After a Wreck or Injury, Who’s Looking Out for You?  

You were going about your day as usual, then your life turned upside down in a flash.

You’re hurt because another driver or a property owner was careless.

A personal injury claim—fighting for the compensation you deserve—could help you get your life back in order and put this painful moment behind you.

But sometimes it’s not so easy.

The insurance company isn’t there to help you. Its goal is maximizing profits.

This is why Horensten, Nicholson & Blumenthal was founded: to help individual people in Ohio when they’re hurt.

We know your situation is hard, so we take extra care to make this process easier for you. Our personal injury lawyers will go to your home, hospital room, or wherever you are, if that’s what you need.

And there’s never an attorney fee until you win your case.

All you need to know is this: “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    How Does My Personal Injury Case Work?

    When you were hurt in a car wreck, a truck wreck, a slip and fall on someone’s property, a dog bite, or another personal injury situation, your case could go through these steps:

    Step 1: Investigation

    An HNB attorney will gather police reports, statements from witnesses to your injury, and other evidence. Your attorney will make sure you’re getting the medical treatment you should.

    Step 2: Starting a Personal Injury Claim

    Your attorney negotiates with the negligent party or their insurance company. They consider whether it looks like you’ll need ongoing care or whether your injury will leave a permanent disability. You could seek compensation for your direct medical and property costs, lost wages when you can’t work, pain and suffering you’ve endured and more. You could reach a settlement agreement for fair payment.

    Step 3: Filing a Lawsuit

    If you can’t agree on a settlement with the responsible party, your next step is to file a lawsuit. You’ll need an experienced personal injury lawyer to take care of all the legal technicalities involved with filing suit.

    Step 4: Gathering Information for Your Lawsuit

    Lawsuits start with a process called “discovery,” which involves trading questions and answers with the opposing group and giving statements under oath called depositions. This is a crucial step in establishing your case. Sometimes this is when people agree on a settlement.

    Step 5: Going to Trial

    Most cases don’t get this far. But if it’s the only way to get full compensation for your pain and losses, you need a lawyer willing to go to trial. And you need a lawyer to present your arguments to the judge or jury.

    To learn more about what your personal injury claim could involve, you can get an evaluation from HNB Law for free.

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    What Kinds of Payment Can I Get in my Ohio Personal Injury Case?

    In an Ohio personal injury case, you can pursue payment, called “damages” for multiple costs that your injury has forced on you.

    These are the personal injury payments that help you get your life back on steady ground. But for each type of damages, you’ll need to provide evidence confirming your losses.

    You can receive damages for these types of costs:

    • Health Care Costs: This is payment for the medical treatment you’ve had to get because of your injury.
    • Long-Term Impairment: You can also look to future medical expenses you anticipate because of lasting or permanent medical conditions resulting from your injury.
    • Lost Income: You can get payment for income you missed if your injury forced you to stop working or disrupted your livelihood—and for lost wages you expect going forward.
    • Property Loss: Payment for damage to your vehicle or other property loss can also be covered.
    • Pain & Suffering: More challenging to measure but still important is the physical ordeal that this traumatic event put you through.
    • Mental Anguish: You can also seek damages for the psychological and emotional crisis that your injury caused and the loss of enjoyment of life that goes with it, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    • Disfigurement: You can seek payment for the stress of having your body forever altered.
    • Loss of Companionship: This type of payment can apply to close loved ones of an injured person if the injury has permanent effects limiting key parts of a supportive relationship.
    • Punitive Damages: This is not a direct reimbursement for a loss but a penalty a judge orders to punish the negligent party and prevent similar behavior in the future.

    The personal injury compensation listed above can be divided into economic and non-economic types.

    Economic damages are the ones with specific price tags, like medical expenses.

    Non-economic damages don’t have clear-cut dollar amounts, like mental anguish, but Ohio law puts caps on how much you can get in non-economic damages.

    One reason you want to work with an Ohio personal injury lawyer who stands up for everyday people is so you will be aware of, and able to maximize, all the forms of compensation available to you.

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    Can an HNB Personal Injury Attorney Help with My Type of Case?

    The personal injury attorneys at HNB can help you after you’ve been hurt in many different situations:

    The core of any personal injury case is that you were hurt because of the negligence of someone else.

    A personal injury lawyer knows what kinds of evidence to present to show who was at fault. And a lawyer with years of experience knows what kinds of compensation you can pursue, including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages against the at-fault person and more.

    The lawyers at HNB have years of experience helping people when life didn’t go as planned. Our firm has secured more than $500 million for thousands of people over the last 40 years.

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    HNB attorney Fred Sommer, right, talks to client Brian Syx

    You can get help from the Ohio personal injury lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal for multiple kinds of injuries. HNB attorney Fred Sommer, right, talks to client Brian Syx at a conference room table.

    How HNB Helps Me: More about Personal Injury

    When you’ve been hurt, you’re upset and angry. You have a lot of questions. At HNB, we want to be a resource to help you understand your situation. Here, you can dig deeper on these topics:

    Hear from HNB Clients:

    Client testimonial for Robin Herzog
    Robin Herzog
    in Google Reviews

    I have never worked with such a professional law firm as Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal in Dayton, Ohio. Their staff has always treated me with dignity & respect. . . . Don’t waste your time on out-of-state attorneys when we have the best rest right here in OHIO!”

    Client testimonial for Dean Williams
    Dean Williams
    in Google Reviews

    “They met all of my needs, suggested avenues of approach in my case that I hadn’t thought of. The lawyers that handled my case at different levels were fully knowledgeable of all aspects of my case. Highly recommend this firm for your legal needs.