Cincinnati is a great place to live. It’s a center of commerce, education and the arts and also the home of the Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds. Being a big, heavily populated city, there are a lot of car wrecks. While some accidents can be handled with an exchange of information, many car wrecks are serious, with disabling injuries and fatalities.
Who is at Fault in a Car Accident? – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions about car accidents and fault in a recent radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
In a recent accident on I-275, a car was broken down and stopped in the right hand lane, but the driver was unable to move it to the shoulder of the road. Another driver switched into the lane where the disabled car was and crashed into it so that the driver, who was standing in front of her disabled vehicle, was run down by her own car and suffered serious injuries. All three people involved sought medical treatment, but the driver of the car that was broken down suffered serious injuries.
An Accident Attorney Who Will Stand Up to the Insurance Company
When there’s been a major car accident, insurance sends an accident investigation team out right away. Their job is not to assess how much help you may need to recover fully from the calamity. The insurance people are there to assess how to pay less money to victims.
If you depend on insurance to pay you a fair amount for your medical care, property damage, pain and suffering and lost wages, you may be disappointed. Their job is to collect more money in premiums than they pay out. They may offer you a settlement right away, especially if they’re nervous about your injuries. Some common car crash injuries don’t manifest fully until weeks or months after the initial trauma.
Before you talk to the insurance people or sign any papers, you need to talk to a car injury lawyer who has assisted clients throughout the recovery process enough times to understand which injuries may lead to permanent disability and mounting medical bills later on.
Isaacs & Isaacs Car Crash Lawyers Will Demand Maximum Damages
We’ve seen it too many times. The insurance company wants to offer you a quick settlement in exchange for signing a release of liability form. Once you sign, you are signing away your right to recover any more money from the other driver’s insurance people or your own insurance company. This is because if the other driver was mostly responsible for the accident, your insurance company is counting on recovering any money they pay you in the future from the other driver’s insurers.
It will not cost you anything to speak to an Isaacs & Isaacs auto accident lawyer before you sign any papers or talk to insurance. Whatever you do, avoid talking about the accident, what you were doing, whose fault you think it was or how badly you are hurt. Do not answer questions unless it’s for law enforcement or emergency medical personnel. Even then, the best thing you can possibly do is say as little as possible until you call an experienced car accident law firm and speak to an attorney.
Isaacs & Isaacs Will Fight for You
Isaacs & Isaacs employs attorneys who used to work in insurance defense, and we are well aware of the lengths the insurance company will go to in order to reduce or deny your claim. We have our own team of skilled investigators who know what to look for to prove what happened and who is responsible.
Most important, our auto accident lawyers will not get paid until and unless we get you your money. You need somebody on your side who will protect you from the insurance people and who will investigate the cause of the accident, protect your rights and demand maximum compensation for your past and future:
- medical bills,
- lost wages,
- pain and suffering,
- property damage and
- emotional trauma.
We will not let insurance take advantage of you.
Our attorneys are on call day and night to respond to your emergency. Call us at 800-800-888 as soon as possible to consult with an aggressive, experienced and dedicated Isaacs & Isaacs car crash attorney. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
What to Do in a Car Accident Checklist
Vehicle collisions are violent. You could be in shock and unable to think clearly. You can print out our checklist to keep in your glove box, or just open it if you are currently at an accident scene. The checklist will help you to know what to do to be safe, assist others at the car accident scene and maximize your claim.
Prepare For the Unexpected
Vehicle checklist: Download & print for your car