Ohio Car Accident Attorney
Nobody gets behind the wheel with the intention of getting into an accident. Car crashes are unexpected events that can immediately cause great turmoil in the lives of virtually all parties involved. When a collision results in serious injuries, the aftermath can be even more challenging.
Need an Injury Ohio helps residents as well as visitors who have sustained severe injuries in car accidents in Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, and several other areas of the Buckeye State. Our firm can handle all of the conversations with a negligent party’s insurance company on your behalf and fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve for medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
Ohio car accident laws
Ohio is considered a modified comparative fault state. Under Ohio Revised Code § 2315.33, this means that the contributory fault of a plaintiff does not necessarily prevent him or her from recovering damages, so long as his or her contributory fault was not greater than the combined wrongful acts of all other persons. A court will reduce any damages by an amount equal in proportion to the percentage of wrongful acts of the plaintiff.
Ohio Revised Code § 4509.101 establishes that a person cannot operate a motor vehicle without proof of financial responsibility (automobile insurance). Under Ohio Revised Code § 4509.01(K), proof of financial responsibility is defined as proof of the ability to respond in damages for liability in the amounts of $25,000 for injury or death to a single person in any one accident, $50,000 for injury or death to two or more persons in any single accident, and $25,000 because of injury to property of others in an accident.
Types of car accidents in Ohio
Need an Injury Attorney Ohio handles many different kinds of car crash cases, including:
- Ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) Accidents
- DUI Accidents
- Rear-End Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Multiple Vehicle Accidents
Representatives from the insurance companies for negligent motorists frequently attempt to contact victims very soon after collisions. In many cases, these agents will express concern and a willingness to fully compensate the injured parties. You should avoid taking these phone calls because, in truth, the representatives are usually hoping to ask seemingly innocent questions in which certain answers will be used against the victims in later legal actions.
Let our lawyers be your legal representation
Need an Injury Attorney Ohio can deal with insurers on your behalf and attempt to negotiate a fair settlement that provides compensation for the full lifetime of care that you require. Initial settlement offers from insurance companies are usually much less than what victims are entitled to, and our lawyers can file lawsuits when an insurer is unwilling to adequately resolve your claim.
You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week for legal assistance. Our personal injury lawyers will provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free, no obligation consultation so you can get answers to all of your legal questions.