Hi, I’m Darryl Isaacs. A reason people call me “The Hammer” is because I am known for fighting insurance companies and other liable parties to recover maximum compensation for my injured clients. I know how it feels to be injured, in pain, and scared of what the future holds.
I was recently in an accident of my own. Still, I am grateful to be alive and to be back home with my family. After my accident, I know, in a small way, what my injured clients go through, and I am more determined than ever to do everything in my power to see that people who come to me for help receive fair compensation for their injuries.
Car Accident Insurance Companies Do Not Always Want to Be Fair
Without the help of an auto accident lawyer, you are unlikely to receive a fair settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Insurance is a business, and they are in it to make money. People who hire an attorney to negotiate with the insurance company can receive many times more the settlement amount for their claim than those who rely on the insurance company to be fair.
Isaacs & Isaacs employs personal injury lawyers who used to work for the other side in insurance defense, and we are familiar with the strategies insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims. They will pretend to be helpful and concerned, sometimes even posing as concerned bystanders at the scene of serious car accidents or sometimes showing up at your hospital bedside. Whatever you tell the at-fault driver’s insurance people could be used against you to reduce or deny your claim.
Ohio is a comparative negligence state. If the insurance people can prove you are at least 51-percent responsible for the car accident, they can deny your claim entirely. They will use whatever you tell them to place a percentage of blame for the car accident on you. It is very important that you consult with an experienced accident injury lawyer before you talk to the insurance people.
They may offer you an early settlement. This usually happens when they are nervous about what your claim could cost them down the road. With some serious car accident injuries, you won’t know how badly you are hurt for days, weeks, or even months after the collision. If you accept an early settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, they will ask you to sign a release of liability form.
Once you sign their form, you cannot recover any more money from their insurance or your own, even if your injuries prove to be more serious than you thought. This is because your insurance company is counting on recovering any money they pay you from the liable party’s insurance carrier, and if you sign a release of liability form, they cannot do so. You have released all at-fault parties from further liability for your:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Your Isaacs & Isaacs Car Injury Lawyer Will Fight for You
For serious car accidents involving disabling injuries and death, the insurance company sends out a team of skilled accident scene investigators as soon as they are notified. These investigators are there to do damage control. They have employed tactics like pointing out evidence to law enforcement that suggests the other driver is responsible for the accident and diverting police away from evidence that could prove their client caused the crash. The stakes are high in these cases, and the insurance company will do whatever it can to avoid paying settlements that could run into millions of dollars in damages.
Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury lawyers send out our own team of skilled investigators when we are notified a serious accident has occurred, and somebody calls us for help. We will use our experience and skill to preserve evidence at the accident scene that could disappear rapidly, such as road markings and skid marks. Our team will take the contact information from witnesses and will protect you from the liable party’s insurance people.
If necessary, we will file a car accident lawsuit to demand access to all evidence that could prove liability for your injury. Once we have built a strong case, the at-fault party’s insurance carrier will likely offer a fair settlement that will reflect the extent of damage you have suffered financially, physically and emotionally. But, in some cases, insurance coverage isn’t enough to compensate you for your injuries.
Punitive damages are sometimes awarded by juries to punish intentional wrongdoing and criminal acts such as drinking and driving. In some cases, a third party may be held liable for your injuries, such as the manufacturer of a defective airbag or another auto part. Isaacs & Isaacs motor vehicle accident attorneys have the decades of experience and skill to know the best legal action to take to recover maximum damages from all liable parties for your injuries and suffering.
It Won’t Cost You Any Money to Hire an Isaacs & Isaacs Accident Attorney
At Isaacs & Isaacs, we don’t think car accident victims should have to pay to receive justice for their injuries and suffering. We think the liable party should be the one to pay, and we will demand every penny of compensation you are entitled to. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis: if we don’t get you your money, we don’t get paid!
Because time is crucial in serious car accidents, we are on-call 24/7 in order to respond to serious accident emergencies. Call our hotline at 800-800-888 , or fill out the online form for a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs car accident lawyer. We are here for you now.
What to Do in a Car Accident Checklist
Even minor fender-benders are violent and scary. When you’ve been in a car wreck, you are probably hurt, in shock and may not be able to think clearly. We have compiled a checklist of actions you can take to get help, help others at the accident scene if you are able to do so, and protect your case or claim. You can print out the checklist to keep in your glovebox or simply open it now if you are at the scene of an accident.