Injuries & Wrongful Death
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
The Plakas Mannos team of personal injury attorneys and wrongful death attorneys aggressively represents individuals and their families in all types of personal injury cases. This includes automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, railroad and airplane crashes, and injuries sustained in nursing homes and at industrial sites.Reach out today
Our experience and expertise with the intricacies of personal injury litigation, medical issues, and uninsured/underinsured motorists (UM/UIM) insurance coverage is extensive. We are also one of the few firms that relies upon a staff physician and staff nurse attorney to assist in case preparation.
Our personal injury attorneys possess an uncommon insight into every aspect of personal injury law. It is this insight that makes Plakas Mannos uniquely qualified to represent you intelligently and effectively.
Personal injury attorneys
Suffering a personal injury is a traumatic experience that can have a profound and lasting effect on you and your family’s lives. If that injury is the result of another’s negligence, you are entitled to full and fair compensation under the law.
The quality of your life after sustaining a serious personal injury depends on the quality of the counsel you have fighting for your rights.
Insurance companies have trained professionals such as adjusters and attorneys whose jobs are to represent and protect the assets of their employer—the insurance company—leaving injured parties vulnerable and with their rights at risk.
Over the past several years, the insurance industry and its legislative counterparts and lobbyists have been successful in the erosion of the rights of injured people. Now, more than ever, those who are injured by another’s negligence need skilled legal representation that will aggressively fight for their rights.
Wrongful death litigation
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is difficult under any circumstances. However, when a loved one dies unexpectedly because of the negligent actions of another, the sense of loss and confusion suffered by those who are left behind is even more profound.
Survivors, who can be left financially and emotionally vulnerable, need the assistance of skilled wrongful death attorneys to help them seek full and fair compensation for their loss under the law.
Our team of wrongful death attorneys have extensive experience in handling wrongful death claims which can result from automobile, motorcycle, and trucking collisions; railroad and airplane crashes; medical malpractice; recreational injuries; and injuries at work.
When a loved one’s death is caused by the negligence of another, Ohio law provides the right to specific compensation to survivors and beneficiaries of the decedent for the following:
- Loss of support from the reasonably expected earning capacity of the decedent;
- Loss of services of the decedent;
- Loss of the society of the decedent, including loss of companionship, consortium, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, and education suffered by the surviving spouse, minor children, parents, or next of kin;
- Loss of prospective inheritance to the decedent’s heirs at law at the time of death;
- The mental anguish incurred by the surviving spouse, minor children, parents, or next of kin.
Also, wrongful death claims are often accompanied by claims for the pain and suffering experienced by the decedent prior to death. These claims for pain and suffering can have statutes of limitations as short as one year. Therefore, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible when a wrongful death occurs.
Injuries resulting from a collision with a commercial truck driver often create catastrophic injuries or death.
Trucking collisions are very different from car crashes, not only because of the injuries often caused, but also because of the comprehensive federal regulations trucking companies are required to follow.
Our team has specialized knowledge regarding the regulations trucking companies are required to follow and extensive experience with finding the truth about whether a crash could have been prevented.
We will hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable by reviewing:
- Driver vehicle inspection reports and maintenance records
- Electronic driver logs
- GPS tracking
- Electronic control module (ECM)
- Truck driver’s cell phone records
- Business records kept by the trucking company showing dangerous driving behavior
Trucking companies often have trained professionals such as adjusters, risk managers, and attorneys who are immediately notified to start gathering information on you and your family, and to minimize the risk to the trucking company. These corporate actors mobilize immediately and take actions to gather evidence that is favorable to them while sometimes even going so far as to whitewash evidence that is less favorable, putting up obstacles and making it difficult for the injured person to obtain information about what caused his or her injury. It’s important to act fast if you or your family member are a victim of a trucking collision.
Injuries & Wrongful Death Team
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Plakas Mannos aggressively represents individuals and families in all types of wrongful death claims. We are also one of the few firms that rely upon a staff physician and staff nurse attorney to assist in case preparation. Our team’s significant experience and understanding of the intricacies of wrongful death litigation make us uniquely qualified to represent your interests and guard you and your family’s rights.
If you or a loved one have experienced a trucking accident, you need to have your own team ready to immediately mobilize and gather facts to make sure your rights are protected. Plakas Mannos aggressively represents individuals that have been seriously injured in trucking accidents.
Our trucking accident and personal injury attorneys possess an uncommon insight into every aspect of trucking law. It is this insight that makes Plakas Mannos uniquely qualified to represent you intelligently and effectively.
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