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Personal Injury

Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer Reviewing Cases in Ohio and Nationwide


The Lyon Firm represents individuals in a wide variety of plaintiff personal injury lawsuits in Ohio, seeking compensation for any physical and emotional damage to an individual caused by negligent the act of another.

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.

If you have suffered a significant injury through no fault of your own, you should contact a lawyer to investigate the claim. For moderate to serious personal injuries, it is not advisable to resolve a claim without professional counsel.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer who has represented thousands of individuals in personal injury claims both locally and nationally. Mr. Lyon aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against negligent individuals or companies to obtain just compensation under the law. 


Types of Ohio Personal Injury Cases

The Lyon Firm has experience and success representing individuals due to the following type of negligence:

  1. ATV Accidents
  2. Auto Accidents
  3. Auto Repair Negligence
  4. Dog Bites
  5. Sport Injuries
  6. Paintball Accidents
  7. Invasion of Privacy
  8. Boating Accidents
  9. Trucking Accidents
  10. Medical Malpractice
  11. Product Liability
  12. Nursing Home Neglect
  13. Pharmaceutical Litigation
  14. Medical Device Litigation
  15. Ambulance Accidents
  16. Bicycle Accidents
  17. Amusement Park Accidents
  18. Forklift Accidents
  19. Pressure Cooker Accidents
  20. Welding Accidents
  21. Playground Accidents
  22. Daycare Accidents
  23. Motorcycle Accidents

Building Evidence in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Your Cincinnati personal injury lawyer should have a firm grasp of the rules of procedure and evidence. Personal injury law is civil litigation and is subject to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure and the Ohio Rules of Evidence.

Expert Witnesses are Crucial: Personal injury claims in Ohio rely very heavily on medical experts and other scientific evidence. It is critical to the success of a case for the lawyer to work alongside qualified experts in a case. Joe Lyon has experienced working alongside the proper experts to build the strongest case possible.


Common Types of Personal Injuries

Following serious accidents at the workplace, on the road, or at home, The Lyon Firm has experience representing and helping individuals who have suffered the following types of injuries due to the negligence of others:

  1. Burn Injuries
  2. Catastrophic Amputations
  3. Cancer
  4. Cardiovascular Injuries
  5. Degloving Injuries
  6. Electrocution
  7. Eye and Vision Loss
  8. Orthopedic Trauma
  9. Spinal Cord Injuries
  10. Traumatic Brain Injuries
  11. Wrongful Death
  12. LASIK Surgery Injury
  13. Severe Whiplash
  14. Drowning
  15. Mesothelioma

Damages Recoverable for a Cincinnati Personal injury Lawyer

Under Ohio law, an injured party may recover damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The numerical limits are as such:

  1. Non-Catastrophic Injury:   The non-economic award is limited to $250,000 per plaintiff, or three times the economic loss, up to $350,000 per plaintiff. A maximum of $500,000 for each “occurrence.”
  2. Catastrophic Injury: No limits.

Ohio Personal Injury Lawsuit Procedure

Pre-Suit Investigation and Negotiations: Personal injury lawsuits are unique and require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant medical records, accident reports, and interviews with available witnesses.  Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases to prevent spoliation.

Filing a Lawsuit in Cincinnati: If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the statute of limitations.  Filing a lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while the witnesses memories are fresh and documents remain available. Once suit is filed by your personal injury lawyer, the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.

Proving Negligence, Causation and Damages: In addition to lay witness testimony and other documentary evidence, personal injury claims rely upon medical and scientific evidence to prove negligence, causation and damages. The chosen expert in a case must have a reliable and sound basis in science and in the facts of the case or his opinion may not be admissible under the rules of evidence. In the areas of Toxic and Environmental Torts, the admission of expert testimony may be scrutinized harder than in other areas simply because the subject may not have been as widely tested and may rest on novel scientific theories.


Contact a Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury case can be resolved in less than a year by a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer in less serious matters. In more serious cases, the case will range from 1-3 years, depending on the amount of discovery and availability of trial dates in the venue.

Joe Lyon is experienced in handling a wide variety of personal injury and accident cases in Ohio and around the nation. If you have questions about the root cause of a personal injury matter or the available legal remedies to improve the quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at 800.513.2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding your potential personal injury case.  

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