Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in Ohio

Accidents can happen anywhere: at home, at work, or while traveling. Sometimes, despite exercising all caution, one may suffer injuries due to the fault of someone else. In such cases, the victim has no option but to file a personal injury claim and seek damages.

Some of the most common types of personal injury cases that happen in Ohio are:

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries. These injuries can have serious and life altering consequences. To make a successful claim for an auto accident injury in Ohio, the victim needs to show negligence on part of the other driver. Car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents are all examples of auto accidents. A thorough investigation into the cause of the accident, its impact, degree of fault, and location of the accident is required to determine the negligence of the other side. With the help of an attorney, an injured person can make a determination of all these factors and make a personal injury claim for compensation.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents lead to serious bodily injuries including hip and joint fractures, brain injuries, and sometimes, even permanent disabilities. The victim of a slip and fall accident needs to file a premises liability claim against the owner, manager, or occupier of the property. Proving negligence in slip and fall accidents can be tricky as most of the times the other side will try to blame the victim for not exercising enough caution.

Slippery floors, broken staircases, and lack of cautionary warnings are some of the common causes of slip and fall accidents. A personal injury attorney can help the victim in examining the circumstances leading to the accident and suggest possible actions.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs more frequently than one might think. Medical service providers need to adhere to the specified “standard of care” while rendering services. A breach of such duty of care may cause serious harm to the patient and severely impact his or her health. Some examples of medical malpractice cases include misdiagnosis, medication errors, birth injuries, surgical errors, and anesthesia errors. It might be difficult to prove negligence in medical malpractice claims. Further, going against hospitals, doctors, or treatment providers is not easy as they have access to the best resources needed to defend their fault.

Therefore, when someone believes that they are a victim of medical malpractice, they should seek an attorney’s help as soon as possible.

Product Liability

Defective products can lead to serious injuries and health issues. The causes of a defective product claim may include manufacturing/ design defects, lack of sufficient warning, non-fulfilment of warranty, and fake marketing. Defective electrical products, products containing toxic ingredients, products lacking speciality warning for a particular known side effect are some examples of a product liability claim.

Other common types of personal injury claims in Ohio include dog bites, construction injuries, bicycle accidents, and boating accidents. Ohio laws impose a two-year timeline for most of the personal injury claims. This means that the victims have to file their claim within two years of suffering the injury.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to the fault of someone else and want to learn about your rights to claim compensation, contact us today. Our experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys can help you evaluate your case and make a claim on your behalf.