If you were injured in an accident or have had a loved one injured or die in a car crash caused by the negligence of another person, you should reach out to an experienced Dayton personal injury Lawyer. Young, Reverman, & Mazzei Attorneys at Law are here to help you seek compensation for your losses. Call us at 512-721-1200 or use our contact form and schedule a free consultation.
Founded in 1972, Young, Reverman, & Mazzei L.P.A is a law firm with a mission to provide exceptional legal assistance and guidance to Ohio residents in need of personal injury and road accident representation. We are professionals that take every case seriously. That is why we fight with vigor and determination to ensure that we get the best outcomes. Our team of experts will investigate the incident to determine who is at fault while also looking into the nature of your injuries and damages to that we help you get full compensation.
In some situations, getting a fair settlement is not that much of a hassle in some personal injury cases. People may be able to get compensation without the assistance of an attorney. For instance, an auto collision may be caused damages to the car that are valued at a few hundred dollars or minor injuries that needs a bit of care. In such a scenario, the affected person can file a claim without the help of a personal injury lawyer. But then again, that is if they know how to go about it.
But the majority of the accidents that happen on the roads in Ohio have adverse impacts that cause significant damages and losses that amount to thousands of dollars. Seeking compensations for such losses will require the assistance and expertise of a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney. Keep in mind that the damages and injuries will differ; thus, you should get suitable compensation. Some of the circumstances that lead to injuries and damages include:
Facing the lawyers representing the interests of the insurance companies is not something that you can overcome without the necessary legal expertise. That is why a personal injury lawyer is your best bet to having the odds in your favor. Some of the key benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney in Dayton, Ohio, are:
Our legal services are offered on a contingency basis. That means at Young, Reverman & Mazzei will not charge any upfront fees for representing your interests. We get paid when we help you obtain the compensation you are owed. It can be via a day in court or an out of court arrangement (settlement).
When we take up your case, we will be committing to representing your rights. That is why we will fight aggressively to ensure you get what you are rightly owed. We will take on the insurance company of the party at fault and will make sure they give you the highest compensation amount possible based on your injuries and the other party’s insurance policy terms. Our contingency agreement means you will not worry about paying us until we win the case. That way, you can let us handle things, and you can focus on your recovery.
The party at fault is legally obligated to have their insurance company compensate you for the damages you incurred due to the accident. However, facing these insurance agencies can be a challenging undertaking for the average person. The companies will have a team of experienced attorneys representing their interests in the claim case. Moreover, a claim for minor injuries and damages is very different from that of severe injuries and significant losses.
Insurers will always try and pay the least possible amount when they are required to compensate the claimant. They have skilled adjusters that will try and convince you to take the offer, politely claiming that it is the best thing for you and what they can give you. You should not accept their offers or say anything to them because they can use your statement against the lawsuit.
With an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, you will have a legal expert protecting your rights and interests. At Young, Reverman & Mazzei, we have lawyers that have taken on different insurance companies and won full compensation for our clients. Our team of attorneys understands how the negotiation process is and cannot be easily pressured into accepting lowball offers.
People that will understand and sympathize with your woes after being involved in an auto accident in Ohio are not limited to your family and friends. Young, Reverman & Mazzei also care about you. That is why we will do our very best to value your claim as accurately as we can. And we will do this know that the insurance companies will be working hard to achieve the opposite – devalue your claim.
The team of lawyers assigned to your case will do a thorough investigation of the accident and the losses you incurred to arrive at an accurate valuation for the compensation you deserve. They will take into account the past, present, and future impacts the losses will have on you, physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. That is why we will even be suing the party at fault for the pain and suffering their actions have caused.
We will take you through how to collect the evidence needed to support your non-economic losses because the valuation of such damages is not that straightforward. We will be putting a monetary value on the emotional and psychological anguish attributed to the accident that you experience now and in the future.
Personal injury claims in Ohio courts are dealt with using a revised rule of contributory fault. According to that rule:
In view of the above, the legal team at Young, Reverman & Mazzei will look at the evidence and build a strong case that will ensure you are not assigned undue fault for the accident. And if the case has its day in court, then we will have a solid strategy to counter the defense’s arguments when trying to say that you are responsible for what happened.
You should get in touch with our attorneys at Young, Reverman & Mazzei soon after the accident to that we can start formulating a winning strategy for the lawsuit you will file. That is how we will assist and guide you on how to preserve crucial evidence needed for the case.
You should keep a record of the medical expenses and treatment documentation showing the severity of your injuries. The documents will be essential in the legal process for the lawsuit, and you do not want to miss out on the settlement you rightly deserve because of making mistakes in how you protect essential evidence.
Personal injury claims are, in the city of Dayton, subject to a statute of limitations. The statute of limitation places a deadline for when to file the lawsuit. If that allotted period expires before submitting the claim case, then you will have voided your rights to ever asking for compensation. The deadline for filing your personal injury claim is within two years from when the accident happened.
However, the law does provide some exemptions in which case you may get more time based on either of the following situations:
(I.) You, as the claimant, were injured by a toxic chemical, drug, or medical apparatus. In such a scenario, the deadline for when to file will start after you have received a comprehensive report of the injuries from a citified medical practitioner or authority. The timeline will be in effect if you know or were made aware of the injury after exercising due diligence regarding the injuries.
(II.) In instances where you as the claimant were exposed to asbestos. The statute will be in effect once you know or are made aware of the fact that the injuries are because of exposure to asbestos. Moreover, the information should be from a qualified professional or authority.
The personal injury legal team at Young, Reverman & Mazzei is vastly knowledgeable of the statute of limitation, and we will help you know when the statute begins or began so that you are aware of the time within which you must file your claim.
When you reach out to us for help near Dayton, we will offer our services on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not be paying us out of pocket. Moreover, you will not have to pay us until the case is resolved successfully, and you have been awarded a fair settlement. At that point, we shall deduct a small percentage for the compensation awarded to you for the services rendered.
At Young, Reverman, & Mazzei, we offer free consultations to help you understand what your personal injury lawsuit entails. We shall review all the merits of the claim to determine whether you have a strong case and the grounds to ask for compensation. We also will be on hand to help you file the lawsuit.
It will be a matter of proving four critical things that signify evidence of negligence by the other party at fault for the accident. The four elements are:
It touches on the level of care the other person is exercising to ensure the safety of others on the road. For instance, a healthcare provider is obligated to provide the utmost care and be attentive when attending to a patient at the same level as a trained professional would.
If the duty of care is established, then the other essential thing is to prove the defendant did not uphold that duty or responsibility.
Show how the damages and injuries are linked to the breach of duty of care by the defendant. That means you must prove the injuries are as a result of the actions of the other party at fault.
The claim is meant to help you get compensated for your losses or damages. And this will include lost earning potential, medical expenses, lost wages, and the pain and suffering attributed to the auto accident.
Before filing the claim, we highly recommend that you understand what amount of compensation to ask for your damages or losses. That amount is determined by taking into account various significant factors that include:
You will be seeking compensation for the costs incurred when getting treated for the injuries sustained in the accident. The amount to ask for will also factor in the costs of present and future treatment expenses such as ambulance and ER treatment, surgeries, appointments with specialists, prescriptions medications, CT-scan and X-ray as well as physical therapy sessions.
It will cover the income you lost because you missed work due to injuries that rendered you temporarily disabled, so you could not report to work.
If the injuries are severe and rendered you permanently disabled, then you will not be able to resume your professional duties. That means you will have lost potential earning now and in the future. We can help you get ample compensation for such losses. We shall look at your current earning potential and compare it with what it would be like in the future if you had not been injured.
We will place a monetary value of the anguish you experience, now and in the future, due to the accident; this will take into account the physical, emotional, and psychological pain and suffering you face.
Not all road collisions will have the accused part entirely at fault for the incident and subsequent injuries or damages. Some of the car accidents will have shared blame between the victim (the claimant) and the accused (defendant).
The contributory law in Ohio states that the injured victim will have voided getting compensation if they are found to shoulder more than 50% of the fault for the accident and resulting damages or losses. They, however, can get compensated if their responsibility for the crash is below 50%, and the awarded amount will be lowered as per the percentage of their fault.
The matter can be resolved within a short period or take some time. How fast the case runs to its conclusion depends on the following factors:
Your attorney will not start the negotiations before your treatment is done, and you are on the path to recovery. It is a strategy that ensures you are aware of how much your medical bills were so that you recover every penny spent on your treatment. Starting the process of seeking a settlement too soon risks the possibility of depriving you of what you are duly owed.
Some claim cases will take longer than others to resolve. For example, cases of medical negligence will last longer compared to those of a car accident, where the latter can be handled in a matter of months, and the former can drag on for years.
Based on our years of experience, claim cases that go to court will take longer to resolve than those settled out of court.
If you have a lawyer representing you, then your case is less likely to go to trial. The attorney will negotiate a settlement out of Dayton's court. However, this is subject to the legal team representing the defendant playing accordingly rather than trying to frustrate the negotiations. If they do put up a fight and seem not to corporate, then going to court will be the only other option of ensuring you get fair compensation.
Going to trial is, for the most part, a stressful thing when it comes to resolving personal injury claims. We at Young, Reverman & Mazzei will do the best we can to manage the situation and ensure things are in your favor whether the settlement will be reached in or out of court.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto accident in Dayton and sustained injuries, then you should seek justice for your losses. Our reputable and experienced lawyers at Young, Reverman & Mazzei are ready to represent your interests while fighting for your rights. They will help you get full compensation for your damages and losses.
Contact our law offices today at 513-721-1200 and schedule a free consultation. We will help get things rolling so that you file your claim case in time. The sooner you talk to us, the better the odds of your case taking the least possible time to resolve and you getting what you deserve.