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A car accident can suddenly devastate your life. A major car crash can burden you and your loved ones with pain, substantial medical bills, lost income, and emotional distress. You know you need legal representation, but don’t know where to turn. Our Cincinnati, OH auto accident personal injury attorneys are here for you.

Burg Simpson’s motor accident attorneys in Cincinnati, OH have spent years providing legal representation to those injured in auto collisions. They can help you too. Burg Simpson’s experienced personal injury lawyers are here to provide you with the legal representation, guidance, and support you need to pick up the pieces following a car accident and hold those responsible accountable for the harm they have caused.

Following an automobile accident, you will likely be contacted by insurance companies that do not have your best interests in mind. While you are still reeling from the collision and coming to terms with the impact it will have on your life, the insurance companies will try to pay as little as possible for claims against their insured drivers. Because of this, after your car crash you need legal representation as soon as possible. Contact one of our experienced car accident attorneys in Cincinnati, OH today to make sure you know your rights and get the compensation you and your family need to get back on your feet. Submit a form for your free case evaluation today!

COMMON CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN OHIO

Many things can cause a car wreck that would result in you needing legal representation from an auto accident attorney in Cincinnati, OH. Such common causes include:

  • Careless/reckless driving
  • Defective roadways
  • Defective vehicle
  • Distracted driving (cell phone usage, etc.)
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Hazardous weather
  • Negligence
  • Obstacles in the road
  • Speeding

Call today to speak with a Cincinnati, OH car accident lawyer that will make sure you are following the correct steps immediately after your accident.

TYPES OF DAMAGES IN OHIO CAR CRASH CASES

Ohio is an at-fault state, which means that the person who causes an auto accident is financially responsible for all of the provable damages related to the crash. Those damages include economic damages, non-economic damages and, depending on the particulars of the case, punitive damages against the at-fault party.

‘Damages’ include things such as property damage (the vehicle itself), bodily injury (the vehicle’s occupants), and punitive damages.

  • Economic Damages: medical expenses, wage loss, expenses related to impairment or disability, and future medical expenses related to those injuries caused by the car accident.
  • Non-economic Damages: pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and other similar losses.
  • Punitive Damages: additional damages levied against the at-fault party for purposeful risky behavior, such as drunk driving.

Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form or call us today to request a meeting with the Personal Injury Lawyers in Cincinnati, OH.

VEHICLE ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY DRIVERS WITHOUT OHIO CAR INSURANCE

Ohio requires motorists to be insured for a minimum of $25,000 for injury/death of one person, $50,000 for injury/death of two or more people, and another $25,000 for property damages. While this may be the law, it is not guaranteed that the person who caused your car wreck followed the law. Likewise, an at-fault driver’s minimum car insurance may not be sufficient to provide just compensation for your injuries. In these circumstances, you will not only have to deal with the driver’s insurance, but your own insurance as well.

Uninsured motorist (UM) automobile insurance coverage protects drivers when the other driver in an automobile accident does not have auto insurance coverage or if you are involved in a “hit and run”.

Under-insured motorist (UIM) automobile insurance coverage pays for your injuries and property damage when you are involved in an accident with a person who is at fault and has minimal insurance coverage, or has insurance coverage that is insufficient to compensate you for your injuries and damages.

If you are in a car accident but are facing a driver without insurance, or if your damages exceed the amount of the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage, you need solid legal representation. Burg Simpson’s auto accident lawyers in Cincinnati, OH can help. Our car crash lawyers will make sure to find all insurance coverages available to compensate you for your injuries.

ADDITIONAL PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN CASES OF OHIO DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

Drunk driving is responsible for nearly a third of traffic fatalities, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite the ongoing passage of stricter laws with increasingly harsher penalties for driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, people still get behind the wheel while impaired, injuring and killing thousands of innocent victims annually.

When it comes to bringing claims against a drunk driver, you could be entitled to punitive damages at trial. Punitive damages serve as punishment for a person’s willful and wanton conduct—such as driving under the influence of alcohol.

Burg Simpson’s auto accident attorneys in Cincinnati, OH are committed to holding drunk drivers responsible for the damage they leave behind. There’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel while drunk and those who do should be punished. If we provide you with legal representation following an auto accident caused by an impaired driver, we may seek to collect punitive damages in addition to the compensation you may recover for your pain and suffering.

CONTACT AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN CINCINNATI, OH NOW

Burg Simpson is dedicated to helping seriously injured people seek compensation for injuries resulting from a car crash caused by the fault or negligence of another. Our seasoned trial lawyers have helped many drivers, passengers, and pedestrians rebuild their lives after car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. We have the experience and resources to help injury victims navigate the many legal issues that surround motor vehicle accidents, including accident investigation, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and litigating in court against persons and companies who won’t take responsibility. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form or call to speak with our car accident injury lawyers in Cincinnati, OH before it is too late.

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 February 13, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: February 2020

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 February 13, 2020

National Trial Lawyers Announces Top Lawyers for 2020!

National Trial Lawyers Announces the Top Lawyers for 2020! Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that the National Trial Lawyers Association has selected the Top 100 Attorneys and the Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2020! The National Trial Lawyers Association is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region… Read more »

 February 12, 2020

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute Most commercial contracts have a provision stating that the parties will mediate disputes before taking the issue to arbitration or trial.  For those seeking to resolve a commercial dispute, it is important to know that litigation is typically expensive, time-consuming, public, and unpredictable. A trial’s outcome is always uncertain… Read more »

 February 11, 2020

Short-Term Healthcare Insurance & the Institutionalization of Post-Claims Underwriting

Jessica L. Derakhshanian and Shane C. Fulton, trial lawyers with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently published an article in the January edition of The Colorado Lawyer entitled Short-Term Healthcare Insurance and the Institutionalization of Post-Claims Underwriting. The article provides a review of short-term health insurance regulation over the last decade and analyzes the… Read more »

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 October 1, 2019

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Cincy Lifestyle Interview with Melanie Bailey

 October 1, 2019

Cincy Lifestyle Interview with Melanie Bailey

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 July 9, 2019

Cincy Lifestyles in Cincinnati Interviews Janet Abaray

Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray, is interviewed by Cincy Lifestyles on the Cincinnati, Ohio local ABC affiliate, WCPO. Janet talks to Mona Morrow about the history of Burg Simpson Ohio, and how our Cincinnati trial lawyers have been helping protect the rights of Ohio & North Kentucky clients for decades.

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