WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
“I was really impressed with John…He understood the human side of it, not just the legal side.”
– Duane B.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer serving Cincinnati OH
If you have been seriously injured, you know the overwhelming feeling of facing physical, financial, and emotional burdens. During this challenging time, you must also seek justice and try to get the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, property damage, and your pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney with the Fitch Law Firm LLC can fight for you to achieve the recovery you deserve.
Whether you are dealing with an insurance company or have just had your accident, you can reach out to our legal team in Cincinnati to learn more about your rights and legal options. We offer a free initial consultation to prospective clients.
How Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Benefit Your Case
Personal injury cases are stacked against you from the start, so it helps to be prepared for what comes next. A personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process and:
- Identify all liable parties in your case
- Build your case for compensation from the liable parties
- Help you collect evidence proving liability
- Assess your damages and calculate the value of your case
- Negotiate with insurers, building the most robust case possible for you
- Represent you in all legal proceedings and handle all communications on your behalf
- Prepare and file a lawsuit within Ohio’s statute of limitations if a settlement isn’t reached
Our team will work diligently for you as we manage the case from start to end. We know that thinking about litigation is challenging while you are recovering from your injury. We can take care of everything to give you peace of mind that someone is looking out for your interests while your legal matters are settled.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Cincinnati, call 614-545-3930
What Do You Get When You Sign Up with the Fitch Law Firm LLC?
For more than 30 years, John and his team have been helping victims of accidents such as car crashes, truck wrecks, bike crashes, and pedestrian accidents. He has also been successful in cases of medical malpractice, disability benefits, traumatic brain injury (TBI), wrongful death, defective products, nursing home abuse, sexual abuse, and more.
Hundreds of Ohio residents have used and thanked John Fitch for his legal services, and he would like to learn how he can help you. When you meet with our legal team in our Cincinnati office, we will listen as you share the details of your situation. We will help you understand the laws pertaining to your case and answer all your questions and concerns. We will be upfront with you about what all your case entails for the road ahead.
Affording a Personal Injury Attorney
Many people pass up the opportunity to hire legal help because of their concerns about the cost. We hope our arrangements ease those concerns for our clients. We are a contingency firm, which means should we agree to manage your case, we require no fees from you to get started.
If we recover a financial award for you, our payment will come from your settlement. We encourage you to meet with us for a free consultation and ask any questions you have about the costs of hiring an attorney.
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We Can Help You Recover Damages in Your Injury Case
Individuals pursuing action to recover from a personal injury want to receive the maximum compensation they can, and we want to help them. It is important to keep in mind that no two injury cases have the same value. How much your claim or lawsuit is worth is determined by various factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- The extent of your physical and mental pain and suffering
- The cost of other damages, including property
- The policy limits of the at-fault party’s insurance company
- If you share liability for your injuries
Depending on your situation, you may be able to be compensated for damages that cost you money, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damage
All of these can be proven with written records, including receipts, invoices, pay stubs, time cards, and other documents.
You also may be able to recover non-economic damages, which do not come with a dollar figure that you can document. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disability or disfigurement
- Loss of life enjoyment
We will assess both types of damages to determine your compensation. We will also help you uncover additional damages you may not know you can pursue. Once we add these together, we will have the value of your case. We will draft a demand letter and file a claim with the liable party’s insurer to recover compensation.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you can pursue a wrongful death action on behalf of a loved one whose injury resulted in their death, you could recover compensation for:
- Their unresolved medical expenses
- Funeral, burial, or cremation costs
- Loss of your loved one’s guidance and companionship
- The mental anguish of surviving family members
Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2125.02 outlines the benefits that are recoverable in a wrongful death case. If state law deems you eligible to seek a wrongful death lawsuit, we can help you prepare your case.
Ohio’s Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases
Per ORC §2305.10, if you are filing a personal injury lawsuit in Ohio, you generally have two years to do so. If you are filing a wrongful death action, the timeline is the same—two years per ORC §2125.02.
You must not miss this deadline. If it expires without the court hearing from you, you can lose your right to seek damages. If any exceptions apply to the case, we can review your situation and confirm if you have a longer or shorter time to file.
Our team can ensure your case remains on track. The Fitch Law Firm LLC knows how to meet any deadlines you are facing, ensuring the insurance company does not stall and cost you a chance at a fair settlement.
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Why Proving Negligence Is Important in Your Injury Case
Proving that the liable party is responsible for your injuries and other losses is critical to making your case for compensation. As we build the case, we must show that the party:
- Owed you a duty of care to act responsibly so that you would remain unharmed
- Failed to keep this duty of care to you due to carelessness or recklessness
- Caused you to suffer an injury by failing to act carefully
- Brought damages upon you as a result that must be compensated for
If your case proves these four points, you can move forward with an injury case.
Multiple Parties and Liability
Some personal injury cases involve more than one liable party. For example, if you get into a vehicle accident, the driver who hit you may be accountable, but so could the municipality where the accident happened because it was responsible for the upkeep of the roads.
The person who hit you may have been on the clock and working for an employer. If so, the employer could be brought into the suit because it could be held responsible for its employee’s driving behavior.
As you can see, personal injury cases can get complicated quite quickly. Our attorney will identify all liable parties and hold each of them accountable.
What if You Are Partially Liable for Your Personal Injury?
If you’re partially responsible for your injury, you can still seek damages as long as you are not more than 50% liable for it, per ORC §2315.33. Your percentage of fault would reduce your compensation, and you would get what’s left. Even if you are partly responsible for your accident, we can review your situation and advise you if seeking damages is in your best interest.
We handle the following personal injury cases in Cincinnati:
- Commercial truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Dog bite accidents
- Construction accidents
- Sexual abuse
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bad drugs and medical devices
- Swimming pool/drowning accidents
- Legal malpractice
Call the Attorneys at the Fitch Law Firm LLC for a Free Consultation
If you are in the Cincinnati area and want to seek legal action in a personal injury case, call the Fitch Law Firm LLC to learn how a lawyer could help you today. We can provide you with the legal representation you deserve and help you recover the compensation you need. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can get started working for you.