Uninsured Motorist Lawyer Columbus, Ohio
Were you involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist? We can help.
In the state of Ohio, as well as every other state, every person who owns or drives an automobile is required to carry liability insurance, in the event that they are responsible for an accident.
Was your vehicle damaged in an accident involving an uninsured motorist? Get a Free Case Evaluation today.
In the state of Ohio, drivers are not required to purchase uninsured motorists coverage when they enroll in an auto insurance policy. However, it is law in Ohio that all motorists are required to carry liability coverage that pays for damages including medical expenses and property damage. If you do not have uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy, it may be difficult to obtain the compensation you deserve however, hiring an experienced uninsured motorist lawyer like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio could bring an impact in your efforts to obtain fair compensation from your insurance company.
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5 reasons why you need a uninsured motorist lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.
- An uninsured motorist law firm like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will gather as much evidence as possible including photos and video from nearby security cameras, eyewitness testimonies, information about the guilty party’s driving history, and the status of their insurance at the time of the accident.
- An uninsured motorist attorney will fight with insurance companies with proof of how much compensation you or your loved one is entitled to.
- An experienced uninsured motorist attorney has the ability to answer questions you have at any time, they know how to properly file a legal claim, and you’ll have someone dedicated to your legal needs.
- Should you case reach the courtroom, your uninsured motorist attorney will serve as your representation, they know all the facts about your case, and will be better equipped to favorably speak to the jury on your behalf.
- Your uninsured motorist attorney will allow you to focus on recovery rather than spending all your time and resources trying to navigate your way through your case inexperienced and alone.
Who can you sue after an accident involving an uninsured motorist in Columbus, Ohio?
If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, you may file a claim with your insurance company IF you have uninsured motorist coverage on your policy. Your insurance company will try to settle for as little as possible or may deny your claim entirely. Pursuing this type of claim is very time consuming and complicated, but an experienced attorney that specializes in uninsured motorist cases like Robert D. Erney will help navigated you through this process and ensure that your rights are protected and will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Why purchasing uninsured motorist coverage is important in Columbus, Ohio.
Roughly 14% of Ohio drivers are uninsured, which means you have a 14% chance that if you’re involved in an accident, you’ll be the one left paying for all the damages. You may ask yourself, “is uninsured motorist coverage really worth it”? The question you should really be asking yourself is, “can I afford to pay for expensive repairs and medical bills out of pocket”? It’s always better to be on the safe side, especially when it comes to protecting yourself, property, and finances.
Uninsured motorist coverage cost will vary depending on the type of vehicle you drive, your age, where you live, and may vary from insurance company to insurance company.
Typical questions to ask your attorney if you have been in an accident involving an uninsured motorist in Columbus, Ohio.
The injuries to yourself and damages to your vehicle stemming from an accident involving an uninsured motorist could be life changing for you and your family. Here are some questions you should ask when hiring an attorney:
- How many uninsured motorist accident cases have you handled?
- What am I entitled to receive compensation for?
- Do I really need an attorney?
- How much will I pay in attorney fees?
- How long will it take to reach a settlement?
What Our Clients Say
"This team was very compassionate and professional. My lawsuit was extremely frustrating and complicated and they always seem to make me feel better at the end of the day. They were concerned not only with getting me my settlement and fighting for what was right but also concerned with my well being and health! I am so glad I went with this team to handle my case. I would recommend them to anyone."
"Over a year ago I was involved in a car accident and was injured. I contacted Erney Law in Columbus Ohio and spoke to Mary Erney. The following day I met up with the father-daughter duo Robert & Mary Erney... best decision I ever made. They fought for my case 100%. Their honesty and open communication gave me assurance that I was in good hands. Thank you to Mary Erney for being understanding, caring, knowledgeable & determined. If you looking for a great attorney I highly recommend Erney Law."
"Mary and Mr. Erney were very helpful in my case. I didn't have to call and remind them of anything. I heard from them often and never had to reach out for an update. What I loved most was that they recognized who I was every time I stopped by. I didn't feel like just another client like most places make you feel. They were both very professional. I felt comfortable and trusted their advice every step of the way. I will definitely use Mary and Mr. Erney again in the future!"
"Back in Late 2018, I was T-Boned by a Mail Van that went speeding through a stop sign. I wasn't able to fully use my right hand for almost 5 months and this was the first time I had even taken on legal representation. She was very transparent through the entire process and kept me up to date as things progressed with my suit."
"First off let me say, if I could give more than 5 stars, I would! I had the pleasure of working with Mary Erney of Erney Law. She and her entire firm were absolutely amazing! I was searching for an attorney who would take my case since I lived out of state. I thought there was no hope at all. I found Erney Law via online search. I spoke to Mary and from the very first conversation, I knew I wanted her to be my attorney. Why? Because she cared! From the start, her approach was a caring one. She took time to get to know me and my situation and she put her all into my case. She walked me through every step of the process and she was very patient with me and willing to explain any and everything. I could go on and on about the amazing experience I had working with Mary Erney and Erney law. If you are looking for a law firm to handle your case AND one who cares about you as a person, this is the one! I want to say thank you Mary and everyone at Erney Law. It has been a pleasure working with you!"
"Rob and Mary are the best in Columbus. They are very kind and compassionate and will do everything in their power to get you what you deserve. They took the time to come meet with me on multiple occasions when I was in a care facility. They answered all of my questions and explained the processes. I felt completely in the know the entire time. They offered to represent me in court and fought for me with insurance companies with great success. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has been injured in an accident. Next time I need a lawyer they will be my first and only call!"
What's the process?
Personal injury cases can be complicated and winning your claim is 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
We ensure you receive the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.
We Handle Everything
We relieve the worry and burden of dealing with insurance companies and maximize your financial recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
I was hit by a person who did not have automobile insurance. What should I do?
You should always carry what is called uninsured motorist coverage with your automobile insurance. Once the fact the person that hit you was uninsured is verified, your underinsured motorist coverage will kick in and cover the damages both to your vehicle and any personal injuries you sustain. Our office has helped numerous people over the years with uninsured motorist claims. Please contact our office to discuss uninsured motorist claims further.
How much uninsured motorist coverage should I carry?
You should carry as much uninsured motorist coverage as you can afford. We recommend carrying at least $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident in uninsured motorist coverage. Please contact our office to discuss uninsured motorist claims further.
We're eager to meet with you about your legal issues, see how we can help, and give you and your family the personal attention you deserve.
Your personal injury 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 personal injury 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 personal injury case, and how compensation works for you and for us.
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