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Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Involves injury that has been inflicted to a person’s mind, emotions, or body. There is a very broad range of matters that fall into this category of law including auto, trucking, bus or motorcycle accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, nursing home negligence or abuse, hazing or other incidents at school, construction accidents, elevator or escalator accidents, municipal liabilities such as defective sidewalks or police shootings, and many more*.

If you or someone you know was injured in this nature, contact Walton + Brown LLP at 614-636-FIRM for a consultation on whether or not you have a viable claim.

When you deal with insurance companies, they want you to settle quickly for much less than you deserve. However, your injuries may substantially impact your life, and you have the right to quality representation to make sure that you receive a fair settlement for your personal injuries. If you need to go to court, our attorneys have experience in the courtroom and will be by your side throughout the process.

*See separate sections on wrongful death and medical malpractice.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is always difficult, but when that death comes suddenly from the negligence of someone else, it may be particularly devastating. At Walton + Brown LLP, we work personally with our clients to help them through the trauma of their recent loss. We help our clients by explaining the legal aspects of their tragedy and making sure that they obtain financial compensation from the individual whose acts resulted in the death. We want to make the loss as manageable for the survivors as possible, so we seek to recover expenses to help lessen the financial burden. If a member of your family was a victim of someone else’s negligence, an accident, a mechanical defect, an injury on the job, or any other wrongful behavior, call Walton + Brown LLP at 614-636-FIRM to schedule a consultation to discuss your potential claim.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice includes any situation when a licensed healthcare provider performs negligently in the treatment of a patient causing injury or even death. Medical professionals are held to high professional and ethical standards, and, when they fail to meet these standards due to negligence, you or a loved one may suffer unfortunate consequences rendering you unable to work and enjoy your previous quality of life or forcing you to say ‘goodbye’ to a loved one too soon. As a victim of malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation, and our firm can assess what you deserve and make sure that you receive fair compensation. Common types of medical malpractice include birth injury such as Cerebral Palsy or brain damage, delay in diagnosis, surgical error, failure to diagnose a medical condition, prescription drug error, nursing home neglect, or improper consent before a medical procedure. If you think you may be a victim of medical malpractice, call Walton + Brown LLP at 614-636-FIRM to schedule a consultation.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is an insurance system that exists in all states to protect employees who are injured on the job or contract an illness as a result of their job. In Ohio, employers are required to pay into the public system, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, or purchase insurance through a private carrier. Simply, if a worker is injured on the job then they can file a claim with the insurer for compensation and medical treatment.

Due to the complexity of laws surrounding Workers' Compensation in Ohio, it is often difficult to handle a Workers’ Compensation case and get the benefits you deserve and need on your own. We work to ensure you are able to get quality representation in your Workers’ Compensation case. If you have been injured on the job, call Walton + Brown LLP today at 614-636-FIRM.

Employment discrimination

You may be familiar with the word “discrimination.” But do you know what it really means? And do you understand how it applies in the context of your job? To “discriminate” against someone means to treat that person differently, or less favorably, for some reason. Discrimination can occur while you are at school, at work, or in a public place, such as a mall or subway station. You can be discriminated against by school friends, teachers, coaches, co-workers, managers, or business owners. The attorneys at Walton + Brown help to protect victims of employment discrimination. Employment discrimination includes discrimination because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information. Other laws may protect you from other types of discrimination, such as discrimination at school or discrimination at work because of your sexual orientation.

Employment discrimination may involve:

  • -Unfair treatment because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information.

  • -Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in your workplace, because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information.

  • -Denial of a reasonable workplace change that you need because of your religious beliefs or disability.

  • -Improper questions about or disclosure of your genetic information or medical information.

  • -Retaliation because you complained about job discrimination or assisted with a job discrimination proceeding, such as an investigation or lawsuit.

If you feel you have been the victim of employment discrimination, contact Walton + Brown LLP for a free case review today!

Civil Rights

Civil rights law deals with the protections and liberties enjoyed by the American people. These rights are designed to ensure that people are treated equally and without respect to their ethnicity, gender, or other such attributes. They also guard against overly intrusive conduct by the government. Government actors are not permitted to make decisions arbitrarily, or to deprive individuals of their lives or property without affording them due process of law. While civil rights violations give rise to a host of civil and criminal penalties for the offender, attorneys practicing in this area of the law are generally engaged in seeking financial compensation for victims.

One of the most common types of private lawsuits alleging civil rights violations results from improper conduct by law enforcement. Victims can bring claims based on excessive force or brutality, illegal searches and seizures, false arrests, malicious prosecutions, unjustified police shootings, and other abuses of power. Lawsuits against the police can be directed toward the individual officers involved in the incident, or against the entire department when the conduct is more systemic. These civil rights cases can become incredibly emotional, particularly in cases brought by surviving family members of an individual killed by the police.

If you feel your civil rights may have been infringed, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Furthermore, by initiating a legal action, you may help to bring about positive changes that prevent similar harm to others in your position. To find out more, contact an Walton + Brown LLP today at 614-636-FIRM.