Do I need a lawyer after a car accident in Ohio?

Car accidents are often traumatic incidents that can change someone’s life in an instant.  Unfortunately, dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be almost as confusing and traumatic as the accident itself.  While each traffic accident is unique, there are several steps that anyone who has been involved in accident can take to ensure that their rights are protected while allowing them to keep their focus on recovering from the injuries, pain, and stress that they have endured.

If you were injured due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries and property damage. A driver is negligent in an Ohio car accident if they failed to operate his or her vehicle with ordinary care. For example, a driver is negligent if they failed to drive with assured clear distance, resulting in their vehicle rear-ending yours. A driver would also be considered negligent if they failed to stop at a traffic light, causing an accident with a driver who had the right-of-way.

If you were involved in an accident with someone and suffered injuries as a result, it is especially important to hire a lawyer. Car accident lawyers have experience with these types of situations and have the resources necessary to handle the case as an advocate on your behalf.  Navigating the legal system can be complicated and time consuming and, without an experienced advocate as your lawyer, you may miss opportunities available to protect your rights and successfully resolve your claim.   

If you suffered physical injuries in an accident due to another driver, you may have numerous medical bills, or you may not even be able to work due to your injuries. A lawyer can help you to obtain the money necessary to provide financial stability for yourself and your family and to pay for necessary medical treatmentto help you to return to the life that you had before the accident.

Many car accident victims suffer emotional side effects from serious car accidents as well. When such a traumatic event occurs in one’s life, it is perfectly normal to suffer psychological injury from the stress and trauma of the collision, in addition to the more easily treatable physical injuries.   

If you were involved in an Ohio car accident, call our lawyers at 800.637.8170. Our legal team has years of experience representing individuals injured as a result of another driver’s negligence or carelessness.  We have the tools, experience, and commitment to our clients to allow us to serve as a strong advocate and voice for seriously injured individuals.    

Charles Boyk
is a personal injury attorney and author practicing law in Ohio. 419-241-1395
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