PERSONAL INJURY DEPARTMENT

Benjamin, Yocum & Heather, LLC represents individuals in the following types of accidents and cases:

  • Automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents
  • Medical device and product liability defects
  • Medical malpractice/negligence
  • Slip, trip, and fall-down premises liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Nursing home abuse and negligence
  • Prisoner abuse

Anthony (aka “Tony”) Iaciofano leads the Benjamin Yocum & Heather Personal Injury Department. Tony has nearly thirty years of trial experience, with dozens of jury trials under his belt. All Benjamin Yocum & Heather attorneys are seasoned litigators. Benjamin Yocum & Heather prides itself on personal client attention and works hard at achieving the best monetary result for its injured clients.

A significant advantage Benjamin Yocum & Heather possesses in handling personal injury cases is the vast experience our lawyers possess in dealing with the insurance industry and insurance claims adjusters. Benjamin Yocum & Heather’s lengthy firm history includes many years of representing insurance companies and their insureds, thus providing Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyers with a unique perspective on what is important and vital in presenting their clients’ claims to responsible insurance companies.

Automobile, Trucking, and Motorcycle Accident Cases

Benjamin Yocum & Heather attorneys regularly represent individuals injured in traffic accidents as a result of the negligence of persons operating their motor vehicles upon the roads of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyers have substantial experience in dealing with insurance carriers and claims adjusters as a result of years of handling such cases for the insurance industry.

Often when the at-fault party does not have enough insurance coverage or no insurance at all, Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyers then present their clients’ claims directly to the clients’ own insurance carrier. This type of case is referred to as an “uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance claim”.

Many of the cases which Benjamin Yocum & Heather handles are resolved by settlement without the need for prolonged and expensive litigation. However, all Benjamin Yocum & Heather personal injury attorneys are well-versed in handling trials to the court or to a jury.

Unique Case Representation

Benjamin Yocum & Heather attorneys also successfully represent injured claimants in a variety of unique cases that present substantial legal challenges. For example, in recent years, Benjamin Yocum & Heather represented the parents of a young girl who tragically died after eating a peanut-laced sub sandwich at a local restaurant. The teenage girl suffered from a serious peanut allergy. The restaurant made representations that its sandwiches did not contain peanut(s). Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyers were successful, prior to trial, in convincing the defending parties to resolve the case for a substantial sum.

Benjamin Yocum & Heather has also successfully resolved claims involving injured parties in cases where retail establishments have over-served patrons alcohol, and these patrons then leave the establishment intoxicated, causing serious accidents. These types of claims are commonly referred to as “dram shop” cases.

In addition, Benjamin Yocum & Heather attorneys do not shy away from difficult challenges. We have successfully represented a seriously injured motorcyclist who was run off the highway by a tractor-trailer operator who left the scene of the accident. Benjamin Yocum & Heather, through its own investigation, was eventually able to identify and locate the likely corporate trucking entity whose driver was responsible for the accident, file suit against this corporation, conduct discovery, and successfully settle the case prior to trial for a significant sum.

These are just a few examples of difficult and unique cases which Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyers are willing to pursue for their injured clients, where many law firms and lawyers would not be up to the challenge.

Medical Malpractice/Negligence

Under Ohio law, a person injured or killed as a result of the negligence of a physician or hospital employee must initiate such a claim within one year of the negligent act or within one year of the discovery of the negligent act. Such a medical malpractice case cannot be filed without an Affidavit of Merit by a qualified expert in the field of medicine to which the case relates.

Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyers handle such cases in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana on behalf of injured patients who have suffered pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, as a result of a physician or hospital employee who has provided medical services that fall below the standard of care required by law.

If you believe a physician or hospital has mistreated, misdiagnosed, or failed to properly handle a medical situation on your behalf, and you have suffered damages as a result, contact a Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyer immediately.

Conclusion

Tony Iaciofano and all Benjamin Yocum & Heather lawyers handling personal injury cases are dedicated to providing constant hands-on personal contact with their injured clients. We provide a free consultation and review of your case for however long it takes, to properly assess your claim and provide clear and honest advice about the viability of your case. Injured persons in our community are entitled to fair and just compensation when injured by wrongdoers in auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents, by defective products, by negligent physicians, or when loved ones are killed as the result of another person’s negligent conduct. We are confident our extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies in handling claims of all kinds, whether prior to filing suit, after a complaint is filed, or trying cases to a judge or jury, makes Benjamin Yocum & Heather an excellent choice to handle your claim.