There is no fixed amount that you can pursue for pain and suffering from a car accident injury in Ohio. The firm of Bressman Law has successfully resolved personal injury cases for values in the millions. While we cannot guarantee the same for your situation, we promise to use our 30 years of experience to get the most compensation you might receive.
We Seek Eligible Compensation to Make You Whole
A car accident lawyer in Ohio will pursue compensation for your pain and suffering to make you whole. If you have not seen a doctor or medical professional, you should. It is important to keep in mind that car accident injuries such as neck or back pain can linger for years if not quickly diagnosed.
How the Law Defines Pain and Suffering
The law recognizes pain and suffering in several ways, including:
- Mental or psychological trauma such as anxiety and depression
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium or companionship
Our Firm Can Help Prove Your Pain and Suffering
You should not hesitate to contact Bressman Law for a free case evaluation because we have handled many car accident cases. You might be recovering from injuries at home or in the hospital. You should not have to deal with an insurance adjuster when you are not feeling well. Our team of lawyers and paralegals will seek the maximum compensation that you may be entitled to receive. You pay no fees unless we are successful.
Here Is How We Help You After a Car Accident
- 24/7 availability
- Free, no-obligation case evaluation in your home, the hospital, or at one of our office locations throughout Ohio
- Gather police reports and witness statements
- Reconstruct the accident if necessary
- Review your medical bills
- Seek closed-circuit traffic camera footage if available
We File a Claim with the Insurance Company of the Driver At-Fault
You should not and will not have to talk to an insurance adjuster about your injuries or expenses. The law firm of Bressman Law files the required paperwork with a detailed account of related expenses for your pain and suffering. If we cannot reach a fair settlement, Bressman Law will take your case to trial. You generally have two years to file a car accident lawsuit. Please see our case results for past settlements and verdicts.
You Could Still Be Eligible for Compensation even if You Are Partly Responsible for the Accident
Ohio has a comparative negligence law that allows you to recover damages if you played a minor role in the accident. You must be 50 percent or less responsible for the collision. If you are more than 50 percent at fault, you may not seek compensation from the other driver.
The Compared Percentage of your Responsibility Reduces your Compensation
You should know that the same percentage will reduce the final amount of compensation you receive as your responsibility for the accident. For example, our firm helps you recover $100,000 in damages, yet you are responsible for 20 percent of the car accident. The total amount you would receive is $80,000 (accounting for 20 percent). However, a car accident lawyer in Ohio understands the law and will work for the maximum compensation you could receive.
Many Factors Lead to a Car Accident
According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 303,561 car accidents in 2017. Most of these collisions, 87 percent, were contributed to driver error. All drivers must drive safely and do their part to prevent accidents. Not doing so results in negligence. The most common factors in Ohio car accidents include:
- Failure to yield
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Improper turns
- Following too closely
The Firm of Bressman Law Offers Personal Attention
You may be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering caused by another driver’s negligence. We have helped thousands of car accident victims in Ohio recover available compensation for their pain and suffering. We know that you are suffering and may feel uncertain about your case. Our team is committed to expert legal representation with personal attention. Please call Bressman Law at (877) 538-1116 for a free case evaluation. If you cannot come to us, we will meet you at home or in the hospital.