Automobile collisions occur every day. Often, a person is severely injured — and their car is damaged, disabled, or even totaled — through no fault of their own. As a result of these automobile collisions, people often miss time from work, incur significant medical bills, have serious pain and suffering, suffer serious and permanent injuries, disability, lost income, and a variety of other challenges.
Insurance companies often employ attorneys in-house, meaning the attorneys work directly for the insurance companies. Other times they hire outside counsel who are not employed by the insurance company, to defend the person who caused the collision, and to challenge the injured person's ability to obtain compensation or make a recovery. The insurance companies and their attorneys are very experienced in handling these cases. It is rarely a good idea for an individual to try and handle one of these cases on their own. The average individual, who is not familiar with this process, simply does not have the expertise to handle one of these cases on their own without the benefit of an experienced attorney.
The Ohio attorneys at The Dickson Firm are extremely experienced in the handling of cases involving automobile collisions. We have resolved many of these cases over the years out of court and, when necessary, we have tried many of these cases in court. We understand how the insurance companies think and act. We understand how to overcome the many arguments they make and the many obstacles they put in front of you.
Sometimes insurance companies try to make a quick settlement, and get you to sign a release, before you even know the full extent of your injuries. If you sign a release, you may not be able to make any further claim against the insurance company. If you sign a release in exchange for a small amount, and then later find out that you have serious injuries, you may not be able to recover any money for those injuries.
If someone negligently causes damage to your car, they are obligated to compensate you to repair that damage. You are not obligated to make a claim to your own insurance company if the damage was caused by somebody else. You can make a claim to that person and ultimately to their insurance company. If that person did not have insurance, and you have uninsured motorist coverage, then you are able to make a claim to your own insurance company. The experienced attorneys at The Dickson Firm can assist you with these property damage claims.
Sometimes collisions are caused by defective vehicles. Sometimes the brakes in a vehicle fail or an airbag fails to deploy. The experienced auto accident attorneys at The Dickson Firm can talk with you about a potential claim for a defective product involving a vehicle. In the recent past, there have been large cases involving many plaintiffs involving vehicles that rollover, defective tires, defective airbags, and a variety of other defective automobile products. We would be happy to discuss one of these possible claims with you.
There are many categories of damages for which you are entitled to compensation in Ohio. You are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, your loss of enjoyment of life, the medical bills that you incur regardless of whether those bills are paid by any source, any income you lose, damage to your vehicle as indicated above, any permanent injury, compensation if you suffer any disfiguring injuries like a scar, compensation for future medical bills that you will have to incur as a result of your injuries, compensation for any permanent injuries that you have or future income that you may lose. It is important to hire an experienced attorney, who knows all the various categories of damages. It is also important to hire an experienced attorney who understands the value of these claims. There is no substitute for experience in this area. If you have never handled one of these cases before, it is very difficult, if not impossible, for you to know the value of these cases.
The experienced attorneys at The Dickson Firm have handled claims involving automobile collision all over the state of Ohio and tried these cases in many counties throughout Ohio. We are familiar with the court system, the insurance companies, and the defense attorneys who handle these cases.
We handle all types of cases involving collisions and injuries
If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile collision, the experienced attorneys at The Dickson Firm will be happy to talk with you and discuss your case with you. We would be happy to come to you if that is more convenient and discuss all of your options with you. There is never a charge for the initial consultation, and we handle these cases on a contingent fee basis which means we only get paid if we make a recovery for you.
If you would like to talk with one of the experienced attorneys at The Dickson Firm, please call us toll free at 1-800-OHIO-LAW (1-800-644-6529). We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer all of your questions about automobile collisions. Please call us at any time.