Personal Injury Law

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Personal injury is an injury to an individual, and it can include damage done to the person or that person’s property, rights, or reputation by the negligence or intentional act of another.  If you have been are hurt as the result of another person or company’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions, you are entitled to recover for the damages that you suffered.

Personal injury can result from workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, faulty products, flawed medical treatment, or mishaps while the victim is on the property of another.

In many cases, the person or company that injured you may have liability insurance.  This can be good and bad.  It is good because it means that there is likely some money available to pay for your injuries.  It can be bad in that many insurance companies would prefer to pay you less than you deserve.

If you have been injured in an accident, the attorney you choose is important. You want an attorney with the experience to vigorously protect your rights and the dedication to give your legal matter the time and attention it requires.


Automobile accidents are everyday occurrences, if you are injured you need someone who will fight for you. Information will need to be gathered, investigated and prepared. A suit may need to be filed, depositions taken, and eventually the case may end up in trial. Novins, York & Jacobus has the experienced attorneys well versed in what may be required to provide our clients with effective representation that yields results.

Every year, millions of Americans suffer serious traumatic injuries such as amputations, brain damage, devastating burns, and other catastrophic injuries as the result of a negligent…

Automobile Accident (Car Accidents)

Despite significant advances in safety technology, human error and mechanical failure continue to cause aviation accidents. It’s important to seek legal assistance immediately after an aviation accident in order to ensure that important evidence is preserved and the rights of you and your family to recover compensation are protected.

Injured in a Plane Accident?

Air travel has increased over the decades and fortunately the frequency of airline accidents has decreased, helped by stricter air safety procedures and technological innovations.

Unfortunately, aviation accidents such as…

Aviation Accident

Riding a bicycle while sharing the roadways with motor vehicles can be dangerous, as bicycle accident injuries occur at an alarming rate: according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, over 40,000 Americans are injured and over 700 people lose their lives in bicycle accidents each year. At Novins, York & Jacobus, our personal injury lawyers represent victims and ensure that they receive the fair compensation they need so they can focus on recovery.

Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

When accidents involving bicycles and automobiles occur, bicyclists are ex…

Bicycle Accidents

The joy a family feels at the arrival of a new baby can quickly give way to tragedy if the infant suffers trauma or injury during the delicate birthing process.  A preventable birth injury occurs when an infant suffers harm as a result of medical negligence directly before, after, or during birth.

Families and children affected by birth injury may face the burden of a lifetime of costly personal and medical care, so it is important that they recover the full compensation to which they are entitled from the parties at fault.  We can help guide families through the medical negligence litiga…

Birth Injuries

In many instances, catastrophic car accidents and other heavy head trauma can result in debilitating brain injury. Brain injury, which results from a blow or jolt to the head, can disrupt the normal function of the brain.

According to the International Brain Injury Association, brain injury is the most likely injury to result in death or permanent disability. Vehicle crashes, such as truck or car accidents, account for 50 percent of all cases of brain injury in victims under 75. Other causes of brain injury include falls and sports injuries.

Brain injury can be slight or severe, ranging …

Brain Injury

According to the American Burn Association, 2.4 million burn injuries require medical attention each year. Of those victims, 75,000 require hospitalization, with half of those victims requiring care in a specialized burn unit. Sadly, an estimated 12,000 burn injury victims die every year.

A serious burn injury can be one of the most traumatic personal injuries a person can suffer. The financial, physical, and psychological costs of recovery can be staggering. Months of hospitalization may be required, and many victims need extensive counseling to overcome the trauma. At Novins, York & Jacobus our burn …

Burn Injuries

Workers’ compensation does not always provide adequate reimbursement to construction accident victims. The attorneys at Novins, York & Jacobus can help give you a realistic assessment of your case using their extensive skill and expertise to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our construction accident attorneys have helped clients recover lost wages, medical expenses and compensation for pain and suffering. Depending on the nature of the accident, employers, owners, agents and contractors are all subject to liability in construction accident cases…

Construction Accidents

In the past 10 years, more than 150 major medical devices have been recalled from the market because they posed significant risk of injury—and in some cases death—to the general public. We rely on medical products companies to create drugs and medical devices that are safe and reliable.

Unfortunately, even products that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can have serious design flaws or manufacturing defects that result in the device failing. The consequences of a defective medical device injury can change your life. It’s even harder to deal with the emotiona…

Defective Medical Product

Suffering a bite from a dog can be a painful and traumatic event.  Even if the victim loves dogs, or has a dog of their own, a vicious attack from an uncontrolled dangerous dog can leave physical and emotional scars.

Although there are laws that pertain specifically to dog bites, to recover pain and suffering damages, a victim will most likely have to file a lawsuit under what is called the Premises Liability Act.  Unlike the dog bite law, this action requires a higher level of proof of culpability of the dog owner.

This generally means that the dog owner was aware, or should have been…

Dog Bite

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drunk driving accidents in the United States kill one person every half an hour. If you have lost a loved one through a wrongful death caused by a drunk driver, that person should be held responsible for the damage they have inflicted.

If you have suffered a personal injury in a car accident with an inebriated driver, a Novins, York & Jacobus attorney may be able to help. When a person drives while intoxicated, their body remains more relaxed during the course of a collision. Often it is the sober victim of the crash who ends up with in…

Drunk Driving Accidents

Many of us ride an elevator everyday when we go to and from work.  We take for granted that the ride will be uneventful.  Although rare, when elevators malfunction and an accident occurs, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic.  And most elevator accidents are entirely preventable through regular inspection and maintenance.  The causes of elevator accidents may be complex.  The elevator equipment may have malfunctioned.  The property owner may have failed to ensure the elevator was properly maintained.  Workers may have incorrectly installed or repaired the equipment.

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Elevator Accidents

Our environment is precious. When companies are careless with chemicals; when unsafe pesticides are used; when noxious fumes and industrial waste are released in the environment, and when man-made carcinogens are freely distributed the health and safety of all is in danger. At Novins, York & Jacobus we are ready to stand up to negligent companies who threaten communities and individuals.  There are a number of situations that can lead to an environmental disease or injury including:

  • Lead Poisoning
  • Asbestos
  • Mold
  • Toxic Waste
  • Chemicals
  • Pollu…

Environmental Injury

While many people do not think of farming as a dangerous occupation, statistics show that it is one of the most dangerous jobs. Farm accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, permanent disability or even death. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a farm accident due to the negligence of another, it is important to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.

As an injured accident victim, you likely face lost income, medical bills, and other unforeseen expenses, not to mention the complex insurance claims that may be proceeding as well. In these complex and difficult circumsta…

Farm Accidents

Industrial and construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. Regardless of how safe you are, when other people commit safety violations, cut corners or make errors, you could be seriously injured or even killed.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury on the job due to an industrial accident, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation. If your injuries were caused by another party’s negligence, you may also have a third-party claim.

Novins, York & Jacobus is committed to helping our clients to recover compensation for injuries resulting from const…

Industrial Accidents

Medical malpractice is defined as a negligent act or omission by a doctor or other medical practitioner that causes harm to a patient. Negligence can arise because of an error in diagnosis or treatment.

A malpractice suit also may be instituted against hospitals for improper care, such as problems with medications or nursing care, or against governmental agencies that operate hospital facilities. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact the experienced attorneys at Novins, York & Jacobus today to discuss your options.

Medical malpractice can result in serious, life cha…

Medical Malpractice

Motorcycle riders have all of the same rights and responsibilities of any other vehicle on Ohio’s roads. It is the responsibility of other motorists to see motorcycles and to give them the same respect that would be given to a car or truck. Injuries suffered by motorcyclists are often very severe due to the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle as compared to a car.

Motorcycle accident injuries can range from road rash up to serious broken bones, closed head and spinal cord injuries and even death. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should discuss your case with a …

Motorcycle Accidents

Nursing home abuse is defined as the neglect, mistreatment, or harming of an elderly resident in a medical care facility. Elder abuse can occur in a variety of forms, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and financial exploitation. A 2001 congressional report stated that one of every three nursing homes was cited for an abuse violation within a two-year period. Furthermore, nearly 10 percent of these violations were serious enough to cause actual harm to the residents or to place the residents in immediate jeopardy of serious personal injury or wrongful death. Our knowledgeable eld…

Nursing Home Abuse

Premises Liability Law refers to the set of laws that make an owner or possessor of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises, meaning they are liable for certain torts or wrong-doings that take place on an immovable property. The owner’s liability extends to more than just the physical building or surrounding area, but also to those public sidewalks in front of the property used for access.

There are many types of premises liability injuries, ranging from minor injuries to wrongful death.

Relatively Minor Injuries

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Premises Liability

Poorly designed and/or manufactured products are responsible for countless injuries and deaths each year. This can stem from safety gear that fails to protect, malfunctioning sports gear, dangerous tools, defective auto parts and more.

Types of Liability Claims

Product liability is a broad umbrella term for claims that stem from dangerous and/or defective products. There are many differences between what can cause a product to malfunction and/or cause injury. Below are the three major types of claims involving dangerous products and the main sources for failure:

Manufacturing D…

Product Liability Claims

Slip and fall injuries result from the dangerous conditions of another’s person property. Such injuries may occur because accidents cause by damaged flooring, wet areas, poorly lighted steps, weather-related conditions, icy patches, sidewalk cracks, open manholes or a number of other unforeseen things. The fault of these accidents can be the property owner, a renter or construction company.

Determining liability in a slip and fall case can be very difficult. In general, an injured victim will have to demonstrate one of three things to have a legitimate liability claim in a slip and fall …

Slip and Fall Accidents

By law, owners and operators of swimming pools are required to follow a strict set of regulations regarding public safety. Many of the laws are in place specifically to protect children from injury and drowning.

If you or a member of your family were involved in an accident at a public or private swimming pool talk to a member Novins, York & Jacobus. Our team combines decades of skill, knowledge and experience to help victims of negligence recover full and fair compensation for injuries and financial damages resulting from another party’s negligence or misconduct.

Swimming pool accidents can be the r…

Swimming Pool Accidents

Large commercial vehicles can pose a significant risk to passenger car and light truck occupants. Large trucks weigh significantly more than passenger cars and require a much greater distance to come to a complete stop. In the event of a crash, the size and weight of large trucks can cause catastrophic injuries or death to passenger car occupants.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Accidents involving large trucks are not uncommon. Some are unavoidable, but a great many are due to driver negligence. Frequent causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Driver …

Truck Accident/Commercial Vehicles

One of the chief benefits of living so close to a navigable waterway is the quantity of activities that involve recreational watercraft. With thousands of people venturing out on our waterways, devastating boat accidents are almost inevitable. At Novins, York & Jacobus, we can help to pursue compensation for the tragic effects a water-vehicle accident can have on personal finances as well as physical and emotional health.

Types of Water Craft Accidents

Living in an area of the country that is surrounded by water, there are many different types of vessels that populate recreational and commercial…

Water Craft Accidents

If you have lost someone you love unexpectedly due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act we understand that pursuing a legal claim may be the last thing on your mind.   At Novins, York & Jacobus, our attorneys are here to help you navigate the process during this uncertain and emotional time.

We will communicate with insurance companies and their defense teams so you can concentrate on the healing process.  We have the experience to aggressively pursue your claim in order to obtain fair compensation for you and your family and ensure that those responsible are held fully accountable for thei…

Wrongful Death

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Are Ski Resorts Responsible for Personal Injury Accidents, or Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

Snow skiing and snowboarding are among the country’s favorite wintertime recreational activities. They are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors with family or friends while having fun and getting exercise. However, what happens if someone is injured while involved in either sport? The problem is that both minor and serious injuries connected with skiing […]


Hiring an Attorney for Negligence in a Childbirth Case

For millions of women in the United States, giving birth is a joyous occasion void of complications. Unfortunately, some women do not share this same happy experience. According to statistics from the National Healthcare Quality Report (AHRQ), roughly 28,000 babies are born each year with a birth injury. Of those injuries, the most common include […]