Car crash injuries can leave you incapacitated and unable to work or handle your daily tasks. In Ohio, many of the most common types of auto accident injuries are serious or even life-threatening.
Aaron L. Bensinger of Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC is an experienced car accident lawyer serving clients throughout northwest Ohio, including Elida, Lima, Kenton, and Perry Counties. If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries, contact us today to learn whether you may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and emotional pain and suffering.
What Are the Most Common Types of Ohio Car Accident Injuries?
Motor vehicle collisions can cause a variety of injuries, ranging from mild bumps and bruises to severe or life-threatening conditions. Some of the most common types of serious auto accident injuries include:
- Broken bones,
- Dislocated joints,
- Head injuries and concussions,
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Neck and spine injuries,
- Internal injuries, and
- Lost digits or limbs.
Car accident victims can be left with permanent scars and disfigurement. Severe nerve damage and spinal cord trauma can leave victims paralyzed. Traumatic brain injuries can result in permanent cognitive impairment or leave the victim in a coma.
After a car accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately, even if you believe you weren’t hurt. Shock can mask pain and lead accident victims to believe they did not sustain any injuries. Soft tissue damage such as whiplash can take days or even weeks to show symptoms. Seeing a qualified medical professional immediately will ensure that you get the comprehensive treatment you need. Your medical records will also serve to demonstrate the extent of your injuries should you elect to pursue legal action.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Car Accident Settlement?
You aren’t required to have a lawyer to pursue a car accident claim or to get a settlement. However, having one can provide many clear advantages. If you weren’t badly injured or you didn’t suffer substantial damages, you might not need an attorney to get the compensation you deserve. Before you make any decisions about your claim, however, you should at least consult with a lawyer to explore your options.
To help you make the best decision for you and your future, Bensinger Law offers a free consultation and case evaluation.
When Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
After getting medical attention and treatment, your next move should be calling an attorney. Because most injury accident claims can be settled through the at-fault party’s insurance company, acting quickly can help resolve your case as quickly as possible.
Under the Ohio statute of limitations, you have only two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. If you don’t file a lawsuit within that time, you could relinquish your legal right to recover compensation. Talking to a lawyer can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Bensinger Law Today for a Free Consultation
If you have an injury from a car accident, don’t talk to the insurance company or give a statement until you talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anything you say in your statement can be used against you by the insurance company.
Contact us today to schedule your no-cost case review and learn more about the potential compensation value of your Ohio car accident injuries.