While you may not need a lawyer for a minor car wreck in Ohio, your attorney can take the weight of the legal process off your shoulders while you rest and recuperate. Some lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis, so there is no risk involved with hiring legal representation.
How Your Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help
Filing an insurance claim may not be as straightforward as it seems. You may encounter some challenges, such as an insurer undervaluing your claim or outright denying it.
With your lawyer on your side, you do not have to worry about any of this. Your attorney and their team can assess an initial settlement offer and prevent you from agreeing to unfair compensation.
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We Can Identify Available Damages
It is easier than you realize to underestimate your expenses and losses related to a car accident. No matter how minor the damage or your injuries may seem, you probably have additional losses that can add up.
Some of the damages we may be able to identify, quantify, and recover if we can negotiate a settlement or win a verdict in your case include:
- Medical care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Rental car costs
- Other expenses related to your injuries or accident
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
We Can Calculate Your Future Damages
When you have a lawyer on your side, they can communicate with expert economists and your doctors to determine the extent of your injuries and how they will affect you going forward. Some injuries may not seem severe at first but later show symptoms of more complex medical conditions. A lawyer from our firm can get an idea of how much long-term care will cost you.
For example, you may have to work a different job if you cannot perform the same duties you once did before your injuries. We can calculate your reduced earning capacity and negotiate for a settlement that will reflect it.
The last thing you want is to accept an offer only to discover that your injuries require ongoing rehabilitation and prevent you from working. Our lawyers can account for your current and future damages when negotiating a settlement.
Minor Accidents Can Still Lead to Complex Cases
Per Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10, we generally have two years from the date of an accident to take the case to court. It can take a while to get to the bottom of what happened and collect as much evidence as possible to prove your case. The sooner you decide to work with your attorney, the sooner they can begin building your case.
Keep in mind that negotiating a fair settlement with insurers can also take time. Your lawyers will do so with the statute of limitations in mind, but your deadline begins counting down from the date of the accident.
If your lawyers do suggest filing a lawsuit but you miss the deadline, you risk losing your chance to take legal action when pursuing compensation. Time is of the essence. However, your lawyer can help you abide by the state-imposed deadlines.
We Offer Free Consultations and Work on Contingency
If you suffered seemingly minor injuries or believe your car accident case is relatively simple, you may think you do not need a personal injury attorney after an Ohio accident. However, it cannot hurt to reach out to a member of our team for your no-cost case review.
We can help you understand your legal options and recover a payout for you and your family. We handle cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless you win your case. You have nothing to lose by calling for a free consultation today.
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About Our Team Serving Ohio Accident Victims
Serving Ohio accident injury victims for more than 30 years, car accident attorney David Bressman knows how to identify accident-related expenses and losses. Attorney David Bressman knows how stressful it can be to navigate even a straightforward car accident claim.
We can identify damages you might have overlooked, preventing you from leaving thousands of dollars on the negotiation table.
Reach Out to Bressman Law
Our team can offer legal guidance and support to help you handle your Ohio car accident case and seek the damages you deserve. We treat every client like a member of our family.
Your lawyer will fight to protect your rights. Call Bressman Law today to get started.