If you or a loved one have been injured in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area as the result of a car accident, it’s time to call Cleveland’s Injury Lawyer™, Nicholas M. Dodosh at 844-CLE-LAW1 (844-253-5291). Mr. Dodosh is a Cleveland, Ohio car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney who is here to help get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Car accidents comprise the vast majority of personal injury cases in the greater Cleveland area and throughout the United States. The most common cause of auto accidents is driver negligence. Cell phones, GPS navigation screens, satellite radio systems, or simply failing to pay attention are just a few of the things that can lead to distracted driving. Unfortunately, these distractions can often lead to serious car accidents resulting in everything from soft tissue injuries to catastrophic injuries – or even wrongful death.
According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 290,216 Ohio traffic crashes in 2011, 12,639 of which were alcohol related. That equates to nearly 800 car accidents every single day, 34 of which were alcohol related. Approximately 1,000 Ohioans lose their lives in car accidents every year. These figures are far too high, which is why distracted and impaired drivers must be held accountable.
Some of the most common car accident injuries are:
- spine, back, and neck injuries such as whiplash,
- head injuries including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI),
- broken bones including the wrists, arms, ankles, legs and ribs,
- lacerations and cuts,
- internal injuries such as internal bleeding or organ laceration, and
- paralysis, coma, and even wrongful death.
These injuries and damages often result in medical bills, pain, suffering, emotional distress, time off work, lost wages, and can even cripple the victim’s ability to earn a living, care for themselves, and support their spouses and children. This is one of the reasons that the Ohio Financial Responsibility Law has long required that all Ohio drivers carry a minimum of $12,500.00 in automobile insurance – which recently increased to $25,000.00.
Unfortunately, approximately 20% of Ohio drivers break the law and drive around without automobile insurance. Even more carry just the bare minimum $12,500.00 in insurance coverage. This is why it is so important for drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage as a part of their own policy – these will compensate you in the event you are hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Attorney Dodosh and his law firm are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. It is important to speak with an attorney immediately following any serious car accident before you give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster or sign medical release papers.
Mr. Dodosh offers Cleveland area injury victims a FREE no obligation consultation to discuss your legal options with you and answer your questions such as:
- Who pays my medical bills after a car accident?
- How do I get compensated for my pain, suffering, and time off work?
- Should I talk to the insurance adjuster after a car accident?
- Should I sign the medical release papers and other documents that the insurance company sends me?
- How much is my car accident claim worth?
- How long will my case take?
- Should I settle my car accident claim or do I need to file a lawsuit?
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car vehicle accident, don’t wait. Call Attorney Dodosh now at 844-CLE-LAW1 (844-253-5291). You can also email Mr. Dodosh at email@example.com or fill out a contact form and he will get in touch with you.