Toledo, Ohio Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
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Law Firm OverviewLafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC can help you with car, truck, and motorcycle accident, and other motor vehicle and personal injury issues in Toledo and throughout Ohio. Our experiences with personal injury claims, medical malpractice actions, and the tactics of insurance companies are extensive. We have the resources, the technology and the know-how to do the work ourselves.
In our practice of personal injury law, we have been fortunate to have enjoyed considerable success for our clients, and in the process have attained high levels of achievement within our profession. Jon, Tom and Mickey all have AV ratings by Martindale Hubbell, evidencing the highest level of ethical and professional conduct. All three attorneys have been very active within the legal profession, serving on numerous committees and boards, as well as lecturing on the law throughout Ohio.
Our attorneys care about our clients and their problems. Our team works closely with the people they represent and keeps them as involved in the legal process as they want to be. Some clients prefer a lot of involvement. In either case, communication lines between our clients and our firm are always open.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC offers legal representation on the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
Our personal injury lawyers handle a wide range of cases, including severe accident injuries resulting from unsafe premises, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle and truck accidents as well as construction cases involving third-party liability issues. Our lawyers are passionate advocates for people who have been seriously injured by the negligence of others.
- Wrongful Death
We understand that there is no such thing as a fair result for people who have lost loved ones as the result of another's actions. That said, it is still our job as attorneys to achieve the best result we possibly can in each case. To do that, we put ourselves in a strong position to negotiate fair settlements by preparing from the outset to go to trial if insurance companies refuse to be fair.
- Car Accidents
After any serious auto wreck, proper medical attention is the first priority. However, insurance companies will act fast to protect themselves or to make you a so-called "fair" settlement offer. If this has already happened, talk to our attorneys before signing anything regarding an auto insurance claim.
- Motorcycle Accidents
With increasing traffic, bigger vehicles, and more distractions than ever before, it's a wonder that bike crash statistics haven't grown exponentially as well. Motorcyclists who want to stay on the road have to be more aware of what's happening around them than other drivers.
- Truck Accidents
In truck accident cases, our lawyers work with accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and other professionals to build strong and convincing cases on behalf of our clients. This means going to the scene of the accident as quickly as possible to take measurements, preserve evidence, and identify potential witnesses.
- Bike and Pedestrian Accidents
Our firm handles a wide variety of bike accident and pedestrian accident claims that result all types of situations, such as crosswalk incidents and incidents including mopeds and scooters. Whether you are a skateboarder, roller blader or roller skater, it is important to know you have rights and protections under the law.
- Swimming and Boating Accidents
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, our attorneys take a hands-on approach in working with clients, keeping them fully informed and involved in the process throughout. Since 1973, our firm has been helping people in the Toledo area and throughout Northwestern Ohio recover compensation for serious personal injuries, wrongful deaths, and other losses.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injury and brain damage victims can suffer a wide range of consequences, including: Short-term memory loss; Long-term memory loss/amnesia; Partial or complete loss of bodily functions; Major depression/loss of emotional control; Partial or complete loss of cognitive abilities; Coma. As lawyers, we take on brain injury cases because we know how to handle them.
- Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury is synonymous with the words paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia. We all know what those mean. But virtual paralysis resulting from back injuries such as a herniated disk or impinged nerve endings can be just as devastating and make every waking movement an ordeal.
- Construction Accidents
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our lawyers handle a wide variety of construction accident injury claims resulting from: Traffic surrounding highway construction sites; Improper signage on construction sites and highway construction sites; Heavy equipment accidents; Defective materials, scaffolding; OSHA violations; Explosions and chemical spills; Electrocution.
- Nursing Home Negligence
Dealing with nursing home abuse and neglect is a sensitive issue that requires a compassionate attorney who will look out for your family's needs as well as the loved one in the nursing home. We know that is it important not only to recover compensation for the injuries your loved ones have sustained due to nursing home abuse and neglect.
- Medical Malpractice
Our practice includes malpractice cases in all areas of medicine, such as: Emergency room error; Inadequate staffing; Failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke; Failure to diagnose treatable cancer; Medication error; Surgical error and anesthesia error; Birth injuries and obstetric malpractice.
- Birth Injury
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, we represent birth injury victims and families in the Toledo area and throughout Ohio and help them to obtain FULL compensation in cases of: Failure to diagnose fetal distress; Failure to diagnose hypoxia leading to brain damage; Failure to perform a C-section; Forceps injuries; Cerebral palsy; Shoulder dystocia (Erb's palsy); Injuries to the mother (preeclampsia and eclampsia).
- Insurance Disputes
We live in a society where many people are distrustful of insurance companies, even the ones they hold policies with. Insurance disputes can be protracted battles that are costly because needed benefits are denied and the expenditures involved in fighting to resolve these matters can easily accumulate.
- Emergency Room Errors
The emergency room is a place people come in a time of desperation and panic. Most people use it as a last resort and expect a certain amount of expert care. All too often in Ohio, emergency room errors occur which can make an injury even worse or result in death.
- Surgical & Anesthesia Errors
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, we urge all prospective medical malpractice clients to keep in mind that surgical operations can be very complex and always carry a certain amount of risk. Not all bad outcomes are the result of a surgical error. This is not something we say to discourage people from contacting us
- Wrongful Death
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, we understand that there is no such thing as a fair result for people who have lost loved ones as the result of another's actions. That said, it is still our job as attorneys to achieve the best result we possibly can in each case. To do that, we put ourselves in a strong position to negotiate fair settlements by preparing from the outset to go to trial if insurance companies refuse to be fair.
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
In serious motor vehicle accidents, medical bills will often quickly exceed the policy limits of negligent drivers and force injured people to try and recover medical benefits through their own auto policies. In the worst cases, the same drivers who cause accidents through their own recklessness often turn out to be the ones who don't have insurance at all because of reckless driving in the past. In any event, insurance companies are notorious for denying these claims.
- Denial of Disability Benefits Claims
Disability insurance policies have become a popular way for insurance companies to accept your policyholder premiums year after year, all the while knowing that they aren't going to pay so much as a dime or a dollar when you need them. There is a short window of opportunity to contest a disability denial. Don't delay.
- Bad Faith Insurance Claims
Because of this and because Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC is dedicated to protecting our clients' interests, we've found ourselves on a collision course with insurance companies many times. As demonstrated by the verdicts and settlements we have been able to achieve, we've more than held our own in Ohio.
Mr. Thomas W. Gallagher
Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
Mr. Jon Alan Lafferty
Boating Accident, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident
Mr. Robert M. Scott
Boating Accident, Car Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
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