According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, someone gets injured in an Ohio car accident about every 4.7 minutes. Many of those accidents are, of course, low-impact fender benders that result in minor concussions and a few unfortunate scrapes on someone’s car. But unfortunately, many others lead to serious injuries, expensive property damage, and even fatalities.
When an auto accident reaches the point that it has caused harm to you, a loved one, or your property, you can and absolutely should seek monetary compensation from the responsible party. Even before that, you should talk your case over with an experienced personal injury lawyer — to ensure that you are being fairly compensated for all that you’ve been through.
Fortunately, we at McKinney & Namei offer free consultations to all of our personal injury clients, and we take the time to explain your rights and options so that you can make informed decisions moving forward. In fact, let’s start now. Explore the rest of this page to learn what you can be compensated for after an accident, what types of accidents are common in Ohio, and how you should go about negotiating a fair deal with the insurance company.
EXPENSES YOU CAN CLAIM
In 2016, there were approximately 305,964 total car crashes in Ohio. Of those crashes:
227,396 caused property damage
77,514 caused injuries
1,054 caused fatalities
Each of the above hardships is taken into account when determining how much you should be compensated by the person or people responsible for your accident. To get even more specific, here is a breakdown of expenses that are commonly associated with car accident cases (those that apply to your case can be compensated for if your claim is handled correctly):
Physical therapy costs
Lost wages from missing work
Funeral and burial expenses
General pain and suffering
Diminished quality of life
Any other expenses that directly correlate with the accident
TYPES OF AUTO ACCIDENTS IN OHIO
Any type of car crash you’re involved in can become a personal injury case if the other driver is completely or primarily responsible for the accident. Below, we’ve listed the most common types of auto accidents in Ohio — all of which we have successfully handled in our practice:
Passenger vehicle accidents (503,890 reported in 2016)
Semi-truck accidents (23,474 reported in 2016)
Drunk driving accidents (11,963 reported in 2016)
Non-motorist accidents, including pedestrians and bicyclists (4,707 reported in 2016)
Motorcycle accidents (4,342 reported in 2016)
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR RIGHTFUL COMPENSATION
In a perfect world, getting compensated for an accident that wasn’t your fault would be as simple as talking to your insurance company and the other driver’s. Unfortunately, it isn’t always that simple. Insurance companies are notorious for offering far less than what an accident case is actually worth, and on top of that, you may not even realize you’re being offered an unfair deal until it is a year down the road and your medical bills are catching up with you.
Please don’t take any chances. Take the time to set up a free case evaluation with our team. We’ll give you an honest appraisal of your situation and help you determine the best way to handle your case.
AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN CINCINNATI, OHIO
All of us at McKinney & Namei sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health, even if you’ve been involved in a car accident. But no matter the severity of your injuries and/or property damage, we are prepared to help you fight for fair compensation. Reach out today to set up a free, informative consultation from a friendly and knowledgeable legal team.