You may wonder whether or not you need an Ohio car accident lawyer when you’ve been involved in an accident, great or small. The moments following a car accident are terrifying and stressful. When you are involved in any type of car crash it is challenging to keep a cool head while talking to first responders and other parties at the accident scene. But everything you say—to police officers, other drivers, and insurance companies—will be used during the claims process.
We offer a free consultation with a skilled Graham Law car accident lawyer who can help you avoid costly mistakes when you’re involved in an auto accident in Ohio.
Ohio is one of the deadliest states for truck accidents. Every year thousands of crashes involving commercial trucks occur throughout Ohio. Most crash victims are not tractor-trailer occupants, but rather the occupants of passenger vehicles.
Accidents between 80,000-pound commercial trucks and 4,000-pound cars are predictably devastating. Common truck accident injuries, such as broken bones, back and neck injuries, head injuries, and internal trauma, can result in extensive missed work, substantial medical bills, and permanent pain and disability. Fatal injuries are also a genuine possibility in a truck accident.
Graham Law understands trucking law and how to obtain maximum compensation for accident victims. Our clients are more than just another file to us. They are people who deserve the best legal advice and customer service.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
Very few vehicle accident lawsuits are “open and shut” cases, especially when involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). Most involve complex questions of law and competing narratives about what happened—and who’s to blame. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, at no fault of your own, request a consultation with us. The attorneys of Graham Law use years of experience and knowledge of your claim to provide personalized advice for you.
Not sure what qualifies as a CMV? As defined in 49 CFR 390.5 a CMV is used to transport passengers and property for financial gain. This can include semi-tractor trailers, box trucks, buses, taxicabs, Uber, Lyft, and more.
Because of motorcycles’ smaller size and lack of protection, riders face serious risks every time they get in the saddle. While motorcyclists are often stereotyped as driving aggressively and recklessly, the drivers of other vehicles are frequently to blame for motorcycle crashes.
Motorcycle accident victims need experienced Counsel! While no one expects to be a victim, accidents do happen. And when they happen to you, an experienced legal partner in your corner, fighting for you, can help tremendously. We want to be that partner because we have seen first-hand how cases can spiral out of control when victims do not have adequate counsel and advocacy. We can be your voice after the accident, but we want you to be armed with the knowledge needed before it’s too late.
ATV / SIDE-BY-SIDE ACCIDENTS
Off-road vehicle (ORV) is a broad category that includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), such as four-wheelers, and side-by-sides (SxS), also called a utility task vehicle (UTV). Collectively, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which tracks injury and fatality data for these types of vehicles, refers to them as off-highway vehicles (OHVs).
No matter what they’re called, these vehicles are involved in a lot of bad crashes. There are about 650 deaths and 100,000 injuries involving ATVs every year, according to CPSC.
Oftentimes, all-terrain vehicle injuries present complex legal issues that a non-attorney may not understand. Graham Law offers free case reviews and accepts injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay no upfront legal fees.
PEDESTRIAN / OTHER VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
Depending on the facts of the accident, if you or your loved one is injured as a pedestrian, you may have a case against the driver. However, a proper investigation will need to be performed and certain questions will need to be answered. For example, it needs to be determined whether you had the right of way and if you were clearly visible to the driver.
From 2009 to 2019 pedestrian deaths have increased by 50 percent and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 6,000 pedestrians are killed each year.
Have questions about an accident? Get answers during a free case review with Graham Law.
UNINSURED / UNDERINSURED DRIVERS
Uninsured motorist (UM) insurance protects you and your passengers if a driver with no liability insurance hits you and causes injuries. It also covers injuries in the event of a hit-and-run accident. UM, claims are made with your own insurance company. You cannot purchase more coverage for UM than you purchase for liability coverage. For example, if you have $100,000 bodily injury coverage per person/$300,000 per accident, your UM coverage can’t exceed these amounts.
Underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance protects you, your passengers, and your property when you’re in an accident with a driver that is insured but doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your injuries/property damage in full. With UIM, you first make a claim against the other driver’s insurance for your losses, up to the limits of their policy. You then tap your insurance to make up the difference.
It’s always in your best interest to speak with an attorney to avoid making a common misstep, such as saying the wrong thing or thinking you can handle everything yourself.
Bicycling is a great alternative to driving; you save on gas and get your daily exercise in. However, you’re left exposed on the roadways to distracted, impaired drivers, and more. If you are injured by a negligent motorist, you may submit a claim using the motorist’s insurance coverage or your own. Don’t delay, the more time that goes by, the harder it can be to prove your case. We recommend discussing your options with an experienced attorney.
We fight to recover everything possible to help victims mend and restore their bodies, lives, and peace of mind. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, our personal injury attorneys are just a phone call away. Let us help you navigate the legal, medical, and insurance coverage systems.
Driving is a necessity today with the U.S. motorists driving an average of 39 miles per day, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s 2019 data. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finding in 2018, an estimated 400,000 crashes involving distracted drivers resulted in 2,841 deaths. In the event, you’re in an accident caused by a distracted driver you should contact a lawyer immediately.
Legal information about car accidents is plentiful on the internet. However, none of these resources are as helpful as actually speaking with a lawyer. Every case is unique and should be reviewed with specific facts in mind. You have nothing to lose—and possibly a lot to gain—by scheduling a free case review with Graham Law. Call 1-800-621-8585 to get started.