The Ohio personal injury lawyers at Cowan & Hilgemanoften take cases other law firms reject.
The personal injury lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman have been successful obtaining maximum compensation for clients that have been declined by other firms because our personal injury lawyers are highly respected and create strategies for each case. Of course, this does not mean the personal injury lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman can take all cases declined by other firms. Ohio personal injury lawyers must consider many of the following when determining if he or she can take a case:
1. Merits of the Case.
Prior to accepting any case, an Ohio personal injury lawyer must determine if the case has merit. Under Ohio law, a case cannot be frivolous. A case is considered frivolous if conduct: (1) serves merely to harass or injure another; (2) is not warranted under existing law, cannot be supported by a good faith argument or cannot be supported by good faith argument to establish new law; (3) consists of allegations that have no evidentiary support; or (4) consists of denials that are not supported by the evidence. However, the only way to determine if an injured party has a case under Ohio law is to seek a review from a qualified Ohio personal injury lawyer.
Unfortunately, many clients wait until the last moment to seek advice from lawyers regarding a potential case. While many cases can be quickly and readily pursued, more complex cases can take several weeks or months to properly investigate. Many lawyers will decline to evaluate cases should the lawyer not have enough time to thoroughly investigate the potential case. A personal injury client in Ohio should not delay in seeking review of his or her case.
Some cases are not economical to pursue. Hiring experts can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. It is not rational to hire an expert if the cost exceeds more than the case is worth. The client would receive a tremendous disservice from the lawyer if the client spent more money hiring experts than he or she recovered from the case.
Not all lawyers are capable of properly evaluating an Ohio personal injury case. There can be a wide-range of Ohio personal injury cases, including: motor vehicle accidents; dog bites; premises liability; motorcycle accidents; truck accidents; catastrophic injury; medical malpractice; nursing home negligence; product liability; and wrongful death. It is important that an experienced Ohio personal injury lawyer properly evaluate your case to determine if it can be pursued.
5. Other Factors.
There are many other factors that Ohio personal injury lawyers must consider when evaluating a potential case. Some of these factors include if the lawyer has enough time to take new cases, the lawyer’s current support staff, compatibility with the client, if there are liens on the case, etc. Each factor may have varying weight for each lawyer to consider. There is no one size fits all when it comes to evaluating an Ohio personal injury case.
The personal injury lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman have recovered millions in compensation for our clients. Our lawyers create plans of attack for each case specific to the client’s needs and expectations. The lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman handle claims involving personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability and wrongful death. We routinely recover compensation on cases that other law firms reject.
Cowan & Hilgeman offers free personal injury case evaluations and only get paid an attorney fee if we win your personal injury case.