A study of fighter pilots revealed that of those that survived being shot down, the vast majority never saw what hit them. In a sense whenever you are behind the wheel of your car you are like a fighter pilot yourself: trying to accomplish the personal mission that made you drive in the first place, looking around constantly to look to avoid threats to your vehicle, and hoping to make it home without having your vehicle damaged or destroyed.
And yet, despite all of your efforts at defensive driving, you can still find yourself involved in an accident with another vehicle, or a truck or even a pedestrian whom you would have sworn wasn’t there when you last looked.
Once a car accident happens, your focus needs to shift from how you could have avoided it to what you are going to do about it. This is especially true if there are questions of fault between you and the other driver. Indeed, you also should not be surprised to discover that even if you are convinced that the other driver was completely at fault, he or she will take legal action against you, his or her insurer will balk at paying your claim, or both.
Even though most personal injury cases settle before going to trial, you will still need to carefully consider retaining legal counsel to help you to negotiate the best possible outcome or to vigorously represent you if negotiations fail. That is what we do for our clients at Colley Shroyer Abraham. For almost 40 years our firm has represented car accident personal injury clients in Ohio, so you can be assured that we have the experience necessary to deal on your behalf with insurers, medical providers, and other lawyers.
There are some things that you can do by yourself. Representing yourself in a personal injury matter is not one of them. Learn more about how we can be your advocate by visiting our car accident webpage, where in addition to useful information you can also make arrangements to consult with one of our attorneys at no cost to you.