Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Southern Ohio
Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Maximum Damages for Victims of Auto, Motorcycle and Truck Accidents throughout Southern Ohio
Small town living is a way of life in Southeastern Ohio. We all rely on motor vehicles to get to work, school and our daily activities. Law-abiding citizens follow the rules of the road, well aware that driving is a privilege, not a right. However, as much as we tried to avoid them, accidents still happen quite frequently. When accidents do occur, the result is often painful and life-altering injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, a motorcycle crash or a truck collision, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer who will assess your claim and fight for substantial compensation for your injuries. At the Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis, we stand up to insurance carriers and never accept low-ball settlement offers. You can rely on our team of experienced car accident lawyers to do what it takes to hold the reckless drivers who caused your accident responsible for their negligence.
In addition to car and tractor trailer accidents, we represent clients injured in SUV rollovers, ATV accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian collisions, hit and run accidents, drunk driving crashes and more. Call our offices today for a free consultation about your case.
What Should You Do After the Accident to Preserve Your Legal Rights?
It should go without saying that your health and safety, and that of your passengers, should be your primary concern. Call 9-1-1 right away; if your injuries prevent you from calling, call out to someone to get medical help to the scene. Even if you do not think you’ve been seriously injured, you should take care to stay still and wait to be cleared by medical personnel.
If possible, attempt to do the following in an effort to collect valuable information to pass on to your accident injury lawyer.
Document your injuries as soon as possible after the accident. In addition to doctor’s reports and diagnostic tests, photos of your injuries just after the crash, as well as throughout your treatment and recovery, may be important evidence in your case.
Collect information: Names, addresses, phone numbers and any other contact information from drivers and passengers in other cars, as well as any other witnesses, may be critical to your case. Also, try to obtain insurance information from other drivers involved in the accident.
Take photographs: There’s very little excuse for not being able to capture real-time images of the scene of the accident. It’s quite likely that you, a passenger or a passerby can pull out a smartphone and photograph everything.
Gather information: You’ll need the name and number of the other drivers and people in their car. It’s also helpful to get the insurance information from the other driver.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: While you are recovering from your injuries, the Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis will be dealing with the insurance companies and fighting for your right to maximum compensation and justice in your case. We will seek to hold the people responsible for your pain and suffering liable for the injuries they have caused.
Additionally, while at the scene of the accident, in the ambulance or at the hospital, it’s important that you refrain from discussing the specifics of the accident with anyone. Anything you can say can be misconstrued. Something simple such as “I never meant to hurt anyone” can be interpreted as an admission of fault. Focus on your health-related issues and decline to discuss anything else until you’ve met with Mr. Lewis.
How Much is a Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuit Worth?
It’s impossible to provide you with an exact figure. Each case is as unique as the accident it’s based on. However, when you are working with our experienced personal injury law firm, you can rest assured that we will investigate what happened and work tirelessly to get you every penny we feel your case is worth.
Depending on your injuries and whether you may suffer permanent disability as a result of the accident, Mr. Lewis will negotiate for medical treatment expenses – including surgeries, hospitalization, medicines, etc.; lost wages to replace the paycheck you are unable to collect while you are out of work recovering; the costs of rehabilitation, including inpatient treatment and physical therapy; and general pain and suffering.
Following an accident, it’s not unusual to receive a call from an insurance carrier offering you a quick settlement deal. The check may seem generous; after all, something is better than nothing, right? However, usually, the low-ball settlement won’t cover your expenses nor will it meet the value of your long-term injuries. Even if the dollar figure sounds good, the deal probably won’t take into account future medical treatment and rehab. Don’t accept any settlement offer before talking with Mr. Lewis.
Call the Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis Today for a Free Consultation about Your Accident
For over 30 years, Richard Lewis has successfully negotiated millions of dollars in settlement offers for victims of motor vehicle accidents. If he is unable to get you the amount he believes you deserve, he will take your case to court and prove to a jury why you deserve a more substantial verdict. If someone you love died as a result of an accident, we will pursue a wrongful death claim to make sure your family is appropriately compensated for your untimely and devastating loss.
The Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis accepts personal injury cases, such as car and truck accident cases, on contingency. There are no upfront out-of-pocket legal fees and if we don’t collect damages for you, you don’t pay us anything. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.