Common Questions After A Car Accident
With more than 100 years of collective experience, our attorneys have guided countless clients through the process of recovering financial compensation after car accident injuries. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we hear from potential clients who have experienced vehicle collisions.
The answers on this page provide general information, but they are not the same as legal advice. There is no substitution for a free consultation with one of our accomplished personal injury lawyers.
Q: How will I pay my medical bills?
A: The responsible driver’s insurance company is ultimately responsible for your medical expenses, but they will not reimburse those costs as they come in. These bills are typically paid as part of your final settlement. In the meantime, motorists have a variety of options to cover their health expenses, including private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. We work closely with clients to help them address their concerns about paying for health care.
Q: Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?
A: There is no law requiring that you retain an attorney to help with your auto accident claim. However, working with a lawyer can help you avoid costly mistakes and make the other parties take your claim more seriously. There is no cost to schedule a free consultation, and you are only responsible for attorney fees if your lawyer secures compensation for you. Working with a lawyer can be essential in getting the best possible result.
Q: What if I think I may be partially at fault?
A: Accidents happen in the blink of an eye, and often the people involved do not see the entire picture of what happened. Only a thorough investigation by the insurance company and other parties can reveal what really happened. Ohio uses comparative negligence in auto accident cases, which means parties may be able to recover compensation even if they shared part of the fault.
Q: Should I talk to the insurance company?
A: You are required to cooperate with your insurance company as they investigate the accident. However, it is still important to protect yourself. Just because you hold a policy does not mean your insurer will place a fair value on your case or readily provide the compensation you need to get back on your feet. When you work with a personal injury attorney, they will take on the responsibility of communicating with your insurer so you can focus on your healing and your family.
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