Personal Injury

Questions From the Average Joe – Personal Injury XV

by NPHM | January 15th, 2021

Q: I was making a delivery for work and was injured when I slipped in the parking lot. Can I sue the place I fell? A: Whenever you’re injured at work, you likely have a valid worker’s compensation claim. When you’re injured while working due to an unrelated party’s negligence though, you may have an […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injury XIV

by NPHM | January 8th, 2021

Q: I was in an accident last month and I thought I could handle everything with the insurance company myself, but I’m having problems. Is it too late to hire an attorney? A: In general, it is always the best practice to contact an attorney as quickly after an accident as possible. The sooner an […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injury XIII

by NPHM | December 24th, 2020

Q: I was recently diagnosed with Covid-19 after shopping at a store where the cashier wasn’t wearing a mask. Can I sue the store for my medical bills? A: Under the current pandemic-related orders in most states, everyone who enters any public space is supposed to always wear a mask in an effort to prevent […]

Questions for the Average Joe: Personal Injury XII

by NPHM | December 11th, 2020

Q: I was injured at work last year. At the time I thought my job handled everything for my workers’ compensation claim, but now I’m getting bills for my time at the hospital that I thought were paid. Can I still use workers’ compensation to pay my bills? A: Injuries at work can be difficult […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injuries XI

by NPHM | November 25th, 2020

Q: I was in a car accident last week and now I’m trying to find an attorney. How do I know who to pick to represent me? A: The days following a car accident can feel very overwhelming. On top of your already busy life, you now must deal with injuries, doctors’ appointments, finding transportation, […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injury X

by NPHM | November 19th, 2020

Q: I went to the ER after a car accident and they told me nothing was broken. Two days later, still in a lot of pain, I returned and found out I have a broken foot. Do I have a case for medical malpractice due to the misdiagnosis? A: The trauma and injuries associated with […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injuries IX

by NPHM | November 12th, 2020

Q: I was hit by a car that was being chased by police. Can I sue the city for causing the accident? A: Any time a defendant flees police in a motor vehicle, the public is at risk. Fleeing drivers disregard traffic laws and police rarely give up on the chase until they’ve caught up […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injury VIII

by NPHM | October 30th, 2020

Q: I was in a serious auto accident but the person who hit me only had state minimum coverage. I don’t think that can even cover some of my hospital bills. Do I have any options? A: Though most auto accidents don’t approach the insurance limits set forth as minimum coverage by the Ohio legislature, […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injury VII

by NPHM | October 23rd, 2020

Q: While walking downtown, I was hit by a car that drove away before I could get any information about the driver or the car. Do I have any options at all to pay for my injuries? A: Being hit by an automobile while a pedestrian is a traumatic experience with the potential to cause […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Personal Injury VI

by NPHM | September 18th, 2020

Q: I was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 that I suspect I contracted at work because my employer did not provide enough protective equipment. Do I have a workers’ compensation claim? A: Generally speaking, you cannot sue your employer for injuries or illness sustained while working. In exchange for workers’ compensation benefits, even if you cause […]