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Northeast Ohio Car Accidents, Motorcycle Injuries, Defective Products

Have you or a family member experienced an injury from a car or motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault. Or have you been the victim of a defective product or the negligence of others? If so, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Northeast Ohio attorney John C. Bucalo can help you take steps to protect your legal rights after an accident or injury.

A personal injury case is a legal dispute that occurs when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and another person might be legally responsible for that harm.

Automobile Accidents

Personal injury cases often result from automobile accidents when there are cases of drunk driving or distracted driving (such as texting while driving). Automobile accidents also can encompass motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents with a motor vehicle is involved.

Many times, a victim of an auto injury will try to handle his or her personal injury claim without legal representation. This can be a mistake. Let personal injury attorney John C. Bucalo, an expert in representing victims of auto injury and other personal injury, help you with your claim to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, car repairs
  • Lost wages, car repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Other expenses

Other Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are many different types of personal injury claims in which you should consult with expert legal representation such as attorney John C. Bucalo. These cases include:

  • Dog bites or other animal bites
  • Slip, trip and fall
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Injuries from defective products
  • Construction accidents

Ohio Law on Personal Injury

There are caps on injury damages in Ohio that, so far, have been upheld as constitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court. For example, non-economic damages, such as “pain and suffering” in most non-catastrophic injury cases are capped at $250,000 or three times the amount of economic damages, whichever is great (with an overall cap of $450,000). In addition, punitive damages cannot exceed twice the amount of economic damages.

In addition, there is a time limit for a personal injury claim in Ohio. You must file a lawsuit against those responsible for the injury or accident within two years from the date of the injury. John C. Bucalo serves many clients in the Greater Cleveland area of Cleveland, Akron and Canton, and can help you settle your claim as quickly and fairly as possible.

Don’t try to navigate personal injury claims and dealing with auto insurance companies alone. Consult with John C. Bucalo, a skilled personal injury lawyer for the best results. Call 216.344.9100 for a free consultation.