Although cars continue to get safer and law enforcement steps up enforcement of drunk driving, traffic accidents still happen every day. In 2011 there were more than 290,000 car accidents in Ohio, resulting in 1,015 fatalities. When a car or truck accident is the result of another’s negligence, the injured party may be entitled to compensation. It is important to seek out experienced legal representation to learn about your rights and options after you were injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle accident.
The focus of our legal practice is personal injury and we only represent injured parties. As a result, our lawyers have built an extensive knowledge base that allows us to evaluate your accident case quickly and start the legal process. Our goal is always to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries. We have a record of accomplishments that include numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts in auto accident cases.
Whether cut off in traffic or even struck by a drunk driver, sadly, the number of motorcycling accidents in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky has been on the rise since 2006. During 2012, 162 motorcyclists were killed on Ohio roads.
In motorcycle accidents, the driver of the passenger car is frequently at fault. No matter who is at fault, bikers usually pay for an accident through loss of life or limb. Victims or families of victims are well within their rights to fight for what they are owed. An experienced Ohio motorcycle crash attorney will ensure that you and your family are fully compensated.
Other Motor Vehicle Accidents
We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- car accidents
- truck accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- drunk driving accidents
- bus accidents
- construction zone accidents
- plane accidents
- train accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- bicycle accidents
- defective highways
- passenger injuries
- Salt trucks
- Delivery trucks, vans and other commercial vehicles
- Construction equipment
Who Can You Recover From?
You may be entitled to compensation from the driver. You may also be entitled to compensation from the owner of the vehicle if he or she was a passenger or if he or she knew that the driver would act recklessly. Finally, you may be able to recover from the driver’s employer, if the driver was acting as an employee.
Act Quickly After an Accident
It is important to act quickly after you were injured in any type of motor vehicle accident. Ohio law specifies that a car accident victim must file a lawsuit within two years, whether you are concerned with recovering compensation for personal injury or property damage (such as damage to a victim’s automobile). Ohio law prohibits any suit filed after the expiration of the statute of limitations. In most cases, it will be necessary to investigate the facts of the case to identify the liable party and determine the cause of the accident. Accident reconstruction investigators often need to be hired before important evidence is lost or destroyed.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident it is very important that you record everything that occurs as a result of the accident — doctor visits, pain, lost work, questions from the insurance company and the other events that may have a bearing on the claim. The sooner you call our experienced attorneys, the sooner we can begin working with you to build a strong case. We can worry about the legal process and you can focus on getting better. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys, please contact us online or call our office at 937-223-8888.