Columbus Car Accident Lawyers

Committed to Getting Equal Justice for Car Accident Injury Victims

The lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm are committed to fighting to obtain justice and compensation for car accident injury victims in the Columbus area and throughout Ohio. We have been fulfilling this commitment for over 40 years.

Our Columbus car accident lawyers fights for answers, justice and compensation in cases involving automobile accidents that took place on I-70, I-270, I-670, I-71, I-77, I-275, I-80 and elsewhere throughout the state. With multiple offices, our Columbus auto accident lawyers have the flexibility to serve clients throughout the entire state of Ohio.

Automobile accident lawsuits that we handle commonly involve:

Truck accidents

Semi truck wrecks throughout Ohio

Motorists on Ohio's streets and highways share the road with 18 wheelers, tractor trailers and other large commercial vehicles every day. They also share the physical and financial consequences associated with being victims in some of the often fatal truck accidents that occur all too regularly.

With multiple branch office throughout the state and our mobile office, our veteran truck accident attorneys are prepared to handle a wide range of cases related to:

  • Motor Vehicles - such as cars, motorcycles, smaller trucks, and others.
  • Driver Negligence - including uninsured or underinsured drivers, driver fatigue, drunk driving/DUI, speeding, and other careless actions.
  • Equipment Issues - such as tire blowouts, brake failure, load shifting, improper reflective markers, and more.
  • Negligent Truck Companies - including excessive driver hours and scheduling, improper transport logs, lax vehicle maintenance, and other dangerous practices.

Because of the size and weight differences between the vehicles in a serious semi truck accident, victims typically suffer catastrophic injuries such as traumatic head injury, spinal cord damage or paralysis. Many truck accidents can result in a wrongful death. Our Columbus truck accident lawyers team with medical specialists, financial experts, and life care planners to help ensure that clients receive settlements and awards that fairly offset the financial and emotional impact on their lives.

Motorcycle accidents

Accidents involving motorcycle/motorbikes

Motorcycle accidents often involve catastrophic injuries and property damage for the rider of the motorcycle. In an accident involving a car, motorcycle riders face a greatly increased risk of severe injuries due to the mass of the vehicle and the lack of protection the motorcycle offers. The Donahey Law Firm draws upon its 40 years of personal injury experience to provide motorcycle injury accident victims the ability to build compelling cases, designed to recover adequate financial compensation.

Because other vehicles involved are typically bigger and heavier, they risk greater injuries with long-term consequences. Common misperception of motorcyclists as thrill-seeking law breakers and all motorcycles as 'crotch rockets,' can bias insurance companies and juries when determining fault. Our experienced attorneys understand how to effectively address these issues and others crucial to building and litigating an effective case.

Uninsured motorist accidents

Collisions caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver

Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage provides compensation to you, your family members, and anyone occupying your vehicle, if you are injured by a negligent driver who has no insurance. If the other driver has insurance, but not enough to cover all of the injuries, underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage comes into play. This coverage is provided by your own insurance carrier. It allows you to recover funds for your personal injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, even if the other driver did not have automobile liability insurance, or did not carry enough auto liability insurance.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus uninsured motorist attorneys and underinsured motorist lawyers handle UM and UIM claims for people throughout the state of Ohio, including major cities such as Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, and everywhere in between. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you are not required to pay any attorney fees up front. Our compensation is based on the percentage of the amount of the compensation ultimately paid by your insurance company for your claim. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.

By retaining an attorney for representation in your UM or UIM claim, you can be assured that your interests are being protected.

Bicycle accidents

Accidents involving bikes and bicyclists

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, protect your rights with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Donahey Law Firm.

Our attorneys have years of experience handling a range of personal injury matters and are fluent in the language of Ohio's automobile, insurance and liability laws. By utilizing our knowledge and experience, we can help clients explore all of the possible avenues of resolution to their bicycle accident cases.

Drunk driver accidents

DUI / OVI / DWI accidents, drug-related accidents

Drunk driving accidents demand justice.

If someone in your family was injured or killed by a drunk driver, you can trust the personal injury lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm to pursue every angle on your behalf. We work to establish liability of the impaired driver as well as other individuals or entities who contributed to the tragic outcome.

Head-on and side-impact car collisions

Vehicles colliding head-on, intersection accidents

Whatever the reason for the crash, it is important that the negligent driver who caused your head-on collision be held responsible for your injuries or the accident death that resulted. We represent clients in negotiations and in court to seek compensation for spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones and other injuries.

The injuries that are frequently suffered in any car accident, especially a head-on collision, can be extremely devastating. In most cases where a car equipped with an airbag is hit head on, the airbags will deploy. While the airbags may save your life, you may suffer burns, bruises, a broken nose or other broken bones due to the forceful deployment of the airbag.

Pedestrian accidents

Car-pedestrian sidewalk and crosswalk accidents

Though they are protected by various laws, pedestrians are frequently still in harm's way on Ohio's roads. Though drivers are required by law to yield to pedestrians, drivers are not taking the time to yield to these individuals who have the right of way. This can lead to serious accidents and result in permanent injuries or death.

We handle all types of pedestrian accidents, including injuries caused in the following types of accidents:

  • Failure to stop at a crosswalk
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to obey posted traffic signs
  • Hit-and-run
  • Hit by a drunk driver

In some situations where a pedestrian is injured, they may be able to receive compensation from their own insurance company. Our knowledgeable lawyers can assist you in understanding your options for seeking compensation, which includes the negligent driver and his or her insurance company. You do not have to face your pedestrian accident case alone.

Rear end accidents

Vehicles colliding from behind

If you have been rear-ended and have concerns about your rights, enlist the assistance of our experienced lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio. Our firm has extensive knowledge of the laws that govern all types of car accident cases, including rear end collisions. We strive to help clients pursue the compensation they deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Being rear ended takes a serious toll on your body. Your head and neck can sustain muscle injuries and broken bones due to the forces that are in effect during a rear end accident. One of the most common injuries in a rear end accident is a whiplash injury, sometimes called cervical neck strain or sprain. Seatbelts can also cause broken collarbones and other broken bones and bruising.

In most cases, the liability for a rear-end collision rests with the person who rear ended the vehicle in front. This is because it is assumed that if the person had left enough distance between his or her car and the car in front, the crash would not have happened. Our firm can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Accidents with commercial trucks/vehicles

Delivery truck accidents, work vehicle accidents

Not all motor vehicle accidents are handled the same way. When a car accident is caused by a vehicle that is on the road for business purposes, it can impact the way that the claim is handled, and can also involve several different parties. This is true in all commercial vehicle accident cases, including:

  • UPS, FedEx, DHL and other delivery truck accidents
  • Company car accidents
  • Landscaping truck accidents
  • Bread truck accidents
  • Fleet vehicle accidents
  • 18 wheeler and semi-truck accidents
  • Private and public (COTA) bus accidents
  • Taxi accidents
  • Commercial vehicles striking pedestrians or bicyclists

In standard car accident cases, we are usually going up against the insurance company that represents the negligent driver. In commercial vehicle accidents, we will not only take on the insurance company that represents the driver, but also the company that employs the driver, as well as the company's insurer.

Other types of car accidents

Head on car crashes, rear end collisions

Serious car accidents and other motor vehicle crashes require the guidance of an experienced Ohio car accident attorney. At The Donahey Law Firm, our lawyers have three decades of practice experience and an impressive track record representing people who have suffered significant injuries in auto, truck (commercial and personal), motorcycle, and other motor vehicle wrecks.

If you were involved in other types of car accidents, feel free to call for a free consultation at (866) 918-5586 or CONTACT US HERE.

Our law firm has a proven track record in auto accident cases, for a list of results, visit our verdicts and settlements page. For additional car accident resources, please visit our auto accident information center or contact us for a FREE case evaluation.

Dedicated Advocates for Seriously Injured People

Our goal is to stand up to insurance companies and succeed in recovering full compensation for our clients. This includes compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs caused by the car accident, including the cost of property damage and any permanent injuries.

The cases we handle tend to involve serious injuries, such as:

  • Car crash neck & back injuries
  • Brain injuries after a car accident
  • Drunk driver accident victim injuries
  • Car crash broken bones
  • Head on car accident injuries
  • Rear end & SUV rollover collision injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries from car accidents

Our experienced Columbus lawyers also represent families that have lost loved ones in airplane crashes, railroad crossing accidents, and fatal car crashes in Ohio.

Throughout the process, you will work directly with one of our experienced attorneys. While you will get one-on-one attention from your advocate, you can also feel confident that you are backed by an entire legal team. Furthermore, we bring in medical experts, specialists in various health care disciplines and other professionals as needed.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

For a free consultation with The Donahey Law Firm, call us toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. We have several area office locations for your convenience.

We take all cases on a contingency basis. You will only owe a fee if we obtain compensation for you. While other firms request that clients share in or cover costs and expenses incurred while pursuing a case, we don't. We will advance all of your legal expenses and costs as we move forward to get results for you.

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