If you are hurt in a car accident caused by someone else, you could recover damages through an insurance settlement. Our team at the Fitch Law Firm LLC has successfully negotiated car accident settlements for many different clients in Ohio. Here are a few examples:
- $1,450,000: The car accident victim suffered a leg and ankle injury, which led to a substantial loss of income.
- $1,000,000: This settlement involved a brain injury.
- $600,000: Our firm won this settlement for an individual who suffered many injuries, including a hip fracture.
Factors that influence a car accident settlement
No two car accident claims are alike. That makes it difficult to predict exactly how much your settlement might be worth without reviewing the details. The insurance company and the court consider several factors when it comes to issuing compensation for car accident damages, including:
- The extent, severity, and impact of your injuries
- Your anticipated prognosis
- Your economic damages
- Your role in the accident, if any
We provide a more in-depth explanation of these factors below.
Extent and severity of your injuries
There are a lot of gray areas in car accident injury classification. For example, a fractured ankle to a professional dancer might be the end of a profitable career. In this case, an attorney could argue that the dancer deserves compensation for lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering.
Meanwhile, a traumatic brain injury victim may need lifetime care and support, depending on the severity of the injury. These costs could bankrupt a modest savings account.
A car accident lawyer from our firm can help determine the present and future implications of an injury and help you seek appropriate damages.
What is the prognosis?
Your prognosis will also affect your car accident settlement. Are you expected to make a full recovery, or will you have a lengthy recuperation? A personal injury lawyer from our team can push for additional damages if you will be out of work for a while. You may qualify for an even larger settlement if your injuries prevent you from ever going back to work.
The amount of economic damages
As your representatives, we want to reduce or eliminate your financial responsibility and instead make the at-fault party pay your damages. If you do have to pay up front, we will fight to have you reimbursed at the very least.
How much you qualify to collect will depend on what the damages have or will cost you. For example, a trip to your doctor’s office and a prescription will cost far less than a three-night stay in the hospital. Our team can use your medical bills, pay stubs, and other documents to determine how much compensation to seek.
Did you play a part in the accident?
According to the Ohio Department of Insurance, you can seek compensation for your injuries and damages if you played less than a majority role (50 percent) in causing the accident. Based on the state’s comparative negligence laws, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
How our firm fights for your potential compensation
For over three decades, the Fitch Law Firm LLC has recovered millions of dollars in damages for people who were injured or harmed by another person’s negligence. Our team can work to maximize your potential compensation with a careful process. We can:
- Thoroughly examine and investigate the causes, circumstances, and involved parties
- Compile medical evidence about your injuries
- Valuate your damages for current and future losses
- Negotiate with the insurance adjuster
- Take your case to court, if necessary
We understand that you are hurt, upset, and anxious after a car accident. Our attorneys and associates want to do everything we can to reduce your stress and take on the responsibility of pursuing compensation.
We handle all kinds of car accidents
The Fitch Law Firm LLC is here to help those injured in a car accident, either as a motorist, pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcycle rider, or rideshare passenger. Our practice areas include:
- Drunk-driving accidents with injuries
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Broadside or T-bone accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
Our compassionate lawyers are not afraid to take on powerful defendants and complex cases. We are ready to help you and your loved ones.
How you can help with your car accident settlement
Hiring a car accident lawyer can help you through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our team wants to give you peace of mind that your rights are being protected and that a strong legal advocate is working while you are resting.
There are some things you can easily do to help with your case:
- Discuss your claim with our
- Do not post about your accident on social media.
- Defer all questions from the insurance adjuster to your lawyer.
- Follow your doctor’s post-accident instructions.
Call now for a free consultation
The above examples of Ohio car accident settlements are proof that our personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost pay, and other losses.
Get a free consultation from the Fitch Law Firm LLC today. Call (614) 545-3930.