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. The top four causes of Ohio accidents are distracted driving, driving under the influence, falling asleep at the wheel (fatigued driving), and reckless driving. At GBM Law, we 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 cases throughout the state, including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron, Toledo, Athens and beyond.
Standing Up For Injured Victims
You may be entitled to compensation in Ohio if you were injured in any type of auto accident, such as a hit-and-run car accident, distracted driving accident, or drunk or drugged driving accident. Compensation is available for medical bills, lost income and earnings, and pain and suffering. Although you are legally entitled to receive compensation, without a skilled and experienced attorney, getting that compensation may be difficult or impossible. The experienced Ohio personal injury attorneys at GBM Law level the playing field, ensuring our clients get the maximum, full and fair compensation they deserve. We always recommend people contact us as soon as possible following an accident, as it is easiest to preserve evidence and witness accounts immediately following an accident.
Helping Clients Hurt in Car Accidents in Ohio
GBM Law is an Ohio car accident law firm that is well-regarded in the industry for a long record of success in cases throughout Ohio. Over the years our attorneys have seen how car accidents impact our clients’ lives in many ways, both immediately and over the course of a lifetime. Some of the 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; and
- Property damage to vehicles or other personal property.
Unfortunately, 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 with ‘delay, deny, and defend’ tactics employed by insurance companies. 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, a shockingly low settlement payment is often offered.
Types of Car Accidents We Handle
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 vehicle collisions we handle in Ohio are:
Head-On Collisions: A head-on collision occurs when the front of two vehicles collide into 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 travelling the wrong-way on a freeway. These collisions often involve an intoxicated or distracted driver.
Rear-End Accidents: A rear-end collision occurs when another driver does not leave enough room to stop safely. Driver distraction and tailgating are frequent contributing factors.
Side-Impact Accidents: 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.
Rollover Accidents: A rollover occurs when a car overturns and either lands on 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 overcorrecting. The vehicle itself is important evidence in a rollover accident, as damage can provide important information about what happened and how.
We also represent personal injury victims of motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and tractor-trailer accidents.
A Long History in Ohio
GBM Law was established over 30 years ago, and has continually been devoted to protecting the rights of Ohioans. Our case results include more than $200 million recovered for our clients, including courtroom verdicts and policy limits settlements for car accident victims, and their family members. Unlike some “settlement mill” firms that settle cases early and quickly, we invest in our cases and prepare each one to be ready for trial, if needed. We get to know our clients and the unique physical and emotional needs their cases presents, 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 equate 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 up every case ultimately means a better result for our clients.
Free Consultation with an Ohio Car Accident Attorney
GBM Law offers legal representation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Ohio. Our clients choose us because of our history of results, years of experience, contingency fee structure, and customer service. If you are wondering if you have a case, we’d love to speak with you. Our attorneys will review your case for free, and offer an experienced-based assessment of your case and your legal options. Contact us for a free consultation at 877-706-6446 or fill out our free case review form.