Ohio Car Accident Lawyer
Injured in a rear-end accident, a head-on crash or some other type of car wreck? Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first.
You've been in a car wreck. Maybe you were seriously injured or lost a loved one and don't know what to do next. Without question, car accidents wreak havoc on the lives of good people in Ohio. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a serious, life-altering injury. Motor vehicle accident deaths also often occur - they're the leading cause of death among adults under 34 years old nationwide.
Whether you're dealing with a car crash on I-80 in Youngstown or an auto accident on I-76 in Akron, you want to focus on your health or getting the right medical treatment for a loved one. But you also need to deal with all the legal issues involved with your accident as quickly as possible.
That's why we strongly urge you to contact us as soon as possible. Our experienced Ohio auto accident attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm can handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. That way, you can focus on what really matters - your recovery. If you were seriously injured and need help with your claim or you lost a loved one and are considering a wrongful death lawsuit, you've come to the right place.
Common issues involving auto accidents in Ohio
Our law firm has extensive knowledge about many of the most common car accidents attorneys handle. That's because our lawyers have personally handled different types of cases involving many common causes of car accident claims.
Some accident victims wait to contact a lawyer after an accident, especially if they're dealing with serious car accident injuries. They want to focus on their recovery and not have to deal with all the red tape associated with an auto accident.
But that's exactly why you should contact our law firm. We can take care of everything, including all the legal hassles often associated with car accidents and insurance companies. You can also learn more on our "what should I do after my auto accident" page.
The Three Phases of a Car Crash
There are three separate stages of a car crash:
- The car collision: As a car crushes after impact, it absorbs some of the force of the collision. A car traveling 30 mph, for example, will crumple approximately 2 feet after hitting a non-moving object.
- The human collision: At the moment of impact, passengers in a car continue traveling at the vehicle's original speed. As the car stops, passengers fly forward until they come into contact with something. Front seat passengers often hit the dashboard or windshield. Rear seat passengers sometimes slam into the front headrest, front seat passengers or the windshield. All of these scenarios often result in catastrophic injuries.
- The internal collision: Even after the human body comes to a complete stop, internal organs continue moving. Suddenly, these organs slam into other organs or the skeletal system, often causing serious injury or death.
How can an Ohio auto accident attorney help me?
Expenses associated with car accidents can add up fast. That's especially true if you sustain a serious injury in your accident. When you have our law firm on your side, we will thoroughly investigate your accident and work to identify who caused your crash.
Once we have gathered all the facts about your crash, we will seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can also take care of all your legal and logistical issues associated with your crash, including dealing with insurance companies and making sure your car gets fixed or replaced.
Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to suffer because of someone else's negligence. Make sure your car accident receives the attention it deserves. Contact our law firm now for a free case evaluation. Call (866) 622-4096. We proudly serve Youngstown, Akron, all of Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
- Who will pay for the damage to my car?
- Who will pay for my medical bills?
- What if I am hurt, but I can't afford to pay for a doctor visit?
- What if the other driver does not have insurance?
- What if I can't afford to pay for an attorney?
If the car accident was caused by the fault of another driver, generally, the other driver's insurance company will be responsible for paying for the damage to your car. You can also choose to have your insurance company handle your car damage claim if you have collision coverage.
If the car accident was caused by the fault of the other driver, generally, the other driver's insurance company will be responsible for paying for any medical bills you incur.
If you were hurt as a result of the car accident, it is very important for you to go to the emergency room or your family doctor immediately. This provides documentation of your injuries and prevents the insurance company from saying that you were not hurt.
If you have insurance, but the other driver does not, then we can proceed with your claim with your insurance company. This is called uninsured motorist coverage. Your insurance company will then attempt to collect money from the other driver.
Don't worry. The fee that we collect is a percentage of the settlement that you eventually receive. There will be NO money taken out of your pocket and no retainer fees. WE ONLY GET PAID IF YOU GET PAID. However, clients may be responsible for associated costs and expenses of their case.