Nobody plans to get hurt in a motor vehicle crash in Cleveland, but accidents certainly do happen. After a car accident, injury victims can face substantial medical bills and the added economic pain of lost wages. When you are struggling to pay your hospital bills and cannot return to work due to the severity of your injuries, you need to be thinking about the best way to seek compensation.
While every strategy for seeking financial compensation after a car accident will depend upon the specific facts of your case, which you should discuss in detail with a car accident attorney, I want to provide you with some general information about seeking compensation after getting hurt in a collision.
You Can File an Auto Insurance Claim
Ohio is an at-fault state, which means that anyone who is injured in a motor vehicle collision typically can file a claim through the at-fault driver’s auto insurance. This is known as a third-party claim. Injury victims can also file a claim through their own auto insurance, which is known as a first-party claim.
In either situation, various issues can result in a limit on your total payout. In most cases, insurance limits will mean that you are only eligible to receive compensation up to a certain amount. Further, it can be difficult to seek non-economic compensation, such as for pain and suffering, through an auto insurance claim.
You May Be Eligible to File a Car Accident Lawsuit
You may be able to seek compensation by filing a car accident lawsuit. In a car accident lawsuit, I can help you to seek economic damages to cover your monetary losses, as well as non-economic damages to compensate you for your pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Do Not Forget About the Statute of Limitations
You can only be eligible to obtain financial compensation in a car accident lawsuit if you file your lawsuit in time. To be clear, the best methods for seeking financial compensation after a traffic collision will be moot if you do not file your lawsuit within the time window set by the Ohio personal injury statute of limitations.
Under Ohio law, you most likely will have two years from the date of the car accident to file your lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit before two years have passed, you will not be eligible for compensation.
Call My Firm for Assistance with Your Auto Accident Case
Car accidents often seem to come out of nowhere, but it is critical to remember that most motor vehicle crashes happen because of someone else’s negligence. Whether you need help negotiating with an auto insurance company for a fair payout or you require assistance with a car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver, believe me when I tell you that I’ll Make Them Pay!®
You have options when it comes to seeking financial compensation after a car crash, and I can discuss those options with you and represent you from the start to finish of your case. Contact me today at 877.944.4373 to learn more about routes to financial compensation after a traffic collision.