Ohio Car Accident Lawyer

If you suffered serious injuries in a vehicle crash you didn’t cause, an Ohio car accident lawyer can fight for your legal right to recover compensation.

You are likely experiencing fear and uncertainty in addition to your pain.

Effective medical care to recover from your injuries is essential. You also need resources to help you get through this challenging time, especially if your injuries make it impossible for you to return to work.

Talking to an Ohio car accident lawyer can give you the answers and assistance you need. If you are in Lima, Elida, Findlay, Van Wert, or anywhere in Northwest Ohio, talk to Aaron Bensinger of Bensinger Legal Services today for help.

Contact us online or call (419) 455-1410 for a free consultation.

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Why Do You Need a Lawyer for an Ohio Car Accident?

Although Ohio law doesn’t require accident victims to hire a lawyer, the benefits of having an attorney on your side can be significant. When you choose our Ohio auto accident law firm to assist you, these are just some of the benefits you will experience.

Proactive Communication

We understand how important it is to communicate with you regularly and provide updates on the status of your case. We are always available by phone to answer your questions and provide any information you need.

Settlement Negotiation

For most of our clients, we successfully negotiate a fair financial settlement without going to court. We build a persuasive case and push the at-fault party’s insurance company to make a reasonable settlement offer that gets you the resources you need.

Protection of Your Legal Rights

Bensinger Legal Services handles all correspondence and negotiations with the at-fault party’s lawyers and the insurance company. This helps you avoid making statements that could potentially harm your case. Ohio’s statute of limitations provides only two years to pursue legal action for vehicle accident injuries. Our Ohio accident lawyers work closely with you to ensure that you don’t lose your legal right to recover compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses.

What Types of Ohio Accident Injuries Do We Handle?

At Bensinger Legal Services, we can assist with virtually any type of injury you sustain in a car crash.

Some of the most common types of injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents in Ohio include:

  • Contusions and soft tissue damage,
  • Fractures and dislocations,
  • Internal injuries,
  • Neck and back injuries,
  • Spinal cord and nerve damage,
  • Traumatic brain injuries, and
  • Lost digits and limbs.

Even if you feel fine after being involved in an accident, lawyers advise seeking medical attention immediately. Many crash-related injuries, including whiplash and internal injuries, may not be immediately apparent after an accident. A thorough evaluation by a qualified medical practitioner will ensure you get the treatment you need. Seeing a doctor or visiting the emergency room will also help preserve critical evidence for your case.

Even if you suffered an injury that isn’t listed above, contact our experienced Ohio car accident lawyers today to discuss your case. If you suffered injuries and other damages due to the actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic losses.

Common Causes of Ohio Car Accidents

In Ohio, car accident attorneys work with victims of virtually all types of accidents and injuries.

Some of the most common factors that lead to motor vehicle collisions include:

  • Distracted driving,
  • Aggressive driving,
  • Drug or alcohol impairment,
  • Driving while tired,
  • Speeding,
  • Illegal lane changes and passing,
  • Failure to yield, and
  • Wrong-way driving.

In some cases, victims sustain injuries in single-car crashes.

Single vehicle accidents result from a variety of factors, including:

  • Poorly maintained roads,
  • Roadway obstructions,
  • Visual obstructions,
  • Road construction,
  • Poor lighting and signage, and
  • Improperly marked hazards.

Defective vehicle components are another common cause of both single-car accidents and deadly collisions. A manufacturing defect in a tire, for example, can lead to a blowout on the interstate. These types of high-speed crashes can lead to catastrophic injuries and even death.

What Should You Know About Car Accident Settlements in Ohio?

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to estimate an average Ohio car accident settlement value. It is equally challenging to estimate what your settlement could be worth without knowing all the facts of your case.  

An Ohio car accident lawyer can evaluate your case and, based on the facts and evidence, provide you with an estimate of your claim’s potential value.

In most cases, auto accident victims can pursue compensation for damages that include:

  • Current and future medical care and treatment costs;
  • Current and future lost wages and benefits;
  • Vehicle repair or replacement;
  • Emotional trauma; and
  • Pain and suffering.

If your injuries leave you with permanent disability or disfigurement, you could have the right to recover financial compensation for the value of those damages as well as diminished earning capacity.

Hiring the Best Car Accident Lawyer in Ohio

Choosing the best Ohio car accident lawyer for your needs can be a challenge. You need an attorney who takes an aggressive stance with the insurance company and who won’t hesitate to take your case to court, if necessary. At the same time, you deserve a lawyer who will listen and provide the compassionate, personalized level of assistance you deserve.

Aaron Bensinger of Bensinger Legal Services provides exceptional service for clients in Northwest Ohio. Mr. Bensinger has extensive experience fighting for injury accident victims in California as well as Ohio.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact us online today.

You can also call our car accident injury hotline any time of the day or night, at (419) 455-1410, for help from an Ohio car accident lawyer.

Ohio Auto Accident Lawyer FAQs

Do I Have to Pay Up Front for a Car Accident Lawyer?

No, most Ohio car accident lawyers don’t require you to pay anything up front. You only pay when you receive a settlement or verdict for your case. Consultations are free, so you don’t need to worry about paying out of pocket.

How Soon Should I Contact a Lawyer?

As soon as you can. You need to focus on getting medical care and addressing your injuries, but getting started early will help in a few ways. First, the attorney will need to collect evidence, the sooner they can start the better. Second, the insurance company will be contacting you and pressuring you to talk to them. It’s best to let your lawyer handle this communication.

Should I Just Accept the Settlement Offered by the Insurance Company?

No. It’s highly likely that the insurance company is offering you far less than your case is worth. Their job is to minimize payouts. Your lawyer is there to protect your rights, make sure you’re treated fairly, and that all bases are covered.