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Can I settle my case if I am still getting medical treatment?

Typically, your attorney will want to wait until you are finished with your medical care before trying to settle your personal injury case.  This is because it isn’t until you are finished with your medical care that your attorney knows the full nature and extent of...

Motorcyclist Receives $248,300.00 in Morrow County

  Greg Tackett received $248,300 as compensation for the injuries he sustained due to a motorcycle accident on May 20, 2014. Greg Tackett was driving his motorcycle on State Route 229 in Morrow County, Ohio, when a distracted motorist turned left in front of Mr....

Is the driver or Insurance Company sued after a car accident?

In many states, the person who causes a car accident must be sued and named as a defendant instead of his or her insurance company. For example, in Ohio the injured party must sue the at-fault driver. Ohio law permits the injured party to sue the company that insured...

Sacrificing Personal Safety To Capture The Perfect Selfie:

It is time to plan our family summer vacations and that means taking lots of selfies.  While family vacations and selfies go hand in hand, danger can be just one selfie away. CNN just reported that 49 people have died while taking selfies since 2014.  Many of those...

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,...