Car Accident Lawyers and Attorneys in Columbus, OH

If you have been injured in a car accident because someone else was negligent or did something wrong, you will need an experienced Ohio personal injury attorney on your side to protect your legal rights. The other driver and his insurance company will not have your best interests in mind after a car accident. That is why it is so important that you have someone on your side who knows the law and who can protect your legal rights. The law firm of E. Ray Critchett, LLC will help to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Working Hand-in-Hand with Our Clients

Our law firm represents clients in Central Ohio who have been hurt in car accidents, including those involving drunk drivers, hit and run incidents, uninsured or underinsured drivers, as crashes involving trucks, buses, and motorcycles. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to make sure that they get the money to cover their injuries, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

What To Do After A Car Accident

A car accident can be very scary — and can result in serious injuries, ranging from bruises or burns to whiplash, nerve damage, spine injuries, broken bones or even loss of a limb. While you may be confused or disoriented after a car accident, taking a few simple steps can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you are able to recover for your injuries.

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4 Most Important Steps

First, if you are able to do so, collect any evidence of the accident. This may include paperwork such as a police accident report, insurance, and contact information for the other driver, hospital and ambulance records, and photographs of the accident scene. Any documentation that supports your version of how the accident occurred will be helpful to your attorneys.    

Second, write down as much as you can remember about the accident. This could be a description of what happened, the times that events occurred, such as when the police or ambulance arrived.  It’s best to make notes of this information as soon as possible after the accident, while your memory is fresh; the longer you wait to chronicle the accident, the more likely it is that you may forget crucial details, such as whether the other driver made a statement to you about the accident. 

Third, make a list of potential witnesses along with their contact information. This may include each person riding in the car with you or the other driver, anyone who saw what happened, and the police, firefighters or medical personnel who responded to the scene. These people may be able to help your attorney put together your claim for damages.

Fourth — and most importantly — do not speak to the other driver or their insurance representative about the accident. If they want to speak to you, you can simply tell them that you are considering filing a lawsuit and that they can talk to your attorney. Allowing your lawyer to handle conversations with insurance adjusters and other parties will help to ensure that you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Of course, if you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you may not be able to take these steps; these are only suggestions for anyone who is capable of gathering this information.

We will challenge insurance companies’ policy exclusions or attempts to deny coverage for your losses. We'll look for any potential third parties who may be responsible for your injuries and aggressively negotiate or litigate your case until you receive a fair award for the injuries you have received.

Car Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

The law firm of E. Ray Critchett, LLC will fight to protect your interests. E. Ray Critchett, LLC does not charge a fee unless we are successful, and we offer free consultations and personalized service for all of our clients. Contact us today to talk to an experienced Ohio personal injury attorney about your car accident case.

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