Choosing The Right Personal Injury Lawyer In Columbus, Ohio
There is no substitute for a lawyer with experience. Equally important is a lawyer who truly cares about you. The best combination is a lawyer who has extensive experience and gives your case the attention it deserves. We at Beausay & Nichols Law Firm have over 40 combined years of experience advocating for personal injury clients, and we care about each and every one.
Meet Our Attorneys
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At Beausay & Nichols Law Firm, we take pride in offering extensive experience and quality service to our personal injury clients in Columbus, Ohio. Below are some of our notable accomplishments, accolades and strengths:
Attorneys Jacob J. Beausay and Sara C. Nichols were selected by their peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
We received recognition as outstanding personal law attorneys from America’s Top 100.
We earned Nation’s Top One Percent distinction for legal excellence from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Millions Of Dollars Recovered For Personal Injury Clients
One of the best ways to judge a personal injury law firm is by its results — and our firm’s results speak volumes. We have handled hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases to conclusion, earning millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for our clients. When you choose us, Beausay & Nichols Law Firm to handle your personal injury case, you can expect to be taken care of.
Medical malpractice in pediatric patient — $2.25 million settlement
Untreated abdominal distension caused by a perforated duodenum led to cardiac arrest in a 2-year-old. As a result, the child will remain in a vegetative state for the rest of her life.
Birth injury — $2.25 million settlement
Settlement for a baby born with physical disabilities due to obstetric malpractice. Baby suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of OB-GYN negligence. Oxygen deprivation prior to the baby’s delivery led to permanent brain damage. Baby will require daily supervision for the rest of her life.
Medical malpractice — $2.25 million
We represented a 60-year-old man who underwent multilevel laminectomy with placement of hardware. The patient developed a postoperative spinal epidural hematoma, causing C5 quadriplegia.
Wrongful death/medical malpractice — $4 million-plus in settlements
In two separate incidents at an Ohio hospital, communication breakdowns resulted in two patient deaths. Employees of the defendant hospital did not relay vital information about the patients to key caregivers in a timely manner, though the patients repeatedly voiced concerns about their conditions. In both instances, the parties reached confidential settlements.
Birth injury — $2.8 million
Failure to respond to nonreassuring EFM strip; birth asphyxia; cerebral palsy; spastic quadriplegia
Excellent Communication, In Quality And Quantity
Communication between lawyer and client is critical. At Beausay & Nichols Law Firm , we value regular contact with our clients. We want your input in decision-making, because you’re an integral part of your case. We make it easy for our clients to reach us whether by phone, email, or text, and we make it a priority to respond in a timely manner. Our clients can always reach us, no matter where we are.
Where are you located?
We want to serve you, wherever in Ohio you are. Give us a call. If we think we can help, we’ll work with you however it is most convenient for you. We work with clients through email, text, mail, and in person.
Do I need a lawyer?
How do contingent fees work?
All our cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that the fee is “contingent” (dependent) on the outcome of your case. In motor vehicle accidents, for example, most lawyers charge 33.3 percent (or one-third) of the gross amount recovered. This means there is no fee unless your case is settled or goes to trial and wins. With contingent fees, the lawyer assumes the risk of losing; that is, the client is not “out of pocket” anything unless there is a settlement or favorable verdict. The fee is usually higher in cases of medical malpractice.
What about case expenses?
There are case expenses associated with pursuing an injury claim, including the expense of obtaining medical records, medical bills, employment records, court reporters, expert witnesses, etc. We advance all case expenses so that the client is not out of pocket for any expenses associated with the case. When the case is settled, the client must cover case expenses; this is customary in Ohio. For this reason, we strive to keep case expenses to a minimum to maximize your recovery.
What is my case worth?
- Whether the facts of the case create an unusual reaction
- Whether the parties and witnesses are likable and believable
- Whether the case’s venue is conservative, moderate or liberal
- The skill level of the defense lawyer
- The severity of your injuries
- Your economic losses (usually medical expenses and loss of income)
- Your noneconomic losses (pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent disability, disfigurement, etc.)
These are some of the important factors that we consider. Because each case and client are unique, it’s important to avoid comparing your case to other cases. We have had years of experience handling cases in a variety of circumstances and therefore are in the best position to evaluate your case.