Cincinnati Car Accident Lawyers
The repercussions of a car accident are often worse than one first realizes. In just seconds, a car crash can change your life. It is difficult to know what to do or how to deal with all the complications that are the result of someone else’s fault. When the injuries are serious or if a loved one died in a fatal car accident, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the insurance claim process.
The Cincinnati car accident attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers can help. For more than 30 years, we have helped people deal with the aftereffects of car accidents. From offices in Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati, we serve clients throughout the entire state of Ohio.
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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.
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 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, 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.
If you were involved in a car accident, you need good legal counsel. Contact Us · 513-932-2115 · Available 24/7
The following is just a sample of the frequently asked questions we receive from individuals injured in car accidents throughout the state of Ohio. For more information and for other questions, reach out to our car accident attorneys for a consultation.
Do I need an 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 of our lawyers represent injured accident victims on a contingency fee basis. Our clients pay nothing unless we obtain 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 case worth?
Your personal injury claim depends greatly 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 coverage of the at-fault driver.
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 in instances where you or the at-fault driver does not have insurance. If neither of you have insurance, you do have the opportunity to seek compensation directly from the at-fault driver. Speak to one of our experienced car accident lawyers to learn more.
What if the insurance policy limits are less than my damages?
If medical bills or damages are greater than the at-fault driver’s insurance policy limits, you should look to your own uninsured/underinsured insurance to cover the balance. Your attorney should analyze every potential insurance policy prior to advising you on any settlement offers. Furthermore, you must receive consent from your uninsured/underinsured carrier before accepting money from the at-fault driver if you intend to make a claim for your uninsured/underinsured coverage.
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 is a common insurance company tactic. If your injury is the result of 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 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 important that you do not rush to accept a settlement. You should be finished treating and be certain of your future medical needs prior to taking a settlement offer.
Contact Our Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyers
Our personal injury attorneys have more than 30 years of experience representing the interests of clients injured in a variety of motor vehicle accidents. Contact our Ohio law firm today to find answers to your car accident questions.
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“Attorney Eric Allen and his paralegal Daphne were WONDERFUL to work with. My case (involving a car accident, multiple surgeries, physical therapy, etc.) was completely overwhelming to me having never dealt with such a thing before. From the first meeting with Eric, it was clear that working with him was the right choice and that was confirmed throughout our entire working relationship when, at every turn, he and Daphne handled every single facet of the case from medical bills (often getting the costs reduced!) to communications with the insurance companies so that I barely had to lift a finger. Now, just over a year since the accident, the case is resolved and I was able to receive the maximum payout from both the at-fault party’s insurance as well as my own. Things literally could not have gone any better.”