It only takes a split-second — someone runs a red light, fails to yield, is drunk or is texting and driving — for a car accident to occur. While some car accidents in Ohio are mere fender-benders, others are much more serious, leading to injuries. These injuries may require hospitalization or even, in the worst of circumstances, leading to fatalities.
When a person is in a car accident caused by another’s negligence, often, they think they just need to call their insurance company. After all, that is what car insurance is for, right? However, prior to talking to an insurance representative or agreeing to any settlement, it might help to speak to a motor vehicle accident attorney.
An attorney can help a person in such situations better understand their options. For example, a person might get compensated by more than one insurer or more than one provision of his or her own auto insurance policy.
It is also important that a person has a good understanding of how much it will cost them in medical expenses, due to the accident over the course of their lifetime. An attorney can be a pivotal ally in ascertaining the information a person needs when deciding whether to accept an insurance settlement or deciding whether to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
For example, the professionals at the law firm of Gregory S. Young have represented people throughout Ohio who were injured in car accidents. They have handled cases involving drunk driving accidents, hit-and-run accidents, accidents related to a defective automobile and more. To learn more about how an attorney can help those who are considering taking legal action after a car accident, one can visit the firm’s webpage.