If you lost a loved one due to injuries they suffered in an accident, you and your family deserve justice. Bringing a wrongful death case can hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligent or wrongful actions and help you recover compensation for your losses. The question is, how do you prove a wrongful death case? In Northwest Ohio, Aaron L. Bensinger of Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC helps families get the justice they deserve. Having an experienced Ohio wrongful death lawyer on your side helps protect your legal rights and increases your chances of a successful outcome. How Do You Prove Wrongful Death in Ohio? Wrongful death occurs when someone’s wrongful or negligent actions leads to the death of another person. Proving fault and establishing liability requires demonstrating these elements. Duty of Care The at-fault party had a legal obligation to act in a way that would not cause harm to the victim. For example, all motorists owe a duty of care to others on the roadway. Breach of Duty The at-fault party failed to uphold their duty and acted in a way that put the victim at risk of harm. If a driver was looking down at their phone and didn’t notice a stop sign, that driver has breached their duty of care. Causation In breaching their duty, the at-fault party caused the victim’s fatal injuries. So if, in running the stop sign, the driver strikes and kills another motorist, a pedestrian, a bicyclist, etc., the driver’s breach of duty caused the victim’s death. To build the most persuasive case possible, your attorney will investigate the circumstances of the accident and gather relevant evidence. Your lawyer may call on subject matter experts such as accident reconstruction specialists to provide opinions or testimony to substantiate your claim. Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death? Under Ohio law, only a personal representative of the victim can sue for wrongful death. The personal representative brings legal action on behalf of the victim’s spouse, children, parents, or anyone else who might have a valid claim. The Ohio wrongful death laws are complex and provide only two years from the victim’s death to take legal action. Talking to an experienced attorney can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and, if so, what the potential value of the claim might be. You could be entitled to compensation for the victim’s funeral costs, burial expenses, future lost earnings, lost household assistance, and non-economic damages such as loss of companionship and guidance. Call an Ohio Wrongful Death Attorney Today for Help Although getting a settlement for your loved one’s death can’t undo the damage that was done, it will send a powerful message to the at-fault party and provide a sense of closure for you and your family. Aaron L. Bensinger of Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC strives to provide an unmatched level of compassionate service to our clients. We will work tirelessly to get you and your family the justice you deserve. Contact Aaron L. Bensinger of Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC today to discuss your options for filing an Ohio wrongful death claim. Call or contact us now to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.Keep Reading
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Aaron has extensive experience navigating personal injury and civil litgation in Ohio and California. Now based in Lima, Ohio, Aaron is dedicated to providing his clients with the best legal service possible.
He takes the fight to insurance companies, and won’t hesitate to take your case to trial. Aaron focuses on ensuring that each of his clients obtains the compensation he knows they deserve, despite the claims of insurance companies. As a personal injury lawyer, Aaron understands how devastating a serious injury can be. He and his team want to help you get your life back. His attention to detail is why some of the regions largest companies have chosen Aaron when faced with litigation. Aaron and his team are also staffed to handle litigation of any size including Federal cases, Ohio state cases, California state cases, and administrative actions.
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When you work with Aaron, you’ll know right away that you’re more than “just another case.” Though Aaron has extensive experience working in large markets like California, he focuses on giving each client the attention they deserve.
Currently, Aaron is licensed to practice in both Ohio and California, but Ohio is home, and he loves helping people in Lima and beyond. Super Lawyers recognized Aaron as a “Rising Star” in 2014 and 2015.
“I have had an outstanding experience with Aaron Bensinger and his team. From day one they made me feel welcomed and taken care of! Frequent updates are the norm when you work with Aaron Bensinger. In addition, he really went the extra mile to make sure I was highly compensated for my injuries. Needless to say, I was satisfied with the outcome. I had a great experience and would come back with any other of my legal needs. He is the man!!”- Angela Hahn
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If you were involved in a car accident that someone else caused, you could be entitled to pursue legal action. You could be eligible to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. If you’re wondering when to get an attorney for a car accident, the following information can help you take the next step. When you do need an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer, call on Aaron L. Bensinger of Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC. We provide compassionate representation for auto accident victims throughout northwest Ohio, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. What Types of Cases Need a Car Accident Lawyer? One of the most common questions we hear from Ohio car crash victims is, Should I get an attorney after a car accident? The answer to this question depends on multiple factors. Typically, after a car accident, you need a lawyer if you suffered significant injuries that could require extensive treatment. You likely need a lawyer if your injuries will prevent you from working for more than a week or so or if you are at risk for having permanent or long-term problems. You might also benefit from having an attorney if the circumstances of the collision are in question. An experienced car accident attorney has the resources to investigate the accident and collect the evidence necessary to establish fault and liability. With a persuasive, well-documented case, the insurance company might be more likely to take your claim seriously. As a result, your lawyer could negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf. Finally, if you need to pursue your case through a civil lawsuit, an attorney can be invaluable. Your lawyer and legal team will handle everything for you so you can focus on your recovery. What Types of Cases Might Not Need an Attorney? In some cases, you could successfully negotiate your own car accident settlement. For example, if you suffered only minor injuries and recovered quickly, your settlement value will likely be small. You might not need any legal assistance if the crash was clearly the fault of the other driver (especially if the police cited the other driver) or if the driver admitted to being at fault. Often, the insurance company will make a fair offer that covers your actual damages—medical bills and lost wages, typically—plus a little extra for your time and trouble. If the insurance company is cooperative and willing to do the right thing, having a lawyer on your side might not provide any significant benefit. The problem with this scenario is that you might not know whether the insurance company plans to play fair until it’s too late. How to Determine If It’s Worth It to Have a Car Accident Attorney Having an experienced attorney on your side can provide many benefits. If you aren’t sure whether getting a lawyer is right for you, these are some of the factors that suggest you might be better off having legal representation for your car accident claim. You Don’t Know the Extent of Your Injuries Sometimes injuries like whiplash don’t present symptoms right away. If you act too quickly to accept a settlement and later discover that your injuries are worse than you originally believed, you may not have any legal grounds to pursue further action. You Do Know the Extent of Your Injuries and They Are Severe If you suffered significant injuries, required hospitalization, or will need extensive treatment, talk to a lawyer. Insurance companies often try to undervalue your damages or claim that you had pre-existing conditions that caused your injuries to be more serious. You Have No Way to Get Medical Treatment To recover fully and get your life back on track, you need comprehensive medical care. If you can’t afford to pay your doctor bills, you should talk to an attorney. Your lawyer can help you get the treatment you need now. Your Injuries Affect Your Ability to Work If you have to miss work because of your injuries or if you can’t perform your job any longer, talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Getting fair compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity can be difficult to do on your own. You should also consider getting a lawyer if the insurance company tries to deny the claim or suggests the accident was your fault. Most attorneys take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you won’t have to pay any legal fees until your case is settled and your lawyer has recovered compensation for your damages. Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer from Bensinger Law So is it worth it to get a lawyer for a car accident? Ultimately this is a decision that you must make. Before you decide one way or the other, take advantage of the free consultation we offer. We will answer your questions and explain the various options you have for pursuing a claim. We are committed to providing all the information you need to make an informed decision about your future. To schedule a consultation or to speak with an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer, call or contact us online today.Keep Reading
Car crash injuries can leave you incapacitated and unable to work or handle your daily tasks. In Ohio, many of the most common types of auto accident injuries are serious or even life-threatening. Aaron L. Bensinger of Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC is an experienced car accident lawyer serving clients throughout northwest Ohio, including Elida, Lima, Kenton, and Perry Counties. If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries, contact us today to learn whether you may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and emotional pain and suffering. What Are the Most Common Types of Ohio Car Accident Injuries? Motor vehicle collisions can cause a variety of injuries, ranging from mild bumps and bruises to severe or life-threatening conditions. Some of the most common types of serious auto accident injuries include: Broken bones, Dislocated joints, Head injuries and concussions, Traumatic brain injuries, Neck and spine injuries, Internal injuries, and Lost digits or limbs. Car accident victims can be left with permanent scars and disfigurement. Severe nerve damage and spinal cord trauma can leave victims paralyzed. Traumatic brain injuries can result in permanent cognitive impairment or leave the victim in a coma. After a car accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately, even if you believe you weren’t hurt. Shock can mask pain and lead accident victims to believe they did not sustain any injuries. Soft tissue damage such as whiplash can take days or even weeks to show symptoms. Seeing a qualified medical professional immediately will ensure that you get the comprehensive treatment you need. Your medical records will also serve to demonstrate the extent of your injuries should you elect to pursue legal action. Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Car Accident Settlement? You aren’t required to have a lawyer to pursue a car accident claim or to get a settlement. However, having one can provide many clear advantages. If you weren’t badly injured or you didn’t suffer substantial damages, you might not need an attorney to get the compensation you deserve. Before you make any decisions about your claim, however, you should at least consult with a lawyer to explore your options. To help you make the best decision for you and your future, Bensinger Law offers a free consultation and case evaluation. When Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney? After getting medical attention and treatment, your next move should be calling an attorney. Because most injury accident claims can be settled through the at-fault party’s insurance company, acting quickly can help resolve your case as quickly as possible. Under the Ohio statute of limitations, you have only two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. If you don’t file a lawsuit within that time, you could relinquish your legal right to recover compensation. Talking to a lawyer can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Bensinger Law Today for a Free Consultation If you have an injury from a car accident, don’t talk to the insurance company or give a statement until you talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anything you say in your statement can be used against you by the insurance company. Contact us today to schedule your no-cost case review and learn more about the potential compensation value of your Ohio car accident injuries.Keep Reading