Automobile Accidents

We have successfully represented plaintiffs in civil matters for more than three decades.

The law firm of Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty is dedicated to helping victims of accidents throughout the State of Ohio. While a traffic accident by itself can be extremely traumatizing, many people are dismayed by the delays, denials and foot dragging by insurance companies, sometimes from their own insurance carriers.  Having an attorney can help. Whether it is keeping your claim moving through the insurance maze or suing to get just compensation for an injury, property damage and even death an experienced lawyer can be a tremendous asset and could influence the outcome of your case.  It will cost you nothing unless your case is settled. Call us or send a case evaluation form today and get free advice about your accident from one of our attorneys. Geiser, Bowman, & McLafferty– Protecting Ohio!

Ohio Statute of Limitations

Act quickly- time could be working against you!

The Ohio Statute of Limitations for injuries or wrongful death resulting from an automobile accident is 2 years from the time of the accident or death. That means in most cases it is unlikely that you could collect any damages if a suit is not filed within 2 years from the date of the accident. If you have an injury from an automobile accident or have experienced the death of a loved one due to an automobile accident because of the negligence of another driver, it is important to get the advice of an experienced trial attorney as soon as possible.

2009 Ohio Car Crash Facts

While roads have been safer over the last few years, the amount of automobile accidents, property damage, physical injury and fatality statistics are startling.

  • Total crashes in Ohio 2009 298,646
  • Non fatal Injuries 107,564
  • Fatalities 1,022
  • Property damage only crashes 219,685
  • 219 Ohioans were injured every day as a result of accidents on Ohio roadways
  • Almost 3 people every day were killed on our roadways

Source-Ohio Department of Public Safety Ohio Traffic Crash Facts 2009 (PDF download)

What to do if you are involved in an automobile accident

There are several important steps to take if you are in a car crash. The first is to check on everybody involved in the accident. The second is to get the cars off of the road. Then, call 911. After that it is a good idea to call you attorney. For a complete list see what to do after a car crash click here.

It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after a car crash.

If there is any question about your condition after an accident have an ambulance get you to an Emergency Room of a hospital immediately! If you have any discomfort and were not taken to the hospital or you are unsatisfied with the treatment there, seek medical attention from your doctor immediately. It is important not to sign any documents from an insurance company or their representatives before speaking to an attorney. If you need any assistance in getting help with medical attention or need an experienced lawyer, contact Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty today. Read the complete list of what to do if you are injured in an automobile accident.

What to do if there was a death resulting from your accident

Over one thousand people per year die on Ohio roadways; it is the worst possible outcome of an accident. Nothing or any amount of money can replace a loved one. The pain and suffering it creates can be overwhelming and unfortunately insurance companies may try and take advantage of the victims loved ones while they are in a vulnerable state. These cases typically require more resources and time because they are more complicated and more money is on the line. Having an experienced lawyer with resources can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of these kinds of cases. The insurance companies will put their best people and vast resources on these cases. If the plaintiffs don’t have parity the results could be compromised.

We can help

Navigating your way through the process following an accident can be confusing and cumbersome especially when there an injury and or death are involved. Our lawyers are very experienced with procedures in automobile accidents and can be very helpful in guiding you through the process. Usually, we can help you recover;

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Loss of life’s joys
  • Other costs resulting from the accident

We will also help you deal with insurance companies to file necessary claims and make certain they are doing everything they are obliged to do.

Types of accidents handled by Geiser, Bowman, & McLafferty Attorneys;

  • Automobile accidents
  • Accidents involving Trucks and big rigs
  • Accidents involving bicycles
  • Accidents involving school buses
  • Accidents involving motorcycles
  • Accidents involving drunk drivers

For more information feel free to call us at (614) 222-4444 or fill out a case evaluation form.