Attorneys Who Know How To Build A Compelling Personal Injury Case
If you were injured by the negligence of another person or business, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage and other losses. Unfortunately, this process is not nearly as easy or smooth as it should be. Insurance companies want to protect their profits by denying or underpaying claims, and defendants rarely want to admit liability for the injuries they caused.
To give yourself the best chance of a successful recovery, contact our skilled attorneys at Stebelton Snider. Our firm has been operating in the Lancaster area since 1978, and we have a strong track record of success both in and out of the courtroom.
We Pay Attention To Details So We Can Maximize Your Compensation
There are two important elements to a personal injury claim: establishing liability and proving damages. The first element determines whether you are eligible to recover money. Both elements determine how much money you can recover.
Proving Fault And Liability
Ohio is a fault state, meaning that the person responsible for causing an injury (and their insurance company by extension) is responsible for paying the costs of the accident. Ohio law also utilizes a legal principle known as comparative negligence, which means that if liability is shared, the person who is less at fault can recover money, but their award will be reduced by their percentage of fault. If you were 10 percent at fault for a car accident, for instance, you could still recover 90 percent of the compensation you were seeking.
When our attorneys represent you, their objective is to demonstrate, with compelling evidence, that the other party was at-fault for causing your injuries. When possible, we will also show that they were solely responsible, therefore maximizing the percentage of the award you were seeking.
Carefully Assessing Your Losses And Costs
The financial value of a personal injury claim depends on the severity of the accident/injuries and what the victim has lost as a result. Even if lawyers are great at proving liability, they may still do their clients a huge disservice if they don’t have the knowledge and skill needed to maximize available damages.
We work closely with medical experts, vocational experts, life-care planners, economists and other professionals to accurately calculate your losses, both economic and non-economic. This is particularly important in cases involving catastrophic injuries, which are often life-changing and incredibly expensive. Because we know that insurers and others will dispute these calculations, we come prepared with evidence and documentation and are prepared to put our experts on the stand, if needed. We believe you deserve full and fair compensation, and we work tirelessly to help you achieve it.
Discuss Your Legal Options With An Attorney For Free
From our office in Lancaster, our attorneys at Stebelton Snider serve clients throughout central and southern Ohio. Whether you were hurt in a car crash, in a workplace accident or by the negligence of a medical provider, we want to hear your story and explain your legal options.