Athens, Ohio Personal Injury Attorney
The Ohio personal injury lawyers at GBM Law represent individuals and families in Athens, Ohio and throughout the state. If you have been injured in Athens, Ohio, contact us today to discuss your potential case and legal options with a friendly and knowledgeable attorney.
Athens, Ohio, is located in the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio. The city is county seat of Athens County, Ohio, and has a population of about 25,000 people. Athens is home to Ohio University, which is the oldest university in Ohio and the eighth oldest public university in the United States. Top employers in Athens County are Ohio University, Ohio Health, Global Cooling, and Rocky Brands (formerly Rocky Shoes & Boots).
U.S. Route 50 Through Athens
U.S Route 50, the major east-west highway that runs 3,000 miles all the way across the country, from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, is the major east-west highway through Athens. Near Athens, it becomes part of State Route 32, and is a four-lane divided highway until the Ohio River. The intersection of U.S. Route 50 at North Blackburn Road, on the south side of Athens, has been the location of numerous accidents of the years. The intersection is at the crest of a hill, where vehicles often approach very fast with limited sight distance of intersecting traffic. A fatal accident in April 2018 prompted requests for an intersection safety study, and questions of whether a traffic light needed to be installed, or speed limits changed.
Experienced Attorneys Representing Personal Injury Victims in Athens
Having handled car accident claims throughout Ohio, our team of Ohio personal injury lawyers at GBM Law has represented personal injury victims of all types of traffic accidents, including 18-wheeler tractor-trailer accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents. From DUI accidents to distracted driving accidents, our attorneys have represented serious and catastrophic injury clients with bone fractures to spinal cord injuries to traumatic brain injuries. We have significant experience handling serious injury cases, and have recovered more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements. See our case results for more information on prior cases and outcomes.
Maximizing Compensation for Serious Injuries
From litigating personal injury cases in Ohio for more than 30 years, we see firsthand how the cases we handle affect our clients lives, and why recovering financial compensation is important for their future. Working together as a team alongside with top medical and accident reconstruction experts, we establish who is responsible for your injuries or a family member’s fatal accident, and determine all of the losses that occurred as a result (damages). This includes medical care expenses, from ambulance transport to hospitalization and follow-ups, as well as lost earnings, and pain and suffering. In the event the at-fault party and their insurer will not agree to a fair settlement, we will take the case to trial and fight for your legal rights in court. Unlike some law firms that are “settlement mills,” we do not solely settle cases. Every case is prepared to be litigated, if needed, and insurance companies are well aware of our reputation for trial prep.
No Fees Unless We Win
All cases at our firm are handled on a contingency fee basis. If we represent you, there is no risk on your part., and never any fees unless we recover money for you. This means you can have legal representation for your claim without having pay a lawyer up-front. Consultations with an attorney are always free. Call us today and see how we can help you.