Ohio Car Accident Claims

Columbus Car Accident Lawyer

Car accident claims in Columbus, Ohio are more complicated than you may expect. If you were seriously injured, your claim must cover your future expenses and losses, which can be far greater than the initial cost of your injuries. Depending on the nature of your accident, there may be multiple responsible parties. And, of course, there are time limits for taking legal action. Columbus car accident lawyer Anthony Castelli is here to help you every step of the way.

Driver Negligence

The majority of Ohio car accident claims are based on driver negligence. Common examples of driver negligence leading to car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving, including texting and cell phone use
  • Intoxication
  • Speeding
  • Failure to observe stop sign or traffic signal
  • Unsafe passing
  • Tailgating
  • Reckless driving
  • Road rage

Defective Vehicles

A defective vehicle can cause an accident, or it can cause injuries to be worse when an accident occurs. Examples of defects which can cause accidents include:

  • Faulty tires
  • Defective brake system
  • Unintended acceleration
  • Faulty steering
  • Design flaw leading to easy rollover
  • Sensor defects, including those which cause airbags to deploy inappropriately

Examples of defects which do not necessarily cause accidents, but cause injuries to be worse when an accident occurs, include:

  • Defective seatbelt
  • Poor roof crush resistance
  • Defective seat backs
  • Faulty door latch
  • Defective air bags

Defective Roadways

Roadway defects can also cause accidents or cause injuries to be worse in the event of an accident. Examples of roadway defects include:

  • Malfunctioning traffic signal
  • Missing or obscured stop sign
  • Debris which is not removed in a timely fashion
  • Design flaws leading to accidents
  • Lack of warning signs for hazardous conditions

Responsible Parties

Depending on the underlying cause or causes of your accident and injuries, responsible parties can include:

  • Other driver or drivers
  • Employer of the other driver
  • Auto manufacturer
  • Dealership
  • Rental company
  • Parts manufacturer or retailer
  • Repair shop
  • Government entity responsible for road design, construction and/or maintenance

If you or a loved one has an Ohio car accident claim, please call Columbus car accident lawyer Anthony Castelli at 1-800-447-6549 or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with Ohio car accident attorney Castelli is free, and if we agree to handle your car accident claim, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid for our services if and when you do. Please call today to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.