Kruger & Hodges is a team of experienced personal injury attorneys serving Hillsboro, OH, and the surrounding areas. We understand how devastating an accident can be and the challenges that victims face in the aftermath. That’s why we are committed to helping accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Car accidents can have serious physical, emotional, and financial consequences for those involved. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were over 275,000 car accidents in Ohio in 2020 alone, resulting in more than 90,000 injuries and 1,000 fatalities. The majority of these accidents were caused by driver error, including distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
When a large commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling truck accident cases and are skilled at navigating the complex laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry.
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable in accidents due to the lack of protection offered by their vehicles. Our attorneys have represented many victims of motorcycle accidents and understand the unique challenges involved in these cases. We will work diligently to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Dog bites can result in serious injuries and lasting trauma. Our attorneys have experience handling dog bite cases and will work to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents:
Pedestrians and bicyclists are at high risk for serious injuries when involved in accidents with motor vehicles. Our attorneys have experience representing victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
According to data from the National Practitioner Data Bank, there were 1,410 medical malpractice payments made in Ohio in 2020, totaling $332,932,650 in compensation to victims. Medical malpractice can take many forms, including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medication errors, surgical errors, and birth injuries. In Ohio, medical malpractice claims are subject to a statute of limitations, which means that there is a limited amount of time in which a victim can file a claim.
Premises Liability / Slip and Falls:
The National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million hospital visits annually in the United States. Common causes of premises liability injuries include wet floors, uneven flooring, inadequate lighting, poorly maintained staircases, broken handrails, inadequate security, and other hazards. Property owners must take reasonable steps to prevent accidents and injuries on their premises.
Nursing Home Abuse:
Nursing home abuse is a serious problem in the United States. Our attorneys have experience handling nursing home abuse cases and will work to ensure that your loved one’s rights are protected and that they receive the care and compensation they deserve.
Wrongful Death Claims:
When a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another party, it can be devastating for the family. Our attorneys have experience representing families in wrongful death claims and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive justice for your loved one.
As personal injury attorneys, Kruger & Hodges have represented clients who have suffered a wide range of injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Some of the most common injuries that their clients have experienced include:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI):
These injuries occur when the brain is damaged due to a blow or jolt to the head. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe injuries that cause long-term cognitive impairment and disability.
Spinal cord injuries:
These injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis, depending on the location and severity of the injury. Spinal cord injuries often require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care.
Fractures are common injuries in car accidents, slips and falls, and other types of accidents. Depending on the location and severity of the break, treatment may involve casting, surgery, and physical therapy.
Soft tissue injuries
These injuries include sprains, strains, and bruises, and can cause pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. Soft tissue injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, and sports injuries.
Burns can be caused by fires, explosions, chemical exposure, and other accidents. Depending on the severity of the burn, treatment may involve skin grafts, surgeries, and ongoing medical care.
Traumatic events can cause emotional and psychological injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. These injuries can be just as debilitating as physical injuries and often require professional treatment.
Kruger & Hodges understands that each injury and its effects are unique to each client. That’s why they take the time to understand their client’s individual circumstances and work to secure the maximum compensation possible to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Personal Injury Compensation in Ohio
In Ohio, personal injury claims seek to compensate individuals who have been injured due to the negligent or intentional actions of others. Compensation for personal injury claims may include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are meant to compensate the victim for actual financial losses they have suffered as a result of the injury. This may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and any other expenses directly related to the injury.
Non-economic damages are meant to compensate the victim for more intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
In Ohio, there is no cap on economic damages, meaning victims can recover the full amount of their actual financial losses. However, non-economic damages are capped at $250,000 or three times the amount of economic damages, whichever is greater, with an overall cap of $500,000 for multiple claimants arising from the same incident.
Additionally, Ohio follows a modified comparative negligence system, meaning that if the victim is found to be partially at fault for the accident that caused their injuries, their compensation may be reduced proportionately to their level of fault. If the victim is found to be 51% or more at fault, they may not be able to recover any compensation at all.
It is important to note that each personal injury case is unique and compensation amounts can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney can help victims understand their legal rights and options for pursuing compensation.
How Kruger & Hodges Will Help
At Kruger & Hodges, we understand that accidents can be life-changing events. That’s why we are committed to providing our clients with compassionate, personalized legal representation. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses, and we will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.