Advocating For People Injured In Car Accidents
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Ohio and across the country. Most motor vehicle accidents occur due to negligence on the part of one or more drivers. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one because of an accident with a negligent driver, the attorneys of Mezibov Butler in Cincinnati, Ohio, are prepared to act as your advocates.
If your car accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our lawyers can give you a candid case evaluation and, if appropriate, guide you through the claims process.
Learn about what you can do after an accident to protect your rights.
Financial Relief For All Motor Vehicle Crash Victims
In addition to handling car accidents, we also serve:
- Bike riders hit by careless drivers
- Pedestrians involved in crosswalk accidents and other accidents
- Motorcyclists injured in traffic accidents
- People hit by negligent truck drivers
Uncovering The Causes Of Car Accidents
Our law firm has the experience and resources to throughout investigate car accidents for the benefit of our clients. Our investigations often uncover evidence of negligence such as:
- Drunk driving: Every time drunk drivers get behind the wheel, they are putting innocent lives at risk. If you were injured by a drunk driver in Ohio, you may be entitled to regular damages and punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish wrongdoers and deter others from taking the same reckless actions. These damages can also significantly increase the total amount of compensation available to accident victims.
- Distracted driving: Drivers who multi-task behind the wheel put innocent lives at risk. Whether the at-fault driver was texting while driving, making a phone call or otherwise distracted, he or she must be held accountable for the resulting injuries and destruction of property.
- Speeding: Driving above the speed limit causes many accidents. When handling a personal injury claim, the question we must consider is: How can we prove the at-fault driver was speeding? Every case is unique, but we seek to prove speeding by scrutinizing police reports, eyewitness accounts, reconstructions of the accident scene and physical evidence such as skid marks and debris.
Whatever the cause of your accident, if negligence is to blame, we are here to help you pursue fair and just compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Do Not Hesitate To Talk To An Attorney
Each state has a specific, limited amount of time, called a statute of limitations, during which you may take legal action after an auto accident. In Ohio, the general statute of limitations for automobile accidents is two years. However, that can vary depending on the facts of your accident.
Generally, it is wise to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. The responsible party’s insurer is very likely already working to undervalue or deny your claim. Retaining your own lawyer can help level the playing field – particularly a lawyer with the credentials and experience of those at Mezibov Butler.
To schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact us at 513-621-8800.
Your Questions About Car Accident Injury Claims Answered
At Mezibov Butler, our attorneys handle car accident injury claims for people in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio. We receive many questions about car accident claims in Ohio and are here to answer questions about your claim when you need us. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about this area of personal injury law.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
We can’t answer that without thoroughly analyzing the factors involved in your case. We can tell you, however, how important it is to maximize the value of your claim. You need to be able to pay any current and future medical bills related to the car accident. You also need money to compensate you for any lost wages, including wages lost if your injury leaves you unable to work in the future. This can only be accomplished by exerting pressure on the insurance company, a strategy an experienced personal injury attorney can help you with.
Will My Case Go To Trial?
Your case may or may not go to trial, depending upon whether or not the insurance company is willing to offer a reasonable settlement offer. If they do not, your personal injury attorney should always be prepared to go to trial on your behalf. At our law firm, we prepare every case for the possibility of a trial so that insurance companies know they must treat our clients fairly or be in for a long and expensive legal battle. With that being said, the majority of car accident claims are resolved prior to trial.
What If The Other Driver Was Uninsured Or Underinsured?
Unfortunately, many drivers do not have proper auto liability insurance. If you are involved in an accident with one of these drivers, you should immediately contact your own auto insurance carrier to make an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim after an accident. Provided you have this coverage, it covers you, the insured members of your household and your passengers for bodily/personal injuries, damages or death caused by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Car accident claims are complex and should be handled by a knowledgeable attorney. While you do not have to hire a lawyer, you can benefit greatly by having one on your side. It is difficult as an individual to face a powerful insurance company by yourself. They deal with these issues every day. So do we. One of the best aspects of hiring a personal injury lawyer is that, under a contingent-fee billing arrangement, you don’t have to pay them anything unless and until they obtain compensation for you.
Get The Answers You Need
Remember, every car accident case is different. For up-to-date legal information on your specific case, speak with a knowledgeable car accident attorney. You can reach our lawyers by calling our Cincinnati law offices at 513-621-8800 or by sending us a message online.