Getting into a car accident can be confusing enough, especially if you are dealing with injuries to yourself or your family. If you were struck by an uninsured or underinsured driver, the situation will become much more complex. At Paulozzi LPA, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We will handle the insurance companies so you can focus on recovering. When you need an uninsured or underinsured motorist attorney, we are here.
Car accidents in Brooklyn Heights are not uncommon. When we turn to the latest reporting year for Ohio, we can see that there were 303,298 vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were:
Close to home, we can see that there were over 33,000 crashes that same year in Cuyahoga County. Out of those, more than 9,000 were injury crashes.
These incidents can lead to serious injuries. It is not uncommon for the team at Paulozzi LPA to help clients suffering from the following:
These injuries can lead to major medical expenses, but what happens if the at-fault driver does not have the insurance coverage necessary to cover the expenses?
Even though insurance is required in Ohio, not all drivers carry it. According to the Insurance Information Institute, around 13% of all drivers in Ohio are uninsured. Even when they do have insurance, their coverage may not be enough to cover your damages after a major crash. The Ohio minimums are:
If you are struck by a driver without insurance or that does not have enough to cover your expenses, you may have to file an additional claim with your personal insurance carrier. However, you can only do so if you have purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UIM). Alternatively, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who causes the accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident that was caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, please seek legal assistance today. At Paulozzi LPA, we are going to investigate all aspects of your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: