Who Are You Actually Suing?

by NPHM | September 17th, 2019

If you were recently hurt in an accident, you have two priorities: getting better and getting compensation. The first is self-explanatory and involves medical treatments, physical rehabilitation, and plenty of rest. The second, however, is often complicated and confusing, especially if you’ve never filed a personal injury claim or needed a lawyer before.  

At Nurenberg Paris, our Ohio personal injury lawyers understand that victims like you often have reservations about taking legal action after being hurt because of other people’s negligence. You may be wary of the legal process, or you may be reluctant to impose undue financial hardship on the person or party who caused the accident. However, it’s important to note that personal injury claims are rarely paid out of pocket by at-fault parties. 

In Most Cases, Insurance Companies Foot the Bill After Accidents  

In Ohio, both drivers and businesses with even a single employee are required to carry insurance. That insurance coverage is designed to compensate people who are injured in crashes and workers who get hurt on the job. In addition, medical professionals such as doctors, surgeons, and other specialists often have insurance to protect themselves and their practices in the event of medical malpractice lawsuits.  

Because of the prevalence and even requirement of insurance in many aspects of life, you shouldn’t feel hesitant to pursue a compensation claim when someone causes you to suffer a serious injury. Whether your injuries stem from a crash where a friend or family member was driving, or your family doctor’s negligence caused you or someone you love to suffer severe complications, it’s important to explore all your options when it comes to getting the money you need. 

How We Can Help 

Although insurance companies are typically the parties that pay victims compensation after personal injury claims, they rarely cooperate from the get-go. From reducing compensation to denying claims, insurers have plenty of tactics for protecting their profits. In addition, not at all claims are paid via insurance, and some at-fault parties may have to pay victims like you personally. A lawyer will be able to explain what situation applies to your own injury claim. 

 It’s important to have experienced legal representation on your side during this process. Our law firm will investigate your injury claim and determine the right path forward for you and your loved ones. Contact us today for a free consultation.