Need Financial Compensation For A Motor Vehicle Accident?
You were hit by a careless driver. Now you are working to recover from the injuries you suffered in the car accident. The medical bills are piling up and you are starting to worry about how they are going to get paid. You have missed work, and those lost paychecks are taking a toll too.
Car accidents can leave you with a large number of questions and very few answers. Without the necessary information, you may wind up not earning the compensation you need to fully recover from your injuries.
At The Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine, L.P.A., in Cincinnati, we know how confusing the time after an accident can be. We want you to know that you have the right to seek compensation and hold the negligent driver accountable. We are here to help you every step of the way. There is no need to gamble with your injury. Starting with a free consultation, we are here for you.
The Care You Need For Your Health And Financial Losses
The moments immediately following a car accident in Kentucky or Ohio are crucial to the personal injury claim you end up filing. Few people, however, know what to do when a car accident takes place.
Our attorneys respond quickly to client needs, helping them get the medical care that is crucial for their recovery, the medical evaluations that assess the full scope of their long-term injuries and the evidence at the scene of the accident that demonstrates who is at fault.
We handle a wide range of motor vehicle negligence cases, including:
- Auto accidents
- Public transportation and bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Car and trucking accidents in Kentucky
- Pedestrian knockdowns
- Uninsured and underinsured drivers
- On-the-job car accidents and workers’ compensation
- Accidents involving a driver with Uber or Lyft
- Accidents on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
- Accidents caused by distracted driving
What do I need to do immediately after my accident?
At the scene of your accident, be sure to take thorough pictures of the entire scene. Also, report the accident to the police, and gather their information, such as the officer’s name and report number. After you contact the police, contact your insurance agent. Your agent will be able to begin the process for any damage claims. The next person you need to call is a personal injury attorney. Their guidance will be able to help you maximize your compensation.
Should I see a doctor?
Even if you do not think you are hurt, you should see a doctor after your accident. A doctor can do a more thorough job of checking you for injuries, including hidden injuries like concussions or nerve damage. The doctor’s report can also provide a benchmark of your health to help prove the severity of your injuries in your claim. Your health comes first, so be sure that you are confirming your health and following your doctor’s orders.
Overcoming The Challenges Of Car Crash Claims
The information required for a complete and effective injury claim is challenging to obtain. Medical records can take months to collect. Police reports and at-fault persons’ insurance information is difficult to track down.
These are tedious and time-consuming tasks, particularly for someone who has never been through the process before. You should be focused on your health and your loved ones, not on the arduous legal battle ahead.
Is there a limit for how much I can get for my injuries?
The damages cap in Ohio places a limit on some types of compensation that a victim could earn. For noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of activities, there is a limit of $250,000 or three times the amount of economic damages, whichever is greater. An experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure that you get the most from your compensation possible.
Should I speak to the at-fault diver’s insurance if they call?
Avoid speaking to anyone about your personal injury claim, especially if your attorney is not present or has not advised you about what you should say. Saying the wrong thing to the wrong person could cost you considerably. Your lawyer can speak on your behalf to the at-fault driver and their insurance provider to help keep you from losing out on the compensation you deserve. This way, you can focus on your health while your attorney focuses on your claim.
Can I still file a claim if I was partially responsible?
Yes, but keep in mind that the compensation you receive will be less than if you were not responsible at all. The court will likely determine what percentage of the accident was your fault during your claim (like 30% your liability and 70% the other driver’s liability). Once a court determines how responsible you were and how much compensation you deserve, the compensation will probably reduce based on the amount of your liability.
What can I do if the other driver does not have insurance?
If the driver who is responsible for your accident does not have insurance to cover the costs, you still have options to seek recovery. You may be able to earn compensation from your own insurance, especially if you have Uninsured Motorist Insurance. You can also pursue compensation directly from the driver. However, the assets the driver has may limit the amount you could earn, if they cannot cover the total costs of your injury.
At The Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine, L.P.A., our Cincinnati motor vehicle accident lawyers can bear the burden for you while you take care of what matters most. We are capable and experienced litigators who effectively pursue maximum compensation for people who have been injured due to negligence.
Get All Your Car Accident Questions Answered In A Free Consultation
Reach us online or by telephone at 513-823-3257 (Ohio) or 859-208-0546 (Kentucky) to discuss the details of your case. We can communicate in person and through other electronic means to provide the answers and representation you need.