Accidents happen, and they can turn your life upside down. You might have been driving down the street, or at work. Suddenly, you are hospitalized, out of work, and unsure about your future. In this time of stress, you can turn to Hanahan & Hinton, LLC. We take on the insurance companies and their defense attorneys on your behalf, working to hold the responsible party accountable and maximize your compensation.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to relief. The law firm of Hanahan & Hinton, LLC should be your first call for justice.
Ohio generally follows a common law negligence analysis to determine fault arising from a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA). Negligence, in its simplest term, means that the defendant owes you a duty not to cause harm to you on the roadway. The defendant breaches that duty when you are injured in a MVA that was caused by the defendant. There are several ways a defendant can negligently cause an accident:
In Ohio, you can only recover from a MVA if you are 50% or less at fault. Any fault you have less than 50% will proportionally reduce your recovery. For example. if you are 10% at fault for the accident, you will only be able to recover for 90% of the damages from the liable party.
Ohio law requires that all operators of motor vehicles carry insurance for their own liability. However, some drivers do not follow this law and drive with no insurance coverage. If this happens, you can still recover damages if you have your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Your insurer will provide relief for the injuries that resulted from the accident. Remember that your insurance policy may require that you provide notice of the accident as soon as practicable. It is important to put the insurance company on notice so the claim is not denied.
During your initial meeting with Hanahan & Hinton, LLC, be prepared to discuss the medical treatment your have received as well as future medical treatment caused by the accident.
If you get hurt at work, you are likely entitled to Worker's Compensation. If this fortunate occurrence happens to you, please call us so that we can get on the right track to recovery.