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If you’ve been injured in any accident involving negligence, call our Cleveland serious personal injury lawyers right away.
When you sustain a serious or catastrophic personal injury as the result of another’s negligence, you face many new questions. Let us help you. The attorneys of Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. are dedicated to helping people with serious or catastrophic injuries caused by the negligence of others. Whether the injury occurred due to a car accident, a trucking accident or a workplace accident, we know how to help you. Our legal-medical team has a long and impressive record of success on behalf of our clients.
Our Ohio serious personal injury lawyers have a vast amount of medical knowledge and courtroom experience. Our legal team is committed to helping catastrophic injury victims recover full and fair compensation. Let us help and serve you with our reputation and results. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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Howard Mishkind and David Kulwicki, with a combined 60+ years of courtroom experience, have tried over 100 jury trials and have recovered over $200 Million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our deserving clients. We are experienced in handling big cases that involve serious personal injury, including:
- Traumatic brain injury: A silent epidemic, traumatic brain injuries claim more than 50,000 lives and leave more than 80,000 individuals with lifelong disabilities each year, according to the Brain Injury Association of America.
- Spinal cord injury: Car, truck, workplace and on-premises accidents can leave people permanently paralyzed. We know how to project the lifetime costs associated with quadriplegia, paraplegia and hemiplegia, and how to obtain full and fair compensation.
- Amputations: People who suffer amputations as a result of another’s negligence face many new challenges, including rehabilitation, ghost pain, learning to use adaptive devices and prosthetics and job training.
- Burns: Injuries that result in serious burns are unique given the unique rehabilitations needs and healing process, as well as the psychological effects of a disfiguring injury.
- Injuries from explosions: Explosions cause unique injuries ranging from ear damage and tinnitus to brain injury to burns to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Injuries from Electrocution: Injuries resulting from electrical shock pose significant challenges. A thorough evaluation may reveal burns and damages to the heart and other organs. But it may take years to fully account for the subtle neuropsychological effects of electrocution which have a profound impact on the injured party, including seizures, phobias, PTSD, loss of memory and/or anxiety.
Handling the Insurance Company After a Serious Injury or Accident
Following any accident that involves negligence, the insurance company of the at-fault party will likely attempt to contact you. When you answer, the adjuster may offer you sympathy for what happened, and ask you to make a recorded statement. They will want to know what happened, what you were doing before the accident, as well as any other details that may be relevant. Naturally, you may be inclined to work with them; however, it is important to understand that they are not on your side. Regardless of how polite they may be towards you, it is their goal to pay you the least amount of money possible. How do they do this, you might ask? By getting you to say the wrong the thing, or by convincing you that your accident is not as serious as you think. Finally, they may blame you for what happened. If, at any time, you fall into their tactics, your case may be jeopardized.
As a Cleveland serious personal injury lawyer, we would recommend the following in order to protect your rights and interests.
- Avoid making any statements to the insurance company without speaking to a lawyer first.
- If you have spoken to them (or wish to), you should keep your conversation to the minimum.
- Avoid getting angry or upset
- Avoid accepting any amount of fault or liability
- Do not apologize
- Do not accept a settlement or agree to anything without consulting a lawyer
Using Social Media After an Accident
Just as there are rules to adhere to when dealing with the insurance company, there are rules to consider when using social media after an accident. Many people would like to turn to social media as a way to vent or express their feelings after an accident. They might be interested in receiving support or advice from friends or family. While these things may seem harmless, they could hurt your case. Insurance companies are known to browse social media accounts belonging to victims, as well as their friends and followers. They look for anything that could work in their favor. Even if what you have posted seems harmless, insurance adjusters are very good at manipulating the situation.
A well known case example involved a woman who was injured in a car accident. She posted an image of her outside a ski resort. The insurance company argued that she must not have been as injured as she said because she was walking on snow, and potentially ice. She happened to be outside because she was taking a picture of her young daughter. Regardless, she did lose money that could have been available.
Our serious personal injury lawyers in Cleveland would recommend that you do not post anything on social media about your accident. Furthermore, it may benefit you by taking a complete break from the popular platforms to avoid any risk at all.
Free Initial Consultation: No Risk, No Obligation
The more serious the injury, the more important it is to hire an experienced law firm to represent your interests. Our Cleveland serious injury lawyers represent clients on a contingency basis. You will pay no upfront costs or fees. Our fee comes as a percentage of whatever financial compensation we obtain for you.
To learn if we can be of assistance to you, please contact us by e-mail, call 216-595-1900 or call toll free 866-558-0231. The initial consultation is free of charge. From offices in Cleveland, our Ohio serious personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout Ohio.