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Most of us get in our vehicles each day and never think about the dangers we face on the roadways. However, there may come a time when you need a Toledo car accident attorney if the careless or reckless actions of another driver have caused you harm.

You can count on the qualified and experienced car accident attorneys in Toledo at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers to be by your side. We will get to work investigating your crash so we can secure the compensation you deserve. Do not get bullied by insurance companies while you are recovering from your injuries.

These Crashes Happen

You need to understand that getting compensation in the aftermath of a car crash can be difficult, even when the other person was at fault. First, we want to outline some basic steps you can take to help this process flow more smoothly:

  1. Always seek medical attention for any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem. Some injuries do not show signs or symptoms until hours or days after a crash.
  2. Document the scene if you can using your phone’s camera. This evidence will be useful for insurance and/or lawsuit purposes.
  3. Make sure law enforcement gets involved and obtain copies of their reports.
  4. Contact a Toledo car accident lawyer who is experienced with these cases.

We know that for the latest reporting year in Ohio, we know that there were 1,094 traffic-crash fatalities and 18,832 traffic-crash injuries. In many cases, these injuries were severe and included:

  • Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis): Spinal cord injuries are among the most harrowing types of injuries that result from car accidents. Severe disabilities arise from spinal cord injuries, making it difficult for the car accident victim to live a normal life without assistance.
  • Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs: Brain injuries can alter the course of the victim’s life forever, causing severe deficits that affect both cognitive and physical functioning.
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding: Blunt trauma to the body can lead to internal bleeding and damage to the vital organs. This can be a serious and even life-threatening injury that may not be immediately apparent after an accident.
  • Broken or dislocated bones: Any of the body’s bones are subject to fracture or breakage during a car accident. Broken bones can require complicated surgeries and therapy to correct.
  • Severe lacerations or amputations: An amputation can change the accident victim’s life in numerous ways, leading to dependence on others for care.

The costs associated with crash injuries extend well beyond the medical bills that will begin to pile up (that often reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars). If crash victim is unable to work due to their injuries, they could lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.

Some of the main contributors to vehicle crashes in Ohio include the following:

  • Speeding and reckless drivers
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Failing to stop at stoplights or stop signs
  • Those who operate their vehicles while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Those who operate while distracted by phones, devices, food, or other people in the vehicle
  • Drivers who drive while tired, sleepy, or fatigued

When another person’s reckless behavior causes injuries in a crash, they need to be held accountable. In some cases, the fault lies squarely with one defendant. In other cases, multiple defendants may be held accountable. For instance, if you are hit by a car owned by a commercial business, then that business and the driver of the car might share liability for your injuries.

Let Our Toledo Car Accident Attorney Get To Work For You

If you or someone you love has been injured in a serious car crash and are not sure what to do next, Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers are here to help. We will work to investigate what happened, handle the insurance companies, and move to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses. This can include coverage for:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • The estimated future cost of medical care
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • The estimated future cost of lost wages due to diminished capacity to earn a living
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

Toledo Car Accident Attorneys and Wrongful Death Claims

If your loved one—a spouse, child, parent, or another relative—was killed in a car accident due to the actions or negligence of someone else—specifically, the wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another person or party, you may be able to recover damages for your loss.

Car accidents where the decedent’s family may be able to collect damages in a wrongful death claim include those where the other driver caused an accident while driving drunk, driving while texting or otherwise distracted, or driving aggressively. Essentially, if the decedent would have been able to recover damages due to negligence, then the wrongful death claim allows the surviving family member to do the same.

Potential compensable damages in wrongful death claims include:

  • Estimated financial support the deceased would have contributed to the plaintiff if the deceased had lived.
  • The estimated value of child care services or household services that the deceased would have provided to the household.
  • The reduction of any prospective inheritance due to the decedent’s premature passing.
  • The loss of attention, protection, assistance, guidance, care, companionship, consortium, counsel, and advice due to the passing of the decedent.
  • The mental anguish resulting from the death of the accident victim.

Like all personal injury claims in the state of Ohio, plaintiffs have just two years from the date of the death (or the discovery of the wrongful nature of the death) to file a wrongful death claim that arises due to a car accident.

When you need a car accident attorney in Toledo, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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