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Car Accidents Archives

SHOULD I MAKE A CLAIM WITH MY OWN AUTO INSURANCE COMPANY IF THE CAR ACCIDENT IS NOT MY FAULT?

The short answer is yes. Many people who have been in a car accident caused by another driver worry that their premiums will be raised if they open a claim with their own insurance company. But Ohio law (R.C. 3937.22) is clear that an insurance carrier may not increase rates if the accident is not their insured's fault.

Collision While Ubering? What You Need To Know About Coverage.

Ride-sharing options, such as Uber, have exploded in popularity since Uber's release date in 2009 (originally called Ubercab). The increase in popularity means more and more automobile collisions involving Uber and other ride sharing vehicles. Motor vehicle collisions can be caused by the Uber driver or by another driver on the road (third party). Either way, you want to make sure you are covered. In addition to using standard defenses, Uber has been known to fight lawsuits using coverage defenses.

A Settlement Against the Odds

Rittgers & Rittgers newest personal injury attorney, Barbara Strady won a battle against State Farm after mediating a motor vehicle collision this week. Our client walked away from this controversial collision with a pain and suffering settlement of $240,000.00

Taking responsibility for distracted drivers

Drivers are responsible for their conduct behind the wheel. If a driver causes an accident while texting or posting on Facebook, he or she should be held liable for any injuries that result. Driver responsibility does not necessarily mean that the makers of cell phones bear no responsibility for their obvious contribution to distracted driving, however. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently passed a set of voluntary guidelines aimed at pushing the makers of mobile phones and other electronic devices to implement changes to prevent distracted driving accidents.

The impact of tired driving on car accidents

A lack of sleep can be as dangerous as alcohol consumption when it comes to car accidents. A new report has concluded that fatigued driving could be more dangerous than most people believe. Given the nationwide epidemic of sleep deprivation, that is bad news for drivers everywhere.

Do I Need A Lawyer If I Was In A Car Accident?

At Rittgers & Rittgers, our attorneys frequently hear people ask "Do I need a lawyer if I have been in a car accident?" The answer depends on the facts of the car accident and subsequent police investigation. There are a variety of scenarios that could result in a car accident. The short answer is that if you have been cited for a traffic violation or if you have been injured you should hire an attorney. We outline three common scenarios below.

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