We’ll make things right when you’ve been injured as a result of another's negligence. We have been protecting the rights of injured people for over 40 years.
Our practice is limited to the representation of people, not insurance companies. Our years of experience make us a serious force, widely respected by insurance companies. The result is the ability to obtain top dollar settlements for our clients. We can help if you or someone you love is hurt due to:
- Drunk Driver Injury - Accident
- Texting Driver Injury - Accident
- Work Place Injury
- Ice Snow Fall Injury
- Animal Attack Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Defective Drugs or Medicines
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Today, it is common for a person to sue another person or company for compensation due to their negligence which caused a personal injury or wrongful death. Car accidents caused by someone else who was texting, a neighbor’s unchained dog getting loose and biting someone, slipping on a wet floor at a market place, a sponge left in a person during surgery...the attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group in N.E. Ohio have seen these scenarios and more in their over forty years experience in personal injury law.
This article will be a little different. (Maybe a little more entertaining even.) Presenting “History of Personal Injury Law in the U.S.”. It all began many years ago. Now this will sound harsh, but back in the day the law stated something to the effect of “an eye for an eye”. In other words, if you harmed someone you would be punished by having to offer up what was taken in exact measurement. (Thankfully, that personal injury law isn’t is effect any longer.)
During the years 500 to 400 B.C., the classical Greek and Roman period, Zeus and Poseidon may have ruled the skies and seas, but on land, plaintiffs involved in a personal injury case could finally have a little help. They were allowed to be accompanied by a person who knew the law and could plead their case. However, unlike today, the law stated that these helpers could not receive compensation for their services. This, of course, was not observed or enforced so by the middle of the 1st century the law was abolished and so was the birth of professional personal injury legal representation.
Let’s fast forward to the late 1400’s...you know the rhyme, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” The New World (America) was discovered. At the time, most of Europe followed the “Canon Law” which was governed by the Roman Catholic Church. The colonies, however, decided to follow England’s English Common Law.
The Eshelman Legal Group explains that to this day, the doctrine of “Res Ipsa Loquitur” is still practiced. That is Latin for “the thing itself speaks” which basically means that some things simply do not happen in normal everyday life so if something out of the ordinary does happen, then somebody must be responsible for the event.
Beginning in the 1600s, plaintiffs could begin receiving compensation for the their physical personal injuries (but not non-physical). In the 19th and 20th century the Industrial Revolution in England began, and with it came a rise in personal injuries in the work place. Personal injury law was now on the rise, but for a while so were “bizarre claims”. Now we realize that people have sued for getting burnt by a hot beverage but by 1860, people were suing for some trivial events, for example; I hurt myself when I tripped over a croquet hoop or I got bit by a fish (oddly these were real claims, you can’t make this up).
This all changed between 1867 and 1914 when the second Industrial Revolution occurred, this time in the United States. Laws were finally created to protect workers from the wrong doings and negative treatment of employers/industry. Because of this, personal injury lawsuits like the ones we are familiar with today became more frequent, but only physical injuries were compensated for, not the non-physical symptoms such as mental agony and distress.
Moving closer to modern times, beginning in 1979 personal injury lawyers were granted permission to advertise on television. Before this time, the only place you would see a personal injury lawyer’s ad was in the Yellow Pages. And in 1995, a study concluded that advertising on television was good for the personal injury law field because it made much needed legal services accessible to the everyone especially the poor.
Today, well actually for the last 40 years, the Eshelman Legal Group in N.E. Ohio has helped many clients win their personal injury claims. And while it is no longer “an eye for an eye”, they have helped their clients to be compensated appropriately for their pain, suffering, medical bills and loss of wages. Rich or poor, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to seek justice and even offers you a free consultation to learn more about how they may be able to secure compensation for you. For more information about Personal Injury Law and how we can help you, please visit our secure website at EshelmanGroup.com today.
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So let me say this in ending...If you have been involved in an auto accident or another type of injury due to another persons neglect, please consider calling the attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group in Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. They have been doing this for a long time. They are sensitive to the pain, suffering and financial problems you may experience, and you have nothing to lose since your initial consultation is free. For more information, please call us at 1-800-365-0001 for a no obligation initial consultation.