Tips on Maximizing Your Compensation After an Accident

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Tips on Maximizing Your Compensation After an Accident

November 18, 2023
By Lafferty Gallagher Scott

Accidents can turn your life upside down in an instant. One moment, you’re going about your daily routine; the next, you’re thrust into a whirlwind of physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial uncertainty. It’s a distressing experience, one that leaves many feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.

If you find yourself in this unenviable situation, it’s essential to know that you’re not alone. Understanding your rights and the steps you can take to maximize your compensation can make a significant difference. Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, is here to help you seek the payment you deserve. Contact our firm to discuss the specific circumstances regarding your case.

The Power of Documentation

In the world of personal injury claims, evidence is king. The more comprehensive and compelling your evidence, the stronger your case will be. Start by documenting the scene of the accident. Snap pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the road conditions and any visible injuries—every detail matters. But don’t stop there.

Keep track of all medical records, receipts, and correspondence related to your accident. This includes doctor visits, prescribed medication, physical therapy sessions, and even transportation costs to medical appointments. Each document serves as a piece of the puzzle, helping to paint a clear picture of the impact the accident has had on your life.

Understand Your Damages

Navigating the labyrinth of legal jargon can be daunting, but it’s crucial to understand the full extent of your damages. In Ohio, compensation can cover more than just immediate medical expenses. It can include future medical costs, lost wages due to time off work, property damage, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, and even loss of enjoyment of life2. Calculating these accurately ensures you’re fighting for the compensation you truly deserve.

Resist the Rush

In the wake of an accident, you may feel pressured to accept the initial settlement offer from insurance companies. Don’t. These companies often offer a quick, low-ball settlement, hoping victims will accept without realizing its inadequacy. Remember, once you accept a settlement, you typically can’t pursue further compensation. It’s vital to thoroughly review any offer and consult with a legal professional before making a decision.

The Attorney Advantage

Hiring an experienced attorney is not an extravagance; it’s a necessity. A skilled attorney brings a deep understanding of Ohio law, formidable negotiating skills, and a commitment to advocating for your best interests. Our insight can significantly increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation.

Beware of Damage Caps

Ohio enforces a cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. The cap can be as low as $250,000 for non-economic damages regardless of the severity of the injuries. However, exceptions to these caps exist, further emphasizing the importance of having an attorney on your side.

Take Control of Your Future Today

If you’ve been injured in an accident, remember that time is of the essence. The sooner you start taking proactive steps, the better your chances of securing the compensation you deserve. Reach out to an experienced attorney who can guide you through the complexities of Ohio law, ensuring your rights are protected. Call Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, today.










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