Avon, OH Car Accident Attorneys
If you were recently in a car accident in the Avon, Ohio area and sustained an injury, there are several things you should be aware of. If the accident was someone else’s fault and caused by negligent behavior, you may be eligible to receive compensation. In most cases, this money will come from the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident. They will try to avoid paying you in any way they can. In order to get the money you are entitled to, you will be required to provide evidence to their insurance company or a judge that they were negligent and you deserve compensation.
Jones Law has represented thousands of clients in these types of cases in Ohio and we have helped our clients get the money they deserve. Our personal injury attorneys and support staff are skilled in getting the most value from insurance companies. If your cases involves damage, serious and life altering injury, or even death, we have the ability and experience to successfully fight for your needs.
What are some of the reasons you might be eligible for compensation?
Driving is a privilege that comes with serious responsibilities. Every driver should be operating their vehicle in a safe and attentive way. However, many drivers do not live up their responsibilities and cause accidents due to their behavior. The negligence of drivers is the cause of hundreds of deaths and even more injuries throughout the state of Ohio and in Avon each and every year.
If you were in an auto accident where the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation depending on the reason for the accident. If the incident was due to phone use or texting by the driver, drinking while driving, speeding, following behind you too closely, careless driving or not paying attention, running a red light, ignoring a stop sign, or not yielding to the right of way, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the other driver. These are not the only reasons you can file a lawsuit against the driver in the city of Avon, OH. At Jones Law, our experienced and able attorneys can help you prove that other drivers are responsible for the damage done to you and your life.
How much financial compensation am I entitled to?
While the amount that you are able to collect can depend on how much damage you experienced, many car accident victims are surprised to learn how much they are actually entitled to. If you try to contact the insurance company of the other drive on your own, they will most likely try to convince you to settle for a financial amount that is much less than you actually deserve. Additionally, your own insurance company and the insurance company of the other drive may actually try to convince you to sign a waiver that will not allow you to seek further action and compensation. It would be inadvisable to sign these waivers without speaking to a personal injury lawyer beforehand.
After you contact Jones Law, we will do our own investigation of the accident and ensure that you are getting proper medical care. Additionally, we will work closely with you to find out any way that this injury is affecting your life negatively. Once we have all of that pertinent information, we can be sure of how much money is owed to you.
Zero Fee Guarantee
We understand that you did not plan for this accident and it is having a severe negative impact on your life. This is why we have the zero fee guarantee for any car accident victims that come to our office. We do not want to put any more financial stress on your life and we do not believe in taking any more money from you until we have earned it. With the zero fee guarantee, you know that your best interests are our main priority and you will not be responsible for paying any legal fees until you have won the money you deserve.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Car Accident Attorney Immediately
Every moment after an automobile accident counts in regards to your claim. The sooner you give us a call, the better it is for you. This way, we can start fighting for your rights immediately. Insurance companies will also want to start investigating the accident as soon as possible. At Jones Law, we take vigorous action to ensure that our clients are protected and feel confident that your case is being handled accurately and effectively. We also offer free consultations to discuss your case in full.
Talk to a Lawyer at Jones Law About Your Car Accident Today
To learn more about how important it is to take action immediately and how the car accident lawyers at Jones Law can help you secure the financial compensation you are entitled to, we invite you to contact us today. To get started with your free consultation that comes with no obligations, call our Avon, Ohio law office at (440) 510-3464.
Keep in mind that not all automobile accidents are the same. There are certain types of vehicles that are more likely to get into repeated accidents. These include motorcycles, trucks, and bicycles.
Types of Auto-Related Accidents
Thousands of motorcycle accidents occur in Ohio every single year. Additionally, the death rate of motorcycle riders is ten times the death rate of other vehicle users. There are some characteristics of using a motorcycle that contribute to their higher death rates. This includes the lack of protection from the frame of the bike, the limited visibility, and the high horsepower that comes with motorcycles. Many of the accidents involving motorcycles occur because the driver is not paying attention when they should be. This is why it is important to contact a car accident lawyer to ensure you are getting the compensation you deserve.
There are many trucks passing through the state of Ohio. The momentum of a truck can have dangerous consequences for those on the road when a truck driver loses control. The auto accident attorneys at Jones Law have the ability and experience to negotiate and litigate the consequences of a truck accident whether it involves an injury or wrongful death. We are also able to locate the driver’s employer and other secondary defendants to make sure that our clients get the right amount of money.
Bicycle riders are particularly vulnerable when they are on the road because although they have as much exposure and limited visibility as those on motorcycles, they cannot accelerate out of the way like you can with other vehicle types. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers not paying attention and not looking out for people on bicycles. Some of the most common causes of car accidents involving bikes include not checking the blind spot, not yielding properly, careless driving, and DUI’s.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ’s)
What happens if I am partly at fault for the accident?
Just because you may have played some part in the accident does not mean that you do not have a case. In many cases, you can still recover damages even if you will be awarded less compensation. The amount of money that you get can depend on how much of the accident was your fault.
If I was driving under the influence, will I automatically lose my case?
It does not always mean that you have no case, but it is possible. You will need to speak to an experienced lawyer in Avon, Ohio to determine an honest answer to this particular question. The main question with these types of auto accidents is whether or not the DUI was the cause of the accident or if something else was at fault. For example, In Ohio, if you were driving under the influence but going the speed limit and a speeding driver hit your car from behind, it would be quite difficult for someone to argue that you driving under the influence was the cause of the crash. If the court decides that the other driver’s speeding was the real cause of the accident, the other driver will have to pay for your damages and you will not have to pay. However, you might still be liable for a DUI charge. In many cases, your misconduct only makes you liable when it causes the accident.
What if the other driver was using a Commercial Driver’s License?
Many truck drivers use Commercial Driver’s Licenses so this may affect your case if you were hit by a truck. It might matter in terms of who you can sue and how easy it is to prove fault on the other drive.
If the other driver had alcohol in their system, you may be able to use this against them even if they were under the legal limit. Most drivers have to comply with the legal limit of 0.08 percent, while commercial drivers must be under a limit of .04 percent, in most cases. If you can establish that the driver’s blood alcohol content was greater than 0.04 percent and that this level contributed to the accident, you may be able to prove that the driver was engaging in negligent actions.
Even if the driver had not been drinking, if the driver was responsible for the accident and had been driving as an employee and was on duty, you may be able to sue the company for liability. This can have an important impact on your case if the driver has limited financial means.
What if the car accident was caused by a malfunctioning vehicle?
If the accident was caused by a vehicle that was malfunctioning, there is a possibility that you will have a product liability claim against the designer, the manufacturer, or anyone involved in the distribution of the vehicle. In order to win this type of case, you will need to prove that the product was defective and extremely dangerous at the time that it was sold and being driven. In these types of cases, you do not need to prove that anyone driving the care was negligent, just that the vehicle was malfunctioning.
Wouldn’t it be much easier to just settle the case?
Most car accident claims are settled out of court using insurance companies. This can be a problem because these matters are very rarely settled quickly and often the compensation is extremely inadequate. In many cases, you will even have to file a lawsuit to pressure the other driver and their insurance company to make a settlement offer and close the issue.
There are two common tactics that happen when you settle with insurance companies. You might allow yourself to be seduced by a quick settlement that offers you less than you deserve or you allow the other driver and their insurance company miss the statute of limitations deadline for filing a lawsuit for your accident. In some cases, you may have to file a lawsuit against the other drive to make sure the process is completed in a timely manner.
What are the parts of a car accident claim?
Most states have three different types which are economic damage, non-economic damage, and punitive damage.
Economic damages are the financial aspect which might include medical bills, lost earnings from being out of work and out-of-pocket expenses associated with medical bills and car repairs.
Non-economic damages are awarded for psychological or losses that are not as easily seen, such as pain and suffering and a negative impact on your quality of life, as a result of injuries from the accident. Non-economic damages are often much greater than economic damages.
Punitive damages are awarded in fewer cases in which the other driver intentionally hit you, as opposed to behaving negligently. Punitive damages are intended to punish the driver, not just award you money. However, you do get to keep the money.
Jones Law helps you win your case by collecting evidence, using our excellent bargaining skills, information processing skills, and powers of persuasion.