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Hundreds Of Millions Recovered For Car Accident Survivors
Our firm has 100-plus years of experience working with clients who have suffered injuries in auto accidents. The lawyers at Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A. work hard on behalf of our clients to help them recover compensation for their losses. From investigating an accident to preparing documents for a claim, we diligently assemble all aspects of a case in order to maximize our results. Our team wants to help you get through this difficult time. Make sure that you seek compensation for the damages and losses you have suffered. Talk with a member of our team to learn more about how you can file a car accident claim.
How We Have Helped Clients
- Our client received a $2,000,000 award in an auto accident case involving the loss of a loved one to wrongful death.
- Our team achieved a car accident settlement of $1,200,000 on behalf of a driver who hit an illegally parked semi truck.
- We collected a settlement of $900,000 for a client who was severely injured in a head-on collision by a negligent driver.
What Is Subrogation?
After an accident, some people receive money from their insurance right away to cover their medical bills and expenses while their personal injury case is pending. What most people don’t know is that some insurance companies require you to pay back that money after you receive a settlement from your case. This is called subrogation, and it is hidden in some insurance agreements. Subrogation law is quite complex, and insurance companies do not always have the right to enforce this rule. If you have any questions about subrogation and your specific case, it is important to speak with an attorney.
Who Is Liable After A Car Accident?
When it comes to car accident liability, Ohio is a “fault state.” This means after an accident the party responsible for the accident is the one who pays damages. Fault states are usually more straightforward when it comes to filing a personal injury claim. In “no-fault states,” drivers are required to carry a special type of insurance coverage called personal injury protection insurance. In the case of an accident, an injury victim would file a claim with their own insurance and are only eligible to file a personal injury claim if they meet certain requirements.
In cases where more than one person is responsible for an accident, Ohio follows a comparative fault rule. Under this rule, an injury victim is still eligible to pursue compensation as long as they are less than 50% at fault for the accident that led to their injuries. Additionally, the claimant’s compensation awarded to them will be reduced by their percentage of fault for the accident. For example, if you are found to be 10% at fault for an accident, your total compensation amount will be reduced by 10%.
Types Of Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur in a variety of situations. They may happen due to speeding or bumper-to-bumper traffic, but they can also happen on small residential streets and in parking lots. How vehicles collide with other vehicles, objects and pedestrians influences the resulting injuries.
Common types of car accidents include:
- Rear-end collisions – They occur when one vehicle crashes into another from behind. Rear-end collisions are typically caused by deceleration by a car in front. In other instances, the car behind is following too closely or accelerates at a higher speed than the car ahead.
- Head-on collisions – They occur when the front ends of two vehicles crash into each other, typically resulting in fatalities.
- Side-impact/sideswipe collisions – Side-impact accidents – also known as “T-bone” or “broadside” collisions – occur when the side of the vehicle is directly struck. On the other hand, sideswipe collisions happen when two cars that are parallel to one another “swipes” each other.
- Single-car accidents – They occur when a vehicle strikes an object such as a tree, wall, pole or fire hydrant. In some cases, innocent bystanders may be involved.
- Multivehicle accidents – Also called “pileups” or “chain reaction collisions,” they involve more than two vehicles. Liability can be difficult to determine due to multiple parties being involved.
- Hit-and-run accidents – This is where one driver flees the scene of the collision, which can make proving liability and recovering damages from the at-fault party quite challenging.
- Rollover accidents – A rollover happens when a vehicle flips over onto its side or roof. This accident typically occurs to cars with a high center of gravity, such as SUVs and trucks.
- Distracted driving accidents – They happen when a driver is performing another task while operating the vehicle. This includes texting, grooming, eating and even changing radio stations.
- Drunk driving accidents – They happen when an intoxicated driver crashes into another vehicle due to alcohol impairment.
Put 100-Plus Years Of Advocacy On Your Side
When you or someone you care about has been injured in an auto accident, it is imperative that you hire an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced Toledo auto accident lawyer at Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A. can provide you the experience, knowledge and resources you need on your side.
We can help you seek compensation for automobile accidents injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Spine injuries
- Burn injuries
- Head injuries
- Brain damage
Get Started On Your Case Today!
If you are interested in discussing the details of your case, don’t wait to get in touch with us. We would love the opportunity to explain how we can help and to inform you of your options. From claims preparation to negotiations with insurance adjusters, we can walk you through the entire process.