Cooper Elliott Blog tag: personal injury

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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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Keep the Jury Out: Why Settlements Are Often Better Than Verdicts

May 31, 2017

It’s a suspenseful moment. The jury members file into the jurors’ box. The judge asks the defendant to rise. And then the jury’s foreman reads the verdict. The revelation of the jury’s verdict has been a staple of television courtroom dramas from “Perry Mason” to “Law & Order.” It can make for gripping television. But …

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