Ohio Car Accident Lawyer
Dozens of car accidents happen every day in Ohio, with law enforcement agencies reporting more than 75,000 injuries and 1,100 deaths from accidents each year. If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Ohio, you are not alone.
GBM Law’s Ohio car accident lawyers have extensive experience with all cases arising from all types of motor vehicle collisions caused by negligent or reckless drivers.
From our offices in Columbus, we handle car accident cases throughout Ohio, including:
- And throughout the state of Ohio
If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, the attorneys at GBM Law can help. Contact us today for a free case consultation.
How an Experienced Ohio Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
You may be entitled to compensation in Ohio if you were injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, such as:
- A hit-and-run car accident
- A distracted driving accident
- A drunk or drugged driving accident
Financial compensation may be available to help cover the costs of medical expenses, lost income and earnings, and pain and suffering.
Although you are legally entitled to receive compensation, without a skilled and experienced attorney, getting the maximum compensation may be difficult or impossible. Without an attorney, the insurance company will fight you to pay as little as possible.
We always recommend you contact us as soon as possible following an accident, as it is easiest to preserve evidence and witness accounts immediately following an accident.
What are the Common Causes of Ohio Car Accidents?
The top four causes of Ohio auto accidents are:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Falling asleep at the wheel (fatigued driving)
- Reckless driving
What are the Most Common Types of Ohio Auto Accidents?
Any collision between two vehicles or a driver and a pedestrian can lead to serious injuries and damage.
Some of the most common types of car collisions our car accident lawyers have handled are:
A head-on collision occurs when the fronts of two vehicles collide with each other. This scenario may be the result of an unsafe passing on a two-lane road, a driver swerving into oncoming traffic to avoid a stopped vehicle, animal, or pedestrian, or a disoriented driver traveling the wrong way on a freeway.
These types of car crashes often involve an intoxicated or distracted driver.
A rear-end collision occurs when another driver does not leave enough room to stop safely. Driver distraction and tailgating are frequent contributing factors to this type of car wreck.
Sometimes called broadside accidents or T-bone collisions, side-impact collisions are common in intersection crashes when the middle of a vehicle is struck by the front of another vehicle. Another driver failing to yield when turning is a common scenario.
A rollover occurs when a car overturns and lands on either its side or roof. This can be caused by a collision with another vehicle, or from being unbalanced by uneven pavement, a pothole or hazard in the road, or sudden swerving and over-correcting.
The vehicle itself is important evidence in a rollover accident, as damage can provide important information about what happened and how.
What are Some Common Car Accident Injuries That Occur in Ohio?
At GBM Law, we are an Ohio car accident law firm with a long record of success in cases throughout Ohio.
Over the years, our Ohio car accident attorneys have seen how car accidents impact our clients’ lives both immediately and over the course of a lifetime.
Some consequences of a car accident may include:
- Physical pain caused by temporary or long-lasting bodily injury
- Long-term or short-term impaired physical abilities
- Cognitive impairments from traumatic brain injuries
- Inability to return to job or work in other capacities
- Mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder, and feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression
- Property damage to vehicles or other personal property
What Information Should I Give the Insurance Company After a Serious Car Crash?
Having an insurance policy is not enough to protect you from a devastating accident. Although these policies should provide peace of mind, insurance companies do not pay willingly and often try to avoid paying fair compensation.
We have seen over and over how clients with valid claims encounter resistance from insurance companies’ “delay, deny, and defend” tactics.
Insurance companies have deep reserves of resources to fight any claim, and despite branding themselves as caring companies that are there when we need them, they will not hesitate to unjustly shift blame to the injured and drag matters out as long as possible.
Even when liability is finally admitted, the auto insurance company will offer a shockingly low settlement payment amount.
That is why we firmly believe in contacting a lawyer soon after the accident. Too often motor vehicle accident victims try to work through the claims process on their own, and the insurance company will use every little thing to avoid paying a fair amount.
A car accident lawyer will help victims as they know the sorts of questions an insurance adjuster will ask and the answers they listen for and use to deny or reduce the settlement offer.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim After Being Hurt in a Car Accident in Ohio?
How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Ohio Car Accident Attorney?
GBM Law’s personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis.
This simply means that if we don’t win your case or get you a settlement offer you are pleased with, you don’t need to pay.
We are confident in our abilities to get the justice you deserve for your injuries. If we win, the only attorney fees you will pay will be a percentage of a settlement amount or verdict award. There are no hidden fees or hourly billing.
Why Choose GBM Law to Protect Your Rights
Our clients choose us because of our history of results, years of experience, contingency fee structure, customer service, and much, much more:
40+ Years of Recovering Compensation for People in Ohio
GBM Law was established over 40 years ago and continues to be devoted to protecting the rights of Ohioans.
Our case results include more than $200 million recovered for our clients, including courtroom verdicts and policy limit settlements for injured car accident victims and their family members.
An Award-Winning Law Firm
GBM Law’s decades of hard work and success are what allowed it to become one of the most decorated personal injury law firms in Ohio.
GBM Law’s attorneys have been recognized and awarded by the following organizations:
- National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- National Board of Trial Advocacy
A Legal Team That Cares About Clients
Unlike some settlement mill firms that settle cases early and quickly, GBM Law invests in injury cases and prepares each one to be ready for trial, if needed.
We get to know our clients and the unique physical and emotional needs their cases present, and also how their injuries will affect them over the course of a lifetime.
Some people are able to return to work, are unable to perform normal job duties, or can only work in a limited capacity, all of which equates to lost wages and earning capacity. In some cases, people incur significant medical bills or may require future treatment or surgeries.
An in-depth and custom-tailored approach to working every case ultimately means a better result for our clients.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Ohio for a Free Consultation
If you’re wondering if you need a lawyer for your car accident injury case, we’d love to speak with you. One of our Ohio car accident lawyers will review your case for free and offer an experienced-based assessment of your case and your legal options.