A car accident can leave you with many questions about the legal process ahead, the damages you can expect, the recovery time to anticipate and much more. The Attkisson Law Firm, LLC, is here to answer your questions and provide both knowledge and clarity throughout a stressful time.
Read some of our most frequently asked questions on car accidents below:
If you or a passenger suffered serious injuries, the first thing to do is seek immediate medical attention. If possible, following the accident, call the police, exchange contact information with all involved drivers, take pictures of the accident scene, collect witness accounts and contact information, and contact your insurance company.
The amount your case is worth is dependent on both economic and noneconomic factors. Damages will depend on your medical bills, property damage, past and future lost wages, and the pain and suffering caused by the accident. After you obtain medical treatment, we can assist in determining the damages you are due.
Insurance companies often attempt to pay accident victims less than what they are due to swiftly settle the case. However, a quick settlement is not always in your favor. We will review the settlement offer to determine whether you are receiving the maximum amount of possible damages.
Negligence plays an influential role in assessing fault. A driver who does not exercise a reasonable amount of care while operating a vehicle can be found as negligent.
Ohio is a comparative negligence state. This means that if you were partially at fault in the accident that caused your injuries, you are eligible to receive damages based on your fault percentage. If you were 20 percent at fault for the accident, 80 percent of the total damages could be available to you.
Personal injury claims can be complex. Disputes over fault can erupt and insurance companies may refuse to give you what you deserve. An experienced attorney can leverage their experience, prior successes, resources, and knowledge of insurance company tactics to benefit your case.
We can answer your specific questions. Schedule a free initial consultation at one of our Dayton offices by calling 937-276-9700 or by contacting us online.