Cooper Elliott Blog topic: Personal Injury

Act Now Before Sub. H.B. 606 COVID-19 Immunity Legislation Passes

For BusinessesFor IndividualsLegal News And UpdatesMalpracticePersonal Injury| August 6, 2020

Amidst the chaos of 2020, COVID-19 immunity legislation quietly proceeds through the Ohio legislature. If Sub. H.B. 606 passes and is signed into law, it will provide broad immunity to healthcare workers who committed malpractice from March 9, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  Sub. H.B. 606 Sub. H.B. 606 would give immunity to doctors and …

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Fighting for Safety and Accountability on the Road: Trucking Accident Lawsuits

For IndividualsPersonal InjuryWrongful Death| April 28, 2020

Pursuing personal injury or wrongful-death litigation after a trucking accident or semi crash can be overwhelming for victims and their families. The process is different than in standard motor-vehicle cases—the foundation is the same, but the significant differences require additional expertise and care that Cooper Elliott is well-equipped to provide. We approach trucking accident cases …

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State And County Fair Safety & What To Do If You Are Injured At The Fair

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| November 18, 2019

For many people, a day at the fair means eating deep-fried foods, looking at prizewinning animals, and enjoying entertainment along the fairway. Unfortunately, the day doesn’t always go that way for everyone. In July 2017, a young couple boarded the KMG Fireball ride at the Ohio State Fair. Within minutes after it started, the ride …

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Excessive Force Victim Denied Constitutional Right to Access Courts

Civil RightsPersonal Injury| 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 …

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Botulism Outbreak Leads to Need for Civil Litigation

Personal InjuryWrongful Death| 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 …

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

Clients SuccessesPersonal Injury| 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 …

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One School’s Negligence Perpetuates Teacher Misconduct

Clients SuccessesPersonal Injury| 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 …

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Ohio Civil Litigation Attorneys Act Quickly to Fight Disability Discrimination

Civil RightsClients SuccessesEmploymentPersonal Injury| 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 …

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

Clients SuccessesPersonal Injury| 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, …

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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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