CAR ACCIDENTS CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE AND WHEN THEY DO THE DAMAGES CAN BE SEVERE.
Motor vehicle accidents are a serious problem in all communities in the state of Ohio. Even small towns feel the devastating impact of car crashes. According to data collected and published by the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), there were 43 accidents reported in the village of Delta in the year 2016. In all, those collisions resulted in at least 24 injuries, several of which were quite serious.
In Ohio, injured car accident victims are entitled to obtain compensation from the at-fault party. Unfortunately, actually getting fair compensation can be immensely challenging. At Groth & Associates, our skilled Delta, OH auto accident attorneys fight aggressively to hold negligent drivers and large insurers accountable. We have helped many injured victims recover fair financial compensation for their damages. If you or a family member was injured in a wreck in Delta, OH, please reach out to our law firm for immediate assistance with your claim.
COMMON CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
Auto accident injuries come in a wide array of forms. For victims, it is imperative that they are able to get the appropriate medical treatment for their specific injuries and medical condition. In many cases, victims will require extensive, ongoing medical care. Compensation must be made available for this treatment. Our Delta car accident lawyers have handled claims involving the full spectrum of common car accident injuries. Some examples include:
- Severe lacerations;
- Broken and fractured bones;
- Joint damage, including hip injuries and knee injuries;
- Soft tissue damage, such as whiplash;
- Facial injuries, including broken teeth;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Mental health injuries;
- Internal bleeding and internal organ damage;
- Spinal cord damage; and
- Partial or total paralysis.
CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS MUST TAKE ACTION
The state of Ohio has a two-year statute of limitations for car accident injury claims. Victims have to file their legal claim within 24 months of the date of their wreck. If this does not happen, then the victim will most likely not be able to file lawsuit at all. Please do not let yourself lose out on your legal rights because of a statutory technicality: Take action as soon as possible after your Delta, OH car accident. Get your case into the hands of a trusted car accident lawyer who can strongly represent your interests.
PROVING LIABILITY FOR A DELTA, OHIO CAR ACCIDENT
Ohio is a comparative negligence state (ORC § 2315.33). This legal standard has important implications for auto accident injury claims. First and foremost, injured victims need to know that claims are based on ‘fault’. To hold another party legally liable for your injuries, you will be required to prove that they were to blame for your crash. Under Ohio law, fault in a car accident case is typically based on the legal theory of ‘negligence’. A plaintiff must be able to establish that another party (usually another driver) did something unreasonably unsafe, and that those unreasonably unsafe actions actually contributed to the accident.
As Ohio is a comparative negligence jurisdiction, it is important for victims to know that fault will be assigned in a proportional manner. This means that a victim could potentially be blamed for part of their own accident. When this happens, the victim may still be able to recover compensation, however, their compensation will be reduced by their percentage of the assigned fault. The big insurance companies often try to push some of the fault for the crash onto innocent victims. Do not let yourself get unfairly blamed for your accident.
HOW TO GET FULL COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES
WHILE PERSONAL INJURIES ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ACCIDENTS, THEY ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF ANOTHER PERSON’S RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT CONDUCT.
To get full financial compensation for your car accident injuries, you will need to present well documented damages. This is one of the most important steps in handling a car accident claim. Auto insurance companies are notorious for severely undervaluing claims. Victims must be prepared to fight back against these tactics. At Groth & Associates, our aggressive Delta car accident lawyers are diligent in documenting damages. We know how to present a strong case, so that you can get every dime that you rightfully deserve. Our legal team may be able to help you get money for:
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle;
- Emergency medical care;
- All medical costs;
- Long-term medical treatment;
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death damages.
How to Deal With Insurance Adjusters
If you were involved in a major car accident, you can expect to receive a call from an insurance adjuster relatively soon after your accident. You may receive a call from your own insurance provider, an opposing driver’s insurance provider, or both. It is important to know how to deal with the insurance company’s representatives. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on insurance adjusters for guidance through the Ohio car accident injury claims process. Insurance company agents are looking out for the bottom line of their employer, not for your best interests. When dealing with insurance adjusters, please remember to keep the following five things in mind:
You are not required to give a statement immediately following your crash. You have a right to take time to recover and gather your thoughts.
You should never speculate or give any opinions regarding your wreck. You should never say anything that is not the most straightforward version of the facts.
You must get all correspondence with the insurance company in writing. If you are told something over the phone, be sure to request confirmation in writing.
You should not agree to the first settlement offer. Insurance companies will almost certainly not lead with their true best and final offer.
You should always work with the insurance company through your Delta, OH car accident attorney. A skilled Ohio car accident attorney can effectively serve your interests.
WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS
Our experience with Attorney Stevin Groth was nothing short of life changing.ALFRED & JENNIFER
When we first contacted Mr. Groth, he gave us his cell phone number and we were able to directly contact him day or night. His knowledge of the Ohio judicial system was astounding. He handled all aspects of our case himself, never once handing off our case to jr. associates. Stevin had positive relationships with all the judges, district attorneys and court personal that we came in contact with. Stevin’s persuasive arguments on our son’s behalf cleared him of all charges. Because of Stevin’s abilities, our son is able to move forward with his life without the stigma of a criminal record. We could not recommend Stevin Groth more highly.
Dan is an amazing attorney. He had my divorce finalized in a short period of time. A lot quicker than I thought it was going to be and for that I’m thankful! Dan knew exactly what he was talking about. Any questions I had Dan, and his assistant, Michelle was glad to answer. The outcome of my divorce was exactly what I was hoping for.LAURIE
Thank You Dan for your services!
Allison Lawrence is the best lawyer I have hired.she was attentive when I presented my case to her & knew exactly how to handle it.very professional person when it comes to her job,also a humanitarian.Allison has given me great advice in a free consultation,as well as stood by side in court with chargers pending,of course she got the charges dismissed!!Great attorney,very dependable.in need of a lawyer,I highly recommend Allison Lawrence.RONNIE