Dayton, Ohio, Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

A serious accident changes lives forever. The accident victim faces a long and difficult recovery. He or she may not be able to return to work. Victims may also have to adjust to living with a disability. The victim's family must bear new burdens, too, sometimes with less income and sharply higher expenses.

Hochman & Plunkett is a law firm dedicated to helping individuals and their families rebuild their lives. We work diligently to help our clients obtain full compensation for their losses and the financial resources that can pay for needed medical care, rehabilitation therapy and personal services. Reach out to our firm for guidance after suffering a serious injury.

Resolving All Types Of Catastrophic Injuries

Our law firm represents people who have suffered all types of life-changing injuries, including:

Loss of Hearing

Hearing loss is a catastrophic injury that may happen in car, truck and pedestrian accidents involving head injuries. Permanent hearing loss and temporary hearing loss are also common workplace injuries affecting people with prolonged exposure to loud noises while on-the-job and workers who are exposed to sudden loud noises.

To receive compensation for hearing loss in a personal injury case, an accident victim must be able to prove that their hearing was unaffected prior to the accident. Whether hearing loss is permanent or partial, accident victims must also be able to prove that their loss of hearing was a direct result of somebody else's negligence.

If you or a loved one suffered partial or permanent hearing loss in an Ohio accident, Hochman & Plunkett's experienced attorneys can help obtain compensation for medical expenses, cost of future medical care, lost wages due to missing work and other damages. If you were hurt as a result of somebody else's negligence, contact us today to learn how we can help.

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Loss of Sight

Temporary or permanent loss of sight can occur in different types of accidents. A car, motorcycle or pedestrian accident could cause a head injury leading to blindness. An accident at work, such as an explosion or chemical exposure, could result in impaired vision or permanent loss of sight. At Hochman & Plunkett, our experienced lawyers understand that the accident itself is often just the start of a difficult process.

The impact of permanent or partial loss of sight can be far-reaching. Victims may have to give up their careers and may never enjoy hobbies. Ongoing medical costs can be tremendous as victims adjust to physical limitations lasting a lifetime. But even before the full impact of the injury is even determined, the insurance companies may try to offer a quick settlement. Beware of such offers. Our attorneys can evaluate the claim and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

If a person or company was responsible for causing your loss of sight, Hochman & Plunkett is ready to help. Our legal team has extensive experience determining the true cause of accidents resulting in loss of sight. We have access to medical records and experts who can assess the cost of your future care. If you did nothing wrong to cause your accident, we believe you should receive compensation from the responsible party. We will help you hold them accountable.

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Injuries Requiring Amputation

Few injuries cause as much pain and suffering as the amputation of an arm, leg or other body part. Pain and suffering is one type of damages you may be entitled to receive if you were in an accident that required amputation. You also may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other losses.

Any number of accidents - from head-on car collisions to on-the-job accidents at manufacturing facilities - could result in an amputation. These irreversible injuries don't just cause physical complications - the emotional and financial complications of an injury requiring amputation can last a lifetime.

After suffering an injury requiring amputation, accident victims often face a long and difficult road. Returning to work may be out of the question. Daily tasks may seem insurmountable. Victims may experience painful sensations in the missing limb (a "phantom limb") for years after surgery.

At Hochman & Plunkett, we bring more than 150 years of combined experience to the table fighting for accident victims suffering from amputation injuries. Insurance companies might be quick to offer a small settlement. We're here to help prove fault and secure the compensation you need to cover the long-term cost of your injuries. Contact us today.

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Injuries Requiring Surgery

Some injuries from accidents require surgery, which can be risky and result in a lengthy hospital stay. Surgery may be needed after you've been in any type of car crash, pedestrian accident or on-the-job accident. From pre-op testing to the procedure itself, medical bills add up fast. Once the procedure is complete, you may find yourself unable to return to work due to a lengthy rehabilitation process.

Even when an injury victim undergoes a "successful" surgery and rehabilitation process, it may become difficult to return to normal. Some surgical procedures - such as back surgery, may result in limited mobility. A surgical procedure addressing broken bones could result in the insertion of metal screws or plates, leading to limited functionality in a limb. Damage to internal organs as a result of your accident may require future surgical procedures.

The experienced lawyers at Hochman & Plunkett understand the true cost of a surgical procedure. We also understand that insurance companies sometimes will do anything possible to downplay the seriousness of your injuries - and your recovery. From investigating the circumstances of your accident to obtaining medical records and witness testimony, our legal team is ready to prove the extent of your injuries. That way, we can obtain the compensation you deserve for your medical treatment.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can be debilitating. Many spinal cord injury victims become paralyzed. Most require a lifetime of expensive ongoing medical care. They often need equipment and assistive devices to aid in mobility.

The lifetime cost of treating and managing a spinal cord injury can be staggering. To ensure that your financial best interests are protected throughout the personal injury claims process and in the future, it is critical to work with an experienced lawyer.

The attorneys at Hochman & Plunkett represent clients in personal injury and workers' compensation matters. Whether your injury occurred at work or in another location, we can help you seek the compensation you need. We have more than 150 combined years of experience helping spinal cord and other injury victims. We are confident in our ability to help you too.

We will explore all insurance coverage options to ensure that you have enough money to recover financially. This includes coverage for short-term expenses such as medical care and hospitalization, and long-term needs such as wheelchairs, rehabilitation, future surgeries and treatments, etc.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

After being involved in any accident that may have caused brain damage, it is imperative to seek medical attention. Serious and life-altering consequences can result if care is not sought immediately. It is also wise to put an attorney in your corner who is familiar with Ohio injury laws and can fight to obtain compensation for you from the negligent parties that caused your injury.

Any jarring of your head or neck can lead to severe brain damage, even if you think your accident was not major enough to cause any harm. Often, whiplash victims end up discovering brain injuries much further down the road, after they have already accepted a settlement offer from their insurance companies.

Before signing any documents or talking with an insurance company, discuss your case with our team. We assist crash victims in the Dayton and Cleveland areas with obtaining compensation for both their short- and long-term injuries. Do not let insurance companies buy you off with a small settlement now, when you may need much more compensation in the future.

Sometimes it is difficult to know immediately that you have suffered trauma to your brain. The effects can take years to fully develop. Symptoms to look for include:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Personality change
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Headaches

Whether you or a family member has suffered a head injury, we can help. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms after a crash, consult a knowledgeable attorney regarding your claims.

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Experienced Lawyers Serving The Dayton And Cincinnati Areas

At Hochman & Plunkett, our lawyers have more than 150 years of combined experience fighting on behalf of accident victims. We know that our clients come to us at a time of serious need, and we work with determination to help them obtain all of the compensation they deserve.

To understand our clients' medical needs, we interact with medical specialists at rehabilitation hospitals across southern Ohio, including:

  • Miami Valley Hospital Rehabilitation Institute in Dayton
  • Drake Center in Cincinnati
  • Dodd Hall in Columbus

In a catastrophic injury case, this may include a life care planner. This medical professional can review the accident victim's situation and map out a detailed outline of all of the medical care and support services the injured person will need for the rest of his or her life. This will be a customized life care plan, designed to ease the burdens on the victim and family.

Free Consultation With An Attorney

Contact Hochman & Plunkett for a free consultation with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney.

  • Dayton: 937-684-4607
  • Cincinnati: 513-276-4022
  • Springfield: 937-688-2551
  • Troy: 937-524-0115
  • Toll Free: 877-623-6863

Contact Information

Dayton Office

3033 Kettering Blvd.
Suite 201
Dayton, OH 45439

Toll Free: 877-623-6863
Local: 937-684-4607
Fax: 937-228-0508

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Cincinnati Office

312 Walnut St.
Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Toll Free: 877-623-6863
Local: 513-276-4022
Fax: 513-338-1828

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Springfield Office

20 S Limestone St. #340
Springfield, OH 45502

Toll Free: 877-623-6863 Local: 937-688-2551

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Troy Office

22 N. Short Street
Troy, OH 45373

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Local: 937-524-0115

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