GBM Law is a team of accomplished trial lawyers representing victims of personal injuries in Marion County and throughout Ohio. With more than 30 years of experience and more than $200 million recovered, the Ohio personal injury attorneys at GBM Law offer experience, knowledge and resources to protect our clients’ best interests.
Marion, Ohio is a city located approximately 50 miles north of Columbus, Ohio. It is the county seat of Marion County. Manufacturing is a significant source of employment, with the Whirlpool Corporation employing 2,500 people in Marion. Marion County is a mix of suburban and rural, combining open agricultural space and farmland with industrial and retail space. State Route 423 is the major 17-mile north-south state highway, with the entire route in Marion County. The two colleges in Marion County ae Marion Technical College and Ohio State University, Marion Campus (OSU Marion). The population of the City of Marion is estimated to be 36,000 people, and the population of the County of Marion is estimated to be 65,000 people.
Common personal injuries in Marion, Ohio include:
Car accidents: The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) investigated 1,168 crashes in Marion County in 2017, including 295 serious injury crashes and 11 fatal crashes. Ohio car accidents include motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, vehicle collisions with other vehicles, and pedestrians and bicycles. Victims of automobile collisions often experience serious injuries such as bone fractures, whiplash injuries, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Automobile collisions continue to be a major source of injury in Ohio, impacting people’s ability to work and enjoy life. Statewide, traffic fatalities in Ohio have increased every year since 2013, according to the 2018 NHTSA Ohio Annual Evaluation Report.
Drunk and drugged driving: The Marion Police Department recognized in its 2018 annual report that drugs continue to be the main crime problem in Marion County, citing that more people die in opiate-related deaths in Ohio than in car crashes. From 2015 to 2018, the number of Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI) arrests in the city of Marion tripled. Between 2016 and 2017, the Marion Police Department arrested 358 drivers suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, according to data provided by the Marion Police Department.
For more information about what to do following an Ohio Car Accident, see our Straight Answers to Questions about Automobile Collisions, Insurance & the Law.
GBM Law: Thorough Investigation and Careful Preparation for Every Case
Some personal injury law firms are “settlement mills” and their primary goal is to settle injury cases quickly. These settlement firms will take just about any injury case, and will encourage clients to settle early. They have no intention of putting in the work and investments of time and money necessary to prepare cases for trial. The problem with this type of law firm is that there is little or no benefit to the client. Clients do not receive personal attention or fair compensation. The insurance companies know the reputations of these settlement mill firms and that they will encourage their clients to settle for low amounts. At GBM Law, we take a different approach because we believe our clients deserve to be fairly compensated. From the initial investigation, our clients are given personal attention and every case is prepared for trial. We fight and advocate for our clients, and will take any case to court if necessary.
Experience Matters When Choosing an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney
GBM Law attorneys have a reputation throughout Columbus and Ohio for our dedication to our clients following serious injury and fatal accidents. We work thoroughly and tirelessly to represent the best interests of our clients and their families, and help them recover the maximum financial compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Contact us today to discuss your legal case with one of our Ohio personal injury lawyers. Consultations are always free and we will not charge any fees unless we recover money for you.
For more information feel free to call us at (614) 222-4444 or fill out a case evaluation form.