If you live in Toledo, Ohio, and have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you will likely benefit from the guidance, advice, and representation of a Toledo, Ohio auto accident attorney.
Auto accident claims are a form of personal injury claim that allows a person to recover compensation for their injuries, property damage, and even wrongful death. An attorney can help you through each step of the process, ensuring that you don’t miss deadlines or important evidence that you need to prove liability and the value of your claim.
The Chester Law Group Has Experience Handling Cases Like Yours
The auto accident attorneys at the Chester Law Group have handled many auto accident claims with a variety of different factors, and we have almost certainly handled a claim with very similar details as the one you’re dealing with. We know how to ensure that all evidence is considered, that your accident is thoroughly investigated, and that you recover compensation for all of your damages. This includes the medical expenses, the lost wages from time off work in recovery, the pain and suffering, the psychological trauma, and in some cases, even punitive damages to punish any grossly negligent behavior.
If you spent time in the hospital because of your injuries, and if you required surgery and/or physical rehabilitation to recover from your injuries, you can get compensation for all of these expenses. If you suffered a long-term disability, then this too can be compensated. If you had to take time off of work to recover, you can get compensation for lost wages. If you are not able to do the work that you used to do because of disabling injuries, you can get compensation for future earning potential, as well. Most auto accident injuries are terribly painful, so pain and suffering can also factor into your claim, as can permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Then, there are cases where you must hire someone to help with things like housework, in home nursing, and childcare that you can no longer handle without assistance. You can get compensation for these expenses, too. In cases where you have lost a loved one in a Toledo, Ohio auto accident, you can recover compensation for the associated medical expenses, the funeral and burial costs, and the loss of companionship, income, and other support.
Every case is different and unique in its own way, and we understand that although your case may be similar to another, it has its own specific factors that may need to be addressed in a different way. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve for all of your associated losses and damages.
Our Attorneys Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
Many Toledo, Ohio auto accident victims mistakenly believe that they cannot afford to hire an attorney. However, the majority of auto accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, as does the Chester Law Group. This means that we don’t charge any upfront fees, and we only get paid if we are successful in recovering compensation for your damages. Further, you are still likely to recover more compensation with an attorney, even after paying your attorney’s fees, than you would without an attorney. The national average is a recovery of 3.5 times greater compensation with the representation of a lawyer than those who go it alone. To illustrate the difference, imagine a case where you might recover $10,000 in compensation, by yourself. With an attorney, that could quickly turn into $35,000 in compensation.
If, for any reason, we are unable to recover compensation for your injuries and damages, you will owe us nothing. We will even take care of the legal fees, such as the costs associated with going to court, and will recover those fees from the final settlement or judgment amount. This means that you don’t have to have any money at all up front to pursue your Toledo auto accident claim. It also means that we’re not going to mislead you into thinking you have a valid claim if you do not. It would not benefit us at all to take on a case that we don’t believe has merit, because if you don’t recover compensation, we don’t get paid, either.
This is just one way for you to know that your attorney is truly on your side and has your best interests at heart, as our interests are in line with yours. We want to make sure that you recover fair compensation, and we have no interest or benefit in taking advantage of your situation.
On that note, we understand how to deal with the auto insurance claims adjusters who do have an interest in taking advantage of your position. They benefit from getting you to settle for an amount that is much lower than what you are owed because it saves their company money. We are prepared to deal with the auto insurance settlement negotiations on your behalf so that the insurance company takes you seriously and doesn’t mislead you into accepting a low settlement.
What You Should Do After a Toledo, Ohio Auto Accident
After an auto accident occurs in Toledo, Ohio, you will want to gather as much evidence as you can at the scene, such as photos and the contact information of witnesses. You’ll also need to exchange insurance information with the other driver. If you suffer from injuries that prevent you from doing these things, you might ask a friend or family member to gather the evidence for you, as things like photographs and witness statements can go a long way towards proving your case. It is also important to notify the police of the accident and to not leave the scene until they arrive, unless your injuries require and emergency trip to the hospital, of course.
From there, you should expect to hear from insurance claims adjuster, but do not provide a recorded statement or agree to a quick settlement. Instead, contact the determined Toledo, OH car wreck injury attorneys at the Chester Law Group to make sure that your interests are protected and you are able to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
We are happy to provide a free consultation to answer all of your questions and make sure that you know what to expect from the process ahead of you.