Dublin Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents in and around Dublin, Ohio can result in serious and deadly injuries. Whether a collision occurs at a high speed on I-270 or happens in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a local road, motor vehicle passengers can sustain severe and life-altering injuries. In many car accident cases, another motorist is to blame for their negligence. There are many different causes of car crashes in Dublin, and it will be important to identify the cause of the collision in order to determine who may be liable. Once you identify the potentially liable party or parties, you may be eligible to seek compensation through an auto insurance claim or through a car accident lawsuit. One of the attorneys at our firm can evaluate your case for you today and provide you with more information about your options for seeking compensation. Contact our experienced Dublin car accident lawyer today.
Auto Insurance Claims and Personal Injury Lawsuits After a Dublin Car Accident
After a car accident in Dublin, many people who are injured will start the process of seeking financial compensation by filing an auto insurance claim. Most people who are injured will identify the at-fault driver and file a third-party auto insurance claim through the at-fault driver’s policy. Ohio law requires motorists to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance, which is $25,000 bodily injury for one person in a single accident, $50,000 bodily injury for all people in a single accident, and $25,000 for property damage in a single accident. Depending upon the facts of the case, these insurance amounts may be insufficient to cover your losses. In some cases, you may be able to file a claim through your own auto insurance policy, especially if you carry uninsured motorist (UM) coverage or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage.
When you cannot obtain full compensation through an auto insurance claim, it will often make sense to move onto a car accident lawsuit. It is critical to keep track of the amount of time that passes between the date of your car accident injury and filing a claim. Under Ohio law, you will only have two years from the date of the crash to file your lawsuit. Since auto insurance claims can take time, it is essential to make sure that your lawsuit is filed before the clock runs out on your case.
Common Causes of Dublin Car Crashes
There are many different causes of car accidents in Dublin, OH. At the Oliver Law Office, we regularly represent clients in many collisions with a wide range of causes, including but not limited to the following:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving;
- Drowsy or fatigued driving;
- Intoxicated driving, including drunk driving or drugged driving;
- Aggressive driving, which can include speeding and tailgating;
- Red-light running;
- Vehicle defects, such as defective brakes or defective tires;
- Hazards on the road, such as unrepaired highway or uncleared debris;
- Mechanic negligence in repairing or servicing a vehicle; and
- Inclement weather.
Contact Oliver Law Office Today
After a serious car accident in Dublin or elsewhere in Ohio, you should seek advice from our firm about filing a claim. Contact our experienced Dublin car accidents lawyer today for more information.