Motor Vehicle Accidents (Car Accidents)
The roads are riskier than ever with distracted drivers, texting behind the wheel, more ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber, and greater speed limits on Ohio highways. Every 5.2 minutes, someone is seriously injured in a crash in Ohio according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. On top of that, one in five Ohio drivers does not have auto insurance which only adds to the complexity of a claim for compensation of medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
It is frustrating when an accident is not your fault, only to find that you are left to pick up the pieces and deal with the backlash of your injuries and treatment with little to no help. You may be in pain, might require costly medical treatment, have bills piling up, or be unable to get to work or perform the job you once had. Meanwhile, while your income goes away, your medical expenses do not.
Insurance companies move quickly after a vehicle accident to protect themselves and their insured, and you may be contacted for information. Insurance companies will demand information, paperwork and signatures from you claiming that it is all required. They might ask for a recorded statement and ask misleading questions to potentially raise an issue of partial fault or pre-existing medical issues. Dealing with an insurance company on your own can quickly put your claim in jeopardy and prevent you from getting all that you need to recover, not only financially, but physically as well.
What We Do And How We Help
Motor vehicle accidents involving passenger cars, semi trucks, motorcycles or buses can result in life-changing injuries – and in the worst cases, wrongful death. You want a team of lawyers who have experience handling complex vehicle accidents, can conduct detailed investigations, and think outside of the box to help you obtain fair compensation for you and your family.
There are plenty of large law firms that handle motor vehicle accidents, but you don’t want to be just another number in a column. You deserve personalized attention, one-on-one consultation with an experienced attorney, and an understanding of the process and what is to come no matter how long it takes. See what our clients say about their experiences with The Czack Law Firm, LLC.
After contacting The Czack Law Firm, attorney Mike Czack or attorney Tom Hobbs will personally meet with you, gather the relevant information about the accident, and your treatment and give you instructions on what our firm needs from you. Most often, all you need to do is focus on getting better; we handle the rest.
After retaining The Czack Law Firm, our office will:
- Put the other person’s insurance company on notice of our firm’s involvement so they don’t keep bothering you.
- Provide the insurance company with the information that they need to resolve the claim.
- Communicate with your medical providers about your injuries and what the expected treatment plan.
- Help you find payment options for medical bills that may be piling up.
- Gather all of your medical records and bills on your behalf.
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
- And if the claim requires it, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Accidents are stressful, and you shouldn’t go through the experience alone. The Czack Law Firm, LLC, can help. Check out our client action checklist for a list of suggestions on what to do after an accident!
We understand the complexities of vehicle accidents and specialize in the following types of crashes:
- Truck, automobile and motorcycle accidents
- Train and transit accidents
- Recreational vehicle and ATV accidents
- Commercial and transit bus crashes and accidents
- Boating and jet ski accidents
- Defective road design accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving and drug impaired accidents
- Pedestrian accidents and injuries
- Rideshare accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
See what our clients say about their experiences with The Czack Law Firm, LLC.
One In Five Ohio Drivers Are Uninsured
Be sure you and your family are protected. Review your auto insurance declaration page yearly and ensure that coverage limits amounts are appropriate. The Czack Law Firm, LLC, can advise coverage your family needs to stay safe on the roads and provide experienced counsel if you are the victim of an uninsured driver accident.
Why You Need To See A Medical Professional
One of the biggest mistakes victims of vehicle accidents make is not getting proper medical attention after the incident. Documentation is critical. Even if you do not have broken bones or a severe, obvious injury, the physical aftermath of an accident can impact your health. That’s why we advise victims of motor vehicle accidents to get a medical evaluation, such as from the emergency room or from their primary care doctor, no matter what. Keep in mind, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can begin with headaches, mood changes, dizziness, hearing, and balance issues and poor concentration. Even an apparent minor injury can result in serious side effects that could inhibit your work and home life on a permanent basis.
What To Do After A Truck Accident
Truck accidents are often catastrophic and involve complex investigations. Truck drivers and trucking companies must comply with state and federal regulations, and you want a personal injury attorney who has deep knowledge of the latest laws to support your case.
The Czack Law Firm, LLC, has more than 40 years of experience defending and litigating serious truck accident claims. Every case is important, and you’ll connect directly with partner Michael Czack and his truck crash team, who will guide you through the process.
First and foremost: Do not give statements to anyone other than law enforcement.
Seek medical treatment: If you are injured or think you might be injured, you should seek medical attention from a medical professional immediately. They will evaluate you and let you know what your injuries, if any, are and if there are any unseen injuries that you may not be aware of yet.
Contact a lawyer: Do not wait to contact The Czack Law Firm, LLC, after a truck accident. Truck accidents often involve complex investigations, and we will protect your interests and help facilitate a thorough investigation. We utilize private investigators, accident reconstruction specialists and trucking experts to uncover every aspect of your accident. We examine road safety and analyze crash statistics from ODOT’s database. We search the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration database for evidence of a trucking company’s crash history. We also consider potential defects or malfunctions in your vehicle that may have contributed to your injuries or made them worse. We conduct thorough investigations and think outside the box to protect your future.
Trucking accident damages: You might be wondering how much compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses are realistic to expect after a truck accident. The Czack Law Firm, LLC, can advise on the damages you might receive as the victim of a crash with a commercial truck.
Truck accidents and wrongful death: Crashes involving commercial trucks are often very serious and can result in wrongful death. At The Czack Law Firm, LLC, we handle and litigate complex trucking accident cases and have a track record of successfully helping families and loved ones of deceased victims obtain fair compensation. Wrongful death cases are complicated and time-sensitive.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, the result can be tragic. Most motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle and are often not the fault of the motorcyclist, but are the result of another driver’s impairment, distraction or inattention.
Motorcycle accidents also involve different body mechanics that can lead to injuries that would otherwise not occur if you were riding in a car. Our firm is equipped with the knowledge, experience and expertise to vigorously pursue your claim.
If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, do not wait to contact The Czack Law Firm, LLC, to investigate the case, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure that you receive a fair settlement. Contact The Czack Law Firm, LLC, by calling 216-696-9216.