Our Personal Injury Attorneys Put Your Recovery Front And Center
At Merk & Gile, Injury Attorneys, our Cincinnati personal injury lawyers understand that being hurt in an accident can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating. You may struggle with sudden medical bills or a significant decrease in income. You need fair compensation to offset the devastation and ensure a strong recovery, and you need it fast.
That is our goal. We know how much is at stake following a life-changing accident, which is why we start working for you the minute you bring us on board to handle your personal injury claim. At our law office, you have a fighter in your corner and our record of personal injury results proves it. Count on us to work with you to maximize your compensation.
Knowledgeable Counsel For All Types Of Kentucky And Ohio Personal Injury Cases
Our trial-tested attorneys will stand by your side, regardless of what kind of injury you suffered or what type of accident you have been in. We handle cases involving injuries such as:
We provide extensive legal care, beginning with a free case evaluation to ascertain whether you have a case and determine the full value of that case. Our attorneys are here for you at all stages, from filing the claim with the negligent party’s insurance company (or your own insurer, in some cases) to assessing and negotiating a settlement offer from the insurance company to pursuing a formal personal injury lawsuit and going all the way to trial if that is what it takes to get you the money you need.
Answers To Your Personal Injury Claim Questions
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions our law office receives. While these answers are not specific to your case and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice, they can offer basic information that orients you during our first appointment. For personalized advice about your situation, call our Cincinnati metropolitan area law firm at 513-838-2511 or 859-908-1550.
Are my injuries serious enough for a personal injury claim?
Your injuries do not have to be life-threatening to require medical care and financial support. Compound fractures, organ and muscle damage and wounds of various levels can require medical intervention. If your injury requires professional medical attention and is caused by another person’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation via a personal injury claim.
How much money is my personal injury claim worth?
Medical Bills + Lost Wages + Pain And Suffering = Your Compensation
The above is a simplification, but a good starting point for understanding how much money you should expect when pursuing a personal injury claim. Personal injury settlements should cover all expenses associated with your injury and the act of negligence that caused it. They often include compensation for your immediate and long-term medical needs. In addition, they may provide for your lost wages and other damages. One of the most important reasons for choosing experienced attorneys like ours is that we will carefully assess the full value of your claim to make sure you get everything you deserve.
Who is responsible for my personal injury settlement?
The negligent party’s insurance company, in most cases. Many personal injuries are clear-cut and the negligent party whose actions caused you harm is obvious. In some cases, like instances with multiple people or where a contractor for a corporation is involved, the responsible party may be more difficult to identify. In short, the court asks: Who ultimately should have known better or behaved differently? That party, and often their insurance company, should be the one signing your settlement check.
Do I have to go to court for my personal injury case?
No. Most personal injury claims are settled outside of court by negotiating with the insurance company. While a court appearance is necessary in some cases, we can often achieve a satisfactory settlement without ever entering a courthouse. With that said, we will not let you settle for less than you deserve, and if trial is called for we will fight for you. At the end of the day, we want to do what is best for you.
What do I do if I’m offered a personal injury settlement?
Consult with an attorney. Insurance companies often send settlement offers quickly and before you understand the full extent of your injury or entitlements. By consulting with Merk & Gile, Injury Attorneys, our lawyers can make sure that the numbers match your needs. We will identify undervalued settlements and will demand your fair compensation. Keep in mind that if you accept the settlement and later discover you were underpaid, you may not be able to go back and ask for more compensation.
Do I need an attorney to get compensation for a personal injury? How much will it cost?
No, you do not need an attorney, but it is in your best interest to have one. The negligent party’s insurance company will have an attorney, and more likely an entire team of attorneys and a legal department, who are all working to minimize the negative financial impact to their employer. Having an attorney on your side who is looking out for you helps to level the playing field. Keep in mind that you can consult with an attorney for free. Personal injury cases are generally handled on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if you get compensation and that payment will be a portion of the compensation you receive, which further incentivizes your attorney to get you as much money as possible.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today For A Free Consultation
Work with attorneys you can trust to treat you with professionalism and compassion. Our industry-recognized attorneys are named on the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list for their commitment to quality service. Call our Cincinnati metro legal team at 513-838-2511, 859-908-1550 or contact us online for a free initial case evaluation.