If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident in Columbus, OH, Bressman Law is ready to handle your case. A car accident lawyer from our law firm in Columbus can seek compensation for your car accident injury-related losses, including those that will arise in the future. Our legal team can help you understand the car accident claims process and fight to protect your rights.
The state’s statute of limitations governs your time to take action, so we encourage you to consider your legal options today.
We Can Help You Fight for Compensation
Car accident cases vary greatly. From the vehicles involved to the injuries you’ve sustained, there’s no ‘golden rule’ to guarantee what your case is worth. That said, a few common factors typically determine the value of a car accident case.
Our Ohio personal injury lawyers will stand by your side through the negotiation process and in court, if necessary. Our law firm is prepared to help you seek financial recovery for the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Healthcare expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damages
Depending on your case, you could be eligible to recover additional types of losses. Our legal team can help you understand which losses may or may not apply to your situation.
Compensation Related to Injuries
Generally, the greatest loss involved in a car accident is the injuries sustained. Car accidents are no joke—victims can experience severe back pain or other, more serious injuries. These are the common injuries that you could receive compensation for after a car accident:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- The loss of a limb
- Organ damage
Like other compensation factors, we’ll explain which you should pursue in your case. In coming to a decision, a Columbus personal injury lawyer from our team will consider your past, present, and future medical expenses alongside other aspects.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident attorney in Columbus, call (614) 538-1116
Why Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
A legal team serving Columbus, like Bressman Law, can provide you with critical support after you’ve experienced a car accident:
Work With Insurers on Your Behalf
Our attorneys at Bressman Law can communicate with any involved insurers on your behalf. This can help you focus on the important things, like recovering from your injuries or attending to your family’s needs.
By partnering with our team, you can avoid making mistakes that could lead to unfair or denied settlements, some of which include:
- Hastily accepting a settlement: After a car accident, the last thing you want to do is wait around for compensation. However, accepting the earliest settlement offer can keep you from the compensation you deserve.
- Giving a recorded statement: Insurers sometimes use recorded statements or email records against you to reduce your settlement. Our team can communicate with insurers on your behalf to avoid this.
- Failing to seek medical attention: If you wait to seek medical attention or fail to produce accurate records of said medical attention, your settlement could be reduced. A car accident attorney can help you keep track of your documents and file your claim.
Gather Evidence Related to your Claim
A Columbus car accident attorney from our firm can prove helpful when collecting evidence. Evidence is key to successfully settling your auto accident injury claim. Your own testimony about the accident is one of the first pieces of evidence that our team will collect and review. We also make sure to obtain the statements of any witnesses to your accident.
Some other pieces of evidence that could supplement your car accident claim include:
- The police report
- Photos of your injuries, your car, and the accident scene
- Traffic camera footage
- Accident reconstruction specialist testimony
- “Black box” data, if applicable (This device records how fast a car was going when it was hit, among other key details.)
Identify Negligent Parties
The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that we must prove negligence to recover compensation in a personal injury case. This is not a problem for us, as our firm has recovered millions of dollars for clients throughout Ohio.
Using the information we find during our investigation, we can work to evaluate:
- Duty of care: Everyone who operates a motor vehicle has a civil obligation to drive responsibly. This means obeying traffic signals, abiding by the speed limit, and refraining from texting and driving.
- Breach of duty: To hold another party accountable for your losses, we must prove that they did not uphold their duty of care. Tailgating, distracted driving, and drunk driving all consist of breaches of duty of care.
- Causation: We must prove that the other party in your case caused your accident. Even if you partially caused the accident, you could still recover compensation, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.33.
- Damages: We must show that you incurred damages after getting hurt. We could use your medical bills and employment records to establish this factor.
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Hiring a Lawyer Could Cost You Nothing
Legal fees for an attorney vary firm-by-firm. However, many personal injury law firms adhere to two common good-faith pricing policies. The first is free case evaluations. This means that a firm will take your call and explain to you the details of your case without charging a fee.
The second is contingency fee pricing. This pricing format means that your lawyer’s fees will come as a percentage of your final compensation.
At Bressman Law, we adhere to both of these pricing plans. We recognize that you’ve already got a lot on your plate and understand that the last thing you want to deal with is prohibitive legal costs. Signing on as one of our clients will cost you nothing up front, and we won’t get paid unless you receive compensation for your losses.
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The Difference Behind Bressman Law
At Bressman Law, we’ve served clients for more than 30 years. Whether it’s a personal injury case or a car accident case, our firm shines through. This commitment to legal service has led to several considerable settlements for our car accident clients:
- $1.6 million settlement for a family of four injured in a car accident.
- $450,000 settlement for the victim of a truck accident.
- $100,000 settlement for the victim of a car accident.
Our demonstrable case results are supported by the testimonials of our clients:
- “I was not looking forward to engaging a lawyer to handle my car accident case. Fortunately a friend recommended David and I couldn’t have been happier. He took care of everything and explained the process in an easy to understand way. I’m happy to have this case closed and finally behind me.” – Aaron A.
- “David and his team were always easy to get a hold of when I needed to ask questions. They kept me up to date on everything and always returned my phone calls. I always had copies of the latest paperwork or documents for my case and everything they provided was extremely helpful. Throughout the entire case, Bressman Law treated us with consideration and respect.” – Stan S.
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The Statute of Limitations Affects How Long You Have to File
The statute of limitations in Ohio generally gives you two years from the date of your collision to file an injury lawsuit, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10.
Two years may seem like a long time, but when you are focused on recovering from a serious injury or mourning the loss of a loved one, time can pass very quickly. By promptly considering your options and hiring legal help, you can avoid having time run out on your claim.
Call Bressman Law to Learn More About Your Options
Our team has over 30 years of experience, and our track record speaks for itself. A car accident lawyer from our Columbus office on East Livingston Avenue can manage everything involved with resolving your case.
Exploring your options begins with a single phone call. To learn more about how our team will fight for your compensation, call (877) 538-1116 today.