The unfortunate reality is that you can become the victim of a serious accident even if you are a safe, responsible driver. When you suffer serious injuries in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a personal injury claim. At Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA, our team of experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys can help you pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your losses so that you can prioritize your recovery. If you were injured in a car accident, speak to one of our Ohio car accident lawyers today.
The type of injuries sustained depend on a number of factors including the speed of the vehicles at the time of collision, the type of car accident, and whether the vehicle occupants were wearing a seatbelt. Car accidents can lead to some of the following serious injuries:
Serious injuries can involve an extended recovery period and may require surgery and/or long-term physical therapy. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you are likely wondering how you are going to pay your bills and expenses while taking the time you need to recover. An Ohio car accident attorney at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA will work on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on the healing process.
The vast majority of car accidents occur because of human error. In Ohio, research has shown that some of the leading factors in car accidents are distracted, aggressive, and impaired driving. Some common causes of car accidents are:
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive through your personal injury claim will depend on the unique circumstances of your case and other factors such as insurance policy limits, damage caps, comparative negligence rules and prior injuries.
If you bring a personal injury claim against an insurance policy, there will be maximum policy limits on the payout per person injured or per accident. Ohio law limits the amount of compensation a plaintiff can recover for pain and suffering or mental anguish in a civil lawsuit. You may only recover the greater of $250,000 or three times your economic damages (e.g. medical costs, lost wages).
Three times your economic damages cannot exceed $350,000 per plaintiff. However, there is no cap if the person has suffered a catastrophic injury, which would include the loss of the use of a limb, a permanent and substantial physical deformity, or an injury that prevents one from caring for themselves and performing life-sustaining activities.
Punitive damages are also subject to caps and are only awarded in rare circumstances where the defendant’s actions are so egregious that such punishment is warranted. Learn more about punitive damages by speaking to an Ohio car accident lawyer.
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Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for:
The aftermath of a serious car accident can be incredibly stressful and you may be wondering what to do next. If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries in a car accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you should contact an Ohio car accident attorney at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA to discuss your legal options. We are here to help you understand what you can expect from your claim, navigate the legal process, and advocate aggressively to achieve fair compensation for your injuries.
At Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA, we have the resources and experience necessary to build the strongest case possible. Our skilled team of attorneys will work with insurance adjusters on your behalf to reach a fair settlement agreement or fight to obtain the best possible outcome for you at trial. Put our decades of experience handling personal injury claims to work for you so that you can put the accident behind you and move forward with your life. Call us today at (419) 871-9017 for a free consultation.