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3 Mistakes Car Accident Victims Make

After being involved in a car accident, there are certain steps to take that are recommended for your personal injury claim. Attorney Charlie Contrada has explained each step that a car accident victim should take when filing a personal injury claim, explained in our blog post, Filing a Car Accident Claim. Contrada & Associates feels that it is also very important to share the three most common mistakes that car accident

Defective Product Caused Personal Injury

There are several things that can happen to someone if they are injured by a defective product. The results of such products can not only include personal injury, but also death. The personal injury lawyers at Contrada & Associates help victims of defective products file legal claims and seek compensation for the injuries that have affected their lives. Contrada & Associates has extensive experience with product liability claims. This specific type

Dog Bite Attack: What are my options?

Dog bite attacks can be very serious, often resulting in injuries as well as permanent damage. Our personal injury lawyers have seen the result of dog bite attacks that range from multiple scratches to permanent disfigurement. Ohio’s dog bite law states that the owner of the dog is liable for the injury of another individual if it is caused by the dog. This means that if you are attacked by a

Types of Compensation for Wrongful Death Case

When an individual loses a loved one in an accident, they are often able to purse damages for their loss. Those who are able to pursue compensation in a wrongful death case include spouses, children, and parents, and there are five different types of damages that are awarded to the loved ones of the decedent. Wrongful Death Case: Types of Damages The five different types of damages that are pursued in a

What to Do at the Scene of a Car Accident

When involved in a car accident, things can seem to be moving a million miles a minute. It is important to stay calm, ensure the safety of you and your passengers if on a busy road, and get information from the other motorist involved. Call the Police after a Car Accident Immediately following your car accident, you should call the police. Doing so will allow a police officer to get to the

Can I handle my personal injury case myself?

There are many forms of personal injury that an individual can suffer from, one of the most prevalent being injuries sustained in a car accident. When someone is injured and pursues a personal injury case, they should do so under the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney. Filing a personal injury claim allows an injured individual to receive compensation for the injuries sustained to cover things like medical bills,

How does a preexisting injury affect a car accident claim?

Many people live with injuries that could possibly affect their claim in the event that they are involved in a car accident. Some of the injuries that would be considered a “preexisting condition” in this type of situation would include a bad back, previous neck pain, knee injuries, and many other things. Personal Injury Claim: Preexisting Conditions A great number of people live with preexisting conditions. For example, if a 25-year-old man

Does Health Insurance Cover Injuries from a Car Accident?

A question that car accident victims may have is whether or not they have coverage for injuries in the event that they are in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. Health insurance should cover medical expenses that are related to your car accident, but the insurance company will normally expect to be reimbursed. Since the injuries are caused by another individual, the health insurance company would expect to receive

Protect Yourself from Car Accident Medical Expenses

To protect yourself from medical expenses that result from a car accident, the best thing to do is to ensure that you have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This type of car insurance coverage will protect you in the event that you are in an accident with a motorist who has minimum liability coverage or no car insurance at all. If you check the minimum automobile liability in your state, you can

What is my personal injury case worth?

The value of a personal injury case depends on a variety of things. There are many factors that will affect the compensation that may be received in a personal injury settlement, ranging from the cause of the personal injury (i.e. car accident), to the severity of the injuries sustained. Factors Affecting a Personal Injury Settlement Below Attorney Contrada has listed the common factors that go into determining how much a personal injury case is