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Car Accident FAQ

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Frequently asked questions about auto accidents

The statistics regarding auto accidents are unsettling.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 34,000 people died in the United States in 2009 as a result of traffic fatalities.  Over 1,000 of these people died in Ohio.If you are injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another individual or entity, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible.  Qualified automobile accident attorneys, such as the attorneys of Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC can guard your interests and help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries.In addition to physical pain, many accident victims face confusion and uncertainty as to what steps to take after receiving medical care.  The following are commonly asked questions regarding auto accidents:

Who should I file a lawsuit against in order to recover compensation?

In some cases, accident victims may sue other parties besides the at-fault driver. For example, if the at-fault driver did not own the car, the owner of the vehicle might be liable for your injuries.

Do I have to bring my auto accident case to court?

Not always.  Many cases are resolved without going to trial, as settling outside of court avoids the expense and delay of a trial. However, if a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached in a settlement, we do not hesitate to fight for our clients in court.

Where does the money for my compensation come from?

Ohio is a fault state, meaning that insurance companies pay according to the degree of fault of each party.  Ideally, the insurance company of the at-fault party pays for your damages.  However, if the at-fault party does not have insurance, your insurance policy might provide you with compensation.

It is crucial to contact a qualified Toledo auto accident attorney before signing any agreements with your insurance company after an accident.  Many insurance adjustors are trained to offer you the lowest amount of compensation possible.  The attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC fight to ensure that you are fairly compensated.

Accident attorneys in Toledo: representation you can count on

While it is always advisable to contact an experienced Toledo auto accident lawyer immediately after your accident, it is never too late to get the representation you deserve. Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC has faithfully served clients in Toledo and throughout the state of Ohio for over three decades. Whether we negotiate a settlement for you or litigate on your behalf in court, our attorneys take great pride in supporting each of our clients throughout the entire legal process. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today by calling 419-241-5500 or contact us online.

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