Nationwide Success


The Lyon Firm represents individuals in a wide variety of plaintiff personal injury lawsuits in Ohio, Kentucky and throughout the United States, seeking compensation for physical, emotional & financial damage to an individual and family caused by the negligent act of another.

Any kind of negligence, reckless or intentional act by an individual or company that causes injury or harm can lead to filing a personal injury lawsuit. The amount of compensation a plaintiff is entitled to depends on several factors, particularly how egregious the act of neglect and how serious the personal injury suffered. 

Personal Injury cases can range from minor auto accidents to complex lawsuits filed against large corporations. The Lyon Firm has handled both with equal care. Severe injury typically requires legal action and the Firm has handled cases where the injury has arisen from a vehicle accident, industrial accidents, nursing home neglect, asbestos exposure, defective consumer products, medical malpractice, and toxic exposure.

Proving Negligence, Causation and Damages

In addition to lay witness testimony and other documentary evidence, personal injury claims rely upon medical and scientific evidence to prove negligence, causation and damages. The chosen expert in a case must have a reliable and sound basis in science and in the facts of the case or his opinion may not be admissible under the rules of evidence.

In the areas of Toxic and Environmental Torts, the admission of expert testimony may be scrutinized harder than in other areas simply because the subject may not have been as widely tested and may rest on novel scientific theories.

Resolving Claims Without the Assistance of a Personal Injury Attorney

For moderate to serious personal injuries, it is not advisable to resolve a claim without professional counsel. You need to be aware of the full value of your claim, future expenses, and any insurance liens that could collect part of your settlement. Resolving these issues competently without experience is very difficult.  


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Joe Lyon has 17 years of experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

The Firm is capable of reviewing the dangers and litigating a case involving virtually any type of accident. 

The Firm handles cases on contingency fees advancing all costs and accepts the financial risk of the litigation to allow the clients access to court and reduce the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and personal needs. 

The Firm does not seek reimbursement for fees or costs in the event of a non-recovery. 

Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorney


Serious personal injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life-altering physical, mental and financial losses.

Such economic and human losses can have devastating emotional and financial consequences on individuals and families. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.

Pre-Suit Personal Injury Lawsuit Investigation 

Personal injury lawsuits are unique and require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant medical records, accident reports, and interviews with available witnesses. 

Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases to prevent spoliation.

Filing a Lawsuit in Cincinnati

If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the statute of limitations.  Filing a personal injury lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while the witnesses memories are fresh and documents remain available.

Once the persona injury lawsuit  is filed,  the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.


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Personal Injury Lawsuit Questions

Are there any limits to what I can recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Each state will vary. Under Ohio law, an injured party may recover damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The numerical limits are as such:

  1. Non-Catastrophic Injury:   The non-economic award is limited to $250,000 per plaintiff, or three times the economic loss, up to $350,000 per plaintiff. A maximum of $500,000 for each “occurrence.”
  2. Catastrophic Injury: No limits.

The Lyon Firm may be able to file injury claims and recover rightful compensation for clients for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings and long-term disability.

What makes a good personal injury attorney?

A good personal injury lawyer fights to gain the most compensation possible for their client, whether for an out-of-court settlement or in the courtroom. The Lyon Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters.   Personal Injury lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury.  Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence casesThe cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world.

What do lawyers charge for personal injury claims?

The Lyon Firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means free consultations and representation. Your attorneys will only be paid if you win the case. 

Should I hire a personal injury lawyer?

To maximize your chances of recovering rightful compensation, and to maximize your settlement, it is advisable to hire an attorney to fight on your behalf. 

Personal Injury Settlements

Confidential Settlement


(Brown County, Kentucky):   The Lyon Firm represented a family,  where the father of four was tragically killed when a young driver was texting and driving when he crossed the median.  The case was resolved once discovery confirmed the cell phone records proved the texting-related incident. The settlement will pay for the surviving childrens’ education. The driver was likely facing additional criminal charges at the time of the settlement.



(Cincinnati, Ohio):  The Lyon Firm represetned a young bar tender who was involved in a motorcycle accidetn where he sustained fractures of the calcaneus, talus, medial cuneiform, tarsal bones, and tarsometatarsal when a car ignored its driving lane and crossed into his right-of-way. Settlement provided repayment of medical bills of $20,000 and funds for future education to re-enter the work force in a less physically-demanding job.