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A motor vehicle crash can have devastating consequences. Physical injuries can trigger the need for expensive and ongoing medical care and may limit your ability to earn a living. The stress and frustration associated with those injuries can be aggravated by financial insecurity and the psychological trauma of the accident.
The aftermath of a car or truck accident can be hard on the whole family and even take a toll on relationships. In other words, rebuilding can be rough. But help is available.
You May be Entitled to Compensation after a Traffic Crash
Under Ohio law, people who have been injured through someone else’s negligence may be entitled to compensation. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, someone struck your vehicle while texting, you collided with a car that had run a red light, or someone in some other way injured you because they weren’t paying attention or weren’t following the rules, they may be liable for your losses.
Pursuing Fair Compensation after a Motor Vehicle Collision
In most cases, it will be the driver’s automobile insurance carrier that actually pays damages. In one way, that’s helpful. Most individuals don’t have enough money or property to pay for damages after a serious injury. Medical costs alone can reach tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. And that still leaves lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages. That’s why the state of Ohio requires drivers to carry liability insurance.
However, insurance companies are businesses, in business to make a profit. That means they don’t want to pay damages if they can avoid it and they’ll try to keep the payout as low as possible. So it’s important to take great care in interacting with the responsible party’s insurance carrier. Innocent statements may be taken out of context and used against you, and the insurer may attempt to settle the claim quickly to avoid responsibility for future medical expenses or ongoing lost income.
This section provides information about a range of car-accident-related issues, such as insurance coverage, specific types of motor vehicle accidents, mistakes that can hurt your claim, and more. When you’re ready to move forward, an experienced Ohio motor vehicle accident attorney can be your best resource for information and guidance.
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