Have You Been Injured? We're Ready to Fight for You.

Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer

Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury will change your life. If you were injured in an accident or circumstances that should have been prevented, you may be owed compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A Columbus personal injury lawyer will defend your right to recover compensation after a serious accident.

We work with clients dealing with a wide range of injuries, from those who are eventually expected to make full recoveries to those who are suffering from life-long conditions, such as spinal cord injuries. In all matters, our goal is always the same—to provide unrivaled legal representation that asserts and protects the rights of injury victims in Central Ohio.

If you’ve been hurt by another person’s negligence, we invite you to contact our personal injury law firm for a free initial consultation.

What Is a Personal Injury?

“Personal injury” is a legal term that encompasses any injury that occurs to a person’s physical body or emotional state. This type of injury is the result of another person’s negligent or wrongful actions, and resulting damages are compensable under Ohio state law.

It doesn’t matter whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident or while on the job—an experienced personal injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices will fight for your right to compensation.

Columbus Injury Attorneys Serving Ohio

As injury attorneys, we practice law with one goal in mind—helping injured victims navigate complex legal matters. As your legal team, we will be tireless advocates throughout the entire process, ensuring that the at-fault party is held responsible for their actions.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident or are grieving the wrongful death of a beloved family member, we urge you to get in touch with our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation as soon as possible.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Personal Injury Lawyers Our personal injury lawyers handle a wide range of injury claims, including those stemming from construction or vehicle accidents. We are experts at handling insurance claims for:

When you need help to cover medical expenses, property damage, lost income, reduced earning capacity, permanent disability, and more, Thomas Law Offices is the firm that will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

Don’t see the accident or incident that caused your injury listed above? That’s not a problem. We know what it takes to recover maximum compensation for any type of personal injury claim in Columbus, OH.

How a Lawyer Will Prove Your Case

Our law firm focuses solely on personal injury law. We only represent clients who have been wrongfully harmed by another person’s or entity’s negligent actions. This background has allowed us to become intimately familiar with the impact of catastrophic injuries on a person’s life.

When handling your injury case, we will:

  • Investigate your claim with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Review relevant evidence, including accident reports, dashcam footage, security footage, eyewitness statements, photos of the scene, and more.
  • Determine all liable parties, such as drivers, employers, property owners, doctors, hospitals, and dog owners.
  • Value the worth of your claim to determine how much you are owed, taking into account your missed paychecks, domestic services, required medical treatment, and your past, current, and future medical bills.
  • Negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurance company.
  • Prepare for the possibility of going to trial should out-of-court negotiations fail.

In all that we do, we uphold the attorney-client relationship. We get to know you as more than just the victim of an accident—we see you as a real, whole person. This approach allows us to handle personal injury claims in a manner that prioritizes you and your needs.

If you’re dealing with medical bills and other losses, don't wait to reach out. We're standing by to discuss your case.
Call us at 502.473.6540 or fill out this form.

Questions To Ask an Injury Attorney

Most law offices offer a free consultation to potential clients. This no-cost meeting is an excellent way to determine whether a firm’s lawyers are the right fit for you and your case. At Thomas Law Offices, we encourage potential clients to ask as many questions as they would like about their cases.

If you’re not sure what questions to ask, use the following as a jumping-off point:

  • Do I have a case?
  • Have you handled many personal injury cases like mine? What were the outcomes?
  • What might my claim be worth?
  • What are your legal fees, and when do you collect them?

A good personal injury attorney will welcome any and all questions that you may have. If the lawyer you’re meeting with seems annoyed with your questions or as if they have somewhere better to be, find another law firm immediately. Don’t allow the outcome of your personal injury lawsuit to be compromised by an attorney who does not care about you as a person.

We invite you to schedule a no-cost case evaluation with Thomas Law Offices to learn what makes us different.

Personal Injury FAQs

Navigating life after a serious personal injury can be confusing, and it is understandable that you would be filled with questions about your legal rights.

Please refer to the following answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury cases. If you have any additional concerns or questions, do not hesitate to contact us for an opportunity to speak with a personal injury attorney free of charge.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

A minor injury that does not require time off work or extensive medical treatment will likely not require the services of a personal injury lawyer. However, if you’ve been seriously injured, are unable to work, and are watching medical bills pile up, an attorney will be critical to the overall success of your claim.

The insurance company is not your friend, and they will try to minimize your right to compensation at every turn. A personal injury attorney won’t let that happen.

How Long Do I Have To File a Claim in Ohio?

Ohio state law imposes a time limit known as a statute of limitations for most civil actions. The statute of limitations will vary depending on the type of claim you are bringing. For example, the statute of limitations for car accident and wrongful death cases is only two years, while you have up to four years to file a medical malpractice claim.

Exceptions may apply that extend the statute of limitations in your case.

When Should I Hire a Law Firm?

Columbus personal injury lawyers protect their clients from the manipulative and unfair tactics of the big insurance companies. Soon after your accident, you will likely be contacted by an insurance adjuster who may seem to be acting in your best interests but who is actually doing their best to lower your settlement.

Your lawyer won’t let that happen. If you’ve been seriously injured and suspect you’ll need compensation, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible.

How Long Will My Case Take?

There is no one-size-fits-all timeline for injury claims. A straightforward car accident case might be settled in a matter of weeks or months, while a complex medical malpractice claim could take as long as two to three years.

Who Is Liable for My Damages?

The personal injury attorneys at Thomas Law Offices know that many accident cases involve more than one at-fault party. We’ll conduct a complete investigation of your case to determine if any of the following parties may be liable for your resulting damages:

  • Car or truck drivers
  • Employers
  • Property owners or managers
  • Pet owners
  • Product manufacturers
  • Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals
  • Hospitals and medical facilities

How Much Am I Owed?

So how much compensation are you actually entitled to? That depends on the type of accident you were hurt in, the extent of your injuries, and the totality of your losses. Our legal team will evaluate your claim and tell you how much you are owed.

Keep in mind that most personal injury cases involve compensation for economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) damages. Only a small percentage of cases merit punitive (exemplary) damages.

Speak With a Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer Today

When someone else’s negligence results in physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses, Thomas Law Offices is the place to turn. Depending on the area of litigation under which your claim falls, you could be looking at months or even years of legal action, and we don’t want you to have to face that on your own. We are here for you.

For an opportunity to learn more about your legal rights from a Columbus personal injury lawyer, contact us today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

Free Case Evaluation

At Thomas Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys recognize that our potential clients are likely going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We don't want you to have to worry about paying out of pocket for legal advice when you're just starting to learn your legal rights and options. That's why we provide free case evaluations. We'll offer our expert advice about your potential case and walk you through how we can help you.

Call us or fill out the form below to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Meet Our Founder

Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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