Cooper Elliott Blog topic: Personal Injury

Tips for Finding the Right Civil Litigation Attorney

MalpracticePersonal InjuryWrongful Death| April 17, 2018

Most people who find themselves in need of a civil litigation attorney have one thing in common: they are overwhelmed. In addition to facing immediate financial burdens as a result of malpractice, personal injury, or losing a loved one, they are engulfed in feelings of fear and uncertainty, or even intense grief. Amid all that …

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An Uninsured Auto Dealer Is Held Accountable for Personal Injury

Clients SuccessesPersonal Injury| March 15, 2018

The purpose of test driving a car is to discover the truth about it before you make a purchase. In the case of this fateful test drive, multiple truths were revealed about the unscrupulous business practices of one Columbus auto dealer. One day, a small, independent auto dealer sent a prospective buyer on a test …

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The Boundaries of Civil Litigation: What Attorneys Can and Can’t Do

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| March 8, 2018

All civil litigation starts with a victim, one who has suffered due to another’s misjudgment, malice, or negligence. It’s the job of civil litigation attorneys to facilitate the victim’s healing, physically and emotionally, through compensation, which may or may not involve a monetary settlement. Due to certain limitations of the legal system, there are some …

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How Malingering Claims Affect Genuine Personal Injury Victims

Personal Injury| November 10, 2017

In most sports, football especially, you’ll hear coaches and analysts say, “The best defense is a good offense.” In the courtroom, you’ll find attorneys applying a similar strategy: going on the offensive to defend their clients. In football, that maxim means that when your team dominates play, it keeps the opponent’s offense off the field …

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The Far-Reaching Effects of Injuries for Child Victims

For IndividualsPersonal Injury| July 25, 2017

The thought of a serious or tragic accident involving children is a grim one, and dealing with the real-life consequences is downright sorrowful. Over the years, we’ve gained valuable insight into how to approach cases involving child victims with special care and consideration. As Ohio personal injury attorneys, we intimately understand the extensive and often …

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Construction Errors, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, and the Death of an Unborn Child

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| June 30, 2017

Few things in life are more joyous than the arrival of a healthy newborn baby. But that feeling of joy quickly dissipates when parents learn the awaited day of birth will never arrive. In this case, our clients experienced that grief firsthand. Their despair was only compounded when they learned there was evidence—strong evidence—that the …

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Catching Up with CSI: Medically Demonstrative Technology

Personal Injury| December 16, 2016

We have tried many personal injury and wrongful death cases over the years, and there have been plenty of instances where we’ve asked medical experts to testify about what did or didn’t happen to the plaintiff. Jurors have enough information to process throughout a trial as it is, and expecting them to comprehend in just …

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Subrogation, Private Health Insurance and Your Personal Injury Settlement

Personal Injury| November 29, 2016

In previous articles, we’ve shared the basics of subrogation and how it relates to Medicare and Medicaid. The rules that govern subrogation for Medicare and Medicaid are different than those for private health insurers. In this article, we’ll discuss subrogation as it relates to private insurance and ways we can help our clients minimize its …

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How Subrogation Works with Medicare and Medicaid

For IndividualsPersonal Injury| November 15, 2016

In our last post, we outlined the basics of subrogation. Briefly, subrogation is the right of someone besides an injured person to recover something out of a personal injury case.  Subrogation works differently depending on the type of insurance involved. Medicare and Medicaid have different sets of rules from private insurers. In this post, part …

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Subrogation in Personal Injury Cases – Why, and What Is It?

Personal Injury| November 8, 2016

For people who have been harmed by someone else’s wrongdoing, a civil judgment or settlement is a crucial step towards healing. That healing includes the emotional release that comes from a court agreeing that they were not at fault, but it also includes the only remediation our court system is permitted to offer—money. However, for …

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