After being injured due to someone else's carelessness, your main concern should be getting better. We are here to ensure that happens.
Any type of accident or injury can be extremely taxing on your physical, emotional, mental, and financial health. You try to focus on recovering, but you can't because bills are piling up and the insurance companies aren't on your side. We get it. You're stressed and don't know where to turn. Fortunately, you don't have to fight this legal battle alone. The attorneys at DuPont & Blumenstiel in Dublin, Ohio have considerable experience dealing with defense attorneys who want to limit your recovery. The attorneys at DuPont and Blumenstiel are proud to advocate for your well-being in times of injury, and after.
6 Signs You Need To Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer
You were hurt, and required medical treatment, due to someone else's negligence.
You are too stressed about bills piling up to focus on recovering.
Your injuries are taking a toll on your daily life, and your relationships with loved ones.
The party at fault (and his or her insurance company) is trying to downplay what actually happened to you and the severity of your injuries.
You are being pressured to settle for low-ball offers.
You don’t feel that anyone is listening to you or cares about what you are suffering through.
Let us take the burden off your shoulders and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 614-389-9711 today to speak to an Ohio Personal Injury Specialist.
What types of personal injury cases do The Law Offices of DuPont & Blumenstiel handle?
Regrettably, car accidents happen all of the time. If you are unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident due to the negligence of another person, it is critical that you contact an attorney before signing any insurance documents, or even speaking to an insurance adjuster at all. Remember, car insurance companies are not on your side. Adjusters will try to convince you to accept a low-ball offer by down-playing your injuries and making you feel like you are in the wrong.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at DuPont & Blumenstiel know the less-than-forthright tactics insurance companies use, and can combat them to help you reach a fair settlement. Our team will protect your rights, maximize your recovery, and advocate for your claims fully.
It's incredibly disheartening when a product that is supposed to help you ends up hurting you instead. Defective products and medical device claims typically involve injuries resulting from faulty equipment or machinery, faulty medical devices, and/or other defective products. Regrettably, the injuries resulting from a defective product or medical device can be extremely devastating to the injured person, often requiring surgery to correct the damage. There are various statutes and regulations involved with defective product and medical device claims. Navigating these various statutes and regulations is not easy. Successfully pursuing these claims requires an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
Our personal injury attorneys at DuPont and Blumenstiel will fight to hold manufacturers of defective products and medical devices accountable for their actions.
Premises liability injuries usually occur when someone is harmed as a result of tripping over, or slipping on, a hidden hazard on someone else's property (often a business). Although these types of injuries may initially sound insignificant to some, they can turn a person's life upside down. Slip and fall injuries often lead to brain trauma, broken bones, and in extreme cases permanent disability.
As an injured person, if you can show that you fell because the owner of the land or business premises failed to meet their responsibility to provide a safe environment for you, you may be able to receive financial compensation for the damages you sustained. It can be difficult to understand all of the legal elements of a slip and fall claim, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you. Our team will evaluate your claim and help you make decisions about how to proceed so you can maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your damages.
Wrongful Death and Survivorship Claims
These claims arise when someone dies due to the negligence of another. Under such circumstances, the decedent (i.e., the person who passed away) and their loved ones may be entitled to compensation. The process of making a wrongful death claim can be extremely difficult and emotionally painful for the survivors, but our attorneys will be by your side every step of the way.
Our wrongful death lawyers can help you understand your legal options and guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit. They will work tirelessly to ensure that the party at fault is held accountable for their actions and that you receive the compensation you deserve for the loss you experienced.
If you have a personal injury case, you may be entitled to compensation for such things as:
Past and future medical bills
Past and future lost wages
Out-of-pocket expenses (such as special medical equipment you had to buy due to your injury)
Pain and suffering
Impairment to your relationships with family members
Our three-point personal injury evaluation
Some attorneys are all too happy to take your money and won't tell you that many small cases can be settled without their help. We will never try to convivence you to hire us if we don't believe we can be of value to you.
To determine if you could benefit from hiring an attorney, our Ohio Personal Injury Specialists will evaluate your case using three core principles: liability, damages, and collectability.
When we talk about liability, we are talking about who bears the legal responsibility for an accident and/or injury. Liability may fall solely on one person or can be split among multiple people.
In Ohio, if you bear even the slightest bit of liability for your injury, your financial compensation can be reduced. Furthermore, if a jury finds that you are more than 50% responsible for the accident which caused your injury, you will not be allowed to receive any compensation whatsoever. If the liability in your case is not straightforward and clear, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. We can determine if hiring an attorney makes sense for you based on how likely you are to be able to prove someone else is responsible for the accident which caused your injuries.
Damages refer to the monetary compensation available to someone who has been injured due to the fault of someone else. If you pursue a personal injury claim, you must present evidence proving the damages you incurred, and you must be able connect those damages to the accident you claimed caused them. Defendants, their insurance company, and/or their defense attorney will use a variety of tactics to try to limit your recovery. They may point to previous injuries you had in life to argue the injuries you claim you sustained actually pre-existed the accident. They may also claim that you didn't get proper treatment when you should have. They may even argue you received too much medical treatment after the accident in an attempt to avoid having to pay your medical bills.
We will review a variety of things about your case (such as prior medical history, the medical treatment you received, and the damages you sustained) so we can prepare the best argument possible to maximize your recovery.
Collectability is a measure of whether the damages you sustained can be collected from the person responsible for causing the accident which caused your injuries. Issues that can affect recoverability include: Does the defendant have insurance? Does the defendant have assets which can be collected? Is the defendant in a lot of debt? Are there other judgments against the defendant? And can the defendant be easily located?
As the saying goes, "you can’t get blood from a stone". Even if you have a strong case on paper, your compensation can be limited if the defendant doesn’t have any insurance, money, or assets; is being sued by other people; or can’t be found. We will do everything in our power to make sure the liable person pays for the harm they've caused you.
Analyzing a personal injury case can be difficult. Experienced personal injury attorneys are best equipped to help you understand the multitude of factors that can affect the outcome of your case.
Your case evaluation is FREE - call us today at 614-389-9711 to speak to an expert.
What you can expect when you call us
When you call our office, you will speak to an Ohio Personal Injury Specialist about your case. They will ask you:
What your injuries were/are
Any diagnoses or medical treatment you've received since the incident
What damages you sustained
How your injuries have impacted you and your loved ones
What your goals are in seeking legal representation
Any other information needed to get a full picture of your story
After this, the attorney will make a decision on whether legal representation could benefit you and help maximize your recovery. We will never pressure you into hiring us if it doesn't benefit you and your case.