Motor Vehicle Accidents FAQs

Q. What constitutes a personal injury case?

A. If you are injured as the result of the negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or inaction of someone else, you could have a personal injury case. Personal injury cases can result from automobile accidents, accidents in the workplace, or dog bites. You may be entitled to damages—or a financial settlement—to compensate you for any physical and emotional injuries you have suffered or property damages that you have incurred. The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis focuses on helping personal injury victims win the best possible settlements. Contact us to learn more.

Q. What should I do if I’m injured in an accident?

A. If you are injured in an accident that someone else is legally responsible for causing, you may want to consider pursing a personal injury lawsuit. To review your options, contact The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis. There is no charge for your initial meeting in our office.

Q. What if an insurance representative asks me to make a recorded statement?

A. Before you say something on the record—even to an adjuster from your own insurance company—you should contact The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis. We can help ensure that you don’t say something that could be used against you or that could prevent you from collecting the damages you are legally due.

Q. What should I do if I’m injured in an automobile accident?

A. Most importantly, you should get prompt medical attention. You should also contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Failure to do this could cause the insurance company to try and deny you coverage for the accident. Make sure that a police report has been filed. You may also want to contact The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis to discuss your specific rights under Ohio’s laws.

Q. What kind of information will my lawyer want about the accident?

A. Collect as much information as possible before leaving the scene of a car accident. At a minimum, you will want to get the names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and insurance company information of all drivers involved in the accident. You will also want to get the names and contact information for any witnesses. Your lawyer will want to know when, where, and how the accident occurred and what injuries and damages were sustained.

Q. Does Ohio have no-fault or at-fault liability laws, and how do they affect my case?

A. Ohio is not a No-fault state. That means that the party responsible for the car accident will also be responsible for paying damages to the others involved in the accident. As a result of Ohio’s at-fault liability laws, each driver must have state minimum insurance coverage with a policy limit of at least $12,500.00 in coverage.

Q. How long after an automobile accident do I have to file a personal injury claim?

A. The statute of limitations for personal injuries in automobile accidents is generally two years from the date of the accident, however, each situation is different.