If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be facing medical expenses, and the accident may prevent you from returning to work. A car accident lawyer in Delaware, OH, from Bressman Law may be able to help you recover damages you lost in your accident.
To speak with a member of our team, call us at 877-538-1116.
While there is no exact way to tell you how much a claim is worth — it varies by the case — we can go over some of the car accident damages you can receive.
You may be able to recover the following expenses in a Delaware, OH car accident:
Medical bills after car accident
There may be a variety of medical expenses a car accident victim faces. Recoverable medical expenses in a car accident may include:
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy costs
- Medication costs
- Emergency room stays
- Out-patient care
- Future medical expenses
You may also be able to recover expenses related to your job. These may include:
- Lost wages for time missed at work
- Lost wages for time you will miss at work in the future
- Lost benefits
- Lost pension
Pain and Suffering
In addition to your medical expenses and your work-related expenses, you may also be able to collect damages that do not necessarily have a monetary value. This may include not only your physical pain but mental stress you endured as a result of the injury and the loss of enjoyment of activities that used to bring you joy.
There are a couple of different ways we can use to calculate your pain and suffering in a car accident.
If you think you may be eligible for damages from your car accident, do not hesitate to contact a car accident lawyer. Bressman Law serves residents in Delaware, OH, and the surrounding area.
Call us for a free consultation at 877-538-1116.
Types of Car Accident Cases and Injuries
Car accidents happen in a variety of ways. Some common types of car accident cases our firm may be able to help with include:
- Trucking accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rear End Collisions
A wide variety of injuries can occur due to a car accident. Some of the injuries we see from car accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Trauma to the head
If you have been in any of the above types of accidents and experienced an injury at the expense of another driver, give us a call to determine if we can help.
To speak with a member of our team, give us a call at 877-538-1116.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
The Delaware car accident lawyers from Bressman Law can help you in several ways. We can help by establishing fault, gathering evidence, and filing a claim.
To establish the other driver was at fault, we will establish the four legal areas of negligence:
- Duty of Care: A duty of care is a driver’s obligation to do or not to do something. For example, a driver has a duty of care to not text while they are driving.
- Breach of Duty: If a driver fails to uphold their obligation, they have breached the duty of care. If a driver texts while driving, they have broken a law and have breached the duty of care.
- Causation: It is important to show that the breach of duty caused the accident. If a driver who was texting swerved into another driver’s lane and this created an accident, this would satisfy the causation element.
- Actual Damages: In order to file a claim, we must show that actual provable damages occurred. Your medical receipts from a hospital visit would be proof of actual damages.
Our team can help you by gathering evidence to prove the negligent driver caused your accident and to show the extent of your injuries.
Evidence we may collect includes:
- A police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Video Surveillance
- Expert Testimony
Filing a Claim
We can help you file a claim against the other driver. This may involve negotiating with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf. Their insurance company may offer a lower settlement than we are seeking. If this happens, we can send them a counter-offer.
It is possible to reach a settlement for your damages without going to court. However, if we cannot reach a fair settlement or the insurance company refuses to settle, we are prepared for litigation.
A car accident lawyer in Delaware, OH, from our firm will represent you in court.
Time Limits on Filing a Car Accident Claim
Ohio puts a time limit, or a statute of limitations, on filing a car accident claim. In most cases, you have two years to file a claim against the at-fault driver under Ohio law.
A car accident lawyer can help you meet this deadline. Some evidence may be easier to collect sooner after your car accident, such as eyewitness statements — the incident will be fresh in their mind, instead of asking them a year after it happened.
Call Bressman Law Today
If you have been injured in a car accident and think you may have the right to compensation, call Bressman Law. We walk our clients through the legal process, answer their questions, and fight for a fair settlement. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries from a negligent driver.
For a free, no-obligation consultation contact us today. Call us at 877-538-1116.