Law Offices of Richard G. Wendel, II

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Personal Injury

Serving Clients in Ohio and Kentucky

Insurance companies will often attempt to convince you that they have your best interests in mind. Make no mistake, their bottom line is how to pay the lowest amount possible on your claim. Their attorneys and adjusters are not working for you. Do not take on the insurance companies on your own.

If you have been seriously injured in a vehicle collision or other accident, you need counsel to represent your interests and ensure that you receive full compensation. Rich has the necessary experience to find the responsible parties, fight the insurance companies, and obtain the best results possible in your personal injury case.

Rich has successfully represented injured individuals and families in the following personal injury matters:

Automobile, Truck, and Motorcycle Collisions

If you feel overwhelmed after being involved in a vehicle accident, you are not alone. How will I pay medical bills? What if the driver that hit me doesn’t have insurance? Will my lost wages be covered? What if I can’t return to the same position of employment? How do I prove that the other driver was negligent? Am I entitled to recovery for pain and suffering? How do I put a monetary value on my claim? The other driver was drunk; Now what? How long do I have in which to file a lawsuit? Is my spouse also entitled to compensation? What is “loss of consortium?” Do I have to give a “recorded statement” to the insurance company?

Rich will help you answer all of these questions and more. He will give your matter the individualized attention it deserves and zealously pursue your case to maximize your recovery. Contact the Law Offices of Richard G. Wendel, II to schedule a Free Consultation regarding your personal injury matter.

Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Ohio Law - Dogs and other animals are not entitled to “one free bite.” No longer must injured individuals prove the dangerous propensities of dogs and other animals to successfully pursue injury claims. Instead, in most circumstances, the owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable in damages for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog.

Contact the Law Offices of Richard G. Wendel, II for an evaluation of your dog bite or animal injury matter.

Product Liability

You place your trust in manufacturers of products who place goods in the market for your use. Faulty designs, manufacturing defects, or misrepresentations may all contribute to injuries sustained by the consumers of such goods.

Product manufacturers, suppliers, and even retailers may be potential liable for such injuries. Product Liability matters may involve items as diverse as malfunctioning machinery, improperly designed toys, or inadequately tested drugs or medical devices.

Potential recovery for injuries resulting from the use of dangerous or defective products may be based on negligence, breach of warranties, misrepresentation, or strict liability. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product Contact the Law Offices of Richard G. Wendel, II for a Free Consultation and analysis of your matter. We have the experience necessary to evaluate and pursue your claim.

Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one, especially when caused through the negligence of another, is likely the most traumatic experience we will ever experience. While it is likely that the last thing you wish to consider is a claim or lawsuit, it is important to seek the advice and assistance of an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights and interests are properly and fully protected.

We can assist you and your family with wrongful death cases resulting from:

  • Automobile, truck and motorcycle collisions
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace or industrial deaths
  • Premises liability
  • Intentional or criminal misconduct
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice

The term “medical malpractice” conjures up many misconceptions by the public.

At the Law Offices of Richard G. Wendel, II we have the experience necessary to obtain compensation for medical errors that have caused injury. Simply having a poor medical result does not necessarily mean a viable claim exists against medical practitioners. Instead, the medical care received must fall beneath the required standard of care and directly cause injury and harm.

We have experience in the handling of medical negligence matters (more commonly referred to as “medical malpractice”) including:

  • Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis errors
  • Surgical errors resulting in death or serious injury
  • Birth injuries
  • Prescription errors
  • Lack of informed consent

Medical malpractice matters are among the most vigorously defended by medical professionals and their insurers. It is essential that you seek experienced counsel to evaluate and handle your claim.

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