With more than 30 years representing Ohioans in personal injury and wrongful death claims, the Zanesville, Ohio personal injury lawyers at GBM Law represent accident victims throughout Ohio. With more than $200 million recovered in verdicts and settlements, we have earned a reputation as one of Ohio’s preeminent personal injury law firms. Contact us at 877-706-6446 for a free consultation.
Car Accidents in Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio, is located 52 miles east of Columbus, and is the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio. According to City-Data.com, there are an average of less than 10 accidents reported in Zanesville each month, with the most accidents reported in July and August. In May 2019, Zanesville made headlines across the state when three people were killed in a head-on collision on US-22 near State Route 345. In April 2019, two people were killed in a head-on collision accident on US-22 / 40 near Hicks Road. Many of the accidents on rural roads in Zanesville are quite serious and lead to catastrophic injury or death.
Who is liable in a serious injury car accident?
Generally, the driver at fault for an accident is liable for damages. Fault may be attributed to one or multiple causes:
- Driving while distracted
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence
- Road rage
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to yield
Although less common, accidents may be caused by dangerous road conditions or even design or manufacturing defects in the vehicles themselves. If a car accident is caused by someone driving a company owned vehicle, or driving in the course of employment, the company that employs the driver could be liable. A thorough investigation following an accident can determine the party or parties responsible. In some cases, multiple parties are responsible and financially liable.
Do you need a lawyer following a major injury or fatal car accident?
Your insurance company may lead you to believe they will fully take care of everything related to your claim following an accident. However, it is important to remember that no matter how compassionate and kind your insurance claims representative may be, they are in the business of settling claims, and ultimately, for as little as possible. A personal injury attorney who advocates for your rights and interests can be a powerful advocate in ensuring you are fairly and fully compensated.
Handling all Types of Serious Personal Injuries
The Zanesville personal injury lawyers at GBM law accept all types of serious injury cases stemming from the negligent or reckless actions of others. Contact us to learn more about your rights following any of the following types of major accidents:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Bus accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
- Dog bites
- And more
Visit our practice areas page for a full list of practice areas and other types of claims we handle.
Maximum Compensation for your Injuries
When “shopping” for a personal injury attorney following an accident, ask your potential lawyer about previous successes. Have they taken cases to trial before a judge or jury? While many personal injury cases settle out of court, your lawyer should be prepared to take your case to trial. Trial successes are an indicator to big corporations and insurance companies with large legal departments that you can and will fight for fair compensation. The team at GBM law has a long record of successful case results including verdicts and settlements.
Obtain a Free Consultation
At GBM law, we offer a free consultation to review your potential case. In this case evaluation, an attorney will review the facts of you or your loved one’s accident, answer your questions, and explain your legal rights and options, should you wish to pursue a personal injury claim. We will also review the potential value of your case, and the factors that could make getting a fair settlement challenging. Consultations are available seven days a week, at our office, your home or hospital, or any convenient location of your choosing.
For more information feel free to call us at (614) 222-4444 or fill out a case evaluation form.