Injuries sustained from a person’s negligent actions can be life-changing. Depending on the accident, a victim may be temporarily or permanently disabled. This can lead to a cessation of wages, and bills may start to accumulate. If you are a victim of a personal injury accident, you have the right to receive monetary compensation for the damages you have endured. At Elizabeth A. Burick Co. L.P.A., I have experience in every personal injury field and have represented all types of personal injury victims. Settling for what an insurance company offers is not always the best option. Insurance companies often offer low settlements, in order to retain money. Their clients’ needs are not always the number one priority, which results in victims receiving a minimal amount of compensation. Below are only some of the areas I specialize in for personal injury claims. I have the ability to represent victims of all personal injury accidents, so please do not hesitate to call me, a Canton, OH personal injury attorney, for more information.
According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, in 2011, about 290 people were injured in auto accidents every day. Most car accidents can be easily prevented, and are caused by a driver failing to recognize their driver duty of care standards. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by distracted driving, speeding, or any other type of reckless driving, you may have a personal injury case.
Negligence by a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare professional can oftentimes lead to severe injuries or disabilities. In order to file for a medical malpractice suit, you must be able to prove that a healthcare professional violated your standard of care. Verifying this often requires an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing home negligence is fairly common in a number of elderly care homes, and it is just as serious as physical abuse. If an elderly person is not having their personal, hygienic, or nutritional needs met, they are suffering from neglect. Signs of neglect may be hard to recognize at first, but as soon as you notice that a loved one’s needs are being ignored, please contact my firm.
More than half of motorcycle accidents include other vehicles. Since motorcycles are usually significantly smaller than most passenger vehicles, cars may not see them on the road and strike an innocent motorcyclist while driving or turning. Injuries ranging from road rash to traumatic brain injuries may occur, and the victim may be entitled to seek monetary compensation for their injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slipping and injuring yourself on someone else’s property may be grounds to file a slip and fall accident claim. You must be able to prove that the owner or employee knew about the situation, and did nothing to prevent you from hurting yourself. Hiring a personal injury attorney from my firm may ensure that you receive the maximum monetary compensation available.
Losing a loved one due to a person’s negligence or actions may be known as wrongful death. In the State of Ohio, only the executor or administrator may press charges for a wrongful death claim, but immediate family members are eligible to receive monetary compensation from the person or company who is at fault for their loved one’s passing.
I also handle dog bites, insurance law, and all other types of personal injury law cases. With over 29 years of trying cases in and out of the courtroom, I am a trial lawyer who is not afraid to fight for my client’s rights. Do not settle for an insurance company’s payout. You may be entitled to a significant amount of money that the insurance company may not admit to, and I will see to it that you are compensated for your injuries. You can contact my firm directly, or fill out a free case evaluation on my firm’s website. My law firm may be small, but it ensures that I give every client the individual attention they deserve, and the best legal representation possible.