What Steps Should I Take If I Have Been Injured in an Auto Wreck in Ohio?
The number one thing to be aware of is that there is a statute of limitations in the state of Ohio that gives you two years from the date of an injury to file a lawsuit on a claim. After those two years, you can no longer file a claim and it becomes increasingly difficult for your case to prevail, so we have to make sure we are acting within that timeframe.
In addition to keeping the timeframe in mind, it’s always very helpful for clients to gather as much paperwork as possible. We need to be able to see where they went to the hospital, who their doctor was, if they went to the ER, etc. Gathering as much information as possible to provide to us helps us speed along the process. If we have to gather that information ourselves, it takes us a little bit longer. We also ask clients to sign their release forms for their healthcare so that we can get ahold of the documents, just in case the client missed them. Overall, a client who keeps good documentation and provides it to us definitely helps us speed the case along.
Can I Still Recover Damages If I Am Partially At-Fault for the Accident That Caused My Injuries?
If you are partially at-fault, there is a possibility that you could receive a partial settlement, but it really depends on the circumstances and the insurance policies involved. The biggest issue is why you were at fault or partially at-fault. Was it because you were drinking? Was it because somebody rear-ended you and then you rear-ended somebody else? The reason why you were partially at-fault is very important in determining whether you can recover damages.
Do I Still Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney If the Other Party Is Clearly At-Fault?
If the potential client is not getting the results that they need and deserve, they should hire an attorney. Many times, a client cannot settle their claim out of court, which means they need to file a lawsuit. It’s best to hire a lawyer to make sure they’re filing correctly and efficiently, or they might not get the full compensation they need.
For more information on Auto Accident Claims in the State of Ohio, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (330) 222-3898 today.