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Don’t you want a real attorney representing you? Why you should always meet your attorney in person.

Hiring a personal injury attorney can be a stressful and tough process. How do you know you are hiring the right attorney for you and your case? Do your research. Make sure the attorney you hire has a local office and is willing to meet with you in person to discuss your case. Some law firms tend to advertise themselves as a local city attorney, yet come to find out their

Nagging Phone Calls & Mailings after a Car Accident

One of the saddest things that happen after an accident is the 50 phone calls, 50 mailers and door drops. The calls alone will drive you crazy. By law lawyers aren’t allowed to solicit by phone. However, some have gotten around this rule by having a recorded message. The vast majority of lawyers find this type of solicitation appalling. You may wonder where they got your information. Generally, they get it from

Are you properly insured when traveling in a company car?

Do you travel in groups for work in a company car? You should ask your employer about their automobile insurance coverage and if you will be covered while traveling in the company car before anything happens. If you are in an accident in a company vehicle, your personal auto insurance may not cover you. If you work in Ohio and travel to Michigan for work more than 30 days in the

Company Car Accident: Who Pays?

If you are hit by someone driving a company car and you sustain injuries or property damage, what effect does this have on a subsequent lawsuit? Normally, these accidents are solely decided by the Law of Negligence. Negligence means fault. Considerations such as speed, weather conditions, driver impairment and driver conduct are considered in all accidents. However, if you are injured by someone driving a company car, other considerations may apply.

Independent Medical Examinations

In very limited circumstances, if you are involved in an accident, the insurance company or the defense lawyer may request that you undergo an “independent medical examination”.  Needless to say, there is nothing independent about these examinations and, in many ways, they are a total mockery of the doctor/patient relationship.   Why do they want an Independent Medical Exam? The insurance companies want you examined by their doctor to evaluate the extent of

The 6 Steps to File a Personal Injury Claim

1. Determine grounds to file a Personal Injury Claim Usually, if you have been injured because of another person’s negligence or faults, you have grounds for a claim, possibly a lawsuit. It is very important to know that if you accept any type of settlement and sign a release from the insurance company, you waive your right to collect any additional compensation even if your medical condition changes. 2. Gather evidence In order

The Insurance Company Totaled My Car. What’s Next?

Were you in an accident? Did the insurance company decide to total your vehicle? A total loss simply means the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the vehicle. Either your insurance company or the over driver’s insurance company can decide to total your vehicle, not you. If either insurance company considers your vehicle totaled, you must obtain a salvage title. What if you think your car is repairable but the

Does your Ohio Car Insurance Policy Include A Rider?

What is a Rider you ask? An auto insurance rider is an endorsement or change that is added to your insurance policy that adjusts coverage to better meet your needs. The Most Important Car Insurance Coverage Probably the most important type or rider coverage is uninsured/underinsured insurance. Uninsured / Underinsured coverage means that it pertains to drivers who do not have minimum coverage or do not have auto insurance at all. Uninsured/underinsured

Is Your Vehicle Under Insured?

The state of Ohio has changed the minimum liability coverage for all licensed drivers for the first time since Richard Nixon was president. If you have not updated your automobile policy since before 2013, you should take notice. The new minimum liability coverage policy was put into effect March, 2013. Under the previous requirements, all drivers in Ohio must have insurance liability coverage that will pay up to $12,500 per person

How long will my Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

There is no definite answer to the length of time that a personal injury lawsuit takes to settle. The time is determined by multiple factors, including the client, your personal injury attorney, the case itself, and the amount of money that the case is worth. Settling a Personal Injury Lawsuit When going through the personal injury legal process, there are three main factors that play a role in the length of time