Professional Car Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio
Our Columbus car accident lawyers at Oliver Law Office understand everything changes after someone is injured or loses a loved one in an Ohio traffic crash. Unfortunately, these dangerous crashes happen more often than they should.
Since 2000, our auto accident lawyers at Oliver Law Office have been putting the needs of Ohio residents first because being taken care of is what it is all about. No matter where you live or work in Ohio, if a negligent driver has impacted your life, we want to help.
Our law firm founder and managing attorney, Jami S. Oliver, has been voted 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Columbus, Ohio, for Product Liability and named to the Best Lawyers 2024 list in multiple practice areas. Allow our skilled team, led by one of Ohio’s best, to review your car accident or wrongful death claim during a free consultation today so you can start making informed decisions about your case and future.
How Oliver Law Office Helps Car Accident and Injury Victims in Columbus, Ohio
As soon as you call us after a car accident, we go to work right away to take care of your case. We’ll obtain a copy of the police report and follow up by conducting our investigation as necessary, locating witnesses or video surveillance tapes, documenting physical evidence, and ensuring other evidence relevant to your claim is preserved. Physical evidence gets cleaned up or destroyed, memories fade, and traffic cam footage gets erased, making it essential to call us right away so we can secure the evidence and start negotiating or litigating on your behalf.
We can also connect you with medical care if you need it. We handle every aspect of your case so that all you have to do is focus on getting better and taking care of yourself and your family.
We handle all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.
Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs.
We pledge to:
- Provide unique solutions through compassionate service.
- Approach challenges with confidence, courage, and determination.
- Remain engaged and dedicated to learning, growing, and excelling as people and professionals.
Our Columbus car accident attorneys represent clients throughout Ohio because this is also our home, and we want to help protect our fellow residents with the legal skills, knowledge, and resources they deserve to obtain justice for their unique claims.
We provide free consultations for accident victims and for those who have lost their loved ones in tragedies and have successfully represented clients for nearly 30 years. Contact our experienced car accident and injury attorneys in Columbus today to learn more.
Your complete recovery is essential, and you are worth the fight. Getting your life back on track means not giving up on the process. We won’t either.
What are The Most Common Types of Car Accidents in Columbus, Ohio?
In Ohio, like other states, all drivers have a duty to drive responsibly. They must obey specific traffic laws designed for safety, including speed limits, stop signs and stoplights, turn signals, and more.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the eighth leading cause of death worldwide and the number one cause of death for children and young adults between five and 29 years old. Over a thousand people in Ohio lose their lives every year in auto accidents, and thousands more suffer injuries from the painful and debilitating to the catastrophic.
Because of the number of traffic collisions throughout the state each year, we know not everyone takes that responsibility seriously.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Ohio are caused during a:
- Distracted Driving Accident
- Drowsy Driving Accident
- Drunk Driving Accident
- Head-On Collision
- Hit & Run Accident
- Rear-End Crash
- Rollover Accident
- Speeding Accident
- Stop Sign Accident
- T-Bone Accident
- Truck Accident
- Uber & Lyft Accident
- Uninsured Motorist Accident
If you’ve been seriously injured in a crash or if a family member was killed in a fatal accident, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will work to see that you are fully taken care of and receive everything you need. You focus on yourself and your family while we focus on getting a significant settlement or verdict that can genuinely help.
Call our experienced Columbus car accident lawyer today to learn more about your legal rights and options to file a claim.
What are The Ohio Car Insurance Requirements?
The laws in Ohio require every driver to carry minimum liability insurance in case they get in a car accident with another driver, pedestrian, or other party, and it’s their fault. A negligent driver’s liability insurance should pay the accident victims for their Columbus personal injury and property damage costs caused by the crash.
The minimum coverage amounts required in Ohio are $25,000 for bodily harm caused to one person in the accident, $50,000 if more than one person was physically hurt, and another $25,000 for property damage.
Ohio drivers can also meet the requirements of the law by keeping $30,000 on deposit with the state Treasurer or purchasing a $30,000 bond from a surety or insurer and obtaining a certificate from the state that serves as proof of financial responsibility.
Some drivers carry more than the minimum amount of insurance, knowing they could be legally responsible for any damages they cause that exceed their policy limits. Rather than put their home or other assets at risk, drivers might carry $100,000 or more in liability coverage in case they cause a severe accident resulting in catastrophic injury or wrongful death.
Even drivers who don’t have a lot of assets to protect do not relish the prospect of getting a large judgment debt entered against them that hangs over their heads forever.
Insurance premiums in Ohio are relatively low compared to other states. We recommend drivers carry more than the minimum liability coverage if they can afford it and purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. UM/UIM is only a small additional cost compared to your overall premium, and it can help pay your losses if the at-fault driver is uninsured or only minimally insured or if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident and can’t locate the driver.
Thirteen percent of Ohio motorists are uninsured, and hit-and-run accidents are rising, so purchasing UM/UIM coverage is a wise choice. If you have questions about pursuing your insurance coverage after a hit and run accident with injuries, contact us today for answers.
Can I Pursue a Negligent Driver Who Caused The Death of My Loved One in Columbus, Ohio?
Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 1,275 traffic fatalities last year. In these crashes, loved ones reel from the sudden loss. Unfortunately, the emotional impact of their losses is interrupted by how the crash impacts their home’s financial stability.
If you have lost a loved one in an Ohio car crash caused by negligence, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
Ohio Law allows a wrongful death claim to be filed by someone who stands in the place of the deceased person for the civil claim. The law states that if an accident victim would have been able to recover for personal injuries due to negligence, then a wrongful death action is available if they do not survive.
In Ohio, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate is the only person who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. We can help you understand your eligibility, starting with a free consultation while we assess your overall legal needs.
The damages awarded in a wrongful death claim fall into two general categories:
- Compensation for costs incurred between the accident and the death, which typically includes medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- Compensation for damage to the surviving family members after the death of the victim to compensate for the loss of “companionship, consortium, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, and education.”
If you have questions about your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim in Ohio, contact our compassionate car accident attorneys in Columbus today to get answers, so you understand your legal rights and options from the start.
Contact Our Skilled Auto Accident Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio Today
If you have been injured or have tragically lost a loved one due to a vehicle collision caused by negligence in Ohio, contact our dedicated Columbus car accident attorneys today. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.
Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing the individualized needs of each client: Confidence, Courage, and Determination. Let’s get started on your claim today
meet the founder jami s. oliver
When Jami Oliver launched her own firm in 2000, she did so with one simple idea in mind: to seek justice for those who have been hurt, injured, or wronged due to the negligence of others. While she’s won numerous awards and accolades in the years since, her philosophy hasn’t changed. If you need an attorney who can advocate for you after an accident, product recall, or other tragedy, the Oliver Law Office should be your first choice.LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMI
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