Recently a Cincinnati bus accident in the Walnut hills was reported by the local news services. They reported an SUV crashed into a bus at an intersection because of its brake failure. There was personal injury involved.
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Many accident injury victims want to know what their case is worth and how can they settle it. The temptation is to buy one of those self help books. Let's examine what these books really have to offer.
There are some web sites that tout books variously titled How To Settle Your Own Personal Injury Claim Yourself. You can pay up to $100 dollars for some of these books. I wanted to see if they were selling snake oil to the consuming public. Yes and No is the answer. The book I reviewed is by an lawyer. It does give some educational material about the claims process. So its not ALL snake oil. But their guarantee says it all. (Snake Oil) The say you will save as much or more as the price you pay for the book.
If you have a serious back injury caused in a car accident by the fault of another you may wonder what your case is worth. There is no hard and fast answer to that. Let me illustrate by just a few cases I looked up. 1 Herniated disc in back with no surgery and $7000 in medical bills settled for $40,000.00 2 Herniated disc in back with surgery and permanent pain medical bills were $36,000.00 and lost wages $150,000.00 settlement $338,000 3. Herniated disc $10,000.00 in medical bills surgery settlement $63,000.00 4 herniated disc jury verdict $116,000.00 5.
Recently the city of Cincinnati enacted an ordinance prohibiting in car texting. Here is an article describing the 8-1 vote by cincinnati city council. http://www.wlwt.com/news/24929549/detail.html The Ohio legislature passed a no texting bill in March and the senate of Ohio needs to acton it. Personally these bills need to go farther and ban the use of cell phones while a vehicle is in operation. The logic is the same for both bills. To prevent car accidents from distracted drivers.
So you were seriously hurt in a car accident. You just want what is fair. You want your medical bills paid, your time lost from work compensated and something for your pain and suffering. You do not see a problem in giving a taped statement. In it you did not mention you hurt your back before in another car accident 10 years ago, but it has been fine for the last 9 years.
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Awhile back you may have seen a video that I did about what motivates me to fight hard for my clients. (Confession of a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer. ) The bottom line was that I have a fear of failure. I know I'm not the smartest person out there, so my goal is to outwork and out prepare my opposition so my client's have the best chance of winning their case.
Everyone has seen local and national attorneys advertise on television. In fact there are often 2- 3 different lawyers that advertise on the same show. How would you go about choosing which of these attorneys is right for your car accident case, your workers compensation case or your social security disability case. I'm sure I've left an area of the law out because just about every area gets covered. It's really very difficult to detemine in a thirty second commercial if the attorney is any good at all at accident injury law. Usually they shout to get your attention and tell you what?
If you have been hurt on the job by a third party you may be able to bring claims for workers compensation and a claim against the person that hurt you . If you are so ill or injured that you can not work for one year you may have a social security claim. Here are 5 good reasons to find one lawyer that can handle all three claims.