Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?
First and foremost, seek proper medical attention.
Gather as much information as possible about the other driver(s) (name, address, insurance information, etc.), and get the names and contact information of any witnesses or police officers who may be present. Document, document, document!
Take pictures of all vehicles involved and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises, etc.).
Notify your insurance company.
Keep a detailed journal documenting your medical treatment and how you are feeling or progressing.
If you are unable to work, get a statement from the hospital emergency room doctor, or your doctor saying you cannot work, and give this to your employer.
Contact the Columbus car accident lawyers at Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, right away for a free case evaluation.
Do I have a personal injury case?
If you have been injured in a Columbus car accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a personal injury case and may be entitled to damages. Contact Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, for a free consultation and case evaluation.
How much is my case worth?
This is the “million-dollar question,” and it is the most difficult one for any attorney to answer. The value of a case is based on a number of factors, including the type of injury, its effect on your daily life, the amount of any past and potential future medical bills, lost wages both in the past and in the future, pain and suffering, and whether the injury is permanent or has left scars.
Each case and each client is unique.
Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, is dedicated to helping you obtain full and fair compensation for your case. Contact us today for a free personal injury consultation.
How long do I have to file a claim?
Generally, if you are injured in an accident, you will have two years from the date the accident occurred to either settle the case or file a lawsuit.
How long will this take?
Many factors determine the amount of time it will take to resolve a personal injury case. The last thing you want is to settle your case too quickly while you are still being treated for injuries and/or healing. It is important that your case is evaluated completely before any sort of resolution or settlement.
Should I accept a settlement from the insurance company?
Very rarely is the first offer the best offer. Let an experienced personal injury attorney advise you about whether or not to accept a settlement. The last thing you want is to end up with less than you deserve.