John H. Bates Attorney At Law

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Pursue Legal Actions in Columbus, OH

20 Years Of Experience Earning Compensation For Personal Injury And Car Accidents

JOHN H. BATES, Esquire has 20 years of civil litigation experience and offers an affordable price to pursue legal actions in Columbus, OH. Using his expertise, he will investigate your case with the utmost care and dedication. Contact him today to learn more if you’ve been falsely accused of any of the following:

  • Causing Automobile Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Intentional Misconduct
  • Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice

When it comes to personal injury, an attorney collects all manner of corroboration, including photographic evidence, witnesses, paperwork, and employment contracts. As most civil lawsuits must compensate the plaintiff, the supporting evidence must show that the injured person has proof of company liability. You have a legal right to receive the monetary amount you are owed, so all avenues will need to be investigated.

Tort and Injury Law

As an Esquire, John H. Bates can look into Tort Law to investigate whether your injury was a:

  • Negligent Tort: Company Failed to Exercise Standard Care
  • Intentional Tort: Misconduct of an Individual as it Pertains to Assault, Fraud, and Theft
  • Strict Liability Tort: Company Produced Defective Products Responsible for Damages

Subrogation Claims

When an injured person agrees to a settlement with a wrongdoer, there must be enough settlement money to repay the subrogated carrier’s medical bills. This usually results in disputes with the subrogated carrier and additional negotiations. Your insurance company can then pursue compensation from a third party.

Common examples of subrogation claims with a right to reimbursement include:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Automobile Insurance Medical Payments

Using his expertise, Mr. Bates can look into a subrogation claim so that you don’t pay for any losses that aren’t your fault.

Contingency Fee Agreement

Attorneys that work in the area of personal injury typically do not charge an hourly fee but instead charge a one-third (1/3 or 33% percent) contingency fee on the settlement or verdict amount. If the attorney is not successful in obtaining a settlement or favorable verdict, you do not owe the attorney any fees. The attorney doesn’t get paid unless you get paid. (You may, however, be responsible for expenses.)

Under Ohio law, personal injury legal causes of action have a two-year statute of limitations. That means that you must be fully settled and compensated within two years from the date of the accident or when a lawsuit was filed before the statute of limitations expires. If not, then you will lose your legal rights forever, meaning you/your estate can no longer sue the negligent wrongdoer.