Cooper Elliott Blog category: Personal Injury

Excessive Force Victim Denied Constitutional Right to Access Courts

October 30, 2018

As civil rights attorneys, we pay close attention to important cases and rulings that highlight flaws in the legal system. We also pay attention when courts set precedent that shows promise of improvement. We’ve addressed the potential dangers posed by the Qualified Immunity Doctrine. It’s just one facet of the legal system that government actors …

Continue reading “Excessive Force Victim Denied Constitutional Right to Access Courts”

Botulism Outbreak Leads to Need for Civil Litigation

October 11, 2018

The decision to sue after personal injury sometimes involves a complex internal struggle. Even when the damage is obvious, and the negligence and responsibility are reasonably clear, victims may still face questions about whether civil litigation is the right path to take. What should one do when negligence leads to a life-long debilitation? And how …

Continue reading “Botulism Outbreak Leads to Need for Civil Litigation”

Restoring a Young Girl’s Future After a Disfiguring Dog Attack

July 2, 2018

One family’s holiday get-together quickly turned into an emergency situation when a visitor’s dog attacked a young girl. It’s something that could happen anytime a dog is around an unfamiliar child—that much is easy enough to understand. What’s not so simple in a child injury or personal injury case, is determining how to assess the …

Continue reading “Restoring a Young Girl’s Future After a Disfiguring Dog Attack”

One School’s Negligence Perpetuates Teacher Misconduct

June 14, 2018

As Ohio civil litigation attorneys representing injured children, we have learned that “injury” has many different forms. Sometimes wounds are obvious—in other cases, the pain is emotional and less obvious, but no less damaging to young victims. This is especially true where parental or teacher misconduct is involved. Sometimes, the mental and emotional damage caused …

Continue reading “One School’s Negligence Perpetuates Teacher Misconduct”

Ohio Civil Litigation Attorneys Act Quickly to Fight Disability Discrimination

May 17, 2018

Civil litigation isn’t only about seeking compensation for damages. It can also serve the purpose of preventing damage by using the power of more immediate protections such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. These legal tools can help keep a precarious situation from getting worse. The case that follows illustrates just how important those …

Continue reading “Ohio Civil Litigation Attorneys Act Quickly to Fight Disability Discrimination”

A Daycare’s Disregard for Safety Forever Changes a Little Girl’s Life

April 25, 2018

It’s every parent’s nightmare: an accident that leaves a small child physically and emotionally maimed. When we send our children to a daycare center, we trust that the teachers and administrators in charge have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of the precious little people we place in their care. Unfortunately, …

Continue reading “A Daycare’s Disregard for Safety Forever Changes a Little Girl’s Life”

Tips for Finding the Right Civil Litigation Attorney

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 …

Continue reading “Tips for Finding the Right Civil Litigation Attorney”

An Uninsured Auto Dealer Is Held Accountable for Personal 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 …

Continue reading “An Uninsured Auto Dealer Is Held Accountable for Personal Injury”

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

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 …

Continue reading “The Boundaries of Civil Litigation: What Attorneys Can and Can’t Do”

How Malingering Claims Affect Genuine Personal Injury Victims

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 …

Continue reading “How Malingering Claims Affect Genuine Personal Injury Victims”