Columbus Personal Injury Attorneys
A serious injury can derail your life professionally, physically, financially and personally. At Leeseberg Tuttle, our accomplished attorneys serve as strong advocates for the injured in and around Columbus. When another party’s negligence harms your well-being, we help you pursue maximum compensation. We understand that this time can be overwhelming. Our team takes care of all aspects of your personal injury claim so that you can focus on healing.
Leeseberg Tuttle has gained national recognition as a leading Ohio trial law firm. The firm’s outstanding results include numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.
Comprehensive Personal Injury Representation
We assist individuals harmed in all types of serious accidents, including those involving:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian and bike accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Aviation crashes
- Railroad crossing accidents
- Premises liabilities
- Product liabilities
- Firearm accidents
- Wrongful death claims
We have represented numerous clients throughout Ohio and in more than 10 states in such litigation, both in federal and state courts.
Trusted Attorneys After A Columbus Personal Injury
Catastrophic injuries can impact victims for months or even years after the initial accidents. These types of injuries often result in high medical bills, long periods of time off work and severe pain and suffering. Our experienced legal team understands the financial and physical impact this can have on your life. We fight to make sure you get the compensation you need to protect your long-term health and well-being. Our lawyers have represented Ohio residents who have suffered from the following catastrophic injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine, neck and back injuries
- Loss of sight
- Loss of hearing
Personal Injury: Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
Suffering a serious injury can be overwhelming and confusing. If you or a loved one were injured, the attorneys of Leeseberg Tuttle can help you through each step of your claim. We have recovered many multimillion-dollar verdicts on behalf of our past clients. With more than 75 years of combined experience, our team can provide the insight you need. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about personal injury claims. If you have additional questions, call us at 855-445-6266 or contact our team online to schedule a free initial case consultation. Located in Columbus, we serve clients throughout Ohio.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?
Personal injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe Leeseberg Tuttle any attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. If we recover damages, our firm’s legal fees will be calculated as a percentage of your overall compensation. We can explain this in more detail during your free initial case consultation.
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim in Ohio?
Not all injuries result in a personal injury claim. We will examine the facts of your case to determine the at-fault party and whether you have suffered economic/noneconomic damages. Once we have this information, our attorneys can advise you whether you should file a legal claim.
What are the most frequently awarded legal damages for a personal injury claim?
When you file a personal injury claim, you can pursue compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Rehabilitation costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Is there a limit to the amount of money I can recover with my personal injury claim?
Ohio law caps the amount of noneconomic damages you can recover in your personal injury claim, unless you suffered catastrophic injuries (such as permanent deformities, loss of a limb, or loss of an organ system). There is no limitation on your economic damages (lost wages, property damage, medical bills, etc.). If you did not suffer a catastrophic injury, you can recover noneconomic damages up to a maximum of $250,000 or three times the amount of your economic damages (whichever amount is higher). However, a single plaintiff cannot recover more than $350,000 in noneconomic damages.
How long is the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim in Ohio?
If you were injured in Ohio, you typically have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim. There are some very limited exceptions to this rule. Speak with an experienced attorney to learn the statute of limitations for your case’s specific circumstances.
Who would I sue if I am hit by a negligent truck driver?
If you were hit by a negligent truck driver, their employer would be liable for your damages. Trucking companies and their insurers are experienced at fighting accident claims. An attorney will thoroughly investigate the facts behind your crash to establish fault and determine the source of the driver’s negligence. We recommend contacting a lawyer as soon as possible so that evidence is not lost or destroyed.
What is a good settlement offer?
It is impossible to determine whether a settlement offer is good or bad without first evaluating the facts of your case. Whether a settlement offer is fair is based on the severity of your injuries, the costs you have already incurred, and your expected future economic and emotional costs. However, settlement offers are also impacted by the facts of your case and any difficulty in establishing liability or that your damages were caused by the accident itself. Do not accept a settlement offer until you speak with a personal injury lawyer. Once you accept a settlement, you lose your ability to seek additional damages from the negligent party.
What should I do after a car accident?
Take these steps after a motor vehicle accident to protect your well-being and potential personal injury claim:
- Seek emergency medical care if needed.
- Call 911 and file a police report. Ask for a copy of the report.
- Take photos of property damage and the accident scene.
- Obtain the names, phone numbers, and insurance information of the other driver(s). Take a photo of their driver’s license.
- If you did not receive emergency medical care, visit a medical professional for a full evaluation. Make sure they document all injuries and ask for a copy of their report.
- Call an attorney to determine whether you have a personal injury claim.
- Only call your auto insurance company once you have spoken with a lawyer.
How do I know if I have a traumatic brain injury?
You may not show symptoms of a traumatic brain injury for days or even weeks after a motor vehicle accident. Carefully monitor your health and visit a medical provider if you notice any of the following signs that could indicate a serious head injury:
- Changes in sleep habits
- Blurred vision
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Memory problems
- Feelings of anxiety or depression
- Changes in mood
Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Columbus To Schedule A Free Consultation
At Leeseberg Tuttle, we take pride in fighting for our clients to get the compensation that they deserve when dealing with personal injuries. Contact us today at 855-445-6266 and speak to one of our law firm’s partners about your case.