The Spitzer Law Offices helps the injured throughout Ohio & Texas to recover the compensation they deserve.
Auto accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in Ohio and across the nation. With millions of people driving cars and trucks across our state at all hours of the day and night, accidents are bound to happen. Bad weather, poor road conditions, and human error all contribute to these incidents in many ways. Unfortunately, negligence and wrongdoing by drivers are the most common cause of these crashes that can result in minor to catastrophic injuries and death to others.
At Spitzer Law Offices, we are intimately aware of how car accidents can harm victims and their families, sometimes changing lives forever through fatalities or irreversible physical damage, such as brain or spine injuries. Our mission is to be the force for holding at-fault parties accountable for their negligence in these matters. Through Ohio personal injury law, legal claims can be filed against them seeking fair and full compensation for what you have suffered due to a careless driver. Without representation, you can be overwhelmed by the system and the tactics of insurance companies whose sole aim is to pay out as little as possible in claims against their policyholders.
Want to discuss your case with a lawyer free of charge and with no obligation? Call Spitzer Law Offices at (740) 675-6858 or contact us online to book your free consultation with a Marion, OH car accident attorney.
What to Do After a Car Accident
In the wake of an auto accident, your priority should be safety and health. Call 911 and ensure that you get medical care. This is vital even if you believe your injuries are minor or negligible. Real injuries often take hours or days to fully manifest and you will want to have medical records to document them.
You or someone on your behalf should also take photos of the accident site as well as secure information from the other driver(s) regarding identification and insurance. Witness information is also helpful and getting a police report is a must.
Your Insurance Claim
All drivers in the state must comply with auto insurance requirements which are designed to pay out against claims for injury or death as well as property damage. Once your medical care is underway, it is to your advantage to discuss the accident with a competent attorney who can help you deal with the insurance aspects of your accident. Insurance adjusters may give you the runaround, imply you were partially or wholly at fault, and delay, deny, or lowball your claim for damages.
By putting an attorney on the case, you will be better served. These companies cannot take advantage of lawyers who fully understand all of the implications of personal injury claims, who know how to counteract insurance company tactics designed to underpay what your claim is really worth, and who are tough negotiators in maximizing your compensation against insurers’ efforts to reduce it. In Ohio, you have two years from the date of your accident to file this claim. However, it is always best to file as soon as possible while evidence, testimony, and memories are fresh and to handle any glitches or countermoves from insurers in plenty of time.
Comparative Negligence in Ohio Car Accident Claims
Ohio employs a contributory negligence rule in car accident claims. If you are found to be partially at fault for the accident up to a 49 percent level, your compensation package will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. For example, if the compensation owed you is determined to be $20,000 and your partial fault was held to be 25 percent, your compensation would be reduced by 25 percent or $5,000, giving you a result of $15,000.
If your partial fault was determined to be 50 percent or higher, you would lose any right to compensation under Ohio insurance law.
Get Started By Contacting a Marion Car Accident Lawyer Today
At Spitzer Law Offices, we are ready to help you navigate the complex process of a car accident claim. Let us take care of the legal details and hold the other party liable for the negligence that led to your injuries while you focus on your recovery. Our team puts genuine care and diligence into fighting for your optimum outcome.
Contact us at (740) 675-6858 today.
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