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How Much Will A Car Accident Attorney Cost You in Ohio?

Post By Corey Heit

Every driver wants to avoid car accidents at all costs.

Unfortunately, crashes do happen and it is our duty to make sure you are fully compensated. Heit Law operates on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not earn any money unless there is money recovered in your favor. You will not be charged for car accident attorney fees unless you win your case.

Typically, car accident lawyers are paid a percentage of the money received from an insurance settlement or jury verdict. If the case settles before the proceedings are heard before the court, the percentage is typically lower.

If you car accident injury is rather serious, you would receive greater value from hiring a car accident lawyer who can negotiate effectively on your behalf. Clients who have severe collision cases should choose a lawyer with a proven track record in handling matters. Our attention to detail and ability to gain an increased negotiation amount outweighs any lower contingency fee that you may pursue.

We make sure to provide you with fair and accurate legal service contracts for our services. Heit Law will strive to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain/suffering, distress, mental anguish, disability or disfigurement and loss of consortium.

When choosing your car accident attorney, it is important to know their deduction process. The gross award is the amount you will receive before lawyer expenses are deducted. A net judgment indicates the amount you are to receive after lawyer expenses are deducted.

Here are some fees that car accident lawyers might charge either upfront or after the case concludes:

  • Court filing
  • Serving of subpoenas or summonses
  • Obtaining medical records/police reports
  • Court reporting
  • Expert witness

Ohio operates under a comparative negligence law. This means that each party involved shares the cost of damages from an accident in proportion to their share of negligence. Damage caps are placed on accident cases to limit the amount of recoverable damages. Punitive damages are awarded to the injured person if the accident proves to be deliberate or a result of reckless disregard.

Here are some important guidelines to follow if you are involved in a car accident:

  • Never admit fault
  • Do not sign anything until a lawyer is present
  • Exchange driver information
  • Do not consent to being recorded
  • Take photos for context and visual aid
  • Obtain prompt medical care
  • Act swiftly by contacting a lawyer for consultation

Insurance companies will often act friendly to try to bait you into making incriminating statements. It is important to say as little as possible and provide minimal details when discussing the case with the other party’s insurance company. Their goal is to try to get you to settle for the lowest amount possible. The threat of a trial puts pressure on the insurance company to offer a fair settlement. Do not settle for anything less than what you deserve and contact Heit Law to understand the entire scope of your claim.

If you have suffered an injury, consult with Heit Law to obtain a personal injury lawyer who can negotiate effectively. They fully investigate every case in order to understand the full extent of your injuries and how they will impact you in the short and long term. They work hard to obtain a settlement that provides for your medical care and other losses without the need for a lengthy court battle. They prepare every case as if it will go to trial and will not hesitate to take your case to court in pursuit of the results you deserve. You can reach then by phone at 614-898-5300, toll free from anywhere in Ohio at 877-898-HEIT (4348) or via email to schedule a free initial consultation.

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