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Why do some lawyers get higher injury settlements for their clients?

The short answer is because of past jury trial success. Insurance companies are world class data collectors and analyzers. Insurance carriers use complex algorithms to determine the cost of coverage premiums. They also use data and formulas to decide how much money to offer in injury and death cases. The amount they offer will be impacted by the lawyer representing the plaintiff.

Statute of Limitations During the Covid-19 Crisis

Statute of limitations govern the amount of a time a person has to file a lawsuit. As an example, most injury cases in Ohio caused by negligent acts are governed by a two-year statute of limitations. Meaning, if you are in a car crash, you have two years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit. Medical malpractice claims and intentional torts such as assaults are governed by a one-year statute of limitations. Statute of limitations vary by case, so it is critical you speak with a lawyer quickly if a loved one or you have been injured. Furthermore, the best lawsuits are filed after a long due diligence period to ensure all potential wrongdoers are captured in the lawsuit.

Are The Cases In The "Stella Awards" Emails Real?

No. The "Stella Awards" email is fake news and has been used for decades to convince voters across the country that jury verdicts are out of control. The email claims to be sharing a list of the year's most outrageous personal injury cases and verdicts. It should be noted, however, none of the cases are real. All the cases that are mentioned in the email are fake.

Injury Law Firms Restricted From Sending Mail Solicitations After Car Crashes

Good news! The Ohio legislature has passed House Bill 166, a law that prevents attorneys and health providers from soliciting or otherwise communicating with victims of motor vehicle accidents for thirty days following the accident. It will take effect in the coming months - likely October of this year.

Are You Really Fully Covered?

When most of us purchase comprehensive insurance, bundling homeowners and auto insurance, we believe we are fully covered for all accidents that might happen. However, even though insurance companies advertise with catchy phrases that promise full coverage and protection, a close look at the policy often shows that is not true. Insurance companies often use tricky language that write exceptions into policies that allow them to deny coverage. And then we're stuck with paying for damages we expected to be covered.

Medical Authorizations

Most Americans are aware of HIPPA regulations and the fact that our medical records are protected by law as private. A person or corporation needs a medical authorization to gain access to a medical record.

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