Cleveland Car Accident Lawyer
Our Cleveland car accident lawyers know that collisions happen all the time. Some crashes are routine fender benders and others are serious collisions at an intersection or on the highway. These Ohio car accidents may be caused by speeding, drunk driving, driver inattention, inappropriate cell phone use, texting while driving, a failure to yield or a failure to maintain control of the vehicle. Sometimes they are the result of a negligent driver’s medical conditions or medication, which cause him to lose control. And yet other accidents are caused by hazardous and poorly designed or maintained roadways. Chuckholes, missing pavement, signs or bad lane markings can cause serious accidents too.
Despite all of this, no one ever expects to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. These events are by their nature sudden and unexpected. The injuries can be minor or they can be life changing. They may even be life ending. But no injury is minor when it’s yours. And no client’s injury is ever minor to us. If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident that was not your fault, the car accident lawyers at Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A. can help protect your rights.
After a car accident, you may face mounting medical bills and need to take time off from work. During your recovery, you may receive a call from an insurance adjuster for the other driver. While the adjuster may seem friendly, he is most likely trying to find out information that could hurt your claim. Remember, an insurance adjuster is a trained professional who deals with car accidents for a living. Her only loyalty is to her company and not to you. Trying to deal with an insurance adjuster on your own is like going into a shark tank on your own. You know who’s likely to win. That’s why it is crucial to consult an experienced car accident attorney in the Cleveland area who can provide aggressive legal representation and speak to the insurance adjuster on your behalf. Rubin Guttman & Associates is dedicated to providing knowledgeable legal counsel and representation to people dealing with catastrophic injuries in the aftermath of an accident.Protecting Your Rights After a Car Accident
When you’ve been in a car accident, you need to prove the negligence of one or more of the other drivers involved. To establish negligence, you will need to show that it is more likely than not that the other driver failed to use reasonable care and that their unsafe driving caused the crash and your injuries. Proving the other drivers’ fault often involves careful and thorough investigation, interviewing witnesses and the other parties, photographing and measuring the scene as well as all the vehicles involved and even hiring an engineer or accident reconstructionist to create a simulation of what happened in the accident. Where necessary, we will also hire experts to examine the “black box” in the other vehicles to show what they were doing in the seconds before impact. At Rubin Guttman & Associates we are experienced and work hard to prove your case.
Ohio law allows car accident victims to recover three kinds of damages: General Damages, Special Damages and, under certain circumstances, punitive damages. General Damages are non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Special damages include past medical bills incurred for accident related treatment as well as any future treatment that your doctor says you are reasonably certain to need and past and future lost wages. As your Cleveland car accident attorneys, we will fight to recover everything you are entitled to receive as a result of injuries you suffered in the crash. In Ohio, there is no cap on the amount of compensatory damages for pain and suffering. if your accident has caused catastrophic injuries, including any of the following: a permanent and substantial physical deformity, loss of use of a limb, loss of a bodily organ system, or a permanent physical functional injury that stops you from being able to independently care for yourself. For example, if you suffered a brain injury in a car accident or were paralyzed, such that you needed a caregiver or even modification of your home to accommodate your special needs, there would be no cap on either economic or noneconomic damages in that case.Hire a Skilled Car Accident Lawyer in the Cleveland Area
If you were injured in a car or truck accident in Northeast Ohio,the experienced injury attorneys at Rubin Guttman & Associates, can help. get you the justice and compensation you deserve. We represent people in cities such as Cleveland, Parma, Lakewood, Euclid, Cleveland Heights, Strongsville, Akron, Columbus, Chardon, Toledo, Youngstown, Ravenna, Lorain, Mentor, Beachwood, and Elyria. You can call us at (216) 696-4006 or (888) 488-8529, or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation. We can arrange a time and place to meet that is convenient for you. We offer services in Russian, Hebrew, and Spanish by appointment.