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After a medical mistake, birth injury, or serious car accident, you need skilled legal assistance to regain control of your life. For help with your personal injury or medical malpractice claim, you can trust the Cleveland law firm of Tittle & Perlmuter. Insurance companies and corporations have lawyers to protect their interests; let our personal injury lawyers fight for your interests.
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Helping Those Injured in Ohio
We understand that money can never bring back good health or a loved one, but it can help rebuild your life after an accident or injury. When you decide to hire Tittle & Perlmuter as your team, our goals will be the same as yours. We are on your side and will fight for you to help reclaim your life after suffering a catastrophic injury or the loss of a loved one. In fact, our Cleveland personal injury lawyers take a comprehensive approach to helping victims of negligence. We know that your immediate concerns include paying your bills and taking care of yourself and your family. Our law firm is dedicated to helping you recover financially from your accident.
Our Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers Get Justice For Our Clients
$8.3 MILLION SETTLEMENT | Medical Malpractice
The head of a surgical bed malfunctioned during our client’s brain surgery and went unnoticed by staff, resulting in massive, catastrophic brain damage leaving our client in a permanent vegetative state.
$6.19 MILLION VERDICT | Medical Malpractice
While hospitalized for atrial fibrillation, our client was prescribed several new medications creating a risk of falling, including one that was administered 7 hours before it was due. He fell and struck his head, resulting in permanent brain damage.
$2.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT | Consumer Protection
The Defendant company suddenly stopped honoring a product lifetime warranty that it offered on some of its product lines after it transferred ownership and its assets unbeknownst to its customers; and therefore, no longer had to honor the warranty.
$1.35 MILLION SETTLEMENT | Premises Liability Case
While entering a building, our client was struck and knocked to the ground by a handicap door that operated with excessive force and speed. She sustained an incomplete spinal cord injury, rendering her largely bedbound.
$1,150,000 SETTLEMENT | Wrongful Death in Motor Vehicle Crash
Our client was tragically killed at the age of 50 in a head-on collision with a delivery truck when the driver of the truck fell asleep at the wheel. Tittle & Perlmuter was able to recover in excess of the trucking company’s policy limits by successfully pursuing strenuously disputed vicarious liability claims against a separate entity that established the driver’s routes.
CONFIDENTIAL 7-FIGURE SETTLEMENT | Medical Malpractice
Our client sustained a spinal cord injury, rendering her paraplegic for spinal hematoma, suffered after a lumbar fusion surgery.
CONFIDENTIAL 7-FIGURE SETTLEMENT | Medical Malpractice
Failure to Diagnose an Aortic Dissection. This was a wrongful death case where the decedent reported to the hospital with severe chest pain. Despite the chest pain, the physicians at the hospital failed to rule out an aortic dissection and discharged the patient home without making a definitive diagnosis relating to the chest pain. The next day, the decedent died of a ruptured aortic dissection.
$800,000 VERDICT | Wrongful Death of Nursing Home Resident
Scott Perlmuter and Katie Harris obtained a $800,000 jury verdict for the death of a nursing home resident who was prescribed morphine for his chronic pain despite having advanced kidney disease.
$750,000 SETTLEMENT | Bus-Pedestrian Collision
Our client was struck by a school bus while crossing the street, fracturing multiple bones in his leg, his pelvis, his shoulder blade, and a finger.
CONFIDENTIAL 6-FIGURE SETTLEMENT | Car Accident Case
Our client suffered significant post-concussive issues, including cognitive impairment and depression, after a mild traumatic brain injury that they sustained in a car crash.
When is Another Party Liable in a Personal Injury Claim?
On a basic level, every personal injury claim has two key aspects: proving liability and establishing damages. State laws establish that certain parties owe a duty of care to act reasonably and responsibly in a given situation. If someone fails to uphold this legal obligation and another person gets hurt, this individual may be liable to provide compensation for all resulting losses.
When someone breaches their duty of care, they are said to be negligent. Injured claimants bear the burden of proving the defendant’s negligence. Our attorneys could work to establish liability in a Cleveland personal injury claim.
Our Dedicated Attorneys
At Tittle & Perlmuter, we take personal injury cases personally. We will stand up to insurance companies and aggressively pursue the full value of your claim. You will work directly with one of our attorneys, not just a paralegal or secretary.
Hey folks Allen Tittle here again today. I want to do something a little different. Instead of doing a formal video where we discuss a topic, I want to sort of just discuss what we do on a day in day out basis. Today I’m getting ready for a deposition. In fact it’s a deposition in a nursing home abuse case or neglect case relating to pressure sores and eventual death. So I have all these papers all over my desk. I got this giant watermelon book, which we call in the biz the watermelon book and we’re getting ready for a deposition of a doctor tomorrow. What a deposition is, is basically a question and answer period where we’re in a conference room, there’s a court reporter, in one side peppers the opponent the witness with ten million questions about the case, about their experience, or sometimes about things that really don’t matter. We try to get to the facts and the truth of the case. Generally speaking, for me, in order to take a one per one hour of each deposition that’s ten hours of prep time. So it’s there’s a lot involved but I just wanted to give you a little glimpse and what we do here at Tittle and Perlmutter and a day in day out bases. Thanks folks, take care.
The most basic type of consumer protection case that we handle here, usually on a class action basis, has to do with the yo-yo scam – the old bait and switch with the car dealership. Here’s the scheme, here’s how it works: You go into the car dealership. You give them the down payment, you trade in your car, they have you fill out all the paperwork, and you take the vehicle home. A couple weeks go by, you get a phone call. It’s the car dealership. They say, “Hey Jim, by the way, there’s a couple more documents we need your John Hancock on. Can you swing by and sign those?” You say sure, no problem. You go by, and all of a sudden your interest rate is higher, they want more of a down payment, or they want a co-signer.
Or the other scenario is, you don’t go back. You think something is up. It just doesn’t sound right. They start calling you everyday. Next thing you know, they tell you “look I will call the police and report your car stolen, that you’re driving, that you bought if you do not return this vehicle immediately. Folks, it’s illegal. There’s something called the Truth in Lending Act. And TILA, the Truth in Lending Act, requires disclosures of what the terms of the loan are up front. These car dealerships are trying to circumvent that.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a bait and switch (a yo-yo scheme) please give us a call. But one more thing, when you buy a car do not sign an arbitration agreement. If you sign an arbitration agreement, you may be giving up your right to pursue these types of cases. Please, watch out for that.
Allen Tittle here, Cleveland’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer. I often get questions like, “Allen, what do you do every day? On a day-to-day basis, what do you do?”
One of the big projects that my staff and my team is working on this week is responding to written discovery. Specifically, what we got here, interrogatories and requests for production of documents. Any time you file a civil lawsuit, whether it be a medical malpractice case, a nursing home neglect case, a car accident, the other side is gonna request that you answer interrogatories and requests for production of documents. Interrogatories are just a fancy word for written questions that you have to answer. So it could be things as simple as, “What injuries are you claiming you sustained as a result of medical malpractice or a car accident?”. It could be, “Could you provide prior medical treatment providers?” Or it could be, “What are your witnesses?”, things of that nature.
The other, the second half of the most common type of Written Discovery, Request for Production of Documents. Folks, you guessed it- they’re asking for you to provide them some documents, any documents you have related to the case. So oftentimes, that’s just medical records or bills. Other times it could be witness statements, it could be expert reports, any doctors that we’ve hired on your behalf, or it could be any video recording you may have of the incident at issue. If you ever have to file a lawsuit, a civil lawsuit, Written Discovery is going to be a part of that process.
If you’ve fallen victim to medical malpractice or have gotten hit by a careless, negligent driver, and you have to file a lawsuit, unfortunately, you’re going to have to go through this process. Hopefully, you have a lawyer that can answer your questions on interrogatories and requests for production of documents, but if you don’t, please give us a call, visit our website, or download one of our two free ebooks relating to medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. Take care, folks!
Hey folks Allen Tittle here, Cleveland’s Medical Malpractice lawyer. A lot of times people ask us, Allen why should we hire you instead of another law firm? Well the answer is simple, we will sniff through every piece of evidence just to make sure that we find what we need. In fact I brought my dog to go through the medical records and to use his nose to make sure we find everything. If you or a loved one think that you are a victim of medical malpractice please give us a call or visit our website. Thank you, take care.
Pursuing Recovery with Our Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers
Following an accident, injured parties may need support to pay for their medical bills and provide financial security to their family. Sadly, recovering compensation can be difficult. Defendants and their insurers are known to fight hard to limit their liability. Our civil claims lawyers fight back. At Tittle & Perlmuter, we know that money is not everything, but we also understand that injured parties need full compensation to move forward after an accident.
There is no specific amount of payments that an injured plaintiff may demand. Every incident resulting in an injury is unique. However, most claims demand compensation for losses related to medical expenses, physical injury, loss of current or future income.
When going through the legal claims process there are many complex procedures that a claimant must follow. Not only does an accident need to be carefully investigated so that an injured party can present compelling evidence, but they also need to comply with all filing deadlines and the court’s rules and procedures.
Even a minor mistake could have devastating consequences. With so much on the line, it is crucial that you hire an experienced Cleveland personal injury lawyer if you want to take legal action for your losses. When you work with our law firm, we could ensure that your case is handled properly and that your legal rights and financial interests are protected effectively at every stage of the process.
Tittle & Perlmuter Cares - Community Involvement
Tittle & Perlmuter’s Founding Attorney, Allen Tittle, became an attorney for one reason – to help people. To that end, the firm actively supports the leaders of tomorrow by focusing on giving to teens. Allen and Scott believe in programs that encourage the growth of leadership, character, and discipline for teens and works to help teens develop these important characteristics through various outlets. Allen sits on the board of directors of Teen Leadership Corps, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering teens to achieve their leadership potential through a character and service-based curriculum administered by high schools. The firm also supports the Greater Cleveland community through initiatives and outreach.