Distracted drivers are becoming more prevalent so auto accidents are a frequent occurrence. Being in a car accident is an upsetting event. A trip and fall accident or any injury due to a defective property is no less traumatic. The attorneys at Herrnstein Law help protect your financial interests while you focus on healing and getting back to your daily routine. We are experienced in representing individuals injured in accidents and working with insurance companies to get clients the compensation they deserve.

 

 

VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Accidents are stressful events for persons who are injured. For insurance companies, they are just business. Insurance companies seek to negotiate settlements by paying as little as possible, minimizing claims, and by challenging claims, both in validity and value. It is difficult for the victim of an accident to take on an insurance company without an experienced attorney.


Insurance companies often try to settle claims very quickly. They know that the more time passes, the more likely it is that the victim will consider getting an attorney to protect their interests. A knowledgeable attorney at Herrnstein Law can help level the playing field. Our mission is to make the process as easy as possible for you, while working hard to recover fair compensation.

The attorneys at Herrnstein Law handle cases involving many kinds of driver’s negligence cases including:

  • Impaired driving

  • Distracted driving

  • Failing to yield

  • Tailgating

  • Violating traffic laws

  • Drowsy driving

  • Speeding

  • Reckless driving

  • Road rage

OTHER ACCIDENTS

Negligence involves the disregard for the safety of others by failure to act as a reasonable person would. It could be that a dangerous situation was created by a pothole, leaking ceiling or upset customer, or an unrestrained pet. The key attribute in this assessment is whether or not a reasonable individual would have been able to identify the condition as dangerous or potentially hazardous and if the liable party had ample opportunities to improve the conditions prior to the occurrence of the injury. ​

  • Slip and fall accidents

  • Assaults

  • Defective or dangerous premises

  • Dog or animal bites

  • Defective or adulterated food

  • Pedestrian accidents

MEDICAL TREATMENT

Seeking prompt medical attention is important following an accident both for your care and to document your injuries. Although you may feel okay at first, or have just a slight pain, your injuries may be more severe than you first realize. Do not sign any documents from your insurance company or provide a recorded statement without first talking to an attorney.

 

There is no law requiring that you give a statement, recorded or not, to your insurance company following an accident.

RECOVERING 
DAMAGES OWED

Damages in your personal injury claim include your medical expenses, future medical care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Paying to treat the injuries you received in an accident can easily put you in debt. Some injuries may require surgery, visits to the emergency room, urgent care, doctor, and/or a prescription drug regimen. You may need physical therapy and rehabilitation.

 

Some injuries are life-changing. Ohio law allows victims of negligence to pursue fair compensation through negotiation or through a lawsuit. You need representation from experienced attorneys like Herrnstein Law to build a strong case for why you are entitled to compensation.

INVESTIGATIONS

At Herrnstein Law our priority is our clients. We want you to focus on your medical treatment and recovery after being involved in an accident. We focus on investigating the accident and gathering evidence to build a strong case, which frequently include:

 

  • Police reports about the accident

  • Medical records of your injuries and treatments

  • Itemized billing statements from your health care providers

  • Interviews with witnesses

NEGOTIATIONS

Herrnstein Law has years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and presenting your claim in the most favorable light. If your claim cannot be resolved through negotiations, we file your case in court and seek the compensation that you deserve. Even after a lawsuit is filed, cases are often settled. While we are preparing your case for trial, we continue to negotiate on your behalf. Many cases are resolved through the court’s mediation program.

FILE A LAWSUIT

In Ohio, the period of time to file a lawsuit for personal injuries caused by the negligence of another is two years from when the accident occurred. The statute of limitations or deadline to bring a lawsuit for an intentional assault is only one year from when the assault occurred. If the statute of limitations expires, it is very unlikely that you will be able to collect damages for your injuries. In the days and weeks immediately following an accident, it will usually be easier to preserve evidence and witness recollections. Following an injury, it is advisable to speak to an attorney at Herrnstein Law as soon as possible.

In addition to personal injury cases, Herrnstein Law is experienced in all phases of general civil litigation. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases in Akron, Summit County, and Northeastern Ohio. We will defend your interests in court with the diligence you expect in collecting money you are owed, business matters, real estate matters, probate and inheritance matters, and general civil litigation. Trust your case to an experienced litigator at Herrnstein Law.

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