Skilled And Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys In Ohio
A car accident can have a profound impact on the victim and his or her family. Injured people have to deal with many financial hurdles, including the cost of medical care, lost wages and planning for future care. Additionally, the emotional fallout from the pain and suffering caused by injuries, temporary or permanent disability, and losing a loved one can cause deep psychological wounds.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and sustained an injury, you may have the right to recover for medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, as well as pain and suffering.
The attorneys at Waite, Tomb & Eberly have experience handling all types of car accident cases. We know how to present your claim to the insurance company, prepare your case for trial, and ultimately get you a fair accident settlement.
We assist clients with a wide range of vehicle accident cases, including those involving:
- Car Accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dangerous highway accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Recreational vehicle accidents
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you likely have many questions regarding insurance settlements. Usually, people are contacted by an insurance adjuster within days or weeks of a car crash. You should not rely on the insurance adjuster’s advice. The best way to get answers to your situation is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Common questions include:
- How much is my case worth?
- Who pays medical bills?
- What does my auto insurance cover?
- What is subrogation?
- Do I have to pay back my health insurance company?
- How do I calculate future wage loss?
- How do you value a permanent injury?
- What if I don’t have insurance, or the person who hit me doesn’t have insurance?
- What if the insurance policy limits are less than my damages?
The experienced attorneys at Waite, Tomb & Eberly can help you understand the value of your claim and guide you through the critical steps of what you need to do after a car accident to ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Per Ohio Statute, you generally have two years to bring an action for personal injury arising from a motor vehicle accident or two years from your 18th birthday if you are injured as a minor. Although, two years sounds like a long time do not hesitate to pursue your claim or talk to a lawyer about your rights. The clock is ticking and along the way there are several hurdles one must clear to bring their personal injury claim to either settlement or place into litigation.
The first step in determining if you may recover is determining who is negligent or at fault for the accident and the resulting injuries. Ohio uses what is known as comparative negligence law. In Ohio, a party may recover as long the negligence or fault of that party does not exceed 50% or the total fault. For example, if 25% of the negligence or fault was attributed to your actions then your award or damages will be reduced by 25%. A party may not recover if they are found to be more than 50% at fault in Ohio.
Our approach is to provide clients with realistic expectations concerning both the merits and value of their respective claim. Issues concerning liability, treatment, billing, subrogation, long term restrictions and recovery are all addressed by the legal team at Waite, Tomb & Eberly.
Contact Waite, Tomb & Eberly to schedule a free consultation to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer today.