Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury, Social Security Disability Workers Compensation and Legal Malpractice

The world of personal injury law is one in which details make all the difference. There are a few types of injuries that fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, and understanding which category your injury falls under can help you make the right choice for an attorney.

Auto accidents are a major cause of personal injury.  There are many laws and statutes. and details to consider when filing an auto accident claim, such as driver responsibility, knowing the traffic laws, and being able to prove locations and speeds. These specifics will help determine which party is at fault in an auto accident, and if you are entitled to fair and adequate compensation.

Getting a grasp on the meaning of negligence — both contributory and comparative negligence — can help make sense of these laws governing personal injury cases.

Here in Ohio, we have a statute specifically referring to wrongful death cases. Researching the laws of this state, and the responsibilities of a personal injury attorney, can help you prepare if you have a potential lawsuit.

Personal Injury

Steering your way through the complicated panorama of disability benefits on your own is not easy. There is a full appeals process in disability cases. Many people who have completely legitimate claims or obvious physical injuries, for whom you would think benefits would be automatic, are unable to get their claims verified and paid. Insurance companies and carriers prefer to dismiss many cases and not pay out benefits, and they have the staff required to do so if need be. Being able to prove and defend your case requires a full understanding of the legal landscape.


Similarly, receiving workers’ compensation is not as easy as simply completing a form. If the injury was a result of an employer violating a safely regulation, this requires proof and documentation. Regulations and management vary across different industries, and any employer will want to present their staff as being fully trained and informed to follow current safety standards and their facility as being legally updated and safe.

There are many questions that will come up about Disability and workers’ compensation.  The links below lead to resources that can shine light on an often confusing set of laws and regulations.

Workers Compensation

For many years, it was thought that malpractice was confined strictly to the world of doctors and hospitals. But an attorney enters a sacred trust as well, and if your attorney has been negligent in his or her duty, you may have a legitimate cause for grievance and payout. Suing an attorney for malpractice is becoming more common. That said, attorneys usually know how to defend themselves from lawsuits, so it is essential to understand the rules and how they apply.

Legal Malpractice