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Why should I hire a lawyer?

The main reason you should hire a personal injury attorney after an accident is to make sure that you are on equal footing against the insurance companies and their lawyers. Every insurance company has a team of lawyers who understand the law and understand the ways...

What is pain and suffering?

Under Ohio law, a plaintiff may recover damages for the non-economic loss of pain and suffering. Pain and suffering incorporates both the mental and physical distress suffered by a plaintiff after an accident.  Examples include, but are not limited to: broken bones,...

Should I Report an Accident If I Did Not Have Car Insurance?

The law requires that all motorists have car insurance. However, a person may have a right to be reimbursed for personal injuries and property damage even if they do not have insurance at the time of a car accident. If you were not insured at the time of your car...

What is Robinson v. Bates and How Does it Relate to Your Claim?

If you talk to an attorney about medical bills relating to your accident, you have probably heard the name Robinson v. Bates (or RVB). When you buy health insurance, your insurance company allows you to go to doctors within a particular network. These doctors and the...

How Does My Lawyer Get Paid?

There are a variety of different ways a lawyer gets paid for his or her legal services, including, but not limited to: contingency fees, flat fees, and hourly rates. All fee arrangements are typically agreed to, in writing, before representation begins. At GBM Law,...

Sydney McLafferty and Scott Bowman Featured on Daytime Columbus

Sydney McLafferty and Scott Bowman, both Partners at Cecil & Geiser LLC, were featured on Daytime Columbus on May 11th to share their insights on automobile insurance coverage. The interview discusses the types of coverage that help protect policy holders and those...

Is State Minimum Auto Insurance Enough?

Ohio’s State Minimum Liability Insurance Requirement is $25,000.00 per person or $50,000.00 per incident. If you opt for minimum auto coverage, be aware that the insurance only protects other drivers if you are negligent. However, if you want to protect yourself and...