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Demystifying the Personal Injury Process – Part 1: The Contingent Attorney Fee

In the coming weeks, we are going to do our best to answer some of the recurring questions that we have heard over the years in a series of blogs. Too often, those questions begin with the attorney fee. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee in the vast majority of cases, but …

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Pitfalls to Avoid So That You Don’t Undercut Your Case

Insurance companies are profit-driven machines that will do anything possible to pay less on a legitimate claim than they should.  Those injured as the result of others’ acts or omissions may expect to be treated fairly because they deal with others fairly.  In an ideal world, that could be true.    In the world of personal …

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How Courts Are Reacting to COVID-19 as Openings Occur

Throughout this pandemic, the courts of Ohio and Kentucky have issued continuous orders to protect the public as they adapt to the changing nature of the situation.   The Butler County Common Pleas Court, located caddy corner from the headquarters of The Richards Firm, has recently updated their measures in lieu of business’s and facilities reopening.  In Administrative Judge Oster’s most recent …

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“But I Have ‘Full Coverage’” – Understanding Your Car Insurance Policy

All too often, our clients come to us operating under the mistaken belief that they have “full coverage.”  Ohio law requires that owners and operators of automobiles insure themselves.  To be legal, a driver must have an insurance policy with minimum liability coverage for bodily injury up to $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident, along with property damage coverage up to $25,000 per …

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My Insurance Won’t Cover My Injuries

Insurance is something we all pay for regularly but hope we’ll never need. When problems arise, we expect to be covered. That means providing compensation for hospital bills, car repairs, home repairs, theft replacement, and more.   When you file a claim with your insurance company, a claim will be created and the insurance company typically sends a claims adjuster …

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Navigating the Nuances Between Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Injuries caused by the actions, inaction, or omissions of a caregiver, nurse, nursing home, doctor, or other medical professional can be referred to as negligence or malpractice. When that occurs, the injured party may be entitled to recover for his or her damages, including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and …

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