Xenia & Miami Valley Personal Injury Attorneys

If you have been seriously hurt in an accident that was the fault of someone else’s inattention, negligence, or malice, we are ready to aggressively fight for your right to receive just compensation for your painful physical injuries, your emotional trauma and your financial distress. Cox Keller Lusardi is a law practice with over 40 years of experience in the area of personal injury. Based in Xenia and serving clients throughout the Miami Valley region of Ohio, we are well-prepared to provide you not only with outstanding legal guidance, but with concern and compassion.

We are well aware that individuals who have been physically harmed and psychologically traumatized by accidental injuries need an attorney equipped to completely take over the legwork of making a claim, negotiating a settlement, and, if necessary, following through with skillful litigation. Our attorneys handles a broad range of personal injuries, including:

If you are dealing with a severe or catastrophic injury, wrongful death, or permanent disability, our attorneys will stand with you to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve. Whether you alone have been harmed or are taking part in a class action lawsuit, we know precisely how to proceed. When you hire a lawyer from Cox Keller Lusardi, you can rest assured that your legal needs will be taken care of so you can spend your time recovering from your ordeal.

Types of Personal Injuries We Deal With

At Cox Keller Lusardi we handle cases that have resulted in all types of injuries, including, but certainly not limited to:

  • Bone fractures

  • Brain and spinal cord injuries

  • Burns

  • Damage or disease caused by exposure to toxins

  • Disfigurement

  • Neuromuscular damage

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

No matter what the cause or kind of your injury, we are dedicated to making certain that you receive all the compensation you are entitled to. In addition to interviewing you carefully, we work routinely with medical professionals, forensic experts, and private investigators to gather all necessary evidence relating to the event.

You should always remember to consult with us before you speak to the opposing attorney or insurance company. Never agree to a settlement, however fair it may seem, until you have spoken to a lawyer experienced in the field of personal injury. The reason for this is that insurance companies have significant resources to challenge your claim in order to maximize their profits, as well as vast experience dealing with injured parties. Having one of our attorneys on your side will help to level the playing field.

Understanding Damages and Compensation

There are two types of damages you may receive if you have suffered a personal injury or if someone you love has suffered a wrongful death.

Compensatory Damages

In the case of personal injury, compensatory damages cover medical, surgical, and rehabilitative costs, as well as lost wages (both present and future). This compensation also covers pain and suffering and damaged property. One of the reasons to have a knowledgeable attorney is that your attorney has dealt with enough personal injury cases to be capable of projecting potential long-term effects of your current injuries. You may, for example develop disabling arthritis in the future or at some point require surgery because of a current injury.

In cases of wrongful death, your family may also receive compensatory damages in the form of funeral costs in addition to medical, surgical, and rehabilitative costs, as well as remuneration for lost wages of the deceased now and in the foreseeable future.

Punitive Damages

If the person responsible for the personal injury or wrongful death has acted with extreme negligence or malice, as, for example, if he or she was intoxicated or high on drugs at the time of the accident, or if the harm was caused by deliberate assault, the court may award punitive damages in addition to compensatory ones. Punitive damages, which are generally quite high, have a dual purpose. On the one hand, they are designed to punish the offender who committed an egregious act; on the other, they are awarded to discourage any other individual from engaging in similarly atrocious behavior.

Statutes of Limitation

Because legal processes tend to take a long time, it is best to file claims or lawsuits as promptly as possible. Also, you cannot wait indefinitely to file lawsuits because there are existing statutes of limitations as follows:

  • Medical malpractice: 1 year

  • Personal injury: 2 years

  • Product liability: 2 years

Another reason to take action quickly if you are involved in a personal injury case is that our attorneys need to collect evidence, have photographs taken, and interview witnesses as soon as possible to recreate the exact circumstances of the event.

There are exceptions to such statutes of limitations and our attorneys are familiar with them. One example would be workers who, after many years of exposure to asbestos, develop mesothelioma. For individuals in this situation, the statute of limitations only begins when they are diagnosed with the disease.

Comparative Negligence

Under Ohio state law, when both parties are partially responsible for an accident, comparative negligence kicks in. This means that the percentage of each person’s liability is assessed by the court and damages awarded will reflect each one’s percentage of responsibility. If an injured driver, for example, is found to be 25 percent at fault, whatever amount the court awards to that victim will be reduced by 25 percent.

Negotiated Settlements

In many cases, experienced personal injury attorneys like those at Cox Keller Lusardi, are able to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement without having to take the opposing party to court. You should remember though that you make the final decision about whether or not to accept the negotiated settlement. It’s also important to know that settlements can be arrived at during any phase of the judicial process, even during the trial, as long as the verdict has not yet been reached.

If you or someone in your family has suffered serious injury, grave harm, or wrongful death due to the fault of another person, organization, or institution in the Miami Valley region of Ohio, your first call should be to the office of Cox Keller Lusardi. We are dedicated to defending your rights and obtaining the full compensation that you and your loved ones deserve. Contact us for a consultation today.

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