We Are Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Ohio
Car accidents happen all the time, and they can cause mild-to-severe injuries. Pencheff and Fraley LPA is here when you require representation following your accident. We are trustworthy car accident lawyers based in Ohio, and get results for our clients. Whether you are experiencing broken bones, whiplash, severe bruises, post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, or any other post-accident issues, we can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced attorneys.
The Factors That Will Influence Your Car Accident Case
Numerous factors can affect whether you receive compensation for your car accident. The law can be tricky, so it is essential to hire our experienced attorneys to navigate the waters and find the best solution for you. The factors determining whether you win a settlement include the details found in the police report and whether you required medical attention. How quickly you sought treatment will play a role as well. Other factors include pre-existing conditions, DUI charges, statements you made, witness testimonies, photographs at the scene of the accident, and personal injury limits found in insurance policies.
Damages You Can Receive Following an Accident
You can receive a favorable judgment in numerous ways. The three most common damages – cost to repair property, past and future medical expenses, and wage loss coverage – fall under the category of economic damages. Non-economic damages are not as common but include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and post-traumatic syndrome. Damages vary wildly from case to case, so it is essential to place your trust in an attorney who knows how to adapt to different scenarios.
Who Can I Sue Following a Car Accident
We base most cases on the claim that an individual’s negligence caused the accident. Negligence is a general term that encompasses a range of behaviors, including distracted driving, drunk driving, and reckless driving. Regardless of the situation, we must prove negligence to reach a successful verdict. You can also sometimes sue the car manufacturer if a defect caused the accident. Finally, if the person who caused the accident was working, you can include the person’s employer in the lawsuit.
What to Do Following a Car Accident
Because of all of the factors that influence whether you are successful in your suit, it is essential to follow a few common-sense steps following your accident. For instance, always check yourself and others for life-threatening accidents. If there are any, then call 9-1-1 immediately. Next, determine whether you can drive the car. If so, get it out of harm’s way. You will also want to call emergency services and exchange insurance information, contact your insurance company, and accept the ambulance right if you were injured. Finally, contact our attorneys if you believe negligence caused the accident.