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    A Resource for Ohioans Injured in Accidents

    You were going about your day as usual. Then an accident violently interrupted everything.

    You’re hurt. Your daily life, including working, is on hold. Your financial health is threatened.

    You may need to make a personal injury (PI) claim to reclaim a sense of peace and regain steady footing in your life.

    But this is a complicated legal process. You have a lot of questions.

    The Ohio PI attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal want to be a resource to help you understand your rights and the compensation you can receive when you were injured by someone else’s negligence.

    So on this page we’ve gathered answers to common personal injury FAQs. To learn more about the specifics of your case, give us a call.

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    How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

    The key to any personal injury claim is showing that the other party’s negligence led to your injury.

    What kinds of personal injury cases can you help with?

    The HNB law firm can help in any of these personal injury situations:

    What kinds of compensation can I get in a personal injury claim?

    In a successful personal injury claim, you could get the negligent party or their insurance company to compensate you for all of these costs:

    • Medical bills
    • Long-term physical impairment
    • Disfigurement
    • Pain and suffering
    • Lost wages
    • Future earning capacity
    • Loss of companionship when a loved one was injured
    • Property damage

    If you’ve suffered any of these losses, the lawyers at HNB want to help. We’re dedicated to getting hard-working Ohioans back on track after accidents.

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    After a car accident, the insurance company is offering money if I agree to close my case. Should I accept it?

    Never sign anything or accept any payment from an insurance company until you talk to a lawyer.

    It may seem tempting and easy to take the money and put this drama behind you. But insurance companies want to end your claim quickly, too, and with the lowest expense for them.

    Your lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company to get you an amount that’s truly fair.

    I was in an accident with an 18-wheeler. Do I have any chance of getting compensation out of a big national trucking company?

    Yes. If the truck driver’s negligence caused the accident, you can make a strong case for compensation.

    An attorney can help you gather evidence to show that a driver was too tired, impaired by drugs or alcohol, speeding, or otherwise driving dangerously, leading to your injuries.

    I was injured by a train. Can I make a claim for the railroad company to compensate me for my injuries?

    Yes. Many situations show negligence on the part of the train company in a train accident, leading to your injuries. These include:

    • Lack of railroad crossing warnings
    • Broken signs and gates
    • Obstructed views of warnings at crossings
    • Trains traveling too fast for the area
    • Train crews failing to blow warning whistles

    The lawyers at HNB can review what happened in your fall and let you know your legal options for free.

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    People think motorcycle riders are unsafe. If I was hurt by another vehicle while riding my motorcycle, can I get any compensation?

    Yes. People’s attitudes about motorcycles don’t make you any less eligible for personal injury compensation. In fact, if you can show that you followed strong safety practices, you can show it was the other driver who behaved recklessly.

    I fell and got hurt on someone else’s property. Do I have a legal case?

    You may have a slip-and-fall personal injury case. Property owners are required by law to eliminate hazards on their properties and warn you about any dangers that can’t be immediately fixed.

    The lawyers at HNB can review what happened in your fall and let you know your legal options for free.

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    A dog bit me and hurt me. Can I hold the dog’s owner legally responsible?

    Dog bite law in Ohio says dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their pets—even if they took steps to prevent their dog from biting.

    My loved one died in an accident. Do I have any legal recourse?

    You’ve suffered a tragedy most people can’t imagine. You may have a personal injury claim for wrongful death.

    You could receive compensation for these losses:

    • Loss of financial support
    • Loss of support in managing your everyday life
    • Loss of companionship
    • Loss of inheritance you may have received if your loved one were still alive
    • Emotional suffering

    Why do I need an attorney to help with a personal injury claim?

    A lawyer knows how to maximize the compensation available to you after an injury due to someone else’s negligence.

    HNB attorneys can do all of this and more for you:

    • Make sure you’re getting appropriate medical care
    • Gather your evidence to build a strong case
    • Collect statements from witnesses
    • Negotiate for a better deal from a difficult insurance company
    • Go to court, if that’s what it takes to get what’s fair

    What Do Car Accident Lawyers Do?

    When you get a lawyer to help you after you’re injured in a car accident, they can be your voice with uncooperative insurance companies and in the courts.

    They’ll also work behind the scenes to assemble the many elements of a successful personal injury claim.

    You only pay an attorney fee when you win compensation. Check out this page for details of what a car accident lawyer does while working on your case:

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    What does it cost to work with a personal injury attorney?

    At HNB, you pay no attorney fee unless we win compensation for you. After that, the attorney fee comes out of a portion of your settlement.

    Support for You after an Injury

    A car or truck accident or another kind of personal injury disrupts your life. Winning the compensation you’re owed protects your future.

    HNB Law works for everyday, hard-working, individual Ohioans who’ve been hurt and need help. We don’t represent insurance companies, trucking companies, big property owners, railroad companies, or others who have plenty of resources and lawyers on their side.

    We’ve been supporting our neighbors in Ohio for over 40 years.

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