In our previous blog post, we discussed what you should do after a car accident. We understand that all of these steps wouldn’t be possible in all car accidents. For example, if you suffer from a catastrophic injury, you wouldn’t be able to collect evidence and exchange information because you will likely be whisked away to get emergency medical care.
It is important that you get the medical care you need. That has to be the priority here, even if it means that you will have to rely on the police report to find out the other driver’s information. That police report can help you to learn a lot about the accident. We can use it as part of the investigation into the accident.
Once you have gotten the medical care you need, you may decide that you are going to seek compensation for the accident. We can help you explore the process and learn about the different ways the case might be resolved. In some cases, you might be able to get a settlement. If the terms are right for your needs, you might appreciate that this option is usually a faster resolution than going through a trial.
We know that you have a lot to think about. We can help you get the information that can help you make an informed choice. While you are gathering the information you need to make your choices, remember that you only have two years in Ohio to seek compensation for a personal injury. Once this time goes by, you won’t be able to hold the driver accountable.