Q. After an accident in Ohio, how long will it take to get compensation?
A. The most important question is how long it will take you to recover. Any compensation you receive should be adequate to cover all of your needs, including services and procedures that you need to get back to the place you were before the accident. The goal is to get you back to that spot. Generally, this is usually three to four months after your last treatment is over.
Q. What will happen to my car after a car accident?
A. I will work with the insurance company to see that your rights are protected and that you receive appropriate compensation, including repair or replacement costs for any property damage.
Q. I don’t have health insurance. How can I see a doctor?
A. As an experienced personal injury attorney, I have access to a network of chiropractors and doctors in the area who I can send you to for competent treatment. You will not have to pay out of pocket for these services and final payments will be arranged after your case is settled. You will receive trustworthy, strategic personal injury representation for your injury claim.
Q. Am I going to have to go to court?
A. There is a statute of limitations in these cases. You will only go to court if:
- The other insurance company hasn’t accepted responsibility.
- The compensation/settlement offer isn’t acceptable.
- You haven’t recovered fully within two years.
- You are subpoenaed by a prosecutor due to the other party contesting the ticket.
Q. What determines the amount of compensation?
A. Several factors determine this, including:
- Liability (who is at fault)
- Amount of damage to your vehicle
- The quality of care: how fast you sought medical attention, whether you followed caregivers’ advice and what treatment you got
- Amount of medical bills
- The behavior of the adjuster and the particular tactics of the insurance company involved
Q. How important is it that I follow the orders of the medical staff after an accident?
A. It is very important. It’s also important to seek medical attention right away after an accident. If you do not go in for further treatment or do not report your symptoms, the insurance company may make a lower offer. Not following orders or not reporting symptoms that are lingering or getting worse can cause delays in your personal injury claim. If your injury lasts longer or is more costly because you did not follow the recommendations of your medical staff, the insurance company may not have to pay.
Q. What is a slip-and-fall accident?
A. A slip-and-fall accident can happen anywhere: a hotel, restaurant, shopping center, even the grocery store. When a surface is unsafe — perhaps wet from being washed — and there is no warning, this is a potentially dangerous situation. Many people have broken bones and suffered concussions or worse simply because of someone else’s negligence. If you slipped, tripped or fell and were injured because a surface, stairwell or walkway was not maintained, call me and tell me what happened.
Still Have Questions?
If you have more questions regarding an accident you were involved in, contact my office: Bryant Law Offices, LLC, at 614-362-9129 or fill out the online contact form, and I will be in touch with you. I serve people in Columbus and the surrounding communities. Somali translator available.