The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email

866-918-5886

Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

Know how to handle Ohio car accidents with insurance companies

When you are involved in a car accident, one of the things that usually has to happen is that you have to deal with the insurance company. It is important for anyone who is hurt in a car accident to understand that the way they deal with the insurance company representatives has a big impact on how the claim is handled.

One of the most important things to know when dealing with an insurance company is that there are strict time limits. Most insurance policies have time limits for bringing legal actions against the insurance company. FindLaw notes that most policies have a one-year limit. That time limit, however, isn't the same as the Ohio statute of limitations for personal injury, which is two years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury.

Another important point is that you must be honest with the insurance company, as lying can invalidate a policy or claim. With that in mind, you must remember that you don't have to allow insurance companies to record conversations with you. Before you give any written statements or allow recorded conversations, make sure you fully understand your rights. This also extends to signing releases, waivers or payments marked as "final payment" from the insurance company.

Finally, keep accurate records of everything that has to do with the accident. If you can, take pictures of the accident and the injuries you suffered. Keep records of how much you spend on anything related to the accident, such as meals you had to purchase while seeking medical care. You should also keep track of how much time you spend pursuing your claim, getting medical care or taking care of other accident-related business.

Of course, these are only basic guidelines for someone who has been in an accident. Learning the laws pertaining to your case and reviewing your options might help you decide how to proceed with your claims for damages.

Source: FindLaw, "Car Insurance Claims: Dos and Don'ts" Nov. 07, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

MAIN OFFICE

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+