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Ohio Personal Injury LawyersYou can suffer a personal injury in a matter of seconds through no fault of your own. In an instant, your life as you know it can change. You may be permanently disabled. You may have sustained a brain injury in an accident at work or spinal cord damage in an auto accident. Such catastrophic injuries, which can lead to a shortened lifespan, can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars in medical care, lost wages, modifications to a home, among other impacts.

Our experienced attorneys in Ohio handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims. You shouldn't have to handle these cases on your own when so much is at stake. We understand you have so many issues to worry about - from your physical health to your financial well-being. Even knowing where to start can be a challenge.

You can start by calling us today for a free consultation. At Gervelis Law Firm, our experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys work with accident victims every single day. We proudly serve Youngstown, Akron, all of Ohio. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to turn that information into a strong legal case.

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    What types of personal injury cases does Gervelis Law Firm handle?

    While car wrecks often result in personal injury claims, our law firm has years of experience working with clients who have been harmed in a variety of ways. Some of the most common personal injury cases we handle at our Ohio law firm include:

    Whatever type of personal injury case you're dealing with, no matter complicated or straightforward it might seem, make sure you receive the legal advice you need to make smart decisions. Make sure you contact Gervelis Law Firm.

    How can a personal injury lawyer help me with my claim?

    When you contact us, we will take your case seriously right from the start. This begins with your first, free meeting with us. We will take the time to learn about your case. That way, we can offer you intelligent advice about all the legal options available to you.

    Once we decide on a strategy that suits your specific needs, our attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure your accident receives the attention it rightfully deserves. From making sure you receive the right medical care to negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf, we're prepared to do the work to resolve your case on your terms.

    Find out how the Gervelis Law Firm can help you. Schedule an appointment with us. We can meet with you in your home, your hospital room, one of our offices or wherever's convenient for you.

    FAQs about Personal Injury Accident Claims

    What is a personal injury?

    In legal terms, a personal injury refers to an injury to the body, commonly caused by the negligence of another person or entity. Personal injury does not refer to the damage to your property. Not all accidents resulting in injury are considered personal injury accidents. In general, injury victims must prove that the person or company that caused their injury did so intentionally or due to reckless or negligent behavior. In some cases, a lawsuit is necessary to resolve the case.

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    Who investigates personal injury claims?

    Different local, state and federal agencies may investigate some types of personal injury claims. Sometimes, local police officers investigate injury accidents. Other times, the state or federal government carries out such investigations. Some types of accidents may be investigated by private organizations. But it’s important to remember that all these investigators are chiefly concerned with the responsible parties, not the injured person. That’s why it’s important for victims to retain their own personal injury attorneys to advocate for their interests.

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    How long do I have to take legal action after my personal injury accident in Ohio?

    The statute of limitations (deadline) for taking legal action in Ohio after most personal injury accidents is two years from the date of the accident. But the time limit can vary from case to case, which is why it’s important to seek the advice of legal counsel as soon as possible. If you don’t take legal action before the statute of limitations expires, you cannot obtain compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one.

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    How much is my claim worth?

    No attorney can accurately state what your claim is worth without first hearing more details about yourself and the accident. Some cases might be worth a few hundred dollars. Other cases might be worth millions. Many different factors come into play, including the severity of the injury, insurance coverage, financial impact and whether the person or business that caused your accident acted recklessly or neglected to take steps to protect your safety. That’s why it’s important to meet with an attorney in a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

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    Who decides how much money I receive for my accident?

    Generally, an insurance company for the business or person responsible for your accident presents a settlement offer. In some cases, a victim and the insurance company may not agree on the settlement and the case might have to go to trial. In such cases, a jury might end up weighing the evidence and rendering a verdict. In either case, it's always smart to have an experienced attorney on your side, working with you to fight for maximum compensation.

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    Can I reject a personal injury settlement offer?

    Yes. Many people might not realize they have the power to say no if an insurance company makes a low-ball settlement offer. You can demand more money and negotiate a larger settlement on your terms. However, the insurance companies are skilled at negotiation; they do this every day, and injured people are at a disadvantage. An experienced personal injury attorney can help level the playing field.

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    Should I file a personal injury lawsuit?

    There's no simple answer to this complicated question. Every case is different. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit might be the best way to resolve your case. Other times, another legal option might be the best solution. An experienced attorney can advise as to the best course of action.

    When you contact us, we can walk you through all the legal options available to you. That way, you can decide what course of action you want to take. Then we can work with you to successfully implement that plan and help you achieve your goals. We're on your side, every step of the way!

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