Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys
Every year, thousands of individuals suffer personal injuries because of another’s negligent conduct. Common causes of personal injury include motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-falls, defective consumer products, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
There are many factors that can affect whether an individual who suffered a personal injury will be successful in bringing a claim. It is important to be aware of factors such as liability, severity and extent of injuries, occupation, who the potential claim is against, and many additional factors. Our Ohio personal injury lawyers at Karp Steiger are here to assess your rights.
What type of injuries can our team here at Karp Steiger help you with?
Serious brain injuries are often life altering and can cause significant disruption in daily living. It is vital to immediately obtain proper medical attention to prevent and ease worsening symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, and memory loss. The causes of serious brain injuries are far reaching and can occur via motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions, incidents in hospitals or nursing homes, and even at the workplace. Just as it is important to immediately seek emergency medical attention, it is also important to understand your rights when another’s negligent conduct causes you to suffer a brain injury.
At Karp Steiger, our group of attorneys are aware of how serious brain injuries can dramatically alter your life and take a toll on loved ones. We patiently work with brain injury victims to fully understand their injuries and the accidents that lead to such injuries. From there, we investigate the facts of the case and offer practical solutions geared towards helping our clients best cope with the stresses arising from these traumatic injuries. We proudly handle a wide array of brain injury claims, such as hematoma, hemorrhage, concussion, edema, skull fracture, and any other brain related injuries.
It is very common for victims of automobile and workplace accidents to experience back pain and injury because of the accident. The human back is particularly prone to injury given the complex nature, structure, and makeup of the back. Often, accident victims will suffer injuries to the tendons, muscles, and ligaments that compose their discs, spinal cord, and vertebrae.
The human spine is composed of 3 parts: cervical (upper) spine, thoracic (middle) spine, and lumbar (lower) spine. Depending on the nature and severity of the injury sustained, an accident victim may injure some or all parts of their spine.
Common injuries to the spine include vertebral spine fractures, subluxation, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, flexion, compression, extension, sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, radiculopathy, herniated discs, and dislocations.
When a spinal and back injury occurs, it is routine to have diagnostic imaging performed, as well as extensive bouts of physical therapy. It is incredibly important that the back properly heals as an injured back can lead to issues in other parts of the body.
Just like back injuries, it is common for victims of automobile and workplace accidents to suffer neck pain and injury following the accident. The neck is composed of many muscles and nerves, and injury can occur when these are aggravated, torn, or stretched. All neck injuries are different and sometimes it may take days to weeks to months for symptoms to become onset. It is important to seek immediate medical attention should you develop neck pain following an accident of any kind. A medical provider will be able to advise you on the nature and extent of your injury and suggest treatment options. Further, they may be able to assist you should the injury be severe enough to force you to miss work.
At Karp Steiger, we handle many types of neck injuries, including sprains, strains, whiplash, herniated cervical discs, fractures, dislocation, and serious spinal cord injuries. We understand how serious these injuries can be and are always willing to help those who suffer neck injuries as a result of another’s negligence. We are able to investigate the facts which led to the neck injury and hold the liable part accountable for the neck injuries you sustained.
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident of any kind, there is a chance you may have suffered a knee injury. Knee injuries are quite common but can have devastating effects on daily living. For example, you may be required to use a cane or wheelchair, be forced to rely upon others for assistance, or become completely immobile depending on the nature and severity of the injury.
Common knee injuries include torn ligaments and fractured bones, which may lead to immense pain and difficulty with mobility. Further, knee injuries can cause issues in other parts of your body such as feet, hips, and back. Depending on the injury sustained, accident victims are sometimes forced to seek emergency medical treatment, undergo diagnostic imaging testing, undergo surgical procedures, and partake in extensive physical therapy sessions.
Broken and Fractured Bone Injuries
When individuals are involved in accidents of any kind, there is a chance they can break or fracture a bone. Bone breaks and fractures can substantially interfere with daily living and performance of job duties. Sometimes, a break or fracture can be so severe that victims are forced to miss work for extended periods of time.
When a break or fracture occurs, individuals often must undergo extensive diagnostic imaging testing, possible surgery, and therapy and rehabilitation. Depending on the extent and location of the break or fracture, it can take weeks to months to fully heal. But even after the break or fracture has healed, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience residual issues such as achiness, fatigue, and weakened bones, which increases the possibility of a re-break or re-fracture.
At Karp Steiger, we proudly help families identify and handle difficult situations where medical negligence is responsible for an injury to their child. As parents, our attorneys appreciate and understand the emotional and financial toll a child’s birth injury can have on an entire family. A child’s birth injury can lead to immense confusion, frustration, and mental anguish, causing people to become confused about what to do following a birth injury.
Our team can assist you in any situation where your child is injured at birth, including instances of physician failure to identify prenatal complications, incompetence in responding to fetal distress during labor, or failure to properly deliver the child during the delivery process. These issues can lead to lifelong complications for the child and dealing with these complications can be emotionally and financially exhausting for all those involved.
Individuals and society take careful and extensive steps to provide safeguards for children. Despite taking all the necessary steps to protect our children, dangerous conditions commonly arise in contexts and places where children are present. When a dangerous condition exists where children are present, it can result in harm to a child. A child suffering an injury of any kind can be one of the most devastating things a parent may ever go through. Parents whose child has been injured should seek immediate medical attention for the child, notify local authorities if necessary, and create an incident report.
After ensuring the child is safe and local authorities have been notified, parents should speak with an experienced attorney who can help identify the parents and child’s rights and advise if the child’s parents may be able to recover compensation on behalf of the child. It is also important for parents to speak with experienced representatives to appropriately handle any statute of limitations issues and obtain court approval for any settlement that may be reached.
Consult with an Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer Today
At Karp Steiger, our accomplished team of personal injury attorneys fully understand all the nuances and requirements of bringing a successful personal injury claim. Our team’s thorough investigation techniques and dedication to fully understanding the facts of the case put us in a position to fully maximize the value of our client’s cases. Due to our meticulous, methodical, and aggressive approach, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients for personal injuries sustained as a result of another’s negligent conduct.
Our team happily assists all individuals who suffer personal injury because of another’s negligent conduct. Often, this means bringing claims against individuals, insurance companies, employers, and other corporate entities. Our team of attorneys will fearlessly and zealously advocate for our clients against the most powerful entities to pursue their causes. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in any capacity, call us today at 216-358-OHIO (6446) for a free case consultation.Schedule a Free Consultation