Even if you are a conscientious and safe driver, you cannot prevent all accidents from happening. You could still find yourself in an accident when you least expect it. Understanding how to protect yourself in the event of a collision can help you remain level-headed. Pursuing a claim for damages can be a complicated legal process. If you or someone you love sustained injuries in an Ohio accident, contact our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers in Toledo.
At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, we have decades of experience assisting Ohio clients with all their personal injury needs. We are very familiar with the tactics that insurance companies use to undervalue your claim and keep from paying out entirely in some cases. We have a proven record of success with auto accident cases in Toledo. Contact our office today to schedule a meeting to have all your questions answered.
Accidents happen all around the country every day. In fact, some estimates show that there is an auto accident every 10 seconds. That means tens of thousands of collisions for Ohio alone. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents we see include:
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you could collect damages such as:
The more serious your injuries are, the more likely you will be to collect additional compensation in some cases. Insurance companies will look for any possible way to reduce the amount of your damages or even place more liability on you to avoid paying out.
Determining liability is paramount to recovering compensation for your injuries. Under Ohio law, you can still collect a portion of your damages even if you are partially at fault for the accident. You cannot be more than 50% at fault, however. Your percentage of fault will reduce your compensation. For example, if you are found to be 15% at fault, you will receive 85% of your damages.
If you need assistance after an auto accident in Ohio, let our auto accident lawyers in Toledo assist you. Contact Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC to schedule an initial consultation.
All of our partners are AV Peer Review Rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. Out-of-state referrals are welcome for all
areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.