Clements, Taylor, Butkovich, & Cohen, LPA, Co. is a firm that is home to several Cincinnati personal injury attorneys. The type of people CTBC represents vary widely from case to case, and every situation we approach is different.
What Does Personal Injury Mean?
Personal injury can mean many things under the law. Anyone who has been injured due to another person’s negligence – or due to the negligence of a company or institution – may be eligible for support in the area of tort law.
These injuries can take a variety of forms, too. It could be a physical injury from a traffic accident or an on-the-job accident. It could be an ongoing, lingering condition due to malpractice, be it medical or any other type of professional malpractice. It could be a psychological injury stemming from the use of a defective product. It could be back pain or other body injury from a slip-and-fall incident.
We would happy to speak with you about your situation. We cannot guarantee that your case is one we will take on, but we certainly would like to hear your story and see how we can (and if we can) help you.
How Will I Be Compensated For My Personal Injury?
The types of compensation for personal injury cases varies widely as well. Many factors enter into this consideration, including the severity of your injury, and the extent of the negligence. If we are able to prove, to the extent that the court requires, that the individual or the company knew about unsafe conditions and did not take steps to correct or modify those conditions, it can affect the outcome of the case’s settlement in the plaintiff’s favor.
What Should I Look For in a Personal Injury Attorney?
When looking for an attorney to help you with your personal injury case, you want to be thoughtful and discerning. Having the right attorney can be the difference between a pleasant experience with a successful outcome in your favor, or a time consuming and tedious experience with no positive outcome in your favor.
Over at SpinalCord, Zawn Villines writes about qualities that successful personal injury lawyers share. Some of these qualities include:
Knowledge of the Law
Up-to-the-minute knowledge of laws and precedents is key to a successful outcome for you. Lawyers who want to succeed in this field stay hungry, and stay curious about new cases and new precedent. Having an insatiable appetite for reading legal briefs and judgements by the Supreme Court or even local judicial courts is an important quality. The laws and regulations can change often, so it is important to know that your attorney is at the top of their game when it comes to personal injury law.
Knowledge of the Medical Industry
Given how much these attorneys deal with medical decisions, basis for evaluation, and diagnostic criteria, they start to pick up some of the knowledge that is often dispensed in medical school. Terms and terminology become familiar and simply part of the process. Having good relationships with the right doctors for referrals, diagnostics, testing, and evaluations will keep the process streamlined in these hectic days. This can make the experience much easier.
Oftentimes, experience can be the difference between a positive outcome with higher compensation for you, or a negative one with more aggravation and less personal gain. Personal injury trials can be an exercise in legal prowess, so choosing the right attorney with many trials and negotiations is key. You need to be assured that your case is being entrusted in competent and experienced hands.
Your attorney should be prepared to tell you the honest truth. During the course of a trial, new evidence that is problematic or not necessarily in your favor may come to light. Anyone can tell you what you want to hear, but a good lawyer will be frank and forthcoming with you as soon as possible, while continuing to give you their best quality work.
Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorney Assistance
Taking all of this information into consideration, if you believe a Cincinnati personal injury attorney may be able to assist you, please call the lawyers of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich, & Cohen, LPA, Co. at 513.721.6500 for a free consultation, or use our online contact form.