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Protecting Your Rights in Personal Injury Cases

You may have been visited by an insurance company representative who assured you there is no reason to see a lawyer about your personal injury claim. However, the insurance company’s interests are the opposite of yours. You want full and fair compensation to recover from your injuries. They want to limit the amount of money they pay you.

Before you make any decisions about a legal claim — before you sign any papers for an insurance company or give a recorded statement — talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Seaman & Associates offers a free initial consultation for personal injury victims. Whether or not you hire our law firm, one of our lawyers will listen to the facts of your case and explain your options.

Learn more about how we represent injured people throughout Ohio.

Catastrophic Injury: The severity of injuries sustained in accidents can range from strains and broken bones, which get better in time, to catastrophic injuries that limit daily activities and can last a lifetime. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a brain injury, burn injury, or a spinal cord injury, it is essential not to settle your claim too soon or for less money than your case is worth.

Catastrophic injuries are extremely costly, and those costs continue over the course of a lifetime. At Seaman & Associates, we ensure our clients receive the full and fair compensation that protects them for the long term.

Fire/Burn Accidents: No injury is as painful, both physically and emotionally, as a burn injury. Whether the injury was the result of an explosion in the workplace, exposure to toxic chemicals, or a defective product, our lawyers understand what is involved in the long recovery ahead, and we will help you seek the fullest compensation.

Complex Injury Cases: Some large cases — such as plant explosions or toxic exposure cases — may affect many people at once. Complex cases can also involve only a single injured party but include several parties who were responsible for causing the injury. What complex cases have in common is the need to gather a great deal of evidence. As an established firm with extensive resources, Seaman & Associates is well-prepared to handle even the most complex cases.

Wrongful Death: If your loved one died from his or her injuries, you can still bring a claim for financial damages. This is called a “wrongful death” case.

Construction Accidents:  There are few jobs more dangerous than construction work. When accidents occur, they often result in catastrophic injuries that can change the lives of the injured workers and their families.  Construction accidents may occur as a result of construction equipment or falls.

Dog Bites:  Ohio has strict liability for dog bite injuries. This means that if a dog bit you, the owner of the dog is responsible for paying your damages, unless you tormented the animal. Damages in dog bite cases are usually paid by homeowners insurance.

Unsafe/Defective Products:  There are two types of injuries from unsafe/defective products: consumer product injuries and industrial product injuries.  If you are injured by an unsafe/defective consumer product, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer, the store that sold the product or both.  If you are injured by an industrial product while at work, you are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation such as payment of medical expenses and lost wages. If your injury was caused by an unsafe/defective industrial product that is not work-related, you may be entitled to recover additional damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Explosions:  Explosions are a constant threat in any manufacturing or industrial work environment that relies on gas-powered generators and equipment, steam power and electrical equipment. In a heartbeat, an explosion can cause a catastrophic injury that can result in a lifetime of medical care and lost earnings.

Electrical Accidents: If you or your loved one in Ohio suffered a serious workplace shock injury because of defective equipment or negligence on the part of a subcontractor responsible for electrical work or maintenance, you are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits, as well as full and fair money damages from the liable parties.

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Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation

For help from an experienced personal injury attorney, contact our office at 216-696-1080 today to arrange a free consultation. We represent injured victims in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, Mansfield, Toledo, and all of Ohio.