Car accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury claims in Toledo. Sometimes, these crashes are minor and people do not become seriously injured nor is their property badly damaged. Sometimes, though, car accidents are catastrophic and accident victims live the rest of their life with serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a crash and someone else caused it, our car accident attorneys in Toledo have the necessary experience to help you claim the full financial compensation to which you are entitled.
In Toledo, as throughout the rest of Ohio, all car accident claims are governed by tort law. Under tort law, if you are in an accident that was the fault of another person, you must file a claim for financial compensation with the negligent party’s insurance company. If you are successful with this claim, you can receive damages for your medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and anything you lost as a result of the crash.
It is not easy to deal with insurance companies, and you should never speak to another person’s insurer on your own. Insurance companies have many strategies they employ to reduce, deny, and delay the damages they pay out. They are not interested in your safety and well-being. They are mainly interested in keeping their profits for themselves. It is for this reason you should always speak to a car accident attorney in Toledo first. An attorney will deal with the insurance company on your behalf so you can claim the full settlement you deserve.
No amount of financial compensation can undo your injuries. Still, financial compensation is intended to make you as whole again as possible after an accident. The damages available after a car accident are both economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are easy to calculate and include losses such as any medical expenses and lost income you sustained as a result of the crash. Non-economic damages are not as easy to calculate because they do not have a real dollar value. Pain and suffering and permanent disability and disfigurement are just two types of non-economic damages available after a crash.
All car accident claims in Toledo, as throughout the rest of Ohio, are governed by a statute of limitations. Under this law, you generally only have two years to settle your claim or file a lawsuit against all responsible parties. If you allow the statute of limitations to expire, you will likely forfeit your right to claim any compensation at all. A car accident attorney in Toledo will ensure your claim is filed on time.
After a crash, you need sound legal advice. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our car accident lawyers in Toledo will deal with the insurance companies and advise you of the law so you recover the full damages you deserve. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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