Serious Personal Injury

At Martin F. White Co., L.P.A., we know the common questions that are asked after a serious personal injury.  Who is going to pay my medical bills?  How do I support myself if I am unable to work?  What happens if the party at fault has no insurance or not enough insurance?  What am I legally entitled to financially, especially if I don’t have a full recovery from my injuries?

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Attorney Martin F. White has decades of experience representing hundreds of people who have suffered serious injury due to another party’s negligent conduct.  Our goal is to get your life back on track as quickly as possible and to get you all the compensation the law permits.  We tailor our strategy on each case to fit your situation and needs with the individual attention your case deserves.

           

Medical Malpractice

There are not many areas of law more complicated or misunderstood than medical malpractice.  An injured party must bring a claim within a certain time frame or the claim is forever lost regardless of its merits.  The statute of limitations may be as short as one year after the event or it may extend longer depending on the circumstances.  Because the statute of limitations is complicated and will vary on a case by case basis, it is important that an injured party contact a malpractice attorney quickly.

 

The practice of medicine is extremely complex and a tragic result does not necessarily mean that medical malpractice has occurred.  A medical malpractice claim requires proof that a medical professional failed to meet the standard of care of his profession, and that the failure to meet the standard of care directly caused injury to the patient.  In Ohio, nearly all medical malpractice claims require the support of one or more qualified physicians to provide expert opinions.  These cases are nearly always aggressively defended and expensive to pursue.  Moreover, the overwhelming majority of medical malpractice cases that go to trial in Ohio result in verdicts in favor of the defense.

 

At Martin F. White Co., L.P.A., we have decades of experience evaluating the viability of medical malpractice claims.  Our staff includes a full-time nurse and we have access to physicians in multiple fields who assist us in identifying the strengths and weaknesses in your potential claim.  Our practice is to advance all costs necessary to determine the merits of potential claims and we do not seek legal fees or reimbursement of expenses unless we are successful in obtaining financial recovery on your behalf.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death action is a civil lawsuit seeking compensation for the survivors of a decedent whose death is legally the fault of another and could have been avoided.  In Ohio, a wrongful death action may only be brought by the personal representative of the estate, either an executor or administrator.  Depending on the individual circumstances of the case, the action is brought for the benefit of the surviving spouse, parents, and children of the deceased, as well as other next of kin.  Recoverable damages include loss of economic support and services as well as non-economic damages to compensate for loss of society and mental anguish.

 

At Martin F. White Co., L.P.A., we have spent decades representing families who have lost loved ones as a consequence of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, industrial accidents and a host of other tragic events.  Our law firm will establish an estate for the decedent where necessary and provide services relating to the estate in conjunction with the wrongful death claim.  We have the resources necessary to thoroughly evaluate and establish economic loss to maximize financial recovery and extensive experience in trying wrongful death claims in the courtroom.