Skilled Cincinnati Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident can have a profound impact on the victim and their family. Injured people have to manage 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 disabilities, and the loss of a loved one can cause deep psychological wounds.
If you have been seriously injured in the Cincinnati area on I-75, I-71 or another dangerous roadway in the city, then you need to contact a law firm with a history of positive results in this area. At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our Cincinnati car accident lawyers bring exceptional care and attention to every vehicle accident case they take. They will help you move to get the financial resources and time you need to move forward with your life after a severe motor vehicle accident or the loss of 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, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Best Lawyers in America. Many of them have also been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers for multiple years. Our lawyers obtained these recognitions by providing clients with the highest quality of legal service and results. They care about getting the best possible outcomes for you and your family. They assist clients with a wide range of vehicle accident cases, including those involving:
- Drunk driving
- Dangerous highway crashes
- Recreational vehicles
Answering Your Most Pressing Car Accident Questions
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Cincinnati, whether on the east side or west side, 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 in Cincinnati.
The following is a sample of the frequently asked questions that our lawyers receive from individuals injured in car accidents throughout the state of Ohio, including in Hamilton County. 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 Cincinnati car accident attorney?
While it is possible to obtain a car accident settlement from an insurance company on your own, our attorneys advise everyone to speak with a car accident lawyer. In their experience, settlement offers are significantly higher when an attorney is involved. An experienced lawyer 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 that 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, then 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 offer uninsured/underinsured insurance to provide coverage when you or the at-fault driver does not have insurance. If neither of you has insurance, then 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 a car accident claim takes to process varies depending on the complexity of your claim, the severity of your injuries, your 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 with your treatment and be certain of your future medical needs before taking a settlement offer.
Immediate Help After Your Accident
As soon as you retain our lawyers’ services, they will immediately begin working on your behalf. They have the experience handling all types of car accident cases in and around Cincinnati. In many cases, they 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. Clients also come to our team when a Cincinnati Go Metro bus causes an accident with a car, bike or pedestrian.
Our attorneys analyze every potential insurance carrier in each case to make sure that past and future damages are compensated. They 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. They will also contact the car insurance companies and handle all communications regarding your personal injury claim.
Because our lawyers have handled personal injury claims for more than 30 years, they know how to present your claim to the insurance company and prepare your case for trial. They know how to get you a fair car accident settlement.
Follow Our Attorneys’ Guidelines To Help Them Help You
When you tell our lawyers what happened in your situation, they 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. They also encourage our clients to keep journals about their injuries, documenting medical treatment and progress. The more serious the injuries are, 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 our lawyers about your car accident. They are here to help you, whether you live in 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 the Cincinnati area, 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. Ask people you trust for an attorney referral. Interview your lawyer. And make sure you’re comfortable with the one you choose.
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we offer the personalized representation you require after your car accident. Our attorneys can analyze your situation, perform a full investigation and represent your interests in car accident negotiations or at trial.
For a consultation with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys at Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, call 513-496-0134 or contact us online. We are available 24/7.
Cincinnati Car Accident Lawyers Who Are Ready To Listen And Help
If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries or a loved one has died in an accident, our team will listen carefully and explain your legal options.
Please contact us by calling 513-496-0134 and tell our lawyers about the accident. From offices in Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati, we serve clients in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and the surrounding areas of southwest Ohio.
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“On September 13, 2022 my father -in- law was involved in a life changing car accident. We realized shortly the insurance, bills and paperwork were more than we could handle. We are thankful we found Rittgers law office and more specifically Matt Nakajima and Collette Witker. I dealt with Collette on what seemed like a daily basis for months. She was always patient, kind and helpful in answering every question we had and pointing us in the right direction. Matt answered all our questions, explained things thoroughly and handled our case masterfully. Our family is forever grateful for them and if we ever need legal services in the future we will be calling Rittgers and referring all of our friends to your office. Thank you for making a difficult year much easier to navigate.” – Michele J.