Car Accident Lawyers in Southern Ohio
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Stand Up for Victims of Serious Car Collisions across Southern Ohio
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that it investigated 63,192 motor vehicle accidents in 2015; about 1,000 people lost their lives in fatal car crashes. In fact, car accidents are the second-leading cause of accident death in Ohio, just behind drug overdoses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, or worse, paid the ultimate price — wrongful death — because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Contact a skilled accident injury lawyer who will fight for maximum damages in your case. Call the Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis today for a free consultation about your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees.
Car Accidents Result in Severe Injuries in Chillicothe and throughout Southeastern Ohio
There are a number of reasons car collisions occur, including distracted driving (texting and cell phone use), DWI/DUI, reckless driving, speeding, weaving, failure to yield to oncoming traffic and even simple driver fatigue (falling asleep at the wheel). All of these behaviors can result in rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, sideswipes, etc.
Unfortunately, most serious motor vehicle accidents cause severe injuries to drivers and passengers of all vehicles involved. Often, pedestrians and bicyclists get hurt. Property damage costs are exorbitant. Common injuries sustained in auto accidents include:
- Injury to internal organs
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash and concussions
- Trauma to the neck and spine (including paralysis)
- Broken and fractured bones
- Strokes, heart attacks and other sudden onset conditions
- Severe emotional injury, including post-traumatic stress disorder
It’s not unusual, except in the most serious of accidents, for victims to say they feel fine and weren’t injured. Serious injuries can be masked by stress, shock and an adrenaline rush that happens just after an accident. The truth is, an accident victim can walk away from the crash and feel the effects hours or even days afterward. Don’t hesitate to get checked out by a doctor after an accident. And, if you feel sick — nauseated, headaches, blurry vision, etc. in the days after your crash — see a doctor again.
Richard Lewis Fights for Your Right to Maximum Damages after a Car Accident
Personal injury cases involving auto accidents can be complicated. You need to hire a lawyer who will leave no stone unturned as he reviews all documentation, including police reports, witness statements and medical records. Mr. Lewis will never allow insurance companies to bully him into accepting a low-ball settlement offer. He will take your case to court, when necessary, to ensure you get the verdict you deserve.
For 30 years, Mr. Lewis has put his clients first — fighting for just compensation for serious injuries suffered in car accidents. If your Southern Ohio accident was caused by a hit-and-run driver, don’t worry. You can rely on Mr. Lewis to protect your rights and fight for your family. Contact him today for a free consultation about your accident. There are no upfront legal costs and all personal injury cases are taken on contingency. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.