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Personal Injury Attorneys in Portsmouth

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Attorney Burnside is an aggressive Portsmouth personal injury attorney, serving clients throughout Southern Ohio in a variety of legal areas, such as car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle collisions, brain injuries, disc herniation, and premises liability. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide quality legal care designed for your peace of mind. Don't just take it from us, check out what our clients are saying about us on our Client Testimonials page.

If you need a personal injury attorney in Portsmouth or throughout the surrounding areas, call us at (888) 723-4650 for a no-cost, confidential consultation today.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Being injured because someone else was careless and/or reckless can be very frustrating. Regardless of the type of injury you have sustained, you are surely facing life-altering consequences. Personal injury lawyers exist to protect victims' rights, as well as the rights of their family members and loved ones. Insurance adjusters, on the other hand, are charged with settling cases low.

At Burnside Law, we strive to relieve the burden of filing an insurance claim, providing personalized legal services you can trust. Our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys are fully prepared to take your case to court if necessary; in fact, we even have a mock courtroom in our office.

Our firm regularly handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:

At your free initial consultation, we gather all the facts of your unique case in order to help you understand your legal options. Together with you, we work to create a plan of action that meets your specific goals.

What Factors do We Look at When Evaluating Your Case?

There are a variety of factors our team will look at when determining how to proceed with your personal injury case.

Some of these factors include:

  • Identifying all applicable insurance policies
  • Photos of any and all injuries
  • Obtaining any police report, including photos of an accident scene
  • Identifying witness names and contacting, if necessary
  • Understanding the pain and suffering of the client
  • Discuss complex legal issues such as subrogation
  • Monitoring the progress of treatment/testing (MRIs, EMGs, etc...)

Once this information is secured (or as much of it can be gathered at the first meeting), we will determine whether your case is right for us. We do not select all cases for representation.

We select cases based on the following factors:

  • Liability (the other person was at fault)
  • Injuries (can't have a personal injury case without injuries to the person)
  • Causation (the accident was the proximate cause of the injuries and damages)
  • Damages (there were/are medical bills, identifiable pain and suffering)

These are just some of factors we consider. We also look to the likability of the potential client, the extent of preexisting injuries, and the medical treatment the potential client received. With tort reform being a very large stumbling block for personal injury lawyers around the country, it is important that the match between our law firm and the client is mutually satisfactory.

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, find out how our firm can fight for you. Give us a call at (888) 723-4650 today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Personal Injury FAQs

  • How strong is my case?

    The strength of your specific case will rely on a number of factors, including what types of injuries you sustained, the severity and extent of those injuries, who is liable for the accident, when the accident occurred, and the assets and/or insurance coverage of the defendant. Other factors will likely be involved when determining whether or not you have a strong case. Speaking with a skilled Portsmouth personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options.

  • If I have fully recovered from my injuries, do I still have a personal injury case?

    The short answer: yes. Even if you have completely recovered from all of your injuries, you may still be entitled to financial compensation to help with the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, you may still have a valid personal injury case.

  • How do I pay my attorney?

    Like most personal injury attorneys, we at Burnside Law work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that we are paid via a portion of your total recovery, whether obtained through settlement or trial. We typically advance all court fees and related costs so that there is no out-of-pocket expense. Essentially, we are not paid unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. This makes the process easier for you and ensures that our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys do everything they can to achieve a successful outcome for your case.

  • How long can I expect my lawsuit to last?

    It is impossible to say upfront how long your specific personal injury lawsuit will last, as the answer depends on numerous factors. While many cases we take on reach a settlement before ever going to trial, it is possible that your suit will require litigation. If this is the case, it could take up to a year or more to reach a verdict, depending on your jurisdiction. In some cases, a lengthier process can actually be beneficial to you. For instance, if you are receiving medical treatment and the total cost of this treatment has not yet been determined, a longer lawsuit process can help you obtain the full, fair compensation to which you are owed.

  • What is my role in my personal injury case?

    At Burnside Law, our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys can take care of every legal aspect of your case. However, we will need you to assist us with various aspects related to your case. This might include providing answers to written questions or taking part in depositions. If it is necessary to litigate your case in court, you will most likely need to appear in person at the trial. During the course of your case, you will need to attend all of your doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and other medical-related appointments.