Skilled Cincinnati Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident can have a profound impact on the victim and his or her family. Injured people have to deal with many financial hurdles, including the cost of medical care, lost wages and planning for future care. Additionally, the emotional fallout from the pain and suffering caused by injuries, temporary or permanent disability, and losing a loved one can cause deep psychological wounds.
If you have been seriously injured, you need to contact a law firm with a history of positive results. At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima law firm, our Cincinnati car accident lawyers bring exceptional care and attention to every vehicle accident case we take. We will help you move to get the financial resources and time you need to forward with your life after a severe motor vehicle accident or losing a loved one. You can reach our office 24/7 by calling us at 513-496-0134.
Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorneys Who Help People Injured In All Types Of Car Accidents
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our staff includes lawyers who have been named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Best Lawyers in America and Top 100 Super Lawyers in Ohio. Our lawyers obtained this recognition by providing clients with the highest quality of legal service and results. We are caring attorneys who care about getting the best possible outcomes for you and your family. We assist clients with a wide range of vehicle accident case, including those involving:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dangerous highway accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Train accidents
- Recreational vehicle accidents
Answering Your Most Pressing Car Accident Questions
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Ohio, you likely have many questions regarding insurance settlements. Usually, people are contacted by an insurance adjuster within days or weeks of a car crash. Please do not rely on the insurance adjuster’s advice. The best way to get answers to your situation is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
The following is a sample of the frequently asked questions we receive from individuals injured in car accidents throughout the state of Ohio. For more information and answers to other questions, reach out to our car accident attorneys for a consultation:
- Do I need an attorney?
- How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
- How much is my case worth?
- What if I do not have insurance, or the person who hit me does not have insurance?
- What if the insurance policy limits are less than my damages?
- What if the at-fault driver’s insurance adjuster refuses to pay me for my injuries?
- How long does it take to pursue a claim?
Do I need a car accident attorney?
While it is possible to obtain a car accident settlement from an insurance company on your own, we advise everyone to speak with a car accident lawyer. In our experience, settlement offers are significantly higher when an attorney is involved. An experienced attorney will help you understand the value of your claim and guide you through the critical steps of what you need to do after a car accident to ensure you receive maximum compensation.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
Some people believe it costs a lot of money to hire a skilled car accident attorney. All our lawyers represent injured accident victims on a contingency fee basis. Our clients pay nothing unless we get a favorable car accident settlement or verdict for their injuries. If you have been injured in an accident, you do not need money to retain an experienced lawyer.
How much is my accident case worth?
Your personal injury claim depends significantly on the extent of your injuries, the damage done to your vehicle and many other financial considerations. Your claim can also include damages for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. The amount you will be able to recover also depends on your insurance coverage and the at-fault driver’s coverage.
What if I do not have insurance, or the person who hit me does not have insurance?
Most auto insurance carriers provide uninsured/underinsured insurance to provide coverage when you or the at-fault driver does not have insurance. If neither of you has insurance, you do have the opportunity to seek compensation directly from the at-fault driver. Please speak to one of our experienced car accident lawyers to learn more.
What if the insurance policy limits are less than my damages?
Suppose medical bills or damages are greater than the at-fault driver’s insurance policy limits. In that case, you should look to your own uninsured/underinsured insurance to cover the balance. Furthermore, you must receive consent from your uninsured/underinsured carrier before accepting money from the at-fault driver if you intend to claim your uninsured/underinsured coverage. Your attorney should analyze every potential insurance policy before advising you on any settlement offers.
What if the at-fault driver’s insurance adjuster refuses to pay me for my injuries?
In many cases, insurance adjusters deny liability even when their driver is cited as the at-fault driver in the police crash report. Do not panic. This issue is a standard insurance company tactic. If your injury results from someone else’s fault, a lawsuit should be filed, and the case should be prepared for trial. In almost every case, the insurance company will change its position.
How long does it take to pursue a claim?
The length of time for a car accident claim varies depending on the complexity of your claim, severity of your injuries, policy limits, the insurance company’s willingness to offer fair compensation, and your desire to settle or go to trial. While some settlements can be obtained within a matter of months, many claims last longer. It is essential that you do not rush to accept a settlement. You should be finished treating and be certain of your future medical needs before taking a settlement offer.
Immediate Help After Your Accident
As soon as you retain our services, we will immediately begin working on your behalf. We have the experience handling all types of car accident cases. In many cases, we find that the crash was a result of a drunk driver, teen driver or a driver who was distracted at the time of the crash. We analyze every potential insurance carrier in each case to make sure past and future damages are compensated. Our Ohio law firm will gather evidence about the car accident, review police reports and medical records, talk to witnesses and hire the necessary experts to pursue a claim in your case. We contact the car insurance companies and handle all communications about your personal injury claim.
Because we have handled personal injury claims for more than 30 years, we know how to present your claim to the insurance company and prepare your case for trial. We know how to get you a fair car accident settlement.
Follow Our Guidelines to Help Us Help You
When you tell us what happened in your situation, we will give you advice regarding what to do after your car accident. Immediately after an accident, please take photos. Photos of your injuries are valuable for making your claim. Photos of your car are also helpful. We also encourage our clients to keep journals about their injuries, documenting medical treatment and progress. The more serious the injuries, the more important it is to document how the injuries have changed life for you and your family. Contact our office to receive a packet of information and forms to help document and organize your car accident claim.
Contact Our Ohio Car Accident Lawyers From Anywhere in the State
Our personal injury attorneys want you to receive the compensation you need after a car wreck. Contact us at one of our three locations in Ohio and tell us about your car accident. We are here to help you, whether you live in Cleveland, Cincinnati or anywhere else in the state.
Injured In An Accident? Speak With An Attorney Today
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Ohio, you likely have many questions regarding insurance settlements. Usually, people are contacted by an insurance adjuster within days or weeks of a car crash. Please do not rely on the insurance adjuster’s advice. The best way to get answers that apply directly to your situation is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Be comfortable with the attorney you choose. Interview your attorney and ask people you trust for an attorney referral.
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, a Cincinnati-based law firm with locations in Cincinnati, Lebanon and West Chester, we offer the personalized representation you require after your car accident. We can analyze your situation, perform a full investigation and represent your interests in car accident negotiations or at trial.
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Cincinnati Car Accident Lawyers Who Are Ready to Listen and Help
If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries or if a loved one has died in an accident, we will listen carefully and explain your legal options.
Please contact us by calling 513-496-0134 and tell us about the accident. From offices in Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati, we serve clients in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and surrounding areas of southwest Ohio.