also is committed to staying current with constantly changing case law, statutes and regulations. He combines this mastery of the facts and law to craft compelling arguments that are presented with persuasive advocacy. Insurance companies know which personal injury lawyers are inclined to work up a file for a quick settlement rather than prepare the case for a jury trial. Although Mr. Nash’s reputation often prompts insurance companies to consent to a settlement favorable to his clients, he negotiates from a position of strength by developing a compelling case for trial.
Along with top flight legal representation, Mr. Nash also provides timely communication with injury victims. Mr. Nash has a policy of returning emails and phone calls the same business day or the next business day. People coping with a catastrophic injury or the loss of a loved one do not want to be victimized a second time by having their calls ignored. We provide straightforward legal advice explained in plain English, so our clients understand the insurance claims and civil litigation process.
Understanding liability involving personal injury lawsuits in Ohio?
The vast majority of personal injury claims like tractor-trailer crashes, slip and falls and construction accident claims involve the legal theory of negligence. In the simplest terms, negligence refers to a failure to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing injury to another. When the driver of a car rear-ends a motorcycle because the driver is distracted, for example, the inattentive driver might be financially responsible.
While careless or inattentive conduct often constitutes the basis of liability, negligent conduct is not the exclusive basis for imposing liability in a personal injury claim. A violation of a public safety law can constitute “negligence per se.” In other words, this type of violation can raise a presumption of negligence. There also are personal injury claims based on “strict liability,” which refers to liability without fault. Strict liability can be the basis for awarding damages when injuries are caused by a defective product.
When an injury is caused by an intentional act like an assault, this type of intentional misconduct can justify not only compensatory damages but also punitive damage, which are intended to punish the wrongdoer and discourage such conduct in the future.
Because we have handled a vast array of personal injury claims, our law firm can provide effective legal representation in all types of personal injury cases like:
- Auto accidents
- Tractor-trailer collisions
- Slip and falls
- Defective products
- Negligent security
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle crashes
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Spa and pool accidents (drowning/spa entrapment)
- Bicycle-car accidents
- Public transportation collisions
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability claims
Pursuing Maximum Recovery for Severe Injuries
When you suffer injury caused by an intoxicated driver, indifferent property owner or other negligent individual or entity, you can suffer severe and even catastrophic injuries that include:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Dismembered limbs
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Severe burns
- Head and neck injuries
- Dislocation of joints
While the precise types of compensation available in your personal injury claim will depend on the circumstances, some of the kinds of damages that might be recoverable include:
- Lost income
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Diminished earning capacity
- Funeral/burial expenses (wrongful death)
- Punitive damages
Speak to an Experienced Cuyahoga County Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a family member has been injured by negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct, proven personal injury attorney Joel A. Nash fiercely represents his clients’ interests and seeks the full value of their claim. 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.