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Unfortunately, Car Accidents Happen Every Day.

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If you or a loved one have suffered catastrophic injuries from a car crash, we will help you recover both physically and financially, and fight tooth and nail to get you the compensation you deserve.

We have recovered millions of dollars for victims of auto accidents, and helped them get back on their feet. If you are lost in your auto accident claim, Turn 2 Tittle & Perlmuter and let us make your life easier.

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Follow These Steps After a Car Wreck

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How Can Tittle & Perlmuter Help Victims of Car Wrecks?

It is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a car accident. The right attorneys can help get you a fair settlement for the damages and pain you experience from the car wreck, and get your life back. When our personal injury team takes on a case, we jump in headfirst and immediately conduct a thorough investigation of each car accident to ensure no evidence is lost or destroyed. The types of evidence we gather include police reports, photos taken at the scene of the accident, witness statements, data recorder information, phone records, manufacturer and recall information, as well as medical and work records. We look at all of the evidence and determine:

When Should I Contact an Attorney?

You should go to the hospital right after a car accident and take care of any injuries you sustained in the crash. Then you should contact a local attorney’s office to discuss your legal options moving forward, especially if you were not at fault for the accident. If there is any indication that the driver found at fault was negligent, then you should seek legal advice.

Common Catastrophic Car Crash Injuries

Many times people are lucky and their car accident is a fender-bender and no major injuries are sustained. However, when a car crash is serious, there can be life-changing consequences. Injuries that lawyers frequently see as a result of a car accident accident include:

Has your life been upended by a car crash? Any of these injuries require immediate medical attention from a medical specialist. Next, contact a car accident attorney to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you endured from your car crash.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

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There is nothing stopping you from handling a car accident on your own with your insurance company, as well as the other driver’s insurance company. However, an important reason for hiring a car crash attorney is because they can help negotiate settlements with insurance companies, negotiate any potential subrogation claims with your own health insurance company, and/or a file personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, as well as go to court if needed. In short, they help you maximize your claim, and make sure you don’t have debt due to the at-fault’s negligence. Get the next steps to your claim and reach out to our team.

After an accident, the insurance company is not fighting for you, they are doing what is best for themselves. Their main focus is to get you to agree to a small settlement quickly. Right after an accident, it might seem great to get a few hundred or thousand dollars right away to help with any immediate bills. However, this is not the best solution for the long term. You may experience additional medical expenses and unpaid leave from work down the road. An insurance company doesn’t care that you have multiple medical bills after your auto crash, or you’re experiencing lost wages because you haven’t been able to return to work; but our attorneys care. Hire our team to fight for you.

Why Shouldn’t I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company After a Car Accident?

The reason it is crucial to speak to a reputable attorney after a car accident and before giving a statement to the at-fault person’s insurance company is that you do not want to say anything that could be misconstrued.

Insurance companies will try to find reasons to believe that you aren’t as badly hurt as you say you are, in order to give a lower settlement. A Cleveland car accident attorney will be able to guide you on how to convey to the insurance company the full extent of your injuries and expenses that are a direct result of the crash.

It is also essential to keep all documentation of the expenses you’ve incurred, such as medical bills, vehicle repair bills, etc. You should also adhere to what your doctor suggests for the best plan of treatment for your recovery. Take the medication they prescribe, complete any additional testing they order, and make sure you go to any follow-up appointments you have set up. Insurance companies could interpret that the reason you’re ignoring your doctor’s instructions is because your injuries aren’t catastrophic.

How Do Insurance Companies Act in Bad Faith?

An attorney can also stand up to the insurance company if they are acting in bad faith. In other words, the insurance company may be trying to find a way to escape their obligation to pay you the amount you deserve for your claim. Under Ohio law, if you are making an uninsured or underinsured motor vehicle claim under your own policy, your insurance company is required to act in good faith.

Examples of bad faith from insurance companies include:

A lawyer who has experience handling car crash claims is going to do everything in their power so you receive justice for the monetary and physical damages you’ve incurred. An insurance company will not look out for you like an attorney will. At Tittle & Perlmuter, we are our client’s biggest allies. Fight the insurance company and call our team today.

Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Hey folks, Allen Tittle here- Cleveland’s personal injury lawyer. It’s summertime, people are feeling good- they want to get outdoors. So what do they do? They jump on their bike for a bike ride. But what happens when a car hits you while you’re on your bike? Folks, that’s where a personal injury lawyer can step in. I handle bike crashes all the time and what I notice is that very catastrophic injuries occur as a result of bike crashes. The most common type of bike crashes that I see here in the office are a few. Number one, a dooring type of crash. What that means is, you’re zooming along on your bike and someone opens up their car door into the road and hits you with the car door- knocks you off the bike. Folks, I’ve seen cases where individuals were diagnosed with a brain injury as a result of a dooring crash. There are also obvious type crashes that involve bikes. Distracted driving, drunk driving, texting while driving. All these things can result in bike crashes. But let’s not forget just the most simple things- cars not yielding to the right away of bikes. Folks, bikes have the right to be in the road just like any car. Even if you may be driving in your car and you might get frustrated because that bike is taking just a little too much time, please take a breath. Be conscious that that bicyclist has just as much of a right to be on the road as you do. So folks, if you or a loved one has been in a bike crash, please give me a call or visit our website. Let me know how I can help you. Thank you, take care!
Hey folks, Allen Tittle here- Cleveland’s personal injury lawyer. A type of case that we handle here, at Tittle & Perlmuter, has to do with truck crashes. What I mean by that is, semi-truck crashes, big-rigs, 18-wheelers. Folks, 327,000 crashes a year involve big-rigs, semi-trucks. And as you can imagine, the injuries can be catastrophic as a result of these crashes, just because the semi-trucks are so big. Now, these big-rigs, there are a lot of rules and regulations that individuals must follow before they even get on the road. Did they check the breaks? Do they know how to operate these things? Do the drivers, have they taken the requisite breaks or naps needed? Remember, they’re going from point A, which could be on one side of the country, to point B, the complete other side. And they try and get there as fast as possible, and that’s not the safest. That’s not the safest for everyone else on the road. If you or a loved one is a victim or has been a victim of a crash involving a semi-truck, please give us a call or visit our website. Thank you, take care.
Hey folks, Allen Tittle here- Cleveland’s personal injury lawyer. I want to talk about pedestrian accidents, now that we’re in the middle of summer. Folks, pedestrian accidents are scary. Imagine: you get the walk signal, you’re walking in the middle of the crosswalk, you’re minding your own business. It’s in the middle of the day, you don’t think anyone’s coming- you don’t see anyone coming. Out of nowhere, a car tries to take a left hand turn, runs you down. You go flying over the car, you land on the road, you’re laying there. You wonder if you can move your legs, you hear sirens, you get loaded into the ambulance. I have that case. I’ve handled those cases, it’s scary. Folks, pedestrians have the right of way when they’re in the crosswalk and they have that walk signal. If there’s no walk signal, as long as they’re in the crosswalk, and they’re not getting in the way of vehicles that have the right of way, they have the right to cross the street. If you or a loved one has been run down by a car, a truck, when you’re a pedestrian, please visit our website and give us a call. We can help. Take care!
Hey folks, Allen Tittle here again. One common injury that we see here in our practice, as a result of car accidents, medical negligence or medical malpractice, or some other type of personal injury claim are traumatic brain injuries. 1.7 million people each year in the United States suffer from traumatic brain injuries, and as you can imagine those are life altering events that change your life forever. Now there’s really two main causes of traumatic brain injuries that we see in our practice, our personal injury practice. It’s usually caused by blunt force trauma: you’re in a car crash, you hit your head. Or a lack of oxygen. Now when you suffer an injury from blunt force trauma, the symptoms are very similar to a concussion, because a concussion is a brain injury. So headaches, vomiting, dizziness. It’s very important if you have those symptoms to seek medical attention immediately because you may have a brain bleed, causing your brain to swell. And if the proper medical treatment is not provided, you could die. The other type that I mentioned before, the lack of oxygen brain injury, it’s pretty much the symptoms you see in a stroke and the long-term effects are the same. So you could have one-sided paralysis, weakness of the limbs, dizziness, short-term and long-term memory loss. All these things can occur as a result of a traumatic brain injury. And folks, I want to sort of emphasize that what makes traumatic brain injuries unique, are that you can look at the person and think oh they look fine. But in reality, they’ve suffered a traumatic injury that has changed their life. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence – either in a car accident, semi-truck crash, medical malpractice – please give us a call or visit our website today. Thank you, take care.
Hey folks, Allen Tittle here, Cleveland’s paralysis lawyer. One thing I want to talk about today is spinal cord injuries. Folks, 282,000 people a year in the United States of America suffer a spinal cord injury that leads to paralysis. There’s two big types of paralysis that I see in my practice, basically involving paralysis from the neck down or the waist down. And the cause of those injuries often time are preventable, and that’s where lawyers step in. The main sort of areas that I’ve seen in play result in spinal cord injuries are both medical malpractice or crash crashes, truck crashes or motorcycle crashes. So, if we sort of delineate between the two, medical malpractice and crashes. The most common type of medical malpractice cases that result in spinal cord injury are anesthesia errors. And what I mean by that is, say you’re getting a “spinal” for a surgery and the anesthesiologist makes a mistake; either hits the spinal cord the wrong way and creates a hematoma, which puts pressure on that spinal cord. It swells up and creates instability, and is not diagnosed, eventually that patient becomes paralyzed. Other options or cases that I’ve seen is a failure or delay in diagnoses of an infection in the spinal cord itself, in the bone. Folks that creates instability in the spine, and if not surgically fixed, oftentimes that can lead to paralysis. Obvious ones: falls or being dropped in the hospital unfortunately can cause paralysis.
Hey folks, Allen Tittle here again. One type of case that we handle quite often are car accidents or car crashes. The first thing that a client always asks us, or someone who gives us a call, is Allen what should I do if I was in a car crash or a car accident? Well the answer is, first, call the police. It’s very important that a police report is made and an independent investigation is carried out to determine who is at-fault at the crash. The second thing is, make sure you have the insurance info of the at-fault driver, or the driver who hit you. Now, it should be on the police report but it’s always good to be safe and to make sure you have that info. Third, and this is the most important, if you are injured get help immediately. Don’t try to tough it out, don’t try to be a strong man or woman, and think that you don’t need medical care. In the eyes of the insurance company, if you did not receive medical treatment then you’re not hurt and you’re not in pain. So please if you are injured, go to the hospital, go to urgent care, go see your doctor. Fourth, before you talk to the insurance company and certainly before you sign any papers, make sure that you call a lawyer to discuss your options. Folks, insurance companies are trained to try and settle these claims quick and for the least amount of money possible. It’s very important that you call a lawyer and get their advice before you do. I hope that answered some questions in terms of what should you do if you’re in a car crash. And folks, if you or a loved one have been hurt in a car crash, please give us a call or visit our website today. Thank you, take care.

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What Car Crash Cases Do We Handle?

With each case we take on, our goal is to focus our undivided attention on each lawsuit, as well as provide the best legal representation to car accident victims. We currently take on crash cases where an individual experienced a life-changing injury, such as a spinal cord or brain injury, paralysis, or loss of a limb, as well as car accidents resulting in broken bones or herniated and bulging discs. We also take on accident cases where a loved one unfortunately died. As a client of ours, we would help you get back on your feet by fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve during this difficult time.

Sources of Recovery in a Car Crash Lawsuit

Are bills piling up after your crash? Our goal is to gather enough evidence to establish a claim and maximize a recovery that will fully compensate the injured party. Tittle & Perlmuter’s car wreck attorneys will also aggressively negotiate with insurance companies. And, if needed, we will skillfully represent our clients in the courtroom. We will explore all legal options, such as what insurance policies may be helpful. This includes the investigation of potential sources of recovery, which includes the following:

Each accident is different. We stress that the injured party should not speak with the insurance company unless you have talked to a reputable car accident attorney first. You may say something that will cost you an opportunity to make a fair recovery after your car crash.

At Tittle & Perlmuter, we will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case to determine the full extent of your harms and losses. We can also carefully resolve any healthcare, workers’ compensation or other liens that may be attached to your recovery after an auto accident. We want you to focus on one thing, your recovery. Life after a car accident is confusing and overwhelming. Let us handle the details.

When Successful, How Much Will an Ohio Car Accident Lawyer Recover for Me?

Once your attorney has all of the information from your accident, such as medical records, bills, and lost wage information, then our car accident attorneys can decide how much your case is worth and start negotiating settlements with the insurance company. The compensation a victim of a car accident can receive includes covering expenses for:

In the event that a loved one died as a result of a negligent driver and you file a wrongful death lawsuit, compensation may also cover the following expenses:

Common Types and Causes of Car Crashes

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At Tittle & Perlmuter, our legal team has handled all types of car accident cases, including the following:

The team at Tittle & Perlmuter has handled a variety of auto accident cases. Our Ohio car accident lawyers are armed with the tools to fight for justice for those injured by a negligent driver. However, there is a strict statute of limitations that applies to each car accident case. There is a limited time frame in which victims can settle or file their case, or their claims may be forever barred. In Ohio, the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for a car wreck case is two years from the date of the crash. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is vital that you contact a car wreck attorney as soon as possible.

Traffic Crashes in Ohio

Nationwide, there were 6,296,000 motor vehicle crashes with 1,747,166 resulting in injury from two years ago. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 305,964 traffic crashes in 2016 in Ohio alone. With this large amount of auto accidents in a year, odds are nearly everyone will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. If you need help, our expert motor vehicle accident lawyers can help.

Despite knowing the odds, one cannot prepare oneself for the harsh reality of suffering from an injury as a result of the negligence of others, along with the corresponding pain and chaos. Immediately after an accident, victims must deal with ongoing concerns relating to damage to their vehicle, mounting medical bills, and recovery from their injuries. You can’t control what distracted or careless drivers do on the road. However, you can control your life after a crash. This is where Tittle & Perlmuter steps in. When you or a loved one is injured or killed as a result of a negligent driver, our local car crash attorneys are there to protect your rights and fight for you.

Download Our Free Ohio Car Accident Guide

Whether you are trying to prove fault, figure out the timeline of your case, or figure out if you even need a lawyer- our free guide can help you navigate your Ohio car accident. Our guide will answer questions such as:

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Contacting a Car Accident Attorney

While nothing can erase the damage caused by a car accident, a successful car accident lawsuit can help put you in a position financially to mitigate its effects. Don’t hesitate to contact our office directly to see if you have a car accident case we can provide legal representation for. You deserve justice in your passenger in a car accident claim or other type of car accident claim. Hire our team to fight for you, and Get the Guardians on Your Side!

It will cost you nothing to have your potential passenger in a car accident claim or other type of claim evaluated. An Ohio car accident lawyer welcomes the opportunity to hear your story. Or, if you prefer, fill out our online contact form. We will respond promptly. Evening and weekend appointments are available, and we can come to you.

We hope you see the passion and expertise in our words on this page, and reach out to let our car accident lawyers do everything we can to help you today and schedule a free strategy session.