Questions about Car Accidents

Columbus Car Accident Attorney

If you live in Columbus or anywhere in Ohio and you were involved in a car accident, you probably have questions about car accidents and related insurance claims.  You need to speak with an expert, like car accident attorney Anthony Castelli.  In the meantime, however, here are a answers to a few common questions:

The insurance company has already offered me money. Why do I need a Columbus car accident attorney?

Insurance companies are in business to make a profit, and one way that they do that is by underpaying claims. It is common for the insurance company to make an offer which is far less than what it knows you are entitled to in the hope that you will accept and sign away your right to full compensation.

After my car accident the other driver and I exchanged insurance information. Am I supposed to contact their insurance company?

No. You need to report the accident to your own insurance company, not the other driver’s. You should not talk to the other driver’s insurance company or their representatives. Let your Columbus car accident attorney talk to them. If you talk to them you could say something that will hurt your case without even realizing it.

Is there anything I can do if the driver of the other vehicle did not have insurance or was underinsured?

Yes. You may have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in your own policy and not even realize it.

It may also turn out that your accident or injuries were caused or contributed to by a defective vehicle or defective roadway, meaning you could seek compensation from another responsible party and would not be relying on the other driver’s ability to pay.

What can I do to help myself if I can’t afford to hire an attorney?

We only charge a fee if we recover compensation for you. Your initial consultation is free of charge and you are under no obligation to hire our firm. If we represent you, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you get paid, and our fee is a percentage of what we recover for you. Please, call us right away to learn more about what we can do for you.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in Ohio, we know you have questions. Please call Columbus car accident attorney Anthony Castelli at 1-800-447-6549 or submit an online questionnaire to get your questions answered. Attorney Castellis will consult with you for no charge and will handle your case on a contingent fee basis. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations, so please call today.