Dedication Can Make A Difference After An Accident
Many devastating injuries occur in mere seconds during high-impact auto accidents. However, pain and stress can linger for months or even years afterward. The longer you go without fair compensation, the longer the problems from the accident could prevent you from returning as closely as possible to normal life.
The personal injury attorneys at Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA, recognize how suddenly an accident could change your life. Helping you recover physically, mentally and financially motivates us to succeed. If you are wondering what to do after a crash, we are here to give you prompt advice.
How Fault Impacts Your Possible Compensation
Many accidents could involve negligence or recklessness, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents and commercial vehicle collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bike and pedestrian accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
In both Ohio and Kentucky, it is possible that one or both drivers may share fault. The amount of compensation that you can recover would decrease based on the percentage of fault you have. Therefore, our experienced lawyers examine the evidence closely to argue in your favor during the trial or when negotiating with insurers.
Insurance Companies Do Not Put Your Interests First. We Do.
When another driver hits you, you have the right to seek compensation through your insurer or the other party’s insurer, depending on the circumstances. Compensation is vital to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
However, insurance companies are not always willing to honor their commitment to their customers. When they refuse to approve legitimate accident claims or they offer an amount far below your expenses, you have legal options.
Our attorneys work to gather evidence of liability and damages, then consider whether a lawsuit against the insurer is necessary. In many cases, the insurer may cut their losses and settle before the court process begins. If they do not settle, our substantial trial experience can play to your advantage.
When The Other Driver Lacks Insurance, The Claims Process Changes
After an accident, the driver might admit that they do not have insurance – or you might find out later that their coverage is not enough to cover the damages. Their lack of insurance is not your responsibility, however, so it is important that you find an alternative source of compensation.
The first potential source is a lawsuit against the other driver if they are liable. They would pay out-of-pocket to cover expenses. However, many drivers do not have the means to pay the full extent of damages.
This is where your own insurance can offer a solution. If your policy contains uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, we can assist you in a first-party claim. These cases can be complex because you need to prove that the other driver’s insurance did not cover your damages. You can depend on our steadfast advocacy in UM/UIM claims.
Get Clear Answers For Your Legal Questions
For a free initial consultation, call our offices in Cincinnati, Fairfield and Covington at 513-823-9148, or email Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA. We can evaluate your options and work together to get fair results for you.