1. Personal injury lawyers throughout the US tell us the types of cases they specialize in.
2. Claimants (like you) submit their case details. The closest attorney, who accepts your claim type, is immediately notified.
3. Your Accident.com lawyer reaches out immediately to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation.
Hiring a lawyer is an important decision if you have large medical bills, lost wages, or were injured due to negligence.
Accident.com connects you to a lawyer that makes sure you get paid everything you are entitled to. Your lawyer files your claim for you and then negotiates the amount of your settlement.
If the insurance company is believed to be acting in bad faith, your lawyer can request a trial and sue for a higher settlement.
Your lawyer will:
1) Request medical records for you.
2) Review police reports and medical charts.
3) Communicate back and forth with your insurance adjuster.
Accident.com lawyers do the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.
People who hire attorneys statistically receive more money in their injury settlement. Even after paying the lawyer's contingency fee, people still walk away with more money than they probably would have received without an attorney.
You do not have to pay your attorney unless you win. When you win, your lawyer is paid a percentage of your final settlement.
This means the better you do, the better your lawyer does. It’s a win-win.
Bankruptcy, divorce, criminal charges, etc, can all affect your injury case. Your personal injury lawyer is familiar with different areas of law and can work with other attorneys if needed. Your Accident.com lawyer will work with your other lawyer (from other practice areas) to reach a solution in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer can also handle the insurance company's lawyers if your case goes past negotiations.
Ohio follows the "modified comparative fault" rule, meaning you can only recover damages from the other party involved in the accident if it is proven that you are less than 50% at fault. However, your finanical recovery will be reduced by your shared percentage of fault. For example, if you were drivinga few miles over the speed limit, and declared to be 20% at fault, you will recieve 20% less of otherwise whole settlement.
Ohio's statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is three years. This means you have three years since the date of your accident to file your claim.
The State of Ohio limits what you can recover for noneconomic damages to be no greater than $250,000 or three times your economic damages, which is subject to a maximum of $350,000 per person and $500,000 per accident. However, under the Revised Code of Section 2315.18, these limitations do not apply if the victim suffered a permanent and substantial physical deformity like a lost limb, or a permanent physical injury that prevents them from caring for themself.
For the Accident.com founders, that question was: “Why is getting paid by insurance companies such a frustrating experience?" Frustrating is an understatement. Navigating the world of insurance is confusing, stressful and a step backward in time (hello, call centers). Even when they know they are covered, people know insurance companies make more money if they pay you less.
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