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Personal Injury

Thousands of people get injured or killed in car accidents each year. These accidents can leave a lasting effect on the lives of people and their families for years to come. 

 

The most common type of personal injury is the result of an automobile accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, someone is injured in the United States from an auto accident every 10 seconds.

 

In Ohio, over 75,000 people are injured in automobile accidents each year, and there are over 1,000 fatalities.

 

Our attorneys will guide you through the entire process and allow you to focus on your recovery. We will help you through the entire process, from figuring out who is at fault, navigating the damage to your vehicle, to making sure you receive the maximum possible recovery for your claim. 

​10 Things You Need to Do/Not Do (Immediately) After A Car Accident ​

  1. Safety First ​(Stop. Do Not Leave the Scene)​

  2. Get Help/Call the Police (Check for injuries, call an ambulance when in doubt​)

  3. Collect Accident Information (Be detailed if no police on scene)

  4. Report the Accident (if police do not come to the scene of the accident)

  5. Seek Medical Attention (if you have injuries, have them evaluated by a medical professional)

  6. Keep Detailed Records 

  7. DO NOT Make statements, sign documents, or admit fault 

  8. DO NOT Call your insurance company if you are NOT at fault​

  9. DO NOT ignore signs of injury

  10. Protect Your Rights

Ohio Statute of Limitations for Auto Accidents

Each state has a strict time limitation for when an auto accident victim can file a lawsuit for any personal injuries. In Ohio the statute of limitations is usually 2 years from the date of the accident. If you do not file your claim within the applicable time period, you will permanently lose your opportunity to bring a claim. Therefore, it is important that you contact an experienced Ohio car accident attorney immediately after your incident.

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Auto Accident Resources

The Most Common Causes Of Auto Accidents Are:

  • Negligence

  • Speeding

  • Bad weather conditions

  • Drunk driving

  • Improper lane changing

  • Lack of signaling

  • Failure to maintain an assured clear distance

  • Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving

  • Automobile defects

When to Contact an Attorney

 

If yours is not a clear-cut case, be sure to consult with an attorney before speaking to an insurance adjuster. Doing so will save you from making statements to the adjuster that may be damaging to your claim.

 

It would be prudent to at least seek advice from an attorney when:

  • Liability is not clear or is shared between or among the parties.

  • You have no idea how to evaluate your claim.

  • The adjuster has asked you to provide medical records from prior to the accident.

  • The adjuster has made you an offer and you think your claim is worth a great deal more.

  • The adjuster is offering a structured settlement rather than a lump sum payment.

  • You are not confident in your ability to negotiate a settlement on your own behalf.

  • You have a claim of lost wages that is difficult to prove—for example, you are a consultant, a business owner, a sales person, etc.