The Spitzer Law Offices helps the injured throughout Ohio & Texas to recover the compensation they deserve.
Because they are so widespread in our society, car accidents are the most common cause of personal injury claims. Insurance companies understand this, which is why they typically have large legal teams on board whose sole purpose is to protect their interests. They do this in many ways but mostly by using tactics against the unsuspecting and unschooled public. They may try to protect themselves by shifting blame for the accident to you, by completely denying the liability of their policyholder, or by offering you much less than your claim is worth after which you will have to sign away your right to pursue any further compensation.
When you are represented by an attorney, these ploys won’t work. Personal injury lawyers, such as our team at Spitzer Law Offices, understand these legal games and can hold at-fault parties and their insurers accountable through thorough documentation and preparation, strong negotiation skills, and the potential for litigation. Insurers are more apt to pay out what your claim is really worth if they know you are represented by a firm that can take them to court if they do not. Our team is dedicated to the people we serve in acting as your advocate and ally in pursuing compensation that is fair and just so you can move forward with security and confidence.
Injured in a car accident in Bucyrus? Request a free case evaluation from a Bucyrus car accident attorney who will aggressively work on your behalf. Contact Spitzer Law Offices at (740) 675-6858 to get started.
Car Accident Causes & Injuries in Ohio
Car accidents are most commonly caused by human error. This boils down to the concept that the person or entity responsible for that error, whether it was unintentional or not, should be held accountable for the consequences on others. This foundational concept of negligence in situations where others owe you a duty of reasonable care forms the basis for car accident claims.
Human error or negligence in car accidents can include:
- Distracted driving, such as driving while texting or otherwise using a cell phone
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Simple inattention
- Violating other traffic laws
- Poor road design
- Poor road maintenance
- Defective cars and their parts
In these situations, motorists, auto manufacturers, and governmental agencies responsible for roads and their conditions all must act in a manner that does not put others at risk. Unfortunately, when they fail at this, it can result in accidents with injuries ranging from severe whiplash to broken bones, organ damage, brain damage, comas, spinal cord injuries, and more. In the worst cases, it can cause death.
Car Accident Claims Information
When you have been injured in an auto accident in Ohio, you are subject to a statute of limitations for filing your claim. That statute limits you to filing within two years from the date of your accident. However, it is best to get your claim documented and filed as soon as possible while the evidence remains fresh and to account for any problems that may arise.
It is also important to understand Ohio’s comparative negligence law which only allows individuals to seek damages if their fault for the accident does not exceed 49 percent. If it is determined that your fault was 50 percent or higher, you are not eligible for compensation. Furthermore, your percentage of fault will result in a reduction in your overall compensation. If you were 25 percent responsible in a settlement of $10,000, your compensation would be reduced by 25 percent, leaving you with &7,500.
Turn to Spitzer Law Offices for Personalized Service & Legal Proficiency
Our team has secured many beneficial settlements in car accident claims for the clients we have served over the last decade. We will aggressively pursue your case to recover fair and full compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. The sooner you call us in the aftermath of an accident, the better we can help by acting quickly to document your accident and injuries.
Your consultation is free. Contact us today.
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