Car accidents are the leading causes of injury and wrongful death in the USA- and account for a large percentage of the personal injury claims in Toledo. Being involved in a serious car accident- or even a minor bump- can change the course of a person's life- leaving physical damage and emotional trauma that take years to overcome. The significant financial burden on top of that add insult to injury- especially when the car accident was not the victim's fault. Luckily, Toledo car accident lawyers are here to help. Shuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys go to war for car accident victims- fighting passionately and professionally to seek the compensation and justice they deserve.
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I have worked with Schuerger Shunnarah twice and they have been very helpful on my personal injury cases. They went above and beyond my expectations and did a great job both times.
- Ashley C.
Schuerger Shunnarah helped me receive a settlement on my case in just months. I was treated with respect and dignity. Thanks to their help, I have been able to get my life back to normal.
- Michael S.
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- Deshawn B.
What Can Car Accident Victims Claim?
A personal injury attorney can talk specifics of what is claimable in each individual case, but here is an overview of the types of compensation one can pursue.
Medical Expenses Relating to the Injury
Medical bills can quickly add up and become cripplingly unaffordable- even with health insurance. Personal injury attorneys can help victims reclaim expenses for hospital bills, follow-up care, prescriptions, physical therapy, and any emergency treatment. They can also claim ambulance expenses and bills for hospital parking- as well as travel expenses to and from medical appointments.
Pain and Suffering
It is not just the physical pain that impacts car accident victims- the emotional scars are often just as difficult to deal with. Pain and suffering is financial compensation for the mental trauma and long-lasting effects the accident has on a person and their family. The permanence of the injury is taken into account- along with its impact on the victim's quality of life.
If the crash results in a car wreck, the victim can claim for vehicle damage. Even if there is only some repair work to be done- the at-fault party's insurance company is still culpable. If clothing was destroyed during the emergency treatment, or any other property damage occurred- they can claim for that too.
Lost wages, fees incurred during the legal process, and funeral costs- if the accident results in a death- are some examples of additional costs that can be reclaimed.
A Few Car Accident Statistics
There were around a quarter of a million car accidents in Ohio in 2020.
86 people were involved in a fatal car accident in Toledo in 2020 alone.
Numbers are on the rise- with final counts for 2022 expected to be the highest in the last decade.
Around 1300 people were killed in auto accidents in Ohio in 2022- according to Ohio.gov- including truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.
The average number of people injured in car accidents each year in the US is 3.5 million.
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What Are the Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Toledo, OH?
In most of the US, drunk driving is a leading cause of accidents- and Toledo has an above-average fatality count involving drunk drivers for the state of Ohio.
Reckless driving is another major factor- including speeding, failure to stop at stop signs, failure to yield, and other incompetent actions. Distracted, inexperienced, or fatigued drivers also cause many road accidents.
Although poor road and weather conditions contribute to automobile accident statistics in Toledo, the majority of fatalities occurred in daylight with clear conditions- with the actions of the driver being the direct cause in most instances.
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- Brian D.
What Types of Personal Injuries Warrant a Car Accident Claim?
Any injury- large or small- can constitute a claim in a car accident case. Generally, the more significant an impact the injury has on a person's life, the larger the claim- and the more complicated the case- but a Toledo car accident attorney can go through the specifics of what compensation a victim is entitled to.
Some of the most common types of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents are:
Fractures and broken bones
Lacerations and bruises
Concussions and other head injuries
Neck and back injuries
Shoulder, hip, and knee injuries
Nerve damage (often permanent)
Internal bleeding and organ damage
Spinal cord injuries
Partial or complete paralysis
Loss of limbs
Traumatic brain injuries
Serious injuries inflicted in a car accident can permanently change- or even end- a victim's life. Regardless of the severity of an injury, it is important to speak with expert car accident attorneys to find out how to pursue a claim and recover the financial damages.
Who Can Make a Car Accident Injury Claim?
Anyone who has been involved in a car accident that was not their fault- either as a driver or a pedestrian- can make a claim. The victim's family can also make a claim on their behalf if they are not able to.
Who Is at Fault in Car Accidents?
Car accident claims are made against the person who caused the accident. Usually, it is one or more drivers involved in the crash. To be held responsible for a car accident, a person must have had a duty of care that was breached in some way- and their failure to uphold that duty must be what caused the accident.
All road users have a duty of care to other drivers and pedestrians. Any careless or illegal actions (such as driving under the influence, breaking road rules, operating an unsafe vehicle, etc.) are direct breaches- and if someone is injured or killed because of these actions, they are liable.
Contact Shuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys Today to Work with Dedicated Toledo Car Accident Lawyers who Go to War for You
Shuerger Shunnarah Trial Attorneys are elite legal professionals who specialize in the car accident claims process in Toledo, Ohio. They aggressively fight for full and fair compensation- holding negligent parties accountable and helping victims take back control.
Contact the team today for a free consultation with an elite and passionate legal team. Shuerger Shunnarah goes to war for you- and you want them on your side when disaster strikes.