Personal Injury

Personal Injury Law, slip and fall, attorney representation, settlementPersonal injury lawyers represent clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries, such as:

  • Being involved in an automobile accident
  • Airline, bus, train or other common carrier accident
  • Construction or other workplace accident
  • Injuries that occur as the result of a dangerous or unsafe product 
  • Slip and fall
  • Medical malpractice

In addition to helping accident victims, personal injury attorneys also represent clients who have sustained other types of harm resulting from someone else’s negligence or violation of a legal duty. Many times these cases can be resolved without having to actually file a lawsuit. Whether you reside in Columbus, or in Lancaster, we have you covered. Check out the nearest location to you by clicking HERE

Our lawyers use their extensive experience, both as litigators in court and as experienced negotiators when dealing with insurance companies, to obtain the best result for you. Whether you are pursuing a settlement with an insurance company, or intend to file a lawsuit, Please visit the pages below for more information: 

Please note that some list items may be linked to other pages to help further define a subject, or answer frequently asked questions:

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Truck Accidents

Frequently asked questions regarding Personal Injury cases:

Q: Can’t I save money by just accepting an insurance company’s offer? 

A: In a perfect world, an insurance company would give you a fair offer and you wouldn’t need an attorney to represent your interests. Experience has shown us that insurance companies often undervalue your claim. Simply put, an insurance company wants to pay as little as they can to protect their bottom line. While that makes business sense for them, it can result in an unfair settlement for you. At Dagger Law, our experienced attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to ensure that your claim is fairly compensated. Having seen decades’ worth of cases, our Personal Injury attorneys can effectively advise our clients regarding the fairness of an offer, and know when to advocate for a better outcome. 

Q: If I settle quickly, won’t I get my money right away?

A: Yes, you may, but our Personal Injury attorneys know that some injuries take a long time to heal and could have lasting financial obligations that will never be covered if a person doesn’t use an experienced attorney. Once you settle with an insurance company, you are waiving the right to pursue any further compensation for your case. Our Personal Injury attorneys, and their dedicated staff, are familiar with reading medical charts and understand when there are potential issues with your situation. Your attorney can then take the legal actions necessary to protect your rights, and future health. While we strive to reach a beneficial settlement, in a timely manner, we will always discuss what the realistic expectations will be for your particular case. We never rush through a process that has a lifelong impact for our clients. 

Q: How will I know whether or not I need to pursue a Personal Injury case?

A: We recommend consulting with an attorney as quickly as possible. By providing your documentation and evidence to our attorneys when it is fresh in your mind, and when items like medical records are easily attained, we will be able to determine whether it is wise to pursue a Personal Injury case. We have seen situations where people didn’t have adequate representation and suffer long term consequences in terms of health, financial debt, and loss of income because their rights were not exercised. 

Q: How much does it cost to pursue a Personal Injury case?

A: The last thing you need is a mounting attorney bill when you are potentially out of work and looking at significant medical bills. Dagger Law handles Personal Injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our firm collects a percentage of the overall settlement from an insurance company, or award from a trial, as compensation for our experienced legal counsel. Whether your case takes one month, or 18 months, our fee is always a percent of the award. Before retaining services from a Personal Injury attorney from Dagger Law, you will have a meeting with your attorney to discuss fees, and to ensure you understand how billing will be handled. Contingency fee is most frequently thought of as a “The attorney doesn’t get paid unless you get paid” arrangement, in plain language. 

Will an attorney travel to me, or do I need to come to your offices in either Lancaster or Canal Winchester? 

While some meetings will need to be held in our offices, we do try to minimize your travel time by offering two convenient locations in both Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. It is our goal to minimize the disruption to your life caused by legal issues, and many communications or meetings can be conducted through emails or phone calls. In certain circumstances we realize that it isn’t possible for clients to reach us, and visits to your location may be required. If a Dagger Law attorney is retained to represent you, they will travel to the necessary court hearings and legal procedures in order to represent you, anywhere in Ohio! Please note that in some instances the cost to represent your case may require an unusual amount of money due to travel expenses. In such cases, we may recommend using legal representation closer to the location of your case. We are happy to provide referrals in these instances, if we are able. 

Contact one of these Dagger Law attorneys for assistance.

 Mark R. Riegel, personal injury and litigation attorney Lancaster Ohio

Mark R. Riegel, Partner

Kathryn Cornelius-Blume, Personal Injury attorney Lancaster, Canal Winchester, Franklin, Fairfield County, 43130, 43110, OH

Kathryn Cornelius Blume, Attorney