At Gervelis Law Firm, we understand the seriousness of car wrecks. Our experienced attorneys have worked on numerous car accident claims throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania. If someone else caused your crash, you want us in your corner.
Don't settle for less than what your accident is truly worth. Make sure you make the most of your motor vehicle accident. You have rights. We will fight for them.
What are common types of car accidents?
Thousands of different kinds of accidents happen for many different reasons. The following are among the most common types of accidents. Click on any of the links for more information about each type:
Whatever type of auto accident you're dealing with, contact our law firm right now. We're familiar with many of the most common causes of car accident claims and want to work with you on your auto accident claim.
How can Gervelis Law Firm help me with different kinds of car accidents?
Experience matters. When you have a knowledgeable lawyer handling your car accident claim, you can decide what happens to you. Instead of settling for low-ball offers from insurance companies, you can demand the maximum compensation for your crash.
Our attorneys can take this approach because we know what questions to ask, what evidence to look for and how to present that information to the insurance companies to demand a favorable settlement. Evidence builds strong legal cases, and we're prepared to do the hard work to find the facts about your crash.
Don't wait to contact our law firm. Even though the statute of limitations allows two years to take legal action related to a car accident, the sooner we can start working on your case, the better off you will be. The passing of time can ultimately hurt your claim. Evidence can disappear. Witnesses' memories fade. Don't put your claim at risk. Take action now.
The most common type of accident we deal with at our law firm, rear-end accidents often have serious consequences. Victims can sustain head injuries, neck injuries and other serious injuries due to the force of a car striking a vehicle from behind. Expenses associated with your rear-end crash can also add up fast, especially if you're unable to work for weeks or months afterward.
Our Ohio rear-end auto accident attorneys know exactly what to look for after your crash to build a strong legal case. From the lack of skid marks before a crash (often a sign of distracted driving or texting while driving) to an analysis of your medical report after your accident, we conduct a comprehensive investigation to ensure our clients' rights are fully protected.
In rear-end accidents, the rear-most driver is almost always at fault. Even though liability is clear in these car wrecks, insurance companies may delay taking action or offer a low-ball settlement. We understand the tactics used by insurance company adjusters. We can deal with them on your behalf.
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Head-on car accidents often result in severe injuries and fatalities. When two cars traveling in opposite directions collide, the forces involved are significant. Occupants of the vehicles fly forward until they strike an object, typically leading to catastrophic injuries.
If you're dealing with the loss of a loved one in a fatal, head-on car accident or you were injured in similar crash, an experienced, Ohio head-on accident lawyer at our law firm can work with you and make sure your important case receives the attention it rightfully deserves.
We understand your injuries might be severe or the emotional toll of losing a loved one can be overwhelming. That's why we want to work with you. You have enough to worry about after your accident. Simply focus on your recovery. We can handle all the legal red tape for you. If you can't come to us, we will come to you.
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When vehicles roll over, passengers can sustain serious injuries. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are more fatalities in rollover accidents than in any other types of crashes. Each year, more than 10,000 people die in such crashes, according to the NHTSA. Rollover accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes, reckless drivers cause rollover accidents. Other times, design flaws contribute to the cause of such accidents.
Pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and other similar vehicles might roll over due to design problems with such vehicles. Taking legal action against automobile manufacturers and companies that make car parts can be daunting. That's why you need us on your side.
When you have an experienced, Ohio rollover accident attorney working for you, you can take a tough stance right from the start. Instead of car makers or insurance companies telling you what to do after your rollover crash, you can take charge.
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Drivers who flee the scene of a car accident create chaos on the road. Instead of the other driver taking responsibility for the accident, you're left to deal with the aftermath on your own with your insurance company. In these types of accidents, you typically must seek money from your uninsured motorist policy. Hit-and-runs can cause pedestrian injuries. If you are a pedestrian or bicyclist struck by a driver who flees, you also may be able to obtain compensation through your own insurance coverage.
Why do hit-and-run accidents happen? Often, the other driver doesn't have insurance. Alcohol also is a major factor. The other driver might have been drunk and does not want to be charged by police. The driver might run if he or she doesn't have a license or has outstanding criminal charges.
If you find yourself a victim of a hit-and-run, first call the police, and then contact our law firm. We can help you deal with your insurance company and all the other legal red tape often associated with hit-and-run accidents.
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Uninsured Driver Accidents
Ohio requires all drivers to have a minimum amount of car insurance. By law, drivers must have at least $25,000 per injured person per accident, $50,000 for all injuries per accident and $25,000 for property damage per accident.
Unfortunately, some drivers ignore Ohio's insurance laws. Instead, they have no car insurance. When these drivers cause auto accidents, dealing with them and your own insurance company can become a complicated ordeal.
If you were in an accident with an uninsured driver, you can depend on Gervelis Law Firm to help with your claim against your insurance company. Your uninsured motorist coverage will allow you to cover your medical costs and other expenses associated with the accident. Your insurance carrier will seek compensation from the other driver.
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