Newport Personal Injury Litigators Put Your Needs Front and Center
Dedicated lawyers help injured Kentucky and Ohio plaintiffs recover damages
At Merk & Gile, in Newport, Kentucky, we understand that being injured in an accident can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating. The losses are even more extreme when a loved one has died due to another’s negligence, and they include financial losses if the decedent contributed to the support of the family as well. Serving Ohio and Kentucky, our firm knows 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.
Knowledgeable counsel for all types of motor vehicle accident cases
If you were seriously injured in an accident involving an automobile, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle, you may have to bring legal action to get fully compensated. Our personal injury lawyers represent people hurt in accidents caused by:
- Reckless driving — Devastating collisions can result from excessive speeding or failing to follow traffic rules.
- Distracted driving — Accidents can arise from texting, talking on a cellphone or using a GPS, as well as from sun glare and rubbernecking.
- Alcohol- or drug-impaired driving — Some of the worst accidents are caused by drunk drivers and those under the influence of drugs.
- Adverse weather conditions — Fog, rain, snow, ice and other forms of inclement weather routinely lead to road mishaps.
- Road hazards and defects — Accidents often result from hazards created by road repair activities or by wear and tear, such as lane closures, obstructions, debris and potholes.
Each of these causative factors requires special investigation and gathering of evidence and witnesses to support a lawsuit seeking monetary damages. That is why it is critical to contact a lawyer skilled in dealing with the aftermath of traffic accidents. Our firm can negotiate with insurance companies and also preserve your right to sue.
Helping you for the future when there are birth injuries
When a baby is on the way, everyone hopes and prays for a happy, healthy new addition to the family. Unfortunately, trauma suffered during the birthing process can result in severe and debilitating health conditions, such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, hydrocephalus, hypoxia, kernicterus and shoulder dystocia (brachial plexus injury). These can be caused at least in part by the negligence of the obstetrician or other health professional involved. If your child has suffered such an injury, we can help you recover for current and future care costs, as well as other damages.
Fighting for compensation for dog bites
Dog bites can cause pain, injury and infection. A large number of attacks require medical procedures to remediate the harm, and the most severe bites can be fatal. Children and senior citizens are the most common victims of dog bites. The laws of Kentucky and Ohio impose strict liability on dog owners for the harm caused by their pets. We can also pursue claims for monetary damages based on the negligence of parties whose actions may have contributed to a dog attack.
Seeking justice through wrongful death claims
When a loved one dies as a result of another’s negligence or misconduct, the emotional pain and shock is coupled with the uncertainty about how to pay hospital bills and funeral expenses and secure support for dependent survivors. We can help you file a wrongful death claim to recover for your out-of-pocket costs, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the tragedy.
Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation
If you need representation to pursue claims for monetary compensation for a serious accident, Merk & Gile, in Newport, Kentucky, can help. Call us at 513-713-0862 or contact us online for a free initial case evaluation.