Car Accident Attorneys in Sandusky
Able to Settle Claims or Litigate Trials
You are a careful driver and you assume that if you look after yourself and others on the road, others will do the same. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Within moments, a collision can occur on the road and you may find yourself in the hospital having sustained a serious injury, all because another driver did not care about what was safe and responsible behind the wheel.
The injuries you sustain in a car crash may initially seem minor – like a soft tissue injury with no immediate complications – but such injuries may have long-lasting effects or could be the cause of a lifetime of chronic pain. Maybe your personal injury is serious – neck or back injury, spinal cord injury, or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In either situation, what can you do to get help?
The answer is clear: call Murray & Murray at (419) 664-3711. No matter the extent of your injuries, a Sandusky auto accident lawyer from our firm can meet with you in our office, your home, or your hospital room. You do not need to trouble yourself further to discuss the specifics of your case. Together, we can plan a course of action to help you get the compensation and rest you deserve.
We understand that you cannot always control what happens to you on the road, but that you can get the compensation you deserve. We are skilled negotiators and trial attorneys with the experience needed to protect your interests in negotiations, arbitration, and mediation, as well as in state and federal courts.
What to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident
The moments after a car accident occurs, the steps you take can make a significant difference in how your claim is filed and whether or not it is successful. Here are some tips that you can take to assist with your claim from the start:
Get medical attention right away
Take photos at the scene of the accident
Obtain contact information from all parties
Obtain contact information from witnesses
Contact an attorney as soon as possible
Is it Worth Hiring an Attorney for a Car Accident?
If you've been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering whether it's worth getting an attorney. The answer depends on the circumstances of your case.
If the accident was minor and there were no injuries, it may not be necessary to hire an attorney. In this case, you can typically work directly with the insurance companies to settle the claim. However, if there were injuries, even if they are “minor,” or significant damage to your vehicle, it's worth considering hiring an attorney.
If you've suffered serious injuries, such as a broken bone or head trauma, it's important to have an attorney on your side. They will help you receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The legal processes surrounding a car accident are often complicated and complex. An attorney can help you navigate through those processes while advising you on your rights and options. Plus they can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Whether or not it's worth getting an attorney for a car accident depends on the specific circumstances of your case. If you've suffered injuries or damage, or if fault is disputed, it's usually a good idea to seek legal representation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for Compensation?
Every state has a set time limit, or statute of limitations, in which they can file a claim for compensation after a vehicle accident. Injured individuals have just one year from the date of the accident or the date that injuries are recognized to file a personal injury lawsuit. These are statutes that exist to prevent litigation threats from occurring indefinitely.
Waste no time in seeking justice and compensation. Contact us now.
Local Attorneys Who You Can Trust
We handle auto accident cases that occur on Ohio’s highways and turnpikes, such as:
- Route 2
- Route 250
- The Ohio Turnpike
- Route 80
- Route 90
- Route 4
- Route 6
We represent victims of auto accidents and surviving family members of people killed in such accidents on Ohio turnpikes and highways. As proud residents of Sandusky and supporters of communities throughout Ohio, we take fatal car accident cases to heart. We know that we are representing a client as well as a friend or neighbor in need.
Causes of Serious Auto Accidents
There are many potential causes of fatal car and truck accidents, including:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Vehicle defects
- Improperly marked construction zones
- Road deterioration
Our lawyers represent clients who have been injured physically and financially through no fault of their own and in car accidents caused by another party’s negligence. Whether it was a rideshare driver that hit you or a defective part in your own car made you lose control of your vehicle, we would like to hear from you. We apply our experience and knowledge to the task of obtaining maximum available compensation for our clients whose lives have been turned virtually upside-down due to another driver’s mistakes.