Experienced Lawyer And Former Nurse Handling Your Personal Injury Case
If you have suffered serious injuries because of someone’s negligence, you are in good hands at the law firm of Susan J. Lax R.N., M.S. LLC. Susan’s medical background and decades of legal experience help to ensure that you are fully compensated for all the ways your injuries impact your life.
Our law firm handles auto accidents, medical negligence and other personal injury and wrongful death cases in Summit County and northeast Ohio. Call our Akron office today for a free consultation.
Committed To Your Full Recovery
Susan Lax worked for 10 years as a registered nurse earlier in her career. Her instincts are to help people, so it was natural that she would represent the victims of accidents and injuries when she became a lawyer. Ms. Lax understands the medical aspects of broken bones, burns, traumatic brain injury, injuries to joints, nerve damage and other injuries and how they affect daily life activities and the ability to earn a living. She pursues compensation for all damages that may apply, including:
- Medical bills from the accident
- Rehabilitative care and future treatment
- Lost income or diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and/or emotional trauma
- Disability or disfigurement
- Property damage to your vehicle
We Welcome All Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury is when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Depending on the intent or negligence of a responsible party, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation through a settlement or a judgment.
Attorney Susan J. Lax handles all types of injury cases, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians
- Medical malpractice, from diagnosis errors to birth injury and surgery errors
- Slip-and-falls and other premises liability claims
- Injuries from dangerous and defective products
- Third-party lawsuits in work-related injuries
- Fatal injuries (wrongful death)
Keep in mind that there may be a deadline (statute of limitations) to bring your personal injury lawsuit.
If you are involved in an accident as the result of another driver’s negligence, you might be entitled to take legal action to recover your damages. The damages may include any damage to your vehicle, injuries you sustained as the result of the accident and the costs incurred as a result of those injuries, such as medical bills, prescription drug costs, lost wages due to time missed from work and a number of other possibilities.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider is negligent and doesn’t follow the “standard of care” in the patient’s treatment. A claim can exist if a health care or financial provider’s negligence causes injury or damage to a patient. However, to have a case, there must be serious and lasting harm from the negligence along with sufficient documentation with records that coincide with it, and expert evaluation may be needed, as well. We pursue cases against doctors, clinics and hospitals in Ohio.
A wrongful death is a preventable death that occurred when another party’s negligence, recklessness or intentional actions caused or contributed to the fatal injuries. The claim is brought by family members who are suffering tangible losses and hardships as a result of the death.
Wrongful death can arise out of medical malpractice, an automobile crash, an assault or other criminal behavior, occupational exposure to safety hazards or toxic substances, or other circumstances.
Statute of Limitations
There are laws that set time limits on how long you have to file a civil lawsuit. Examples include:
- Medical malpractice: One or four years, depending on when the injury is discovered – Oh. Rev. Code §2305.113(A) and (C)
- Auto accident or personal injury: Two years – Oh. Rev. Code §2305.10(A)
- Wrongful death: Two years – Oh. Rev. Code §2125.02(D)
Susan J. Lax Is Ready To Help
Protect your rights by scheduling your free personal injury consultation with us today. Call us at 330-745-1500 or contact us online for compassionate, personalized service and skilled representation.