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Are There Time Limits in Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for a Car Accident?

Personal injury lawsuits generally need to be filed within one year in Ohio. As with any rule, there are exceptions. For instance, if the victim is a minor, the statute of limitations is two years after he or she reaches age 18. Attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have about an accident, an injury, or a potential claim.

During that consultation, we will:

  • review your case;
  • determine negligence;
  • give you an honest opinion as to whether you have a claim worth pursuing;
  • help gather and preserve evidence;
  • track down witnesses; and
  • negotiate with insurers for a fair settlement.

A fast, fair, and substantial settlement will allow you to pay medical expenses quickly and may come in handy if you’ve lost time from work as a result of your injuries. But if a fair settlement doesn’t appear to be an option, you may wish to take your case to trial, which can be expensive, time-consuming, and unpredictable.

If you sustained catastrophic injuries in a car accident, contact our lawyers for a free consultation. For nearly thirty years, Mellino Law Firm has provided clients with specialized medical knowledge, exceptional trial skills, and superior negotiating talent in pursuit of fair compensation.

Our Clients Love Us

  • I couldn’t be happier with my experience at the Mellino Law Firm. Everyone in the office took great care of us and went above and beyond.

    - Floyd L.

  • I truly was amazed to watch you work at trial. It was a work of art and I was thankful that you were on my side.

    - Milt M.

  • Your kindness, understanding, and immense compassion truly helped our family get through this terrible event. Your willingness to know each of us in a personal way created a warm, pleasant environment. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    - The W Family

  • My family and I were very pleased to be represented by Mellino Law. They are extremely professional, experienced and conscientious. But, most of all, the entire staff is very caring & compassionate.

    - Jewell Renee S.

  • You were always available to answer any concerns that we had. During the trial, your expertise, knowledge, and professionalism made you stand out in our eyes as “the best” lawyer out there.

    - Rita and Rich R.

  • Mr. Mellino and his staff are very responsive, have a wealth of knowledge, exceptional analytical capabilities, and excellent communications skills.

    - Briggette S.

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Why Choose The Mellino Law Firm

  • Tens of millions of dollars recovered
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Free Case Evaluations
  • Successful Results Against Many HealthCare Systems Including University Hospital & Cleveland Clinic
  • Recognized by multiple peer review organizations as one of the best law firms in the country

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