Car Accident Lawyers Columbus, Ohio
Have you or a family member been seriously injured in a car accident?
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life and happen every minute of every day. Let experienced car accident lawyers get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Have you been injured in a car accident in central Ohio?
As populations increase across Columbus, Ohio, car congestion and freeway gridlock inevitably lead to an increase in car accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident, it’s so important to know your options and contact experienced car accident lawyers to represent your interests. At Erney Law, we have over 30 years experience dealing with car accident cases like yours. We will handle all contact with insurance companies and all other parties involved in your case. We know the law, and can get you and your family the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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What do I do after a car accident in Columbus, Ohio?
Car accidents or collisions with injuries involved are some of the most common personal injury claims. There are so many things to do when you’ve been in a car accident. Here’s a few steps from our experienced car accident lawyers in Columbus, Ohio to guide you:
- Never leave the scene of an accident until the authorities have been notified
- Call 911 immediately if anyone has been injured
- Exchange insuarance information with all involved
- If there are witnesses to the accident, see if they would be willing to exchange information
- Call your insurance company and file a claim as soon as possible after the accident
- If you’ve suffered injury, call a car accident lawyer to see if your case warrants additional compensations
All car accidents are a little different. If you’re feeling uncomfortable with the way the others involved or the insurance companies are behaving, contact us right away for guidance.
Why you need experienced car accident lawyers in Columbus, Ohio?
Insurance companies work extremely hard to keep claims for injuries as low as possible, or even refuse to pay. That’s part of their job. Our job as car accident lawyers in Columbus, Ohio representing you is to make sure that nothing is missed in your case settlement. Your time, financial well-being and peace of mind is worth a lot, and we’re here to make sure the insurance companies know that.
What are the most common car accident injuries in Columbus, Ohio?
Car accidents can not only take a physical toll on your body, but a psychological as well. When we evaluate your case, we make sure to uncover all potential injuries you may have suffered. Here is a smaple of some of the injuries that can happen as a result of a car accident:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Fear of driving
- Internal Bleeding
- Loss of enjoyment
- Neck/back injuries
- Organ damage
- Severe bruising
- Spinal cord injuries
These are just a few of the many injuries that can occur due to a car accident. If you feel like you may have one or more of these injuries, contact us to see if you’re getting the proper compensation for your condition. We have experienced car accident lawyers in Columbus, Ohio that can help.
What's the process?
Personal injury cases can be complicated and not always guaranteed. Our process ensures that every client we represent will receive the best possible financial outcome, and start the healing process.
Free Case Evaluation
We will first review your case carefully, get to know you, and gain an understanding of your injuries.
Monitor Your Care
If injured, we make absolutely sure you are receiving the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.
We Handle Everything
We will relieve the worry and burden of dealing with the insurance companies to ensure the best possible outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am injured but I do not have health insurance?
Unfortunately, a lot of Americans are unable to afford health insurance. Our experienced law firm has worked with many clients who do not have health insurance and we are able to help them locate treatment facilities so they can obtain the care they need.
What do I do if the at-fault driver does not have car insurance?
This is a problem we see all too often. In order to protect yourself on the roadway, it is critical that you purchase Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage from your own automobile insurance carrier. This coverage will protect you in the event you are involved in an accident and the at-fault driver does not have coverage. Our lawyers will be able to quickly review your policy and advise you if you have this available coverage.
What do I do if I can not afford to pay my outstanding medical balances?
The at-fault insurance company will not pay your medical bills as you treat. You should instruct your medical providers to bill your health insurance for treatment. If you purchased automobile medical payments coverage, there may be additional money to help you pay your bills while you treat. Our experienced lawyers will be able to guide you through the best options for you.
Do I have to pay back my health insurance or my automobile insurance for medical payments they made?
In Ohio, this answer is almost always yes. It depends on which insurance you have. Each insurance policy has different policy language that will dictate whether or not there is a “subrogation” right. Our experienced lawyers will be able to review your policy and make this determination.
Who fixes my car after I’ve been in an accident and it was not my fault?
Depending on your automobile insurance coverage, you may be able to have your own automobile insurance fix your car instead of waiting on the at-fault person’s insurance. If liability is at issue, the at-fault insurance company may not fix your vehicle for several months. If your vehicle is at a tow lot, you have a duty to mitigate your damages and move your car so it does not continue to accrue daily storage costs.
What is medical payments coverage?
When you purchased your automobile coverage, you should have had the option to purchase medical payments coverage. This is optional coverage that we recommend you purchase. You may be able to use this money to help you pay for medical treatment. However, it is not free money and you will have to pay this money back out of your settlement with the at-fault insurance company.
Do I have a right to be compensated for lost wages?
Under Ohio law, you do have the right to be compensated for lost earnings. You will need to prove your lost earnings claim by providing a pay stub, tax returns, and a letter from your employer. Our firm has a specific form that we send to your employer to ensure that we collect all of your lost earnings.
Do I have a right to be compensated for my pain and suffering?
Under Ohio law, you are entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, restrictions and limitations. We recommend that you keep a diary, or a log of your pain. You should also take photographs of your injuries.
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We're eager to meet with you, see how we can help and give you and your family the personal attention you deserve.
Your case matters to us, just as much as it matters to you. We want to help you every step of the way, but in order to do so, we need to meet with you, get all the facts, and work out the details in order to build your case. We will meet with you for absolutely free, and explain to you in full detail the inner workings of how these situations usually end up, how likely you are to win your case, and how compensation works for you and for us.
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