Accident / Personal Injury
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Product Liability Claims
Uninsured (UM) Insurance Claims
Underinsured (UIM) Insurance Claims
If you are injured, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Under Ohio law you are entitled to be made “whole.” In other words, you have a right to be compensated not only for your hospital bills, doctor bills, and lost wages, but also for your pain, lingering aches and general loss of enjoyment of life.
Many people suffer serious injuries that restrict their daily lives for months, while others may require ongoing medical care and physical therapy for years. For some, the post care can last a lifetime. Our goal is to aggressively represent your rights. We will focus on the legal issues of your case so that you can focus on your recovery.
Though you may not know the value of your injury / death claim, our 33 years of experience can help you better evaluate your case. And we may be able to file an underinsured (UIM) or an uninsured (UM) claim under your own policy, to maximize your recovery.
We know how important your case is to you and your family – which is why we give you our personal attention. We offer flexible weekend hours. Please let us know when it is convenient for you to see us for a free case evaluation. And keep in mind that we do not get paid unless you do.
Do I need medical treatment?
After an accident, it is important to get checked out by your doctor or a hospital. Tell them how the accident happened and where you hurt. And be sure you then follow through with the medical treatment prescribed, including testing and physical therapy. Also do not miss any scheduled appointment as “No shows” will hurt your case.
Should I talk to the insurance adjuster?
The claims adjuster works for the insurance company of the person that caused the accident. He or she will contact you and may even want a recorded statement. But, he or she is not your friend and anything you say can be used against you in Court. Never talk to an adjuster without us on the phone also. And always remember that the adjuster works for the other side.
Should I accept the insurance adjuster’s first offer?
No. Some adjusters will make an offer of the “nuisance value” of your case at the outset of your case and before you even know what is wrong with you. Let us deal with the insurance adjuster. Your focus should be on getting well.
Who pays for the bills while I’m waiting?
If you have any type of medical or health insurance, or Medicare, or Medicaid, we suggest that you turn all bills into the insurance company. There may also be a medical payment provision under your own automobile policy. Once your case is settled, we can pay them out of your recovery. We can also write them letters asking them to be patient and understanding. Many times these letters are very helpful to you, but sometimes they are not.
How much is my case worth?
You are entitled to have your medical bills and lost wages paid. In addition, you may also be entitled to be compensated for: (1) pain and suffering (2) aggravation of a pre-existing condition; (3) future medical bills and lost wages; (3) facial scarring or disfigurement; and (4) the loss of consortium by your spouse. Once all these factors are considered, we will be able to evaluate your case and better estimate its worth.
Do I have to file a lawsuit before I can recover?
For many cases, a lawsuit is not necessary to recover what the case is worth. With some others, it is essential that we go to Court for a fair recovery. Our firm has 33 years of litigation experience, and we do not hesitate to take a case to Court if it is necessary to fully and fairly compensate you for your injuries.
How long will my case take?
Once you have completed your treatment and therapy plan, it may take as little as three (3) months to settle your case. But, if you are still treating or need future medical care, your case will be filed in Court, and we often have to wait a year or two before it is called to trial. One of the main reasons that your case will take a long period of time is the Court backlog and the completion of the discovery process. Remember, when a settlement or recovery is made, it is for a lifetime. You are not allowed to go back into Court years later to ask for more compensation. All of the compensation that you can receive as a result of your accident/injury will be received by the time your case is tried and concluded in Court.
What is your fee?
We get a one-third (1/3) fee of the total amount of your recovery. If there is litigation or a trial, there is no additional fee.
Please call and talk to us about your options. Let us help you make the important decisions you need to make now. There is no fee for the initial consultation. Call Dimitrios Makridis at (614) 349- 4490, or Irene Makridis at (330) 394-1587.