Do You Have a Personal Injury Case Because of Another’s Negligent Act?
What are the next steps. Our law office serving Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati focuses on injury claims. You need a personal injury lawyer dedicated to this specific aspect of the law to have the best chance of receiving your compensation.
It does not matter how you were injured. If you were injured and it was not your fault, by law, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Our main focus is to make sure you receive every dollar you are legally owed.
Up to 96% of injury claims settle out of court.
When you are injured due to the carelessness of another person, just getting to work every day can be a struggle or even impossible. The insurance company does not have your best interests in mind and may offer you a low-ball compensation offer — expecting you to take it.
You deserve more for your injuries.
At The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson, we will fight for the monetary damages you need after an injury.
Fair Compensation For Your Injury Is Our Top-Priority
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, you need an attorney at your side — all of the other players at the table have hordes of attorneys working for them. Their goal is the opposite of the goal of The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson. We fight to obtain the compensation you need after a severe personal injury, and we have represented thousands of clients who have:
- Suffered a wrongful death in their family
- Suffered an injury in an auto accident
- Sustained a traumatic brain injury from a sudden blow to the head
- Suffered the painful effects of a dog bite
- Slip and fall due to negligent maintenance policies at a store
- Burn injuries because of a defective product
- An elderly family member injured by nursing home negligence
Accidental Injuries Doesn’t Mean The Responsible Party Shouldn’t Be Held Responsible
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in a truck accident or hit by a car in a pedestrian accident, you may need a significant amount of medical care, including surgery, rehabilitation, and a lifetime of assistance. We also provide compassionate representation for families who have suffered a wrongful death.
The process will be to fight for as much money as possible from the at-fault defendant’s insurance company, then make a claim to your own auto insurance company for uninsured/underinsured motorists coverage, and then we will fight with your health insurance company to negotiate the amount of subrogation the health insurance is entitled by law to recover.
Attorney Jackson has handled thousands of cases in Northern Kentucky and Ohio involving personal injuries, and he understands how to obtain compensation for both your immediate needs and for the long term. We will fight for your past medical bills, past lost wages, past pain and suffering, as well as necessary future medical bills, future lost wages, future pain, and suffering, and any other related out-of-pocket expenses.
Never Settle A Case Before Speaking With Your Own Attorney
It is crucial that you contact us before you speak with any insurance company, as their goal is to quickly settle your case, sometimes before you fully appreciate the extent of the injuries you have suffered.
For instance, the effects of a concussion, as often occur during a motor vehicle crash, can be subtle. Changes in personality, always feeling tired, or inability to remember may not seem that significant at first. But, if left undiagnosed or untreated, a brain injury could develop such that it impairs your ability to function and earn a living.
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Steps in the Personal Injury Claim Process
If you have been injured in an accident in Kentucky or Ohio, below are the steps that you will need to follow to ensure you are able to receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
Want to learn more about how long it will take, what it will cost, will you have to go to court, and what is going to cost you?
Step 1: You Are Injured in an Accident
The accident is reported.
This step occurs when the police are called to the scene of the accident or an individual contacts the police to make a report.
If possible, it is very important to gather evidence such as photos, witnesses, etc.
Step 2: Seek Medical Treatment Quickly
If you are injured in the accident, it is important to treat for your injuries and explain to the doctors what your injuries are and ask if they were caused by the accident or not.
Many people have pre-existing injuries, so it is important to explain the differences if you have a pre-existing injury. It is also important to follow the doctor’s advice regarding treatment.
If you skip an appointment or stop treating for any reason, the insurance company will try to avoid paying any compensation claiming that there is a gap in your treatment and any future treatment is unrelated to the accident.
In Kentucky, your own auto insurance (PIP) covers up to the first $10,000 in medical bills and/or lost wages. The at-fault insurance company will reimburse your insurance company at the end of the case.
Step 3: Finish Your Recommended Medical Treatment
At some point, you will hopefully resolve your injuries.
At that time, we will gather all of your bills and records and prepare to send a demand package to the at-fault insurance company.
We will try to settle out of court if possible, but if not, we will talk about filing a lawsuit and going to court.
Answers to Questions Injured People Ask
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Explore answers to some of the most typical personal injury case questions below.
Should I call the authorities after an accident?
Yes. The police report will be the documentation you will need for your insurance company and for an attorney, that lists how the accident happened as well as witnesses and other details.
I was injured due to a defect in a product, what should I do?
You are entitled to full and fair compensation for injuries due to a product that is defective and caused harm. This compensation can help pay for your current and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, and even lost wages if you are unable to work. You should keep the product and call a lawyer immediately to see if you have a case.
My friend’s dog bit me, and I have a serious tendon injury that may not fully heal. I don’t want to sue him, what should I do?
Understand that you will not be suing your friend immediately. Most times we will make a claim against your friend’s homeowners’ insurance. People purchase homeowners’ insurance for this specific reason; to pay when something is damaged, or someone is harmed. If you are incurring medical bills, you deserve compensation to help pay for these expenses.
Can I reach a settlement with the other party’s insurance company on my own?
The short answer is yes, but an insurance company’s interests are not always your best interests. It is common that they will want to settle quickly, for a low amount. Do not sign anything without discussing your situation with an attorney who is highly skilled at assessing and representing personal injury cases. Our main goal is to recover the fair damages you need to heal and move on.
I fell on the stairs in my employer’s building, do I need an attorney?
You most likely will file a workmen’s compensation claim for slipping at work, but you may have additional legal options to consider. If you fell because of a third-party’s negligence, we can make a third-party claim. Speak with our highly skilled personal injury attorney to know your legal options.
What is the value of my injury case?
A personal injury case’s outcome considers many factors, such as:
- Severity and permanency of injuries
- Medical treatment needed now and in the future
- Lost salary and wage-earning capacity
- Liability of the negligent person
As your lawyer, we can complete a full assessment of your case and offer all legal options that will give you an idea of what your case is worth. You deserve and need financial compensation, and we can offer bold representation to help you attain monetary damages and move past this difficult time. We also represent families if a loved one has died due to a negligent party.
Can I represent myself in a personal injury case?
The short answer is yes, but self-representation is not recommended if you hope to receive maximum compensation. Personal injury cases can become extremely complicated. Attorney Christopher Jackson has tried cases in both state and federal courts within Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
He knows the personal injury laws, the other attorneys involved, the honorable judges, and best of all, he knows how to advocate for maximum compensation. If you are severely injured, you may have great financial burdens as you struggle to pay for medical bills and living expenses over a lifetime. He will fight for just financial compensation, with a compassionate yet aggressive defense.
Ask us any questions you have about your injury case.
Our job is to first and foremost get you every dollar you are legally due for having been injured because of someone else’s negligence.
We also want to make sure you are comfortable and understand everything about your case and everything that we will be doing on your behalf.
You can call or email us with your questions for free. All you need to do is contact us.